GED Program

Earning an Arkansas High School diploma by successfully passing the GED Test can be the first step in reaching both career and educational goals. Watch a video about one of UACCB's GED graduates at http://aalrc.org under Success Stories!

GED Transcript Request for GED Graduates

GED transcripts are issued by the GED Testing Office in Little Rock.  Initial transcripts are provided free of charge, but a written request is required.  Click on this link for transcript request information.

http://ace.arkansas.gov/adultEducation/programs/GED/Pages/requestTranscriptDiploma.aspx

Eligibility for Enrollment

  • Age
  • 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.

Enrollment Process

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 and Wednesday, 8:00 -11:00 am and on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-7:00 pm.  Additional times are available by appointment only.  Call 870-612-2085 if an appointment needs to be scheduled.

Class Schedule

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. Summer classes are available on the UACCB campus at the following times through June 25, 2015:

            Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon

            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.  A scholarship is available to cover the cost of the official exam for students showing financial need.

A Walmart GED Scholarship is available to qualified students to cover the cost of the $16 testing fee.  To apply for the Walmart GED Scholarship, students must meet these criteria:

·        Be an Arkansas resident,

·        Be enrolled in an Adult Education Program,

·        Earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level, and

·        Pass the GED Ready Test at an adult education center.

 

Students must provide documentation of their financial need by providing ONE of the following: a copy of their Medicaid card, Food Stamp (SNAP) card, two most recent pay stubs, or last year’s income tax return.  Incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level are defined in the chart below

 

Family Size

Annual Income

At or Below

1

$23,340

2

$31,460

3

$39,580

4

$47,700

5

$55,820

6

$63,940

7

$72,060

8

$80,180

Graduation

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.