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General Educational Development (GED) Preparation

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(505) 224-4282

caption:Image of a GED class in session.The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program offers instruction to adults who want to obtain a General Education Development (GED).

This Program provides a pathway, which can lead to success in college, careers, and in the community. Our program acknowledges and utilizes the experience, wisdom and needs of adult learners, and our mission emphasizes educational and intellectual growth, affordability and accessibility, and the potential for positive life-changes among our students.

Our goal is to help students identify and achieve basic educational goals. To do that, we offer affordable non-credit classes in basic reading, math, writing, english as a second language and job/life skills. These classes help students prepare for higher education, job advancement and personal fulfillment.

The ABE program is a separate non-credit component of CNM. Students receive the same services as other CNM students.  ABE Students do not follow the traditional admission or registration process and are not eligible for financial aid. The ABE program is a part of the School of Adult & General Education (SAGE) at CNM.


Registration Information

New Students*

To register for classes you must call (505) 224-4282 to attend an orientation session to start the process.

Returning Students

If you have attended ABE classes at CNM within the last school year but are not currently enrolled in classes, you may need to complete an orientation session. Please call (505) 224-4282 to check on your status.

Continuing Students

If you are currently enrolled in ABE classes and want to sign up for classes next term, you will need to complete a two-part registration process:

  1. In-Class Advisement
    During the term, your instructor will advise you on which class(es) to take the next term based on your post-assessment scores for your current class(es). If you do not take a post-test, you will be advised to stay in your current level. You will then fill out a registration form in class, that you and your instructor will sign.
  2. Registration
    Take your registration form to one of the Adult Education Learning Centers and register for the next term.


Adult Education Learning Centers

Main Campus

Building KC, Room 6
(505) 224-4282

Montoya Campus

Building J, Room 121
(505) 224-5582

South Valley Campus

Building SV, Room 40
(505) 224-5067


* Students who have not attended classes in the ABE Program within the last school year.