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**Due to the COVID-19 national health pandemic, employees are on telework status and the campus is closed. All services are provided remotely by telephone or email. To contact staff for questions or a service request, please send an email to the appropriate staff.  Email addresses can be located by selecting “Administration” located on the top of the SIPI webpage then click “Employee Directory” from the drop-down menu.  You may also click Directory icon on SIPI homepage. Thank you.  
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.


UPDATE for SIPI Admissions - Spring 2022


New/Readmit Applications: December 3, 2021


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 December 3, 2021.



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.


Contact Admissions for Applications or Transcript Requests:

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

Location: Building 101 (south of Hogan)