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SSC, Room 110
(505) 224-4287

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

High School Equivalency Exam (HiSET/GED) Preparation

ABE Program Areas

Through CNM's Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program, you can take classes in the following areas:

The HSE Program provides classes and tutoring to students preparing to take the GED or HiSET exams. 

ABE Program

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

Our goal is to help you identify and achieve basic educational goals. To do that, we offer affordable non-credit classes in basic reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and English as a Second Language. These classes can help you prepare for higher education, job advancement, and personal fulfillment.

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The ABE program is a separate non-college credit component of CNM. You will receive the same services and benefits as other CNM students. However, ABE students do not follow the traditional admission or registration process and are not eligible for financial aid.

Orientation

New, continuing, and returning students are required to successfully complete an orientation before registering for classes. The purpose of orientation is to help you create a workable school/life schedule as well as introduce you to program requirements and CNM policies. The CASAS Assessment Test must also be completed prior to admission into the ESL or HSE programs. Please click one of the links below to learn more about the registration process and sign up for an orientation.

Choose Your Path! 

  ESL     HSE/GED

If you are under 16, you are not admitted to Adult Basic Education classes. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must have an underage permission form from the school district that you last attended:

Albuquerque Public Schools
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE
(505) 855-9042

Rio Rancho Public Schools
500 Laser Rd.
(505) 896-0667

For all other school districts, contact your superintendent’s office.

The ABE program is a part of the School of Adult & General Education (SAGE) at CNM.

Student Code of Conduct

Students are expected to be respectful, polite, and fully engaged in learning. All students must abide by the CNM Student Code of Conduct which includes both academic and non-academic guidelines. Please visit the Dean of Students webpage at the link below for more information.

https://www.cnm.edu/depts/dean-of-students/student-code-of-conduct