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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.
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SIPI Admissions - Fall 2022



New/Readmit Applications: August 5, 2022

First Day of Class: September 8, 2022


All admission applications and supporting documents must be mailed to:


SIPI Admissions

P.O. Box 10146

Albuquerque, NM 87184


NO EMAILED or FAXED Applications will be accepted.

Must be postmarked by August 5, 2022.


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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.




Continue to strive to provide superior customer service, take advantage of emerging technologies and be a contributor to student success.
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Contact Admissions for Applications or Transcript Requests:


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

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


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Fall 2022 Fee Waiver Form:
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This Fee Waiver Form must be filled out and returned to Admissions before class registration.
You may stop by the Admissions Office in Bldg. 101 to fill one out in person.
SIPI Application Non-Fillable PDF Form:
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SIPI Fillable PDF Form:
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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.