NOTE: Those awarded the Alabama Occupational Diploma (AOD) as defined in §290-3-1-.02(8) (g) of the Alabama State Board of Education Administrative Code are eligible to take the GED Test, and III. GED Scholarship GED recipients are eligible to participate in a tuition scholarship program, Alabama GED Scholarship (AGS).
Applications may be obtained by contacting the College’s Office of Adult Education at [email protected] 205.391.2662 or 877.643.3272.
The Adult Education Program is pleased to offer Work Keys® assessment and training to students who meet assessment criteria.
Work Keys® is a national workforce development system developed by ACT, an international leader in educational assessment for the past forty years.
Adult Education and General Educational Development (GED) Classes The course of study and materials are designed specifically to prepare adult learners to pass the GED test and earn their high school equivalency diploma.
English skills are taught by using real life situations, such as going to the doctor’s office or filling out a job application. Project Literacy United States (PLUS) PLUS Tuscaloosa is a community-wide effort using trained volunteers to teach adults to read.
The program is administered and coordinated by the Shelton State Community College Adult Education Program and is funded by the Department of Postsecondary Education and contributions from community organizations, churches, businesses and individuals.
PLUS Tuscaloosa has three goals: to raise awareness of the problem of adult functional illiteracy, to recruit and train volunteer reading tutors, and to encourage participation of those who need assistance with reading.
Over 2,000 individuals have been assessed using the Work Keys® system.
If you would like to volunteer to help someone learn to read, or if you know someone who needs reading help, call PLUS Tuscaloosa (205.391.2671). We are funded by the Department of Postsecondary Education. In order to be administered the GED Test, candidates shall meet the following: I. Seventeen (17) years of age, exited an Alabama public school and present to the GED Examiner a notarized Student Exit Interview form from the school system. Sixteen (16) years of age, exited an Alabama public school and present to the GED Examiner a notarized Certificate of Exemption issued by the local superintendent. Sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years of age, resident of Alabama, exited a private school, a church school, or a private tutor program and must present to the GED Examiner a notarized letter from a parent/legal guardian that the applicant has exited the school/program and has permission to be administered the GED Test.Not be enrolled in a public K-12 school, a private K-12 school, a church school or a private tutor program registered with the Alabama Department of Education. Not have earned a secondary school diploma from a public school or a private school registered with the Alabama Department of Education. ** Alabama residency is required for applicants under eighteen (18) years of age.