Adult Education Program

About Diné College Adult Education Program

The Diné College Adult Education Program has two sites in Shiprock and Crownpoint, New Mexico.

The Diné College Adult Education Program offers free academic classes to adults who desire attaining their high school diplomas. The Program offers classes to help students prepare for the Official HiSET®, which is one of three high school equivalency tests. Academic classes include: reading, writing, science, social studies, and mathematics.

Our mission is to make students responsible for their own learning by engaging them in their academic and study skills.

Hours of Operation

Crownpoint Site

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Class Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday

Shiprock Site

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Class Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday

**Office hours and class hours are subject to change**

***Enrollment is currently closed until July 2024, thereafter enrollment will be ongoing on a monthly basis***

  • Step 1: Complete application and questionnaire.                            Note: Students under the age of 18 must complete an Underage Verification Form that is signed by the parent/guardian and returned to the Adult Education Program.
  • Step 2: Complete TABE 11/12 preassessment in Reading, Language, and Mathematics
  • Step 3: Attend MANDATORY new student orientation before classes begin. If you do not attend new student orientation, you will not be able to start classes, you must wait for the next orientation date.

If you have a documented disability, please notify the data technician and provide documentation at the time that you are applying.

The Adult Education Program is funded by the United States Department of Education through the New Mexico Higher Education Department, Adult Education Division.

HiSET® is an official high school equivalency credential exam that is offered in the state of New Mexico. You can register and schedule for the official exam at You must use a Credit/Debit card to pay for your exams. If you have a documented disability and need testing accommodations, please notify the HiSET® company and complete the accommodations form from the website Approval for accommodations may take 6 weeks or longer before you can take the HiSET® exam.

Below are the closest testing sites:

Farmington, NM- San Juan College

Gallup, NM- University of New Mexico

Grants, NM- New Mexico State University


New Mexico GED® or HISET® Transcripts and Diplomas must be requested through Transcripts cost $23.00 each. You can also request for a copy of your diploma at a cost of $23.00 each. You must use a Credit/Debit card to purchase your requests. You will need to provide the following information:

  1. Your email address
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Name at the time of testing
  4. State location of testing
  5. Identification number (usually Social Security Number)
  6. Name and address of the recipient, who and where the official transcript is to be sent. Usually “Official Transcript” means a formal, paper copy. Before having a transcript sent by Fax or e-mail, check with recipient to find out if this is a valid form for them.


Tomasina Begay, Adult Education Coordinator
(505) 368-3563

Johanna Silago, Adult Education Instructor
(505) 786-7203

Jervis Garfield, Adult Education Instructor
(505) 368-3563

Thomas Bennett, Associate Director of Student Affairs
(505) 368-3629

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