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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.

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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 (can be turned in 30 days after instruction begins)
  • Immunization Record (can be turned in 30 days after instruction begins)
  • 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.
For further inquiries, please contact Admissions at 1-800-586-SIPI (7474).

UPDATE for Fall 2020 Trimester


Classes Begin: August 31, 2020

2020 FALL DEADLINE: August 7, 2020

Contact Phone Number: 1-505-382-4287 | Rhonda Platero

All admission applications must be mailed to:


P.O. Box 10146

Albuquerque, NM  87184


NO EMAILED or FAXED Applications will be accepted for the Fall. 

Must be postmarked by August 7, 2020