CECD Transition Program


Eva Luevano
AE DACC Transition Advisor
Telephone: 575 528-7038
Email: eluevano@dacc.nmsu.edu



The DACC Adult Education Division college transition program is designed to assist Adult Education (AE) students interested in a college or university education prepare for a successful experience.  The program is available at each DACC AE Learning Center at no cost to the student and provides the following:

Professional Guidance: a college transition advisor to guide you in making the changeover from AE to college and assisting you through your first year in college.

Student Support Resources:  Admissions, Placement Testing, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Academic Advising, Tutoring, Counseling, Career Exploration, Placement & Cooperative Education, Services for Students with Disabilities, Student Activities & Organizations, Library, Computer Lab, Bookstore

College Preparation Courses and Transition Workshops: topics include college success skills, college readiness assessments, study skills, learning styles, organizational skills, time management, identifying barriers and developing strategies to overcome them, confidence for success, career training options, and much more.

AE Transition Program is for students who plan to attend Doña Ana Community College, New Mexico State University, or other training programs. This program is beneficial for students at various academic levels including:

  • GED® recipients
  • ESL students
  • High school graduates who have been out of school for a number of years and want to develop academic skills before entering college

WHY should I participate?

  • Receive personal guidance and support.
  • Invest in yourself with education and training.
  • Earn higher wages beyond a high school diploma.
  • Gain confidence and skills needed to be a successful college student.

HOW do I participate?

  1. Telephone Call
    Contact the College Transition Advisor for an individual appointment or a group advising session at (575) 528-7038 or call the nearest DACC Adult Education Learning Center listed herein.
  2. Personal Contact from the College Transition Advisor 
    The College Transition Advisor will contact all advanced level GED® and ESL learners for advising appointments and will visit all advanced classes to keep you informed about the program.

WHERE can I participate?

Las Cruces: Doña Ana Community College 
Patricio G. Quintana Learning Center (room 160) 
3400 South Espina Street
Las Cruces, NM 88003 
Telephone: (575) 527-7540, (575) 527-7740
Fax Number: (575) 528-7065
Toll Free Number: 1-800-903-7503
Anthony: Gadsden Learning Center
1700 E. O’Hara Road
Anthony, NM 88021 
Telephone: (575) 882-6813
Sunland Park: Sunland Park Learning Center 
3365 McNutt Rd. (Santo Domingo Rd.) 
Sunland Park, NM 88063 
Telephone: (575) 874-7790 
Chaparral: Chaparral Learning Center 
755 Prescott Anthony Drive
Chaparral, NM 88081
Telephone: (575) 824-5075 
Workforce Center 2345 Nevada Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 528-7477

Useful Websites

Doña Ana Community College dacc.nmsu.edu
New Mexico State University http://nmsu.edu/
Know how to go! www.luminafoundation.org
Click on New Mexico in the drop down box for other helpful links www.going2college.org
SAT registration www.collegeboard.com
ACT registration www.actstudent.org
Test optional colleges www.fairtest.org
Free test prep site www.number2.com
CSS Profile required for some private colleges www.collegeboard.com
Career assessment/interest inventory www.choices.com
Aggie Career Manager https://careerservices.nmsu.edu/students/aggiecareer-manager/
Career opportunities www.careerinfonet.org/acinet/default.asp
Financial aid form for all colleges www.fafsa.ed.gov
Financial aid information www.finaid.org
Scholarship information www.fastweb.com
Merit scholarship information www.meritaid.com
Student loans www.nmstudentloans.org
New Mexico Higher Education Department career opportunities www.hed.state.nm.us
GED® transcripts can be ordered here! http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/gedrequest-a-transcript
New Mexico Department of Labor-job, career training and financial aid opportunities www.dol.state.nm.us
Affordable Colleges Online.org (Guide to make the most of your online college experience) Guide to Visiting Colleges: How to Make the Most of Campus Tours
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/visiting-colleges/Finding Credible & Respected Online Colleges: The Importance of Graduation Rates & Employed Acceptance of Online Degrees