High School Equivalency Testing

Note: We are currently offering only the GED® exam. We are hoping to offer the HiSET® exam soon.

The GED® high school equivalency exam is offered at the UNM-Valencia Assessment Center. It is offered on most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m in both English & Spanish formats. The Assessment Center is located in the Student Services building (availability subject to change).

The cost of the four-part GED® exam (Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning Through Language Arts) is $80 payable only at the GED® Website.

It is highly encouraged that HSE candidates inquire at the Next Steps: Adult Education Center regarding test preparation. For information regarding Tutoring and HSE Classes, contact Next Steps: Adult Education Center at 505-925-8900.

To sign up for testing, you will need:

  • To create an account at GED, pay for and schedule your exam.
  • If you are a candidate younger than 18-years-old you will need an Under-Age Permission Form completed and signed by your school district, parent/guardian, and submitted to appropriate State HSE Administrator for approval (directions are on the form).
  • A valid and current government issued photo ID.

On the Day of the Exam

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your exam time at the Assessment Center with your valid government-issue photo identification.
  • Late arrivals are not guaranteed an exam time.
  • All items needed during the exam will be provided.
  • No food, drink, electronic devices, paper, outerwear, watches, large jewelry, or personal items permitted in the testing center during exams.
  • Lockers are available for storage.

After the Exam

  • For GED® you must earn the following scores to pass and earn high school equivalency.
    • Below passing: 100-145
    • 145-164 - Pass/High School Equivalency
    • 165-200 - GED® College Ready
  • Request GED transcripts and diplomas at Diploma Sender.


Contact Student Services at 505-925-8560 or go to GED for more information. For state jurisdictional information please see the Higher Education Department's website


Assessment Center
Student Services

UNM-Valencia Campus

280 La Entrada
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Phone: (505) 925-8560
Fax: (505) 925-8901

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Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm