Bureau of Adult Education

The New Hampshire Bureau of Adult Education supports educational services to adults who have not received a high school credential; who do not have the academic skills equivalent to a high school diploma or who do not read, write or speak English.

The mission of the New Hampshire Bureau of Adult Education is to:

  • provide a variety of educational opportunities to empower adults to become lifelong learners,
  • to support individuals in identifying and achieving their potential academic and/or career goals, and
  • to assist students to become active participants in their communities.

About the Bureau

Request for Applications FY23 Summer Programming

Adult Education Locations

For Adult Learners

  • Adult Education and Literacy Activities 
    Free classes to improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math or to learn English. All locations also offer tutoring services and career counseling.
  • Adult High School
    Adult high school diploma programs offer classes for high school credit. Adults who left high school before graduation can take the courses they need to earn a diploma.
  • Adult Learner Services (Tutoring Services)
    Each region in New Hampshire has a Volunteer Coordinator to assist adults with accessing adult education services.
  • Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education
    Our free ESL courses offer students whose first language is not English and who are 18 years or older and not enrolled in school an opportunity to learn to speak English as well as understand American customs. Cross-cultural communication, cooperative learning, and the development of self-confidence are important components of our programs.
  • NH High School Equivalency  Testing
    The High School Equivalency Testing (HiSET) Program gives adults and out-of-school youth an opportunity to demonstrate their academic skills and to earn the New Hampshire High School Equivalency Certificate.
  • High School Equivalency Transcript Request Form

The Bureau provides transcripts and verification of high school equivalency certificates.

For Adult Educators

Funding Opportunities for Adult Education Eligible Subrecipients

The Bureau of Adult Education (BAE) at the New Hampshire Department of Education leverages Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) federal funding and state adult education funds to award grants to New Hampshire adult education eligible subrecipients based on their responses to requests for applications. 


For High School Equivalency, transcripts, employment verification, and testing:

Barbara Crosby
High School Equivalency Program Assistant
(603) 271-6699

For all other questions:

Administrator Sarah Wheeler
(603) 271-6699