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Adult Education students eligible for GED test fee waiver and tuition waiver for three semester hours instruction

October 15, 2010

Beginning October 1, 2010, students enrolled in a Department of Postsecondary Education (DPE)-funded adult education program will be eligible to take the General Educational Development (GED) Test at no cost to them by clicking HERE


Bevill State Community College has DPE funded Adult Education programs located at all campus locations in Carrollton, Fayette, Hamilton, Jasper (Family Services Center), and Sumiton. Additional classes are offered at Berry High School, Lamar County Center of Technology, Sulligent High School, Winfield Middle School, Aliceville High School, Pickens County High School, Walker County Career Center, First Baptist Church in Mt. Olive, and Holy Family Catholic Church in Ensley.


Official GED Testing centers are also located throughout the college's service area which allows students an opportunity to test at one of the locations every week of the month.


For those who failed to complete high school, obtaining a GED can be the first step to getting a job, or a better job, with opportunities for advancement and higher wages.  For others it can be the first step on a journey to lifelong learning.  Whatever the motivation, obtaining a GED credential can have a life-changing impact.


Preparing for the GED is an important first step.  Students who prepare for the GED test do better than those who rely solely on previous high school knowledge, and test takers who participate in study courses as part of an Adult Education Program do even better.  The fee waiver represents not only a savings of $50 to the student, but also provides an incentive to prepare for the test in a setting which has resulted in successful passing scores. Bed Bath and Beyond coupons


Adult Education classes funded by the Department of Postsecondary Education are offered in every county in Alabama.  During a recent twelve-month pilot project, qualified students who attended classes and participated in approved study courses and practice tests received much higher scores, and were much more likely to pass the GED, than those who did not.


“These results confirm the value of our Adult Education and GED Testing programs,” said Susan Price, vice chancellor for Instructional and Student Services.


Additionally, a State Board of Education policy authorizes the Alabama Community College System’s member institutions to award up to three semester hours of course work to those earning a GED credential in Alabama on or after July 1, 2002.


Some 800,000 Alabamians age 16 and older do not have a high school diploma or GED, a disadvantage that may result in limited career options, lower paychecks, and difficulty in providing for their families.



“Adult education programs, providing classes at over 300 sites, open the door to academic achievement for individuals in all 67 of Alabama’s counties, enabling every citizen to have an opportunity for a better life,” stated Price. “When they succeed, Alabama succeeds.”


There are 51 official GED Test Centers located across the state. Thirty-eight of the centers are on campuses of Alabama’s two-year colleges, and the remaining centers are at four-year universities, county/city boards of education, the Department of Youth Services, and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind.


For more information, visit ACCS’ web site at or call toll free at 1-800-392-8086. For Bevill State information call 800-648-3271, ext. 5677 or    


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