Getting Started With CNM Online

The CNM Online application process and subsequent steps are easy and straightforward. Before applying, please familiarize yourself with CNM Online’s offerings and contact us with any questions.

How to Apply and Related Steps

Submit an Application 

Fill out an online application using Firefox or Google Chrome. Once you've completed the application, you'll receive a CNM username and ID number.

Set Up Your myCNM Account

Set up your myCNM account with the ID number assigned to you. Your myCNM account is primarily used to register and pay for classes, but it also allows you to receive emails, important College news and much more. Read instructions on accessing your myCNM account here.

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid, learn about our scholarships and applying for them, or visit our Financial Aid site for further resources.

Submit Your Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from all colleges you have attended. This way, credits you have already earned can be posted to your CNM transcript. Please send official electronic copies directly to

Meet with an Academic Advisor

Schedule an appointment with our Online College advisor.

Complete the Online Orientation

Prepare for your CNM Online learning experience by completing a New Student Orientation.

Register for Classes

Courses are predetermined and your ability to register in the courses you need is guaranteed.

To register for classes:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Add a Course button.
  3. Select the class you want and Add it.
  4. Click the Register button.
  5. Click Continue to confirm your class registration.
  6. Follow the Next Steps instructions to make payment arrangements.

Pay Your Tuition  

View tuition rates for CNM Online and learn about payment options.

To hold your registration, make sure that at least $1 is reflected on your schedule-bill. Your schedule-bill can be accessed through your myCNM Registration tab under the Registration Links section. If you’ll be receiving financial aid, your account should reflect some part of what you’ve been awarded or your $1 payment. If you're not receiving financial aid, you may use the payment plan specifically designed for CNM Online students. Payment arrangements should be confirmed by the Friday following the day you registered for classes.