Adult Ed FAQs
Adult Education Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register or sign up for classes?
New Student Orientation – Students can attend our “Open Enrollment” orientation sessions Monday-Thursday any time between 9am-1pm. If they are 18yrs and older, all they will need is a valid ID. If they are 16-17 yrs old, they will need to bring their ID, a withdrawal letter from the last school system they attended and their parent/guardian will need to complete the appropriate forms. Orientation lasts for 4 hours.
How much do classes and assessments cost
There is no charge for the classes we offer or the testing assessments we do for students enrolling in the GED program. They are provided free of charge by the State of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia, as well as through local donations. The only charge involved in getting your GED is the cost of taking the actual GED test. That is a fee of $160. Contact your local area Adult Learning Center to learn more about classes and assessments.
Do you have an attendance policy?
Yes, students must attend at least 80% of the class time available. Students who do not meet this requirement may be suspended from the program.
When are classes offered?
Class times vary per location. Click here for locations. During Orientation, Adult Education staff will work with you on a schedule that best fits your needs.
Is an orientation necessary in order to take the GED Test?
While orientation is required to enroll in the Adult Education program, adults can take the GED test without attending classes or completing orientation. However, if they fail the test they may have restrictions on re-testing and should consider enrolling in Adult Education classes.
How soon can I take the actual GED test?
Once a student enrolls in the Adult Education program progress is dependent up the student’s pace. We encourage student attendance and classroom participation in order to learn the skills needed to successfully pass the GED.
Is the GED accepted just like a diploma across the nation?
The GED Test is acknowledged across the nation. It is best to check with the college of your choice to determine what its entrance requirements are so that you can meet the necessary prerequisites.
Do you have day care?
The Adult Education program does not provide day care for students.
Why do I need to take the TABE test or register for classes, I think I am ready to take the GED Test?
Ogeechee Technical College requires an assessment be taken prior to registration for the GED classes. The TABE assessment test pinpoints a potential and current student's academic strengths and weaknesses. It assists the teacher in making recommendations to you about a course of study with the idea of saving the student's time and money.
If I fail the GED, do I have to take the whole thing over?
No, you only retake the parts you fail. There is a $20.00 fee for each test that you retake.
Do you have materials I can check out to take home in order to study on my own?
Students enrolled in the program has access to a wide range of materials to prepare for the GED. Those materials include, distance education and online resources, access to tutoring and some books that they make take home for further study.
What forms of identification are acceptable to register for the GED test?
You will need an official government issued picture ID, such as drivers' license, state ID card or passport to register for the GED test.
If I have already taken the TABE, do I have to take it again?
A student will need to retake the TABE if it has been more than 270 days since their last TABE test.
In an adult education program, what does the term under-age youth mean?
The term underage-youth refers to a student who is 16 or 17 years of age. State permission is required to allow these students to test for the GED.
Can I sign up for the GED Test as soon as I am 16 years old?
No. Please refer to the question below for the procedure regarding testing as an under-age youth.
If I am an under-age youth, what process do I need to follow to sign up for the GED classes?
The following forms are required for all 16 and 17 year olds in order to register for GED classes.
Letter of Withdrawal from last school attended
A state issued ID. (Drivers License or state issued ID)
Complete under-age youth packet signed by parent or guardian
Is getting the GED quicker and easier than finishing high school?
There is no easy way to get high school or GED credentials. It is possible to finish the learning objectives for secondary school earlier by intensive preparation for the GED Test even though this option is not for everyone.
Can I obtain my driver's license while studying for the GED?
1. The student must complete 40 hours of class time.
2. The student must be a level completer.
3. Complete the form furnished by the Adult Education Instructor and return it to the Department of Driver Safety.
How much time do I have to come to class in order to keep my driver's license?
Students 16 or 17 years old must attend classes 80% of the time offered.
If my child is 19 or younger, may I obtain information from the teacher about attendance and other matters pertaining to my child's progress?
Instructors are not allowed to give information out about any student unless the student is present and can witness what is being said or the student has signed a document permitting the instructor to speak to someone about the student's progress or status in the program.