Earning an Arkansas High School diploma by successfully passing the GED Test can be the first step in reaching both career and educational goals. GED Testing Services released a new version of the GED Test on January 2, 2014 which is aligned with state and national college and career readiness standards. The GED Test has been recognized by employers and colleges nationwide since the 1940’s.
- 16 or 17 year old students must have the necessary documentation from their local high school to enroll. Contact the Director of Adult Education for more information.
- 18 years and older may enroll if not currently enrolled in high school.
- Have not graduated from an accredited high school nor received an accredited high school equivalency certificate/diploma.
- Resident of Arkansas.
Upon enrollment in the Adult Education Program, students are given the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) to determine their skill levels in reading, language, and math. This is not a pass/fail test. Results are used for placement and instructional purposes.
Enrollment times are: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon and on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-7:00 pm.
All classes are offered free to the public. The Adult Education Program will work with students to create a class schedule that fits their work and family schedules because consistent class attendance is crucial for making progress. Instruction is available at the following times:
Monday-Friday , 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Monday-Thursday, 1:00-2:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-7:00 pm
Testing Process and Fees
All individuals in Arkansas are required to pass the GED Ready Test (official practice test) to be eligible to take the official GED Test. Students in the Adult Education Program that have demonstrated specific skill levels on the TABE Test may take the GED Ready Test at no cost. Individuals that are not enrolled in Adult Education must pay $6 per subject ($24 total) and take the GED Ready Test at an approved adult education or testing center.
Once GED Ready Test scores are verified, the individual may register for the official GED test at a cost of $4 per subject ($16 total). Adult Education Staff will provide assistance with the registration and testing process.
There is a formal graduation ceremony each year in May. UACCB offers scholarships to qualified GED graduates. Contact UACCB for scholarship criteria.
For more information about GED Classes and Testing, contact the Adult Education Department at (870)612-2085 or toll free (800)508-7878.