This post lets you discover all GED class locations and test centers in the Santa Fe region. New Mexico is using two options for high school equivalency testing: the GED exam and the HiSET.
Both exams are available online and at certified testing facilities.
The GED is totally computer-based, while the HiSET can be done both on a computer and on paper.
Both exams measure academic knowledge at the level of graduating HS seniors.
The assessments provide adults who didn’t have the chance to finish high school another opportunity to secure an equivalent diploma.
The GED® comes with four independent tests (modules) that can be taken one test at a time. The four testing GED fields are
- English Language
- Social Studies
The HiSET® exam contains five subtests (literacy includes individual writing and reading tests) that are offered separately, too.
In the past, taking the HiSET or GED exam in an online format was not possible. It was only available at certified test centers. Now, this has changed. For information about the new online HiSET and GED testing formats, check the bottom of this post.
No longer do New Mexico HiSET and GED test-takers have to complete the exams within three years.
Go to GED and HiSET testing in New Mexico if you’d like to learn all about fees, scores, or qualification requirements.
Santa Fe GED Prep Classes
Santa Fe Community College-Adult Career Education
6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87508, Phone: 505-428-1330/1433 or 505-428-1142
SFCC offers prep classes to help students prepare for both state-approved tests, the GED and HiSET. Classes are offered at various times in the evenings, afternoons, and mornings, and also on Saturdays. Classes are in English and Spanish.
SFCC’s Adult Education Department also offers students the opportunity to earn a GED while, at the same time, working toward a certificate in education or healthcare. The school’s “Integrated Basic Education & Skills Training Program,” I-BEST, offers certificates in Certified Nursing Assistant, Community Health Worker, Phlebotomy, and Early Childhood Education. For more information, call 505-428-1437.
Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe
6401 S Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87508, Phone: 505-428-1353
NOT a GED program, but Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe provides free tutoring in reading, writing, and speaking English. LVSF is located at Santa Fe Community College (Room 514A, near the school’s Adult Basic Education Department).
Santa FE YouthBuild (Youthworks)
1504 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Phone: 505-989-1855
SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.
2516 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Phone: 505-473-0428
4985 Airport Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507, Phone: 505-424-9789/724-4670
Locations around Santa Fe (Cities by Alphabet)
Central NM Community Coll. Adult Education
525 Buena Vista Drive SE – Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106, 505.224.4306
For all options, go to -> Albuquerque area GED prep sites
Northern New Mexico Colleg0-El Rito Campus
1190 NM 554, El Rito, NM 87530, Phone: 575-581-4100
Northern New Mexico College Adult Education
921 N Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532, Phone: 505-747-2100
Northern New Mexico College also offers the HEP program to support farmworkers (main Montoya Building, Room AD 115). The school accepts just 80 students annually in this program, and travel, meal, and scholarship stipends are available to qualifying students. Please call 505-747-2195/5031 for more information.
Luna Community College (LCC) College & Career Readiness Institute
366 Luna Drive, Las Vegas, NM 87701, Phone: 505-454-2564
The school offers GED preparation at sites in
- Las Vegas
- Santa Rosa
Los Alamos Adult Learning Center (UNM)
4000 University Dr, Los Alamos, NM 87544, Phone: 505-662-0338
Los Alamos ALC offers GED classes in
- Sangre de Cristo House
- Delancey Street Foundation
- Buffalo Thunder
- Los Alamos
David Cargo Public Library (Luna Community College)
Highway 518, Mora, NM 87732, Phone: 575-387-5029 or 505-587-2686
Ohkay Owingeh Adult Basic Education
352 Po’pay Avenue, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, NM 87566, Phone: 505-747-2195
Center for Community Innovation
130 Park Avenue, Raton, NM 87740, Phone: 505-245-9000
Luna Community Colege-Santa Rosa
213 S 4th Street – Santa Rosa – New Mexico 88435 – Phone: 505-587-2687
Luna Community College-Springer Satellite
516 Maxwell Avenue, Springer, NM 87747, Phone: 505-587-3825
Taos Education and Career Center at UNM-Taos
115 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM 87571, Phone: 575-737-3730
UNM-Taos offers an ABE (Adult Basic Education) program, which includes GED (General Education Development) prep classes in English and Spanish, as well as ESL (English as a Second Language) for students aged 16 and older. If you did not finish high school and want to earn your GED diploma to get a better job or want to be ready for college, the GED program is your ticket. GED and HiSET instruction is offered at 1157 County Road 110, Ranchos de Taos (575-737-3730).
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
1203 King Drive, Suite 3, Taos, NM 87571, Phone: 575-751-1420
Bridges Project for Education
630 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571, Phone: 575-758-5074
NOT a GED program, but the Bridges Project provides free support programs for students of all ages and college counseling. Students get help with financial aid and applications.
Rio Arriba County Detention Center GED Program
2 Main Street, Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575, Phone: 505-747-2195
Not publicly available
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Launching Online GED and HiSET Testing Options
Taking the GED or HiSET exam via the Internet was not possible. You were required to come, in person, to one of New Mexico’s official testing sites. The High School Equivalency (HSE) test was just not offered online. Recently, however, we witnessed great development with the introduction of online GED and HiSET formats.
To sit for the HSE exam from the comfort of your home, you must have a good and reliable Internet connection, and a proctor will see if everything occurs in line with the regulations.
To learn more about the online HiSET-At-Home testing option, check out ‘Welcoming the online HiSET test,’ and if you want to learn more details about the recently launched online GED test-taking option, visit ‘Introducing the online GED test.’
Santa Fe Area GED Testing Centers
Santa Fe Community College (GED and HiSET)
6401 S Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87508, Phone: 505-428-1625/1508
From here, cities by alphabet
Central New Mexico Comm College (GED)
5600 Eagle Rock Avenue- Albuquerque – NM 87113 – Ph: (505) 224.5263
You can find more options on our Albuquerque area page
Northern New Mexico University (HiSET)
921 Paseo De Onate, Espanola, NM 87532, Phone: 505-747-2154
New Mexico Highlands University (Highlands Felix Martinez Building, Suite 130, HiSET)
800 University Avenue, Las Vegas, NM 87701, Phone: 505-454-3252 or 505-426-2083
UNM-Taos (GED and HiSET)
1157 County Road 110, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557, Phone: 575-737-3695/6215
Central New Mexico Comm Coll GED and HiSET Test Center
2601 Campus Boulevard NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144, Phone: 505-224-4912
Last Updated on December 5, 2023.