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Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) accepts American Indian and Alaskan Natives who meet one of two tribal affiliation criteria:

  1. Verification of US Federal tribal membership from a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) agency or tribal census office; or
  2. Must be one-quarter percent or more blood quantum of a federally recognized tribe(s), verified by either a BIA agency or tribal census office

Documents needed for Admission:

    • Admission Application
    • Verification of Tribal Affiliation (CIB)
    • Official High School Transcript (showing graduation date)
    • Transfer students must provide all official college transcripts
    • Physical Record
    • Immunization Record
    • DD 214 Form (if claiming veteran status)

Reporting any false information on a student’s application may be grounds for denying admission or suspension from the institution. The Admissions Office will not be able to copy, transfer or return documents submitted for admission to SIPI. All accepted new and transfer students are required to take the ACCUPLACER Test for placement. Based on the student’s placement and individual minimum test scores, the student may be required to enroll in Developmental Studies or Technical Preparation courses.


Admitted students are required to register for each trimester they attend.


Minimum age of acceptance to SIPI is 17 years of age; accepted students who are 17 years of age are not eligible to reside in the lodges until their 18th birthday.


Minimum age of acceptance into the HSET program (formerly the GED® Program) is 18 years of age.




SIPI Admissions - Summer 2023


New/Readmit Application Deadline: April 7, 2023

First Day of Class: May 3, 2023


All admission application and supporting documents must be mailed to:

SIPI Admission

P.O. Box 10146

Albuquerque, NM 87184


Must be postmarked by April 7, 2023


NO EMAILED OR FAXED application will be accepted




Contact Admission for Application or Transcript Requests


Phone Number: (505) 382-4287

Email: [email protected]


Location: Student Success Center, Building 101 (South of Hogan)



The Admissions and Records Office is dedicated to student success by maintaining to the highest quality the integrity of student academic file and student accounts and to provide an opportunity to review.



Continue to strive to provide superior customer service, take advantage of emerging technologies and be a contributor to student success.


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Summer 2023 Fee Waiver Form:
This Fee Waiver Form must be filled out and returned to Admission before class registration.
You may stop by the Admission Office in Bldg. 101 to fill out in person.
SIPI Application Non-Fillable PDF Form:
SIPI Fillable PDF Form:
Please download file and print.  
Right-click SIPI Admission Application document > save document on your computer by clicking Download Linked File As > Then open document on your computer.