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2018 AISB Application

Please review the instructions in its ENTIRETY before starting your 2018 AISB Application. The AISB Program utilizes a rolling admission process, so it is important to check your email as pertinent updates will be sent to you there.

Applications WILL NOT be considered for admission until requirements and supporting documents have been submitted.


  • Commitment to the full 5-week academic & residential program and be ready to learn (students are required to live on campus for the duration of the program).
  • Participants AND parents will attend the 2018 AISB Orientation on Friday, June 15, 2018.
  • Participants must secure transportation to UNM at the start of the program on June 15 and when departing at the conclusion of the program on July 20, 2018. Personal vehicles cannot be accommodated.
  • Comply with campus policies regarding safety, conduct, academic honesty, and behavior.
  • Participants will maintain contact with American Indian Student Services and engage in student support programming throughout the 2018-19 academic year.

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AISB Applicant MUST:

  • 2018 High School Graduate
  • Admitted to UNM-Main Campus as a First-Year Student for Fall 2018
  • Enrolled Member of a Federally Recognized Tribe - a copy of your Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) or Tribal Enrollment Card wil be submitted with on-line application
  • Completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2018-2019
  • Minimum English ACT Score of 17 or higher AND Minimum Math ACT Score of 17 or higher OR SAT equivalents*

*ACCUPLACER test results will be considered for AISB admission purposes if you do not currently meet the minimum ACT/SAT score requirements. For more information:

  • Completed 2018-2019 FAFSA Application
  • Must have a complete UNM Financial Aid File

Note to applicant. Your UNM Financial Aid File must be completed to be admitted to the AISB Program. To check on your status, log into and click on “Enter LOBOWEB.” A new page/tab will open up, click on the “Financial Aid” tab, and then on “Eligibility Requirements.” From here, choose “2018-2019” under Select Aid Year then Submit. If there are “Unsatisfied Requirements”, they will be listed here. Details on how to obtain and/or complete will be listed here as well.

Part I: Student Information
Part II: Educational Information
Part III: Parent Information
Part IV: Extracurricular Activities
Part V: Person Statement

Your responses to the questions below will be scored for content & serve as the PRIMARY COMPONENT of your AISB Program application. Please provide as much substance and detail to compel the Selection Committee in accepting you as a 2018 AISB Program participant. Highlight your leadership skills and motivation to participate in this elite academic experience (minimally 500 characters, approximately 100 words, per response). We suggest that you plan to provide answers in one sitting, and you type out responses to questions in advance and copy & paste into the text box.

 1.Provide a description of who you are, where you are from, and why you want to participate in the AISB Program.

2. Share your academic and future plans and how you anticipate the AISB experience will help you meet those goals.

3. What do you will contribute to AISB Program? How will these factors benefit the faculty, staff, and fellow participants (e.g. leadership qualities, initiative, commitment, etc.)?

4. Discuss your ability to successfully complete this rigorous 5-week residential and academic program (e.g. study habits/skills, focus, motivation, etc.).

5. Please include any other information that you feel the Selection Committee should consider.

Part VI: Supporting Documents, Signature and Submit Application
  1. You will have the option of saving your application, be sure to check your email to re-access your application.
  2. You should receive an email confirmation once you complete and submit your application.
  3. Supporting documents can be uploaded through application in .jpeg or .pdf formats.
    • Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) / Tribal Enrollment Card
    • UNM Letter of Admission - if you are unable to locate your Letter of Admission, contact UNM Admissions at 505-277-8900 to request a replacement copy.
  4. An electronic signature is required to complete the application.

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