2021-2022 College Catalog

Adult Education (High School Equivalency)

Adult Education Department- Adult Literacy and Ged Prep

Who we serve:

Students 16 years and older Services offered:

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)-improving reading, writing and math skills.

  • GED Preparation Classes-Preparing students to pass the GED.

  • Dual Enrollment Programs-Offered to students who TABE test at a high enough level to be dually enrolled in a technical certificate program and Adult Ed to earn their GED and technical certification simultaneously.

  • Transition Services- Assisting with transition to college, the workplace, or the military, including workforce development, financial and family support training, referrals for services, expungement and soft skills workshops.

Registration and Intake:

Applications are available for completion in the Academic Complex (Building C).

Prior to Beginning Classes:

Students will be required to take the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) assessment and attend an Orientation TABE assessments determine:

  • At which grade level the student is functioning

  • In which class student will be placed

  • How close a student is to GED attainment

TABE assessments also give instructors a tool that they can use to move student’s educational gains at progressive rates. Students will be administrated a locator test prior to being pre-tested to determine which level of the TABE is best suited for the individual student. State law mandates that students are pre-tested prior to 12 instructional hours and post-tested at every 30, 40 instructional hours depending on how well they score on the pre-test. Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Requirements for Program Enrollment:

  • Every student must have a valid State ID

  • Students ages 16 through 19 must have an official school withdrawal form evidencing withdrawal from public, private, or home school systems.

  • Every student must be able to prove Verification of Eligibility for public benefits in the State of Georgia

  • Underage Youth, (individuals who are 16 and 17 years of age), must be enrolled into the program by a parent, or guardian, or must show proof of court mandate for enrollment.

For further information of the requirements for enrollment, please contact the Adult Education Department at 404.225.4433, or e-mail adulted@atlantatech.edu.

GED® Testing

Your future is calling. With the GED® test, you can answer the call. Passing the GED® test is a key to opening doors to college, a better job, and earning the respect you deserve. Don’t miss this chance to turn one small step into your next big opportunity in life!

For the first time in 70 years, the GED® test is offered on computer and you will enjoy the benefits of it:

  • 24/7 online registration and scheduling

  • Instant score report

  • Access resources on www.ged.com that may help you pass the GED

  • Type answers to the Extended Response question on the Reasoning Through Language Arts and Social Studies tests, and the two Short Answer questions on the Science test.

How Do I Register and Schedule the Computer-Based GED Exam?

  • To register for the GED computer-based test (CBT), visit www.GED.com. Create your account, register, and schedule your test.

  • Or call 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433).

  • You must have a credit/debit card or voucher to pay the fees.

  • For additional information, visit Atlanta Technical College, Building G (Library &Testing Center GEDtesting@atlantatech.edu; Phone 404.225.4468.)

What Are the Eligibility Requirements?

  • All GED® candidates must present a valid state or federal picture ID; i.e., passport, driver’s license.

  • 16 and 17 year-olds will be referred to a state-approved adult education program. You may contact the Atlanta Technical College Adult Education Department for additional information; or 404.225.4433 or email adulted@atlantatech.edu.

What is the cost?

  • The cost of the GED® Test is $40 for each individual module. There are four modules: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. TOTAL TEST BATTERY - $160.

  • GEDReady™ (the Official GED Practice Test) is available for students to take and see if they are ready to take the official GED test. The cost of GEDReady™ is $6 each

What if I need preparation classes?

GED® preparation classes are offered at no cost through state-approved adult education programs. Atlanta Technical College is pleased to offer GED® preparation classes. Contact: 404.225.4433 or email adulted@atlantatech.edu.

What if I already started the GED® test and need to finish?

What is the new 2014 GED test? Effective January 2, 2014, GED testing Service launched the 2014 GED test. The 2014 GED test replaced the old 2002 test; all 2002 Series scores expired at the end of 2013 and cannot be carried over the new test. To learn more, call Atlanta Technical College at 404-225-4468

GED ® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (ACE). They may not be used or reproduced without the written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from the American Council on Education. Other GED Resources: http://www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=GED_TS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6WFmbw_RlA

After the GED® Test

Complete the Application for Admission to enroll in a program of study and pay the $25 application fee Go to www.FASFA.gov to apply for financial aid

For GED transcript/diploma information, contact 404.679.1645 or visit www.tcsg.edu/ged_landing.php