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Signed Language Advisement FAQ

Departmental Advisement FAQ

Scheduling an Appointment

You may make an advising appointment with Jacobie, via or by calling the Arts & Sciences Advisement Center at 505-277-4621.  For help with scheduling in LoboAchieve visit here.


Current students may check their Registration Hold(s) on LoboWeb:

  • Log-in to using your UNM Net ID and Password
  • Select the Student Life Tab
  • Click on LoboWeb
  • Click on Registration & Records

         Registration (Add/Drop), Course search, Check for Holds

         Registration portal

         Check My Registration Status

         Choose term

Admissions Hold: Contact Admissions at 277-8900

Bursar Hold: Contact Bursar at 277-5363

New Student Learning Workshop Hold: Contact the Arts & Sciences Advisement Center at 277-4621 to reserve a spot in one of the workshops held daily (check your email for days/times available).

Graduation Planning Workshop Hold: SIGN students should not be applying to graduate until after they are accepted into the SIGN program. Please contact your adviser at if you have this hold and are still in pre-major status.

New to A&S Hold: Contact the Arts & Sciences Advisement Center at 277-4621 to set up appointment.  Orientation Holds through the Dean of Students, call 277-3361.

Registration Errors and Restricted Sections

Check the catalog for prerequisite and/or co-requisite courses at


All other courses require “restrictive course form” that can be obtained from the SIGN department in humanities Building 81

***Students should register for backup courses while waiting for course registration approval. The SIGN department generally emails students regarding restricted course requests after finals week. If courses are approved, students are still responsible for registering themselves in the courses. If they cannot register for some reason, they should let the department know so they can determine if the seat can be saved.***

Degree Planning

It is critical that students intended on applying to the SIGN program meet with their Arts & Sciences advisor every semester. Courses not taken in sequence can result in delayed program application and graduation.

Other: The UNM Sign program is a competitive program by application only, each May. You need all the pre-reqs to be completed before you can apply, and then 14-15 students are accepted per year via a departmental interview process. Two applications are allowed.

Regarding program pre-requisites:

  • All SIGN students need to take our Intro to Sign course (SIGN 201), regardless of your previous experience, so that would be a priority course for your first semester.
  • You also need English Composition classes, a writing/speaking core class, and math core (requirements for any Arts & Sciences students to enter their major).
  • You will also need SIGN210 (ASL1) and SIGN212 (Fingerspelling).

All student inquiries should be directed to or (505) 277-4621