You may be eligible to attain a High School Equivalency credential if:
In New Mexico, HSE can be obtained in three different ways.
The HSE Credential will look the same no matter which pathway the individual takes.
Explore the sections below to learn more about each credential pathway.
Find an Adult Education Program
Find a Testing Center
Free HSE Testing Voucher Application (English)
Free HSE Testing Voucher Application (Spanish)
Underage Permission Form (English)
Formulario de Permiso de Menores
If you need any information about High School Equivalency that you cannot find on our webpages, please contact Katya Backhaus, State High School Equivalency Administrator at email@example.com or (505) 660-8824.
If you are interested in NEDP, please send us an email with your first and last name expressing your interest to the New Mexico HSE administrator.
Click here to download info on the NEDP
Enroll in a FREE Adult Education Program/ Literacy Program. There are many Adult Education programs all around New Mexico just waiting to help you prepare for HSE tests. Adult Education programs can also help you with career exploration and advancement, getting into college or job training programs, master the English language, and/or help you support your children's learning and education more effectively. These free services are designed to meet everyone’s personal education and career goals.
To learn more or enroll into one of Adult Education programs, begin by filling out the online form with our Adult Education Student Portal. This will allow you to be matched with Adult Education programs across the state that can help you meet your needs.
Click Here to Access the Portal
Prepare by yourself: You can study for GED or HiSET tests on your own and take GED or HiSET exams when you are ready. There are different books, websites, and materials available online. For example, ged.com has practice tests available named GED Ready.
GED Ready refers to practice tests designed to help individuals determine if they are ready to take their GED exams.
GED Ready exams are optional, and you can choose to take just 1 test, only a few tests or all 4.
A customized study plan is provided to all individuals who take the GED Ready practice tests as part of their Enhanced Score Report. Test takers can also choose from available resources to help shape their personalized study plan.
If you would like to have access to GED Ready vouchers, please contact the New Mexico HSE administrator.
The State of New Mexico offers financial assistance to cover the cost of HSE exams. Testing vouchers are available to cover the cost of the High School Equivalency (HSE) tests. These vouchers cover the testing fees, but they do NOT cover other costs, such as remote proctoring fees if you choose to take the test remotely. Please fill out the Voucher Request Form and send it via mail to HSE administrator.
Total Transcript allows those who have previously taken portions of the GED and/or HiSET to combine test scores to earn an HSE Credential. The student must take and pass all the subject tests to get the credential.
HiSET tests must have an average score of 9.GED tests are eligible only if they were taken in 2014 or after.
You can order your credential and transcript from Diploma Sender by visiting DiplomaSender.com or calling 855-313-5799
All testers are encouraged to register for an account with Diploma Sender. You will have access to your academic record with the ability to order your HSE documents. Be sure to visit DiplomaSender.com and select “Register”.
You will need to give your GED or HiSET ID (If you don’t remember your HiSET or GED ID, please contact HSE administrator)
Documents are $20.00 each. When you earn the credential, the first set of documents is free. Documents can be emailed or mailed via USPS First Class.
Diploma Sender can also send documents directly to your college, university or employer.
Please let us know if we can assist you further and reach out again with any other questions. We wish you the best of luck as you work to reach your goals!