GED Classes Las Cruces, New Mexico

Last Updated on April 11, 2024.

This page contains a full listing of GED classes and testing sites in the greater Las Cruces region. New Mexico uses the GED exam for its high school equivalency testing program.

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Additionally, the state welcomed the HiSET exam for this purpose. Both options can be taken online and at certified test facilities.

The exams give adults who don’t have a high school diploma the chance to earn an equivalent credential.

The GED test includes four separate subtests (modules) that measure a student’s knowledge level of these subjects:

  • English Language Literacy
  • Science
  • Math
  • Social Studies

You may complete these modules separately and in any desired order.

The HiSET includes individual language reading and language writing tests, so five overall, that can be taken separately as well.

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In the past, HiSET or GED testing over the Internet was never possible. You had to come to a state-approved New Mexico test center and sit for the tests in person.

Recently, though, there have been some interesting developments with the launch of GED and HiSET online proctored exams. Read more below.

New Mexico requires test-takers no longer to complete the GED or HiSET exam within a 3-year time frame.

Visit “The GED Exam In New Mexico” to read more about qualification criteria, New Mexico testing fees, or GED and HiSET passing scores.

Las Cruces GED Prep Classes

Dona Ana Community College Quintana Center Adult Education
3400 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88003, Phone: 575-527-7740

DACC Workforce Center
2345 E Nevada Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001, Phone: 575-528-7479

Las Cruces Public Schools
505 S Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001, Phone: 575-527-5800
If you want to register for GED classes, contact the LCPS central office and ask for the community outreach department.

Sylvan Las Cruces
3050 N Roadrunner Pkwy, Unit 2C, Las Cruces, NM 88011, Phone: 575-915-1267

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility-GED Program
1983 Joe R. Silva Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88004, Phone: 575-523-3271
Not open to the general public

Locations around Las Cruces (Cities by Alphabet)

New Mexico State University-Tays Center (Pathways & Career Education-PACE)
2400 N Scenic Dr, Alamogordo, NM 88310, Phone: 575-439-3812
GED classes are offered at

  • The Tays Center
  • Mescalero Apache Reservation
  • Otero County Detention Center (not open to the public)

Sylvan Alamogordo
500 E 10th St, Suite 304, Alamogordo, NM 88310, Phone: 575-446-4414/4444

DACC Gadsden Center
1700 E O’Hara Rd, Anthony, NM 88021, Phone: 575-882-6813

Gadsden Family Literacy Center GED Classes
609 Church St, Anthony, NM 88021, Phone: 575-642-2592

DACC Chaparral Learning Center
755 Prescott Anthony Dr, Chaparral, NM 88081, Phone: 575-824-2010

Otero Co. Prison GED Instruction
10 McGregor Range Rd, Chaparral, NM 88081, Phone: 575-824-4884
No public availability

WNMU Adult Education-Mimbres Valley Learning Center
2300 E Pine St, Deming, NM 88030, Phone: 575-574-5101
GED instruction is offered Monday through Wednesday from 9-11:00 am and 5:30-7:30 pm. Classes start twice per semester. Applicants are required first to attend an orientation session for proper placement.

Luna County Detention Center GED Program
1700 4th St NE, Deming, NM 88030, Phone: 575-544-0191
Not open to the public

San Jacinto Adult Education Ctr
1216 Olive Ave, El Paso, Texas 79901, Phone: 915-230-3200
For all El Paso area GED prep sites, <- visit this post

Gila River Indian Community Education
555 B Street, Gila, NM 88039, Phone: 520-562-3190

Ramah Navajo Pinehill Adult Education
BIA Route 125, Pinehill, NM 87357, Phone: 505-775-3254

709 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345, Phone: 575-315-1111
You can see all Ruidoso GED prep locations <- on this page

Western New Mexico University Adult Education Services
500 E 18th Street (Watts Hall), Silver City, NM 88061, Phone: 575-574-5101

Silver City Public Library (Literacy Link Leamos)
515 W College Ave, Silver City, NM 88061, Phone: 575-388-0892

Grant County Detention Center GED Program
320 Ridge Rd, Silver City, NM 88061, Phone: 575-534-3803
No public availability

Socorro County Literacy Volunteers
1410 Ake Avenue, Socorro, New Mexico 87801, Ph: 505.835.4659 x 1108

DACC Sunland Park Center
3365 McNutt Rd, Sunland Park, NM 88063, Phone: 575-874-7790

Gardner Learning Center (WNMU)
601 Sunset St, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901, Phone: 575-574-5101 or 575-894-1263

Online GED and HiSET Tests

Sitting for the HiSET and GED tests over the Internet was, until recently, not possible. HSE testing was simply not offered online. But now, we’ve seen some interesting new developments with the introduction of online HiSET and GED testing. So, all of that has now changed.

You must have a reliable Internet connection, and an online proctor will see if everything is done in line with some pretty strict regulations. To learn more about the online HiSET-At-Home exam, visit ‘Online HiSET testing introduced,’ and to learn all about the newly launched GED online test, check out ‘Introducing online GED testing.’

Las Cruces Area GED Testing Centers

Dona Ana Community College (Student Resource Building, Room 105, HiSET/GED)
2800 N Sonoma Ranch Boulevard, Las Cruces, NM 88011, Phone: 575-528-7294

From here, cities in alphabetic order

New Mexico State University (HiSET/GED)
2400 North Scenic Drive, Alamogordo, NM 88310, Phone: 575-439-3690/3813

Dona Ana Community College-Gadsden Testing (HiSET)
1700 O’Hara Road, Anthony, NM 88021, Phone: 575-528-7294/7244

Western Technical College GED Test Center
9451 Diana Dr, El Paso, TX 79924, Phone: 915-566-9621
To see all options, go to our El Paso page

US Military NTC (UMUC, Bldg 614, Room 11, GED Testing)
Taylor Road, Fort Bliss, TX 79916, Phone: 915-600-2015

Western New Mexico University (HiSET)
2300 E Pine Street, Deming, NM 88030, Phone: 575-546-6556

Western New Mexico University (Martinez-Fall Building, Room 111, GED/HiSET)
1000 W College Avenue, Silver City, NM 88062, Phone: 505-538-6134

Western New Mexico University (HiSET)
601 Sunset Street, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901, Phone: 575-894-9050

Four Independent GED Subtests

There’s no need to take the entire GED battery in one session. You can take the four tests one at a time. The GED credential allows people to further their academic education and advance in the employment market. The GED passing score on each subtest is 145 out of 200 points. Your scores are calibrated on a scale from 100 to 200.

  • 100-144 = Below Passing Range
  • 145-164 = High School Equivalent Range
  • 165-174 = College-Ready Range
  • 175-200 = College-Ready + Credits Range

The HiSET exam has five independent subtests. Here, the Language portion is divided into individual reading and writing tests. On each of the five HiSET modules, you must reach an 8-score (on a 1-20 scale), and your overall score must be at least 45. Additionally, your essay must have at least a 2 (out of 6) score.

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