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We offer free classes to help you prepare to earn your high school equivalency or brush up on your reading, math, and job skills. Our classes are designed to help you get ready to take the next step, whether it’s to enter college or start a career. We also offer workforce training to help students qualify for promotions or jobs in high-demand industries. Classes are available in person, online, or a mix of both. Here are some of the classes that are available at centers throughout Georgia:

  • GED Test & HiSET Exam Preparation Classes (Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts)
  • Career Training
  • Reading Classes
  • Computer Skills Classes

Find FREE classes near you!

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FREE In-Person and Online English & Citizenship Classes

We offer free English (ESL) & citizenship classes at multiple locations throughout Georgia. Our classes are for adults that want to improve their English, attain U.S. citizenship, and get career training. Benefits of Learning English:

  • College and Job Readiness
  • Civics Education and U.S. Citizenship Preparation
  • Community and Family Life
  • Digital Literacy
  • Health Care

Instruction is available for all levels of English and students of all nationalities. We also offer workforce training to help students qualify for promotions or jobs in high-demand industries. <!–Click below to find a location near you! –> Find a location near you!


Clases de inglés y ciudadanía en persona y en línea GRATIS

Ofrecemos clases gratuitas de inglés (ESL) y ciudadanía en varias localidades en Georgia. Nuestras clases son para adultos que desean mejorar su inglés, obtener la ciudadanía estadounidense y obtener capacitación profesional. Beneficios de aprender inglés:

  • Preparación para la universidad y el trabajo
  • Educación cívica y preparación para la ciudadanía estadounidense
  • Mejor vida familiar y comunitaria
  • Alfabetización y literatura digital
  • Cuidado de la salud

Las clases están disponibles para todos los niveles de inglés y estudiantes de todas las nacionalidades. También ofrecemos capacitación para la fuerza laboral para ayudar a los estudiantes a calificar para promociones o trabajos en industrias de alta demanda. ¡Haga clic a continuación para encontrar una localidad cerca de usted! Haz clic aqui

Welcome to the home of the official Georgia High School Equivalency (HSE) Program (formerly the GED Testing Program) where you can find everything you need to know about choosing a high school equivalency (HSE) pathway, taking your tests or enrolling in classes, and earning your high school equivalency (HSE) credential. The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) now offers multiple options for achieving your high school equivalency. Two computer-based testing (CBT) pathways are available through testing centers or proctored at home: the GED® test or the HiSET® exam. TCSG is also piloting a workforce-based solution to a high school equivalency (HSE) through joint enrollment called Career Plus HSE.

Quick Facts

  • Preparation classes for GaHSE options are free. Contact your local Adult Education Center for information about courses.
  • Scholarships are available to assist with GED® Test fees and HiSET® Exam fees. See your local adult education center for more information.
  • For a comparison of the GED® Test and HiSET® Exam, view this resource.

Comparison of the GED® Test and HiSET® Exam


HOPE High School Equivalency (HSE) Examination Grant Program

Eligible Georgia residents can now apply for an award not to exceed $200 to cover the cost of a high school equivalency examination. The HOPE HSE Grant is available once per subject area exam to those who qualify. To learn more, visit www.HSEtest4Free.com or call 404-679-1645. 

Testing Centers

When registering for a test, open testing locations with available testing dates will automatically display. Availability may vary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Examinees can expand the distance they are willing to travel to identify additional sites.


GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (ACE) and may not be used or reproduced without express written permission. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from ACE. PSI, the PSI logo and HISET are registered trademarks of PSI and used in the United States under license.

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Your journey does not have to end with Adult Education. We can also help you Keep GOing and pursue your dream career. Why is technical college the right choice for you?

  • FREE TUITION: When you pursue a career in any one of 17 high-demand fields including computer technology, health sciences, or early childhood education, you can get started on a rewarding career and have 100% of your college tuition costs covered with Georgia’s HOPE Career Grant.
  • VARIETY OF PROGRAMS: We offer 600 part-time or full-time Degree, Diploma & Certificate programs including computer technology, criminal justice, health sciences, nursing, culinary arts, construction management, and many more. 99%
  • PLACEMENT SUCCESS: With 99% success rate for job placement and college transfers, our students are fast-tracked to their future.
  • CONVENIENT ACCESS: There are 22 colleges with 88 locations across the state as well as online classes, giving you access to higher education that is convenient for you.
  • SUCCEED SOONER: Earn a credential in as little as eight weeks to two years. Achieve a rewarding career with little to zero college debt.

Free College Applications for the Month of March

Did you know there are 22 technical colleges throughout the state of Georgia? Be sure to take advantage of the TCSG application fee waivers this month! Click here to learn more and apply today!

Let us help you find a rewarding career!



Career Services Specialist Directory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albany Technical College
Program Administrator – Linda Coston Career Services Specialist – Sandra Sutton
Email – ssutton@albanytech.edu
Phone – (229) 430-7881

 

 

 

Athens Technical College
Program Administrator – Fabersha Flynt
Career Services Specialist – Marchelle Massey Sandoval
Email – msandoval@athenstech.edu
Phone – (706) 357-0003

 

 

 

Atlanta Public Schools
Program Administrator – Albenny Price
Career Services Specialist – Naomi Palmer
Email – npalmer@atlanta.k12.ga.us
Phone – (404) 802-3566

 

 

 

 

Atlanta Technical Colleges
Program Administrator – Monique Brown
Career Services Specialist – Ms. Michelle Jackson
Email – mjackson1@atlantatech.edu
Phone – (404) 225-5050

Augusta Technical College
Program Administrator – Angela Moseley
Phone – (706)-771-4132
Career Services Specialist – Diane Cook-Jackson
Email – djackson@augustatech.edu
(706) 771-4131
Lauren Smith, Event Coordinator
Email – Lauren.Smith@augustatech.edu


Catholic Charities
Program Administrator – Kelly Peacock
Career Service Specialists – Lauri Santana
Email – lauri.santana@wiregrass.edu
Phone – (229) 468-2263

 

 

 

Center for Pan Asian Community Services
Program Administrator – Sharetta Bartley
Career Service Specialists – Daisy Huerta
Email – DHuerta@ccatlanta.org
Phone – (770) 790-3106

Central Georgia Technical College
Program Administrator – Brenda Brown
Career Services Specialist – Tiffany Spivey
Email – tspivey@centralgatech.edu
Phone – (478) 218-3707

Chattahoochee Technical College
Program Administrator – Christine Hord
Career Services Specialist – Claude Ricketts
Email – Claude.ricketts@chattahoocheetech.edu
Phone – (770) 975-4273

 

 

 

Clayton County Schools
Program Administrator – James Wilburn
Career Services Specialist – Andrea Wilson
Email – andrea.wilson2@clayton.k12.ga.us
Phone – (770) 515-7610

Coastal Pine Technical College
Program Administrator – Katrena Felder
Career Services Specialist – Guynell Grant
Email – Ggrant@coastalpines.edu
Phone – (912) 338-5262

Cobb County Schools
Program Administrator – Francia Browne
Career Services Specialist – Heather Hawkins
Email – Heather.hawkins@cobbk12.org
Phone – (678) 594-8011 Ext. 244

 

 

 

Columbus Technical College
Program Administrator – April Hopson
Career Services Specialist – Kevin Caldwell
Email – KCaldwell@columbustech.edu
Phone – (706) 641-5625

DeKalb County School District
Program Administrator – Narva Dunlap
Career Services Specialist – Sylvester Hopewell
Email – Sylvester.hopewell@gmail.com

Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Program Administrator – Melissa (Lisa) Shaw
Career Services Specialist – Regina Casteel
Email – rcasteel@gntc.edu
Phone – (706) 764-3564

 

 

 

Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Program Administrator – Meghan McBride
Career Services Specialist – Hazel Simmons
Email – simmonsh@gptc.edu
Phone – (404) 297-9522 Ext. 4016

Gwinnett Technical College
Program Administrator – Stephanie Rooks
Career Services Specialist – Vivolyn Ferguson
Email – vferguson@gwinnetttech.edu
Phone – (678) 226-6434

International Rescue Committee, Inc.
Program Administrator – Chris Carpenter
Career Service Specialists – Lauren Bowden
Email – lauren.bowden@rescue.org
Phone – (678) 636-8925

 

 

 

Lanier Technical College
Program Administrator – Shannon Cole
Career Services Specialist – James (Jim) Watson
Email – jwatson@laniertech.edu
Phone – (770) 531-3355

Literacy Action, Inc.
Program Administrator – Kanis Fatima
Career Service Specialists – Kevin Spearman
Email – kspearman@literacyaction.org
Phone – (404) 818-7341

North Georgia Technical College
Program Administrator – Shelby Ward
Career Services Specialist – Michelle Dockery
Email – michelle.dockery@northgatech.edu
Phone – (706) 754-7743

 

 

 

Oconee Fall Line Technical College
Program Administrator – Demme McManus
Career Services Specialist – Zac Woodard
Email – zwoodard@oftc.ed
Phone – (478)-274-7848

Ogeechee Technical College
Program Administrator – Samantha N. Smith
Career Services Specialist -Ieshia Charles
Email – icharles@ogeecheetech.edu
Phone – (912) 871-1798

Savannah Technical College
Program Administrator – Brent Stubbs
Career Services Specialist -Wendi Gowans
Email – wgowans@savannahtech.edu
Phone – (912) 443-5344

 

 

 

South Georgia Technical College
Program Administrator – Lillie Ann Winn
Career Services Specialist – Tracy Israel
Email – tisrael@southgatech.edu
Phone – (229) 931-2571

Southeastern Technical College
Program Administrator – Susan B. Cross
Career Services Specialist – Precious Sogn
Email – PLandaverde@southeasterntech.edu
Phone – (478) 289-2257

Southern Crescent Technical College
Program Administrator – Steve Hendrix
Career Services Specialist – Marquita Traylor
Email – Marquita.Traylor@sctech.edu
Phone – (770) 914-4435
Career Services Specialist – Jeenan Hendon
Email – Jeenann.hendon@sctech.edu
Phone – (770) 467-6036

 

 

 

Southern Regional Technical College
Program Administrator – Charles Semones
Career Services Specialist – Carolyn West
Email – cwest@southernregional.edu
Phone – (229) 391-2615

West Georgia Technical College
Phone – (770) 537-6061

 

Every Adult Education program has a Career Services Specialist to serve as a support and resource to all students. Career Services Specialists provide career advice, guidance, and college transition support services to help students achieve their goals.

More Options to Earn Your High School Equivalency in Georgia

Georgia now offers both the HiSET® exam and GED® test to earn your high school equivalency (HSE) Diploma. Take the test in person or online, weekdays or weekends, one test at a time–whatever works best for you!

Sign up to test in person or online today!

 

 

Questions? Contact Us!

Phone: 404-679-1645
 

Online Testing

The GED test and HiSET exam can both be taken at home in a proctored environment. The GED test option is called the Online Proctored GED and the HiSET option is called HiSET at Home. These options require a computer, camera, speakers, and Internet connectivity for the individual delivery of the test at home or in another secure location.

Testing Centers

When registering for a test, open testing locations with available testing dates will automatically display. Availability may vary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Examinees can expand the distance they are willing to travel to identify additional sites.

Cost of the GED Test and HiSET Exam

How much does the GED test cost?

What is my cost if I test at a Test Center?

– Georgia currently charges $40 per subject for the GED® test at a Test Center.

Starting July 1, 2023: Georgia charges $46 per subject for the GED® test at a Test Center.

What is my cost if I test Online?

– Georgia charges $46 per subject for the GED® test taken online.

How much does the HiSET test cost?

What is my cost if I test at a Test Center?

– Georgia currently charges $26.75 per subject for the HiSET exam at a Test Center.

What is my cost if I test Online?

– Georgia charges $36.25 per subject for the GED® test taken online

How do I pay for the test?

You will pay for the test online with a debit or credit card when you schedule your test.


 

 

 

Need help preparing for the GED or the HiSET? We have FREE classes available across the state.

Find FREE classes near you!


GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (ACE) and may not be used or reproduced without express written permission. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from ACE. PSI, the PSI logo and HISET are registered trademarks of PSI and used in the United States under license.

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