UNM is committed to providing resources and support for local high school counselors and recently held its Counselor Workshop. The workshop updated counselors on various changes happening at The University of New Mexico regarding admissions and enrollment.

Counselors were welcomed to campus by Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, James Holloway, followed by a complimentary breakfast. They then attended presentations on topics such as Dual Credit and Counselor Q and A, and heard from programs like CAPS, Recreational Services and College of Music.

“Supporting high school counselors and creating a pipeline from high schools to The University of New Mexico is really important to our mission and what we’re trying to achieve at Enrollment Management,” said Matt Hulett, director of UNM Admissions and Recruiting. “I’m very happy we’re able to provide opportunities like these to our community.”

The counselors ended their day with a UNM department rep lunch and a behind-the-scenes tour. As a result of the workshop, UNM was able to update counselors on its admissions process, COVID requirements, scholarships etc. The counselors found the workshops to be constructive, as they can now give their students the answers they need.

“So much has changed since the pandemic started,” Monique Baca from Moriarty High School explained. “I wanted to make sure we were up-to-date, so I could communicate that with the seniors.”

“All the changes that have been made to the scholarships and the admissions requirements have been welcome news, like the test optional aspect,” said Kevin O’ Sullivan from Albuquerque’s Volcano Vista High School.

By hosting this workshop, UNM was able to clarify any confusion on admissions or enrollment standards during this perplexing time. This allows counselors to give the most accurate and up-to-date information to their students.

A recap of what happened can be viewed on this recorded livestream: https://youtu.be/Nu5z9_gA6Qk.