Congratulations on completing your education journey at the University of New Mexico!

This is information that you must know as you near the end of your academic program. In most cases, you will want to contact GEO at least three months before you graduate to find out your options. If you plan to leave without completing your program you need to contact an International Advisor in GEO immediately!   REMEMBER that by law you have a limited time to take action from the date you COMPLETE your studies before your presence in the US is no longer legal.

Be aware that the date you complete your studies is the day you finish the last requirement for your degree and NOT the graduation date. For example, the day of your last final exam or the date you hand in your thesis corrections. This date is important for interpreting information contained in the links below. Once you know when you will leave, please see our leaving UNM instructions and email it to