About Our Pathway Programs

Through our partnerships with the UNM Office of Admission, UNM branch campuses, and our community partners, CEP is able to support students as they enter The University of New Mexico Main Campus until they graduate. Students who are participants in these programs receive specialized support from a CEP advisor and engage in events that promote a successful transition to UNM.

Find more information about our Pathway Programs below:


The Gateway Program is a cooperative program with our neighboring community college partners and UNM branch campuses designed to ensure a participating student's success in college. Only New Mexico residents applying for admission as freshmen to UNM may be invited to participate in the Gateway Program. Upon successfully completing 24 credit hours of the core curriculum at a partner campus, students continue their education on the UNM main campus with guaranteed admission to the University of New Mexico and without having to reapply for admission. Participating in the Gateway does not guarantee admission to limited access majors.


NMCAN Summer Bridge

The College Enrichment Program (CEP) is responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation, and coordination of student support services and activities which are designed to assist CEP students’ academic achievement and their personal, cultural, and social development.  This commitment extends to young adults who have experienced foster care and are continuing their education at UNM.