Posted here is an overview of GED prep classes and testing sites in the Hobbs region. New Mexico uses two options for High School Equivalency (HSE) testing, the GED® and HiSET® exams.
Both exams can be taken online or at state-certified test centers.
The HSE exam is for adults who did not finish high school and this way they can earn a degree that’s equivalent to a high school diploma.
The GED has four separate tests (modules) in the subject fields of Math, Science, Literacy, and Social Studies.
You can take one GED module at a time. You don’t have to complete the four subtests in one testing session.
The HiSET comes with five sub-tests (Literacy is split up into reading and writing sections). These modules are also offered individually.
The GED must be done entirely on a computer while the HiSET has computerized and paper-based formats.
In the past, online HiSET or GED testing was never an option. Testing needed to be done at official New Mexico HSE testing sites.
Recently we’ve seen new developments, though, with the introduction of online GED and HiSET testing options. You can read more below at the bottom of this post.
Hobbs GED prep classes
NM Junior College-Adult Education *)
1 Thunderbird Circle – Hobbs – NM 88240, Phone: (575) 492-2629
Class Location: Literacy Center, Adult Education Office, Ben Alexander Building, Dalmont Street (Room 205)
New Mexico Junior College
5317 N. Lovington Hwy – Hobbs – NM 88240 – Phone: (575) 392-5411/492-4707
Lea County Correctional Center
6900 W. Millen Drive – Hobbs – NM 88244 – Phone: (575) 392-4055
Not open to the general public
Locations Around Hobbs (cities by alphabet)
Andrews Literacy Program (@ Andrews County Library)
106 N.E. Avenue Place E – Andrews – Texas 79714 – Phone: (432) 523 . 4007
This program is sponsored by Odessa and taught online via Zoom so students can learn or improve their math, reading, writing, and keyboarding skills. Students must have an Andrews County Library card.
Odessa College (Andrews Extension GED Program)
201 N.W. Avenue D – Andrews – Texas 79714 – Phone: (432) 524 . 4022 or (432) 335 . 6380
Artesia Literacy Council
1507 W. Hermosa Dr – Artesia – NM 88210 – Phone: (575) 748-9740
Literacy Program Carlsbad
511 North 12th St – Carlsbad – NM 88220 – Phone: (575) 885 . 1752
NM State University HSE Program
1500 University Dr – Carlsbad – NM 88220 – Phone: (575) 234 . 9250
101 “Tommy” Thompson Blvd – Kermit – Texas 79745 – Phone: (432) 335 . 6380
Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC)
1013 N. 2nd St – Lamesa – Texas 79331 – Phone: (806) 872 . 5627
Lea County Detention Center
1401 S. Commercial – Lovington – NM 88260 – Phone: (575) 396 . 8669
Not publicly available
Region 17 Adult Education
1601 24th. Street – Lubbock – Texas 79411 – Phone: (806) 281 . 5750
For all Lubbock area locations visit: Lubbock GED Classes
Midland College HSE program
3600 N. Garfield Street – Midland – TX 79705 – Phone: (432) 685 . 6817
To find all Midland area locations, check here
Odessa College (Monahans Extension Adult Education)
806 South Dwight Avenue – Monahans – Texas 79756 – Phone: (432) 335 . 6390
Literacy Council Roswell
609 W. 10th St – Roswell – NM 88201 – Phone: (505) 625 . 1369
For all Roswell area locations, check here
Adult Education Ctr. (Seminole ISD)
700 S.W. Ave C – Seminole – TX 79360 – Phone: (432) 758 . 4135
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Hobbs area GED testing centers
From Hobbs, Cities in Alphabetical Order
New Mexico Junior College (HiSET, Ben Alexander Ed. Ctr, 1st Fl, Rm 140)
5317 Lovington Highway | Hobbs | NM 88240 | 575.492.2592
NM State University GED or HiSET testing
1500 University Drive | Carlsbad | NM 88220| 575.234.9322/2900
Levelland Independent School District GED Test Center
500 Cactus Drive | Levelland | TX 79336 | 806.894.6555
Midland College GED Test Center
3600 N Garfield Street | Midland | TX 79705 | 432.685.6886
Orion High School (HiSET Testing)
4500 W Illinois Avenue | Suite 203 | Midland | TX 79703 | 432.219.6166 ext 101
Odessa College GED Test Center
201 W University Boulevard | Odessa | TX 79764 | 432.335.6620
The University of Texas-Permian Basin Campus (HiSET)
4901 E University Boulevard | Odessa | TX 79652 | 432.552.2630
Seminole ISD Test Center (GED)
101 SW 6th Street | Seminole | TX 79360 | 432.758.4136
Online GED and HiSET testing welcomed
Until just recently, taking the GED or HiSET exam online was not possible. The tests were simply not offered online. But now, the launch of online GED and HiSET tests has changed that.
To read more about the recently introduced HiSET-Exam-At-Home option, check out this article: ‘Introducing a new online HiSET test’ and if you want to learn more about the new online GED testing format, visit ‘A new online GED testing option welcomed’.
*) New Mexico Junior College
The Adult Education Program provided by New Mexico Junior College offers morning and evening GED and HiSET prep classes. These classes are provided totally free of charge, including all study material, but please remember that the actual GED/HiSET exam is NOT free.
High School Equivalency preparation classes generally run from September through May each year, and there are five registration & orientation sessions for interested adults. These orientation sessions are in January, March, April, August, and October, always prior to the start of the GED or HiSET classes.
Returning GED (General Education Development) students must register for classes before classes start. GED/HiSET prep classes take place at the school’s Literacy Center on Dalmont Street. NMJC’s Adult Education Office is situated in the Ben Alexander Building (Room 205).
Candidates will be assessed for proper placement, and if you have no problems reading a regular high school textbook, if you can do basic math operations (fractions and decimals) without using a calculator, and if you have no problems writing a short letter (in English), you are all set to take the test to measure your level of academic education.
The HSE course helps you find your strong and weak points so you can focus on learning the subjects that need your attention most. You will learn the essentials to be successful on the four tests of the GED exam: Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Math, or the five HiSET tests. Upon completing the HSE classes you really should have no problem with passing the GED or HiSET exam.
GED classes are available free of charge to adults 18 years of age and older, but 16 and 17-year-olds may also qualify if they have permission from their school district and if they provide signed parental consent.
Please beware that some GED test centers require proof that applicants completed a GED preparation course or that they passed the official GED Practice Test (GED Ready) before they allow them to take the GED tests. The school also offers ESL (English as a Second Language) classes, and the mandatory registration & orientation sessions for these classes are held in January and August.
Last Updated on September 12, 2021.