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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

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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.

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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.

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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.
  • Click here to view HSE Options flyer

Comparision of the GED® Test and HiSET® Exam

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.

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.

  • TCSG COVID-19 Parent Consent – Students ages 16 and 17 are considered under-age and may need the consent of a parent or guardian to test. Please check your testing confirmation email for requirements.
  • TCSG COVID-19 Student Waiver – All test-takers 18 years and over may be asked to sign a waiver document. Please check your testing confirmation email for requirements.
  • TCSG COVID-19 Student Waiver (En Español) – Waiver in Spanish for all test-takers 18 years and over. Please check your testing confirmation email for requirements.

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.

ETS, the ETS logo, MEASURING THE POWER OF LEARNING and HISET are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS).


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. Career Services Specialists also:

  • Connect students with employers.
  • Help students create goals and identify career interests.
  • Refer students to community services like transportation, childcare, housing, and more.
  • Refer students to job training opportunities.
  • Provide one-on-one counseling for students.
  • Assist with resumes and interview skills.
  • Help students apply to college or jobs.

Contact your local program to ask about these services!

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