New Mexico GED Requirements

In New Mexico, you get your GED diploma when you have passed the four subject tests that make up the GED exam. The four subtests cover Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Science. You can take these tests online or at a New Mexico testing center.

To register for the GED® exam or the GED Ready® practice tests, you need to set up an account on the official GED.com website.

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These tests are challenging assessments, and becoming well-prepared is the key to success. On average, GED students will need some 2 to 3 months of preparation to be successful on the tests.

New Mexico GED Test Requirements

  • Applicants cannot already hold a secondary education degree (high school or equivalent diploma).
  • Applicants cannot be registered for another school program.
  • In New Mexico, you must be at least 16 years to qualify.
  • 16 & 17-year-old applicants qualify only if they meet extra criteria. They must, for example, hold permission from a parent or guardian and their school districts.
  • The New Mexico High School Equivalency Test is open to non-residents as well.

New Mexico GED Cost

The New Mexico GED exam costs $80 for the entire battery or $20 per individual module when taken at one of the state’s official testing centers.

When taken in an online procured format, the New Mexico GED exam costs $36 for each of the four subtests or $144 in total. You should, however, add an additional $28 that you’ll have to pay for taking four GED Ready practice tests.

To qualify for online GED testing, you’ll first have to reach passing scores (in the “green” range) on four GED Ready practice tests, available from GED.com at $6.99 a piece. There’s a GED Ready test for each of the four GED sub-exams, so that’ll set you back $28.

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New Mexico GED Online Classes

Onsego has created a comprehensive GED preparatory program that covers all elements of the GED test. GED Testing Service categorizes Onsego’s course as one of only 20 programs that are fully aligned to the current computer-based GED test.

Onsego’s program comes with many online GED classes and numerous practice tests with questions that resemble what’s on the GED exam. The course is an ideal starting point for students of all ages and all levels of prior education and preparation.

We make studying for your GED easy by providing short, bite-sized video lessons that are engaging and explain one GED topic at a time in clear language. This way, you won’t get lost in some complex GED subject material.

So be sure not to miss out on this opportunity to earn your GED fast, and sign up for one of Onsego’s online GED classes today.

Online GED Exam

So now, the GED exam can be taken over the internet as well. It used to be that the tests could be taken exclusively at official testing centers, but now that has changed. For more information about online GED testing, go to this post: The online GED exam.

FAQ About GED In New Mexico

How to get a GED in New Mexico?

To get your GED diploma in New Mexico, you must either pass the four independent subtests of the GED exam. The academic areas covered by the four subtests are Social Studies, English Literacy (Language Arts), Science, and Mathematics.

What are the New Mexico GED testing requirements?

In New Mexico, GED testing is open to non-residents as well. The minimum age in New Mexico is 16, though 16/17-year-olds must meet additional strict requirements. Applicants cannot already have a high school or equivalent education degree.

What is the GED cost in New Mexico?

In New Mexico, the GED exam costs $80 (or $20 per subtest) when taken at a test facility, whereas online testing costs $144 for the full GED battery ($36 per subtest) plus $28 for the four GED Ready practice tests. Onsego students that register for the My Advantage Plan receive four GED Ready tests for free.

For more information:
New Mexico Higher Education Department
Division of Adult Education
2044 Galisteo Street, Suite 4
Santa Fe, NM 87505-2100
Phone: 505.476.9792