GED

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Registration, Testing, Orientation

GED and ESL in combination fall, spring, summer 2020 – 2021

Fall I Registration

  • Registration Dates: July 20-22, 2020
  • TABE, Oral and Literacy Testing: July 27-August 5, 2020
  • Orientation: August 10-11, 2020
  • Classes Begin/End: August 24-December 10, 2020

Spring I Registration

  • Registration Dates: January 5-7, 2021
  • TABE, Oral and Literacy Testing: January 11-20, 2021
  • Orientation: January 25-26, 2021
  • Classes Begin/End: February 8-June 17, 2021

Summer Classes

  • July 5 – August 5 2021

Questions:

Call: (432) 335-6380
Email: AELinfo@odessa.edu
Office: 201 W. University - Deaderick Hall Room 106 - Odessa, TX 79764 


Class Information

Free Texas Certificate of High School Literacy (TXCHSE) - formerly GED - sessions are offered five times per year.  Students must complete a 45 minute registration and orientation session.  Students must take assessment test to determine appropriate classes.

  • AM Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 9:15 AM until 11:45 AM
  • PM Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 6:15 PM until 8:45 PM.
  • Online classes are at your convenience, (must complete 12 hours face to face, and at least 10 hours per week).

Locations:

  • Odessa College Wrangler Express
  • Andrews Adult Literacy Center
  • Kermit High School
  • Odessa College Monahans Center
  • Odessa College Pecos Center

Cost:

  • There is no cost for books, tuition, or computer use.
  • When you are ready, the test is $145, (divided into 4 parts).

How it works:

  • When you register, you will complete an interview.
  • You will receive an appointment to take a placement test.
  • You will complete 3 hours of orientation.
  • You will be assigned classes based on the placement test scores.

How long does it take to earn a GED?

It all depends on your test scores and the work you put into completing your assignments.

What you need to bring with you when you interview:

19 years old or older:

  • ID
  • Social Security Card

18 year olds:

  • ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Withdrawal from Public School
  • Parent signatures OR Statement of Self Attestation

17 year olds:

  • ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Withdrawal from Public School
  • Parent ID
  • Parent Permission

16 year olds:

  • ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Withdrawal from Public School
  • Parent ID
  • Parent Permission
  • Court order stating “attend GED classes”