ABE / GED

  • Admissions: ABE and GED

    Adult Learning Center Osceola programs are open to individuals who are 16 years of age or older and are withdrawn from school. Applicants seeking enrollment into the Adult Basic Education (ABE) or General Educational Development (GED®) program must take a pay for registration, pay for tuition, and take a placement test.

    Step 1: Registration &Tuition

    Persons enrolling for classes should go to Apply Now on the top right of this website. Enrollment in classes is based on space availability, so it is important that you register prior to the start of the class.

    Total cost is $70.00 for a first time student for one semester. Included in the total cost is a $25.00 placement test fee, $15.00 registration fee, and $30.00 tuition fee. Continuing students tuition cost is $45.00 for one semester. Continuing students cost includes $15.00 registration fee and $30.00 tuition fee.

    NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHO VOLUNTARILY WITHDRAW FROM THE CLASS IN WHICH THEY HAVE ENROLLED. You will be notified only if the class you want is full or cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

    Step 2: Placement Test & New Student Orientation

    New students must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). The TABE consists of Reading, Math, and Language. While there is no pass or fail on the TABE, you should try to do your best so you are placed in the proper ABE/GED class.

    Part of the testing process is a new student orientation where you will learn what to expect when you begin your classes, what ALCO has to offer, and all about the GED test. Your counselor will be there to help you if you have any questions and you will also receive your student identification card and parking permit.

    *The costs for the student identification card and parking permit are included in the registration fee. New students will need to take the placement test, which consists of reading, language and math skills, and is used to determine the prior knowledge of students. While there is no pass or fail, you should try to do your best so you are placed in the proper level of classes.
    More information and practice is available

    Step 3: Begin Classes

    On your first day of class, you will receive a copy and explanation of your placement test scores.