Adult Education and GED®

adultliteracy No matter where you’re starting from, Albany Tech can help you improve your skills and accomplish your educational goals. 

 The Adult Education Program is designed for adults who need assistance with basic academic skills. We offer flexible program hours to work with your busy schedule! In addition to adult basic education and GED® Test preparation, the Adult Education Program offers workplace literacy programs, English Literacy (ELP), family literacy, job readiness and life skills classes.


Adult Education provides these services:

  • Assessment of present skills
  • Counseling and advisement
  • Personal attention
  • No cost instruction
  • Special reading instruction
  • Computerized instruction

Contact Information

Office of Adult Education
Artisan Hall, Room 115

Earning Your High School Equivalency (GED® Diploma)

 The General Education Development (GED® Test) is offered as an alternative to a high school diploma.  The GED® Test is made up of four batteries, including reasoning through language arts, mathematical reasoning, science, and social studies. The complete battery of tests costs $160 and each test is $40, if taken separately.

Current, valid, government-issued photo identification will be required for orientation and to register and take the GED® Test.

 Acceptable forms of identification include a driver’s license from any state, a learner’s permit, a state ID, a passport or military ID.

 By state regulations, 16 and 17 year olds must fill out the Underage Youth application, attach a current Official Withdrawal from the last school attended or an Affidavit for Home School Students and have a parent to attend the first thirty minutes of Orientation to enroll in Adult Education classes at an authorized Adult Education Program. These future test-takers must attend 40 hours of class, take the GED® Ready™ practice test and score at least a 155 on two of the four GED® Ready™ subtest and remain in class until the GED® Diploma is earned.

 In order to participate in the Adult Education program, individuals are required to attend Orientation. Day and evening orientation sessions are available. During Orientation, individuals will be given assessment tests to determine level of knowledge in the subjects needed to pass the GED® Test in order to be placed into appropriate classes. Orientation is required in order to attend any GED® Test preparation class or lab. You may call the office at 229.430.1620 or click HERE for orientation dates and times

There is no cost for Orientation and classes.

 All test-takers must register and schedule their GED® Test at www.ged.com or by calling the Pearson VUE Call Center at 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433). A credit or debit card is required when scheduling tests. The GED® Test is administered in the Manufacturing Technology Building in room 111 across the street from the main campus of Albany Technical College.

 After passing the GED® Test with at least 150 points on each content area, you will receive your official GED® Diploma, official transcript and a $500 Hope Voucher in the mail.

 Additional official documents and/or transcripts can be obtained by mailing a GED® Transcript/Diploma Request Form which can be obtained on the TCSG website at www.tcsg.edu or you may pick one up at the Adult Education Office at Albany Technical College. You may submit the form to TCSG in person or by mail.

For additional information, please call 229.430.1620.


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