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Enrollment Requirements

Persons who interested in applying to enroll in the ABE program's GED preparation, Pre-GED, and Basic Skills Improvement (BSI) classes:

  • must be 16 years of age or older
  • must no longer be enrolled in a K-12 school
  • must be able to read the instructions and complete the enrollment application form and pre-assessment test on their own or with the assistance of a certified reader/note-taker
  • must present a valid New Mexico Motor Vehicle Driver License or ID card
  • must present an official U.S. Social Security Card

If the applicant for GED classes is 16 or 17 years of age, then the parent must also submit an enrollment waiver package containing:

  • a copy of their official Certificate of Birth
  • a copy of an official school withdrawal form or letter
  • a completed and properly signed Underage Permission/Hardship Form (UPHF)
  • a signed Parental Consent and Release (PCR) form to enroll their son/daughter/legal ward in an educational program primarily intended for adults

Persons applying for the ABE program's ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) or Citizenship Preparation classes:

  • must be at least 18 years of age
  • must no longer be enrolled in a K-12 school
  • no other form of Identification is required
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