GED New Mexico General Information

New Mexico GED Testing Info

New Mexico awards the New Mexico High School Diploma to candidates who pass the GED exams in New Mexico.

The GED testing fee in New Mexico ranges from $25 to $100 for all five tests, depending on the testing center. The GED test is available in English and Spanish languages in New Mexico and can be taken at any of the New Mexico Official GED Testing Centers. Be sure to check specific testing information with your local GED test center, since fees, schedules, test languages, and other requirements may vary.

To pass the GED test, you will need to score a minimum of 410 on each test, and an average of 450. Find out more answers about the GED test at the GED FAQ.

New Mexico GED Practice Test

The best way to make sure you pass the New Mexico GED test is to be prepared. If you think you’re ready for the test, or if you want to know what to study, you should take a GED practice test. While New Mexico doesn’t require a practice test to take the GED, a practice test can improve your GED scores. Find out about online GED practice tests for New Mexico.

New Mexico GED Testing Eligibility

To take the GED test in New Mexico you must be at least 16 years old. You must not be enrolled in a public or private high school, and you must not already have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can take the New Mexico GED test only if you meet special eligibility requirements. You will need permission from a parent or guardian as well as permission for withdrawing from school from the district superintendent. You must show a hardship that explains your withdrawal from school.

To earn the New Mexico High School Diploma, you must live in New Mexico. You will need two forms of identification to take the test, including an ID that shows your signature and a photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport, or New Mexico photo ID.

Don’t take the New Mexico GED test unless you’re prepared. You can pass, but if you’re like most people, you’ll need some brush-up and to get familiar with the test. Find out about GED online classes.

New Mexico GED: College Eligibility

More than 60 percent of GED test-takers plan to go on to college. The GED exam can help you get there. Ninety-eight percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. accept the GED credential, though some colleges require additional tests, such as the SAT or the ACE. Check with the admissions offices of the colleges you’re interested in for their requirements. Beware of online high school degrees that colleges won’t accept.

New Mexico GED Retesting

If you took the NM GED test and did not pass, you don’t have to take the whole test again, just the parts you did not pass. There is a 30 day waiting period to retest if you score at least 410, and a 60 day waiting period if you score below 410. You must take all five tests before retaking any subject test, and you must pass all five tests within three years or else retake the entire test. Before you test again, it’s a good idea to go back and study, to make sure that you’re prepared. The fee to retest in New Mexico is $7 to $20 per subject.

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New Mexico GED Testing Accommodations

You may ask for testing accommodations for physical or mental issues that may affect your ability to take the test, including learning disabilities, ADHD, psychiatric or psychological conditions, and physical/chronic health conditions. You will need relevant medical or academic records and a current evaluation of your condition by a doctor or psychologist, plus a detailed letter or report from your evaluator. You will also need to fill out an Accommodations Request Form for either ADHD, Emotional/Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, or Health Disabilities, which has sections for you, the GED Chief Examiner in your area, and your evaluator. Read the testing accommodations guidelines for more information.

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New Mexico GED Transcripts

To get a copy of your New Mexico GED transcript, contact the test center where you took the GED exam. Any New Mexico GED test center should be able to provide a transcript or verification, and if your test records can’t be located, the testing center will forward the request to the New Mexico GED Testing Office. Copies of New Mexico diplomas are only provided for test-takers who earned a diploma in 2002 or later.

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GED NM Testing Centers and Test Prep

To find local GED schools in New Mexico, the best resources are local adult education centers, libraries, community colleges, and adult schools. Resources for GED classes in New Mexico are listed below, as well as New Mexico GED testing centers.

Local GED Programs versus Online GED Courses

Local GED programs provide classroom learning, often similar to high school programs. Online GED courses provide GED test prep in your home, on your own schedule. The GED Academy online GED courses create a customized learning experience to walk you through getting your New Mexico GED.

GED Programs in New Mexico

View adult basic education programs and contacts in New Mexico. Find the program near you, and call for information about GED programs and GED classes in your area.

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