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Who is Eligible?

The following pre-requisites are necessary in order to qualify for the HEP program:

  • Individuals that are not enrolled in school & lack a high school diploma or GED;
  • Individuals that are at least 16 years of age or older;
  • The individual or an immediate family member has worked at least 75 days within the last two years in agriculture.
  • Agricultural activities may include:
    • Activities related to the production of crops, dairy products, poultry, or livestock.
    •  Activities related to the cultivation or harvesting of trees.
    • Activities related to fish farms.
  • Due to UNM HEP’s intensive instruction, students are also required to pass the practice exam with a score of 390 or above.  This ensures students are at the level necessary to pass the GED within the 4 months’ time of program.