GED

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The Odessa College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Pathways Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency initiative provides instruction in basic reading, writing, math and life-coping skills for adults who have not achieved a twelfth grade level of education. Instruction in the AEL Pathways system is individualized to allow each student to work at his or her own level, and AEL Pathways students have access to an advanced online software and computer lab. Academic counselors and computer-assisted instructors help ensure that upon successful completion of the curriculum, AEL Pathways students will be well-prepared to take the Texas Certificate of High School Literacy (TXCHSE) exam - formerly known as the GED. After passing the TXCHSE tests, the student receives a High School Equivalency certificate from the Texas Education Agency.

Just as importantly, the Adult Education & Literacy program provides students an opportunity to learn the skills necessary for survival in today's workplace and in their personal lives, as well as preparing them for the TXCHSE tests.

Class Schedule 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).

Registration Dates:

  • August 13-16, 2018
  • October 8- 11, 2018
  • January 2- 4, 2019
  • February 25-28, 2019

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”

Questions:

Call: (432)335-6380

Email: AELinfo@odessa.edu

Office: 201 W. University - Deaderick Hall Room 106 - Odessa, TX 79764