New Mexico HiSET® Requirements

About the New Mexico HiSET® Exam

Earn the credential your future needs with the HiSET® High School Equivalency Test.

If you want to find a better job or take the first step on a pathway to a career, then you need to earn a high school equivalency credential. It is required for college and more important than ever to employers. Taking the HiSET exam can help change your life and expand your opportunities like it’s done for other test takers.

Eligibility Requirements

To take the HiSET exam in the New Mexico, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

High School Equivalency Status: You must not be enrolled, nor required to be enrolled, in high school, and you must be without a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate.

Age:

  • If you are 18 years of age or older, you may test without any special conditions.
  • If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you must complete an underage form (PDF) and submit it to the test center before scheduling your exam.
  • No one under 16 may test.

Residency: You do not have to be a resident of New Mexico to take the HiSET exam

Test Preparation or Instruction: You are not required to take HiSET preparation courses before taking the test.

Practice Test: Although taking a practice test prior to the exam is encouraged, you are not required to take it before taking the official exam.

Identification: When you register to take the HiSET exam, you must provide a government-issued ID. Acceptable current photo identification includes:

  • New Mexico driver’s license
  • Photo ID cards issued by New Mexico Division of Motor Vehicles
  • Passport
  • Military ID
  • Other forms of national or foreign government ID

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HiSET New Mexico Testing Options and Fees

Total fees per paper subtest

$15

Total expected fees to complete the HiSET assuming no retake attempts and completion in a single calendar year:

$75

Subtest fee breakdown:

Test Fee: $15

Test Center Fee: $0

State Admin Fee: $0

Test Location: Test Center

Total fees per computer subtest

$23

Total expected fees to complete the HiSET assuming no retake attempts and completion in a single calendar year:

$115

Subtest fee breakdown:

Test Fee: $15

Test Center Fee: $8

State Admin Fee: $0

Test Location: Test Center

Total fees per Test @ Home subtest

$32.50

Total expected fees to complete the HiSET assuming no retake attempts and completion in a single calendar year:

$162.50

Subtest fee breakdown:

Test Fee: $15

Remote Proctor Fee: $17.50

State Admin Fee: $0

Test Location: Offsite, remote proctored. System requirements and test environment guidelines must be met.

Note: Test centers may charge additional fees on top of the fee listed above. Contact your test center for more information.

Retesting

What to know: HiSET test takers may take each subtest a maximum of three (3) times in 6 months from the date of purchase.

How it works: If you take your first official HiSET subtest in the month of January and then take two retakes at a test center in the months of February and March, you would not be permitted to take that subtest again until the next calendar year starting in January, and you would then need to pay the full test price.

What it costs: You may retake each subtest two times over the 12 months following your first attempt by paying only the test center fee (noted above for each in-person subtest) or the at-home online proctor fee ($17.50 for each at-home subtest).

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