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New Mexico State University


Admission Application Deadlines:

2nd 5-week session classes start July 1; apply by June 22

Fall 2021 16-week &1st 8-week session classes start August 18; apply by August 9. 2nd 8-week session classes start October 13; apply by October 4.

New and Readmitting Students: Select "Apply Now" box below

Pathways and Career Education (PACE)

(Formerly Adult Education)

PACE Pathways and Career Education


  • High School Equivalency Preparation
  • High School Refresher
  • Workforce Readiness Skills
  • Career Pathways
  • ELA (English Language Learner)
  • Computers


  • Tays Center
  • Mescalero Apache Reservation
  • Otero County Detention Center


  • All official paperwork must be submitted prior to attendance.
  • Onboarding session REQUIRED prior to attending class.
  • Fall 2020 Schedule – Session I
    • Onboarding: August 2 – 7
    • Classes start August 18
  • Fall 2020 Schedule – Session II
    • Onboarding: September 28
    • Classes start: October 6
  • Complete and submit this Registration Form


GED and HiSET testing are currently available but are subject to change due to COVID-19. HiSET is now offering remote testing from home if you are over the age of 18 and have a computer available.

*Feel free to call the office of come by if you need assistance creating your GED or HiSET account.

NMSU-A PACE program follows a Managed Enrollment process. Potential and returning students must complete ONBOARDING and official paperwork for attendance. Mid-session entrance is not allowed.


There is a $15 annual registration fee to be paid during orientation. Proof of hardship will be required to waive fee.

NMSU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact Accessibility Services at 575.439.3721, .