Adult Education

Room 120, Martinez Hall, 2nd Floor   (505) 287-6643  (505) 287-6683  | (505) 287-6637 | Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | M-F


Adult Education

High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation | Career Pathways | College Readiness.
NMSU Grants Adult Education is one of 26 adult education programs in New Mexico. Offering FREE classes for high school equivalency test preparation, college readiness refresher courses, and career pathway exploration.  Our online, hybrid, and in-person classes are individualized, self-paced, and designed to give students maximum flexibility.  If you would like more information, please complete the program interest form.  Ready to enroll?  Complete our easy enrollment form to get started. 
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.)
New Mexico HSE Transcripts must be requested through 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.