1. How do I get started in the program?

A: To start as a student, follow the instructions here.

  1. How much does the program cost?

A: Nothing, we are a free service.

  1. How old do I have to be to enter the program?

A: At least 16 years old.

  1. How long will this take me?

A: It is different for each person. On average it takes 1 year, depending on your skill level, motivation and the amount of time and energy you are able to dedicate to your studies.

  1. What's the difference between the HiSET and GED ?

A: The HiSEThas 5 sections and can be done on computer or on paper. The GEDhas 4 sections and is currently only has a computerized version.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. When am I scheduled for orientation/Class?

A: Students can check their email for a confirmation they get when they complete the registration form online for Introduction to Adult Education. Students are emailed their schedule once they have met with a Career Navigator, or call us at 505-925-8900.

  1. Where should I be looking for those emails?

A: As part of the onboarding process, you will be given an NMDelt account. Once that happens, that email account will become your main point of contact with us. Before that point, we will be using the contact information you give us. Emails from us will either be listed as coming from Next Steps Adult Education, or have Next Steps in the subject. Examples are below.

  1. Can homeschooled students attend our classes?

A: Yes.


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