High School Equivalency/GED – New and Returning Student Registration


Due to Covid 19 – all classes will be offered online for the Summer 2021 semester.  We hope to return to in person classes for Fall semester. Students will need access to a computer and wireless internet.

The Summer 2021 Session running from June 7th to July 1st is now closed. We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 semester.

Academic Career Education (ACE) Classes

Prepare for GED or HiSet exams – the exams recognized by the state of New Mexico for the High School Equivalency (HSE) credential. The SFCC ACE Program offers students classroom-based instruction in the four areas required for HSE exams – math, reading and writing, social studies, and science. We also help boost your academic skills to prepare you for college courses and certificate programs.

The summer semester is a four-week session.  Classes are offered in the mornings and evenings. Classes conducted in Spanish are offered in the evenings and on Saturdays.

Orientation and Registration: Fall 2021

New students and returning students who have not participated since May 2020 are required to attend a four-day orientation program before enrolling in classes. Morning and evening orientation options are available. Morning orientation runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Evening orientation runs from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. In response to the Covid outbreak, orientation will be offered online during these times.  During orientation, you will learn more about the program expectations and structure, and you will take a Math, English, and Language test that will help to determine which classes to take. You will also have the opportunity to meet with an adviser and plan your individual course of study.

Fall 2021 Schedule

The ACE program divides the Fall Semester into two sessions with a mandatory 4-day orientation plus a 30-minute advising session, prior to the start of each session.

  • Fall Session 1                 August 23rd – October 16th  
  • Fall Session 2                 October 25th  – December 10th

To receive details on the online orientation, you must submit an online application.  Please submit an application for the Fall semester.  Apply here: Fill out an application online.

Fall 2021 New Student Orientation – Required for enrollment

New students, or students who have not attended the ACE program since the Summer of 2020, are required to attend all four days of new student orientation plus a 30-minute advising session, before enrolling in classes. Morning and evening orientation programs are available. Morning orientation programs run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm all four days. Evening orientation programs run from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm all four days.

Students are required to complete all four days of orientation (testing and advising) to be enrolled in classes. 

Fall Orientation Schedule for Session 1                   

Thursday, August 12th                    Program overview and requirements

Monday, August 16th                     Pre-test: English

Tuesday, August 17th                     Pre-test: Math

Wednesday, August 18th               Pre-test: Language

Thursday, August 19th                   Advising

Fall Orientation Schedule for Session 2

Thursday, October 14th                  Program overview and requirements

Monday, October 18th                   Pre-test: English

Tuesday, October 19th                  Pre-test: Math

Wednesday, October 20th             Pre-test: Language

Thursday, October 21st                 Advising

Returning Students:  If you are a returning student from fall 2020 or spring 2021 you do not need to attend orientation. Please contact an ACE advisor to be enrolled in classes.

Carla Passos-Morgan – ana.passosmorgan@sfcc.edu                                                                                                          Kristen Krell – kristen.krell@sfcc.edu                                                                                                                            Edward Ashmead – edward.ashmead@sfcc.edu                                                                                                              Sutapa Chatterjee – sutapa.chatterjee@sfcc.edu        

For information about classes and enrollment call 505-428-1356.