Department of Adult Education

An individual must be sixteen years old or older to enroll in adult education. All applicants to the program are assessed with the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) prior to program entry. There is no charge for classes or assessments. Books are available for student use while in class. Classes are offered during the day, evening, and online.

Eligibility for Enrollment

Eighteen years and older must provide positive proof of identification.

The following applies to individuals who are sixteen and seventeen year olds:

Application Procedures for Under-Age

Complete the application, request to enter a state-approved Adult Education program for under-age youth, obtained from the local adult education program, and provide supporting documentation.

  1. Submit the application and supporting documentation to the local Adult Education Executive Director.
  1. The Adult Education Executive Director will review the application package and grant enrollment based upon the receipt of the individual’s application and the appropriate supporting documentation.
  2. Parental approval is required as part of the documentation.

Exceptions to Parental Approval

  1. Enrolled in a special program for at-risk students, i.e., state and federal social service agencies, Youth Challenge, and private providers (documentation required)
  2. Emancipated (documentation required)
  3. Court ordered/adjusted (documentation required)
  4. Married (documentation required)

High School Equivalency Testing

Testing is scheduled monthly on the Southeastern Technical College Economic Development Center campus in Vidalia, and the Swainsboro campus in Swainsboro. A person must be 18 years old or older and out of high school to take the GED exam. A valid driver's license or other approved identification is required. The cost of testing is $160 for the complete battery of test (4) or $40 per section.

Sixteen and seventeen year olds must enroll in an adult education program to apply for under-age testing. The Application for Under-Age Testing is signed by the instructor after the student meets certain enrollment criteria, as explained in the program orientation. The request for testing will be sent to the program administrator for approval and then to the Office of High School Equivalency in Atlanta for final approval.

To register and pay for Pearson Vue computer-based testing, visit the Pearson Vue website at Payment may be either a debit or credit card.

For additional information on enrolling in an adult education program or testing call Southeastern Technical College adult education office in Vidalia at (912) 538-3167 or the Swainsboro campus at (478) 289-2248.

To request an official transcript call (800) 946-9433 or (404) 679-1645 or on-line at

Adult Education Class Locations

Candler County Center

Instructor: Sharlyon Sikes
25 West Daniel Street
Metter, GA 30439
(912) 685-5021

  • Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday - Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Economic Development Center/Adult Education

Toombs County
Instructor: Melissa Durden/Senecca Underwood
100-A Brinson Road
Vidalia, GA 30474
(912) 538-3167

  • Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday - Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Glennville Adult Education Center

Instructor: Sara Mercer
211 South Tillman Street
Glennville, GA 30427
(912) 654-5227

  • Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Wednesday 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Jenkins County Center

Instructor: Annette Cobb
210 Hendrix Street
Millen, GA 30442
(478) 982-1303

  • Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Johnson County Center

Instructor: Enola Proctor
37 Georgia Avenue
Wrightsville, GA 31096
(478) 864-4908

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Swainsboro Campus

Instructors: Annette Merier/Pamela Flanders
346 Kite Road
Swainsboro, GA 30401
(478) 289-2247/2237

  • Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Tattnall-Reidsville Adult Learning Center

Instructor: Eleanor Surrency
123 Tattnall Street
Reidsville, GA 30453
(912) 557-7769

  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Treutlen County/Soperton Adult Education

Instructor: Laneka Smith
429 Parkview Drive
Soperton, GA 30457
(912) 529-5760

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Transition to College

Research shows that one (1) year of college-level credit, plus a credential, makes the biggest difference or “tipping point” in the earnings after leaving college. High school dropouts earn $4,900 less than a high school graduate, $8,800 less than someone with a Technical Certificate and $12,200 less than someone with an Associate’s degree. The Adult Education Division Office of the Transition Specialists works to move our graduates into postsecondary education or training for family-sustaining employment and career advancement. Call today at (478) 289-2248.