General Educational Development (GED) Preparation
The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program
The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program offers instruction to adults who want to obtain a General Education Development (GED).
Adult Education Office
Building SSC, Room 110
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.
New Students*: To register for classes you must 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 come to the ABE office at main campus (SSC 110) to sign up for an orientation.
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:
- 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.
- Registration – Take your registration form to one of the Adult Education Learning Centers and register for the next term.
* Students who have not attended classes in the ABE Program within the last school year.