UNM Los Alamos

College and Career Readiness Program

College and Career Readiness Program

The Adult Learning Center (ALC) provides services in a campus-based learning center and is designed to improve the educational level of adults, out-of-school youth, and non-English speaking persons sixteen (16) years of age and older. Eligible students are individuals seeking to prepare for life, work, or post-secondary education with skill levels below the college level and who have the ability to benefit from the instruction.

The UNM-Los Alamos Adult Learning Center provides free classes, instructional materials, tutoring, and a computer practice lab for learning English as a Second Language (ESL), preparation for a high school equivalency credential, and preparation for college and a career. Services include instruction in reading, writing, and math, all levels of ESL instruction, and introduction to essential job skills for the workforce. 

You may download and print the enrollment form from the link below. Fill it out and bring it with to your class, or send it to nramirezaponte@unm.edu. Students need to now answer ALL questions, with the exception of social securityRegistration and enrollment is ongoing throughout the semester. New students are asked to take a placement test or pre-test when they come in to enroll for classes. 

Enrollment Forms

Underage Permission Form

High School Equivalency (HSE) Classes

  • Free non-credit education courses for students age 16 and older (students between the ages of 16–17 must have a completed Underage Permission Form to be admitted).
  • Home schooled students are welcome.
  • Students can take advantage of our HSE pre-testing, small group and individual instruction, tutor assistance (subject to volunteer tutor availability), computer practice, and independent study.
  • Students may be eligible for UNM's Bridge to Success Scholarship and New Mexico Lottery Scholarships after a New Mexico High School Equivalency Credential.
  • This class prepares students for either the HiSet or GED®. An explanation of how the two tests compare can be found here ( hed.state.nm.us/students-parents/high-school-equivalency/general-information-about-high-school-equivalency-tests-GED-hiset ).

High School Equivalency and Skills Building Classes Schedule


Contact: cress@unm.edu
Online  Classes Day/Time Room
Online Saturday 10:00 am-12:00 pm Online
Afternoon Classes
Zion Church & Online Monday, Tuesday  2:00 pm-4:00 pm TBD
Evening Classes
UNM-LA Wednesday 5:00 pm-8:00 pm Bldg. 7, B11
Zion Church & Online Monday, Tuesday 5:00 pm-8:00 pm TBD

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Free English Classes!

  • Classes help students improve English conversation, writing, reading, listening and pronunciation skills.
  • Students also have the option of working with volunteer tutors (subject to availability) to strengthen their conversational skills.
  • Free use of textbooks and instructional materials. Computer lab practice programs available.

English as a Second Language Class Schedule

UNM LA ESL Schedule

Classes begin August 22 

Contact nramirezaponte@unm.edu



Day/Time Room

Beginning ESL

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 am- 10:30 am

Bldg. 7 UNM-LA, B17

Intermediate ESL

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Bldg. 7 UNM-LA, B11

Advanced ESL

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 am-10:30 am

Bldg. 7 UNM-LA, B11

Online Class- Multi-Level

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30 pm-7:00 pm


ESL at Zion Church & Online

Beginning ESL

Monday, Tuesday 10:00 am-12:00 pm  

TBD & Online

Beginning ESL

Wednesday 10:00 am-11:30 am  

TBD & Online

Intermediate ESL

Monday, Tuesday 12:00 pm-2:00 pm  

TBD & Online

ESL at Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue

Beginning ESL

Weds 2:30  pm-4:30 pm

Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue

Intermediate ESL

Weds 12:30  pm-2:30 pm

Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue

ESL and Citizenship Class



  Online Class- Multi-level

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:00 pm-8:30 pm


College and Career Readiness Classes

  • Classes are designed to help students to improve their skill levels in math, reading, writing, and essential social emotional skills.
  • Books and classes are free.

UNM-Los Alamos Satellite Site Classes

The ALC also offers ESL classes in Bernalillo and Pojoaque,  and HSE (GED®) classes in Bernalillo, Pojoaque, the Delancey Street Foundation, Sangre de Cristo House, Cuba, and at Buffalo Thunder. 

For more information, please call 505-662-0338 or email  nramirezaponte@unm.edu.

UNM-LA Center Hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 am-12:00 pm
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Closed on holidays

Contact Information

4000 University Dr.
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544
Phone: (505) 662–0338
Toll-Free: (505) 894–5919 ext. 338

Naly Ramirez-Aponte 
Adult Education Program Manager
Adult Learning Center