Adult Education FAQs

What services are offered through the Adult Education Program?

Adult Education services includes FREE Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Educational Development (GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL) preparation. ABE/GED classes are designed to upgrade skills in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science in preparation for GED exam. ESL instruction is provided to persons who speak little or no English. Students are taught listening comprehension and speaking skills as well as reading comprehension and writing. Classes are offered through face-to-face and/or online instruction. Other specialized classes including Transition and Career Pathways are also offered. Students are screened to determine eligibility for these special classes.

Am I eligible to enroll in Adult Education classes?

Adult Education classes are for students ages 17 or older who have not completed high school. These classes are designed to upgrade basic skills in reading, writing, and math. An individual program of study is designed for each student. Classes are held at various locations throughout the college service delivery area (see schedule). Those students ages 17 and 18 must have proof of withdrawal from the last high school attended and parental permission form (provided by department).

How do I enroll in Adult Education classes?

The Adult Education program offers continuous enrollment throughout the program year. Registration/orientation is held at the central office located at the Community Resource Center in Mt. Pleasant (105 N. Riddle Street). The enrollment process is by appointment, although walk-ins are welcomed. Registration/orientation includes completion of enrollment application, one-on-one interview, explanation of program policies/expectations, baseline assessment, goal setting, and placement into classes. After 40 hours (ABE/GED) and 60 hours (ESL) of instruction, students are progress tested and advised on next steps. For registration information or to make an appointment, please contact the Adult Education central office at 903.434.8341 or 903.434.8234.

How do I register to take the GED exam?

Students will need to register for the GED exam through the GED website Students will have access to GED preparation resources or can proceed to schedule exams. The testing center will appear in order of closest proximity first. For students taking the GED exam at NTCC, the exam is administered Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The GED exam is not administered on Friday at the NTCC location.

What is the cost of GED exam?

The total cost of the GED exam is $145 ($36.25 per section). Prior to scheduling the GED exam, students can also take the GED practice exam at the cost of $24 ($6 per section). The GED exam can be taken in its entirety or per section. Payment for the GED exam is made through the GED website at NTCC CAN NOT accept payment for the GED exam. For more information regarding GED retake guidelines, please contact the NTCC Testing Center at 903.434.8273 or the GED Call Center at 1.877.392.6433.

Can I go to college after I receive my GED?

Yes. Students will need to provide an OFFICIAL GED transcript or certificate to the college admission’s office. If enrolling at NTCC, student will need to follow the 7 Steps to Success Checklist.