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Office Information

Maria Saenz, Director
Dillon Hughes, Test Coordinator



Laura Lopez
Paula Harms VanDuyn (IBEST)
Esteban Estrada
Carla Hall


Class Offerings:

  • High School Equivalency Preparation
  • Workforce Readiness Skills
  • Career Pathways
  • English Language Learner (ELA)
  • Computer Skills
  • Food Manager Skills

Onboarding: Fall 2023

Schedule - Session I

  • Onboarding: August 8-9
  • Session I classes start: August 10
  • Session I classes end: September 28

Schedule - Session II

  • Onboarding: October 10-11
  • Session II classes start: October 12
  • Session II classes end: December 7

Registration Form


  • Tays Center
  • Mescalero Apache Reservation
  • Otero County Detention Center

Official Tests

HiSET and GED are now offering remote testing from home for those over the age of 18 and who have access to a computer. (Test takers under 18 must complete an underage form).

HiSET:  Account Creation Directions
GED: Account Credit Directions

We are here to help.  Feel free to call or come by if you need assistance creating your HiSET or GED account.
NMSU-A PACE program follows Managed Enrollment process.  Potential and returning students must complete all official paperwork and the ONBOARDING session in order to attend the PACE program.


There is a $15.00 registration fee, per semester required during Onboarding.  Proof of hardship may be provided in order to waive the fee.