Adult Education

Room 120, Martinez Hall, 2nd Floor
aegrants@nmsu.edu

High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation | Career Pathways | College Readiness


Notice

Beginning July 26th, Adult Education classes will be offered online and in-person

GED/HiSET testing are now available online

We are currently accepting new student registrations. If you are interested please contact

Mary Lou Sarracino at (505) 287-6683 or paralou3@nmsu.edu


                     Contact Information

  • Christy Green, Program Manager  (505) 287-6643
  • Mary Lou Sarracino, Administrative Assistant (505) 287-6683

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM  - 5:00 PM



Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide adult learners with a wide range of innovative and transformative learning experiences to encourage, equip, and empower successful completion of academic, career, and life goals.


Class Schedule
(July 26th - December 17th, 2021)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 - 11:00 TABE Review Reading TABE Review Writing TABE Review Reading TABE Review Writing
11:00 - 12:00 Open Language Arts Lab Open Language Arts Lab Open Language Arts Lab Open Language Arts Lab
11:00 - 2:00 Open GED/HiSET Math Lab Open GED/HiSET Math Lab Open GED/HiSET Math Lab Open GED/HiSET Math Lab
12:00 - 1:00 Focused TABE Math Lesson Focused TABE Math Lesson Focused TABE Math Lesson Focused TABE Math Lesson
1:00 - 3:00 Open TABE Math Lab Open TABE Math Lab Open TABE Math Lab Open TABE Math Lab
Online and hybrid classes are also available.
If needed, evening study sessions are available by appointment.

HSE Testing Dates

Computer-based Testing is scheduled in Room 125, Martinez Hall, 2nd Floor at the Testing Center. For registration and availability, please call (505) 287-6691.  


IMPORTANT: Walk-ins will not be accepted.


Frequently Asked Questions



The High School Equivalency (HSE) tests measure knowledge in four different areas: social studies, science, reasoning through language arts, and mathematics. The battery of four HSE tests take approximately 7 hours and 45 minutes to complete.

Test Site Requirements:

All HSE candidates must present a government-issued photo ID (example; a valid driver’s license, a state-issued ID which shows name, date of birth, and signature.)


HSE tests can be administered only to individuals who have not graduated from an accredited high school or received a high school equivalency certificate or diploma, who are not currently enrolled in a regular high school, and who meet the state’s minimum age requirement.

The minimum age is 16. Individuals under the age of 18 are required to obtain and submit a completed Underage Permission Form indicating parental consent and local school district approval.


New Mexico residency is not a requirement for testing.


Individuals ages 16-17 may pick up permission forms from the Adult Education Office in Martinez Hall, 2nd floor, Room 120.

Office hours are 8:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday and Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

To Complete the Underage Permission Form

  • Call the Grants/Cibola School Administrative office to make an appointment and get the superintendent’s signature.
  • Return signed and completed Underage Permission Form to the AE Office.
  • A parent or legal guardian must accompany an underage student to enroll.


Test Site Requirements:

All HSE candidates must present a form of identification:

  • Must be a government-issued photo ID (example: a valid driver’s license, a state-issued ID which shows name, date of birth, and signature.)

 


Upon successful completion of all sections of the HSE Tests; a New Mexico High School Equivalency is issued to students testing in New Mexico.


The TABE pre-test, tutoring sessions, classes, materials and practice tests are all available FREE!

 

  • NMSU Grants charges $80.00 for the battery of four (4) GED® test sections
  • Individual sections cost $20.00.
  • The HiSET® costs $10.75 for each of the 5 tests for a total of $53.75.

 


New Mexico HSE Transcripts must be requested through www.diplomasender.com You will need to provide the following information:

  • Your email address
  • Date of Birth
  • Name tested under
  • State where tested
  • Identification number (usually Social Security Number)
  • Name and address of the recipient
  • Who and where the official transcript is to be sent. (Official Transcript usually means a formal, paper copy)

Before having a transcript sent by Fax or e-mail, check with the recipient to find out if this is a valid form for them.

Transcripts cost $18.00 each. Credit cards, debit cards, or money orders are accepted forms of payment.