How do I get started in the program?
A: To start as a student, follow the instructions here.
What if I can't attend classes in person?
A: That's OK! All our classes are simultaneously in person and Live Stream on Google Meet, so you can still attend class.
How much does the program cost?
A: Nothing, we are a free service.
How old do I have to be to enter the program?
A: All students must be at least 16 years old.
How long will this take me?
A: It is different for each person.
What's the difference between the HiSET™ and GED™?
A: The HiSET™ has 5 sections and can be done on a computer or paper. The GED™ has 4 sections and currently only has a computerized version.
Do I receive a different credential depending on the test I take (HiSET vs. GED)?
A. No. Both tests award the same High School Equivalency (HSE).
What if I took one exam and passed some parts? Can I take the other test and still receive my credential?
A: Yes. Speak to our Staff about your options.
I was in your program before how do I come back?
A: Fill out the registration form online and/or contact us at 505-925-8900.
Do you offer classes in Spanish?
A: Yes, we offer High School Equivalency classes in Spanish. We also offer English classes to speakers of other languages.
When am I scheduled for orientation/Class?
A: Check your email for a confirmation after you complete the registration form online for Introduction to Adult Education.
Where should I be looking for those emails?
A: As part of the onboarding process, you will provide us with an email that you actively use. Emails from us will either be listed as coming from Next Steps Adult Education or have Next Steps in the subject.
Can homeschool students attend our classes?
A: Absolutely, yes.
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