Adult Basic Education (ABE)

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(505) 224-4287

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Catalog Descriptions

English as a Second Language (ESL)

All classes will be held online Spring 2021.

Spring Session A will begin on January 25, 2021.

Students interested in the program must attend a virtual orientation via Zoom. Once orientation is complete, students will be sent a link to apply for admissions and a link to fill out the required documents.

For any student 16 or 17 years old: you must provide the Underage Permission Form in order to proceed to registration.

Once a student completes those steps, students must also take a proctored remote place exam. In order to take the exam, students must have the following:

  • A computer or laptop with Windows 10 (IPad and Chromebook do not work for remote testing)
  • Webcam and microphone
  • High-Speed internet
  • 2 hours uninterrupted time available at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Mon-Fri

Limited space available for on-campus testing

Download Zoom here.

High School Equivalency Orientations - Will be scheduled soon; please check back.

English as a Second Language / Spanish GED Orientations sign up now available.

If you have questions, please contact us by phone (505) 224-4287 or email at

If you would like to have a Zoom Meeting with the Achievement Coach, Rebecca Martinez, please contact her at

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.

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.

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.


A student who misses the first class meeting and has not contacted the instructor, or who misses two consecutive class meetings in the first week, may be dropped from the course.

Students who are dropped by an instructor for non-attendance will be notified at their CNM e-mail address.

Please read our Attendance policies.

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.