Getting Started: High School Equivalency (GED®) and ELA (ESL)

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High School Equivalency (GED®) Orientation / Intake Information

Ready to study for your GED® test?  Studying with Lanier Technical College is free of charge!  You only pay for the actual GED® test, but we can help make sure you are ready for it before you spend any money.

  1. Please complete the Intake_Assessment_Form.
  2. Choose a site that is convenient for you (close to work or close to home, for example).
  3. Call to make an appointment for an orientation/registration time. Walk-ins are welcome, but will also need to make an appointment for orientation.  That is because a pre-test is required as part of this process.
  4. At your appointment time, bring a state issued picture ID or proof of residence. In addition, 16 – 17 year olds must also bring a completed “Underage Youth Application for Program Enrollment and Permission to Take the GED® Test”  This form will be provided at your appointment.
  5. You will take a pre-test. You will be informed which dates the test will be held and how much time you should plan to allot to take the test.
  6. You will be called to come in to discuss your scores and learning plan, and will be enrolled into the next available class.

Please refer to FAQ’s – GED® for further information.

ESL/ELA (English Language Acquisition) Class Registration Information

Improve your English language skills for FREE! Lanier Technical College can help you understand and communicate in the English language.

  1. Please complete the attached intake form here. {{LINK}}
  2. Choose a site that is convenient for you (close to work or close to home, for example).
  3. Call the center to find out when the registration date is.
  4. At registration, students must come in person and bring an ID as proof of legal residence.
  5. Complete all documentation and take a pre-test.
  6. A teacher will discuss your scores and learning plan with you. You will be enrolled into the next available class.

Please refer to FAQ’s – ESL for further information.

Contact the Adult Education Center for your area listed below to study for and schedule your GED® Test.

Banks County GED®
Banks Adult Education Center
127 Hudson Valley DriveHomer, GA 30547
706-677-4302 Phone
706-677-3262 Fax

Barrow County GED®
Winder/Barrow Adult Education Center
163 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winder, GA 30680
770-531-3361 Phone
678-989-3058 Fax
Lisa Prescott (Lead Instructor)
Email: lprescott@laniertech.edu
Phone: 770-531-3360
Fax: 678-989-3019

Dawson County GED®
Dawson Adult Education Center
388 Highway 9 North
Dawsonville, GA 30534
678-513-5205 Phone
678-989-3179 Fax

Forsyth County GED®
Forsyth Adult Education Center
3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd
Cumming, GA 30041
678-341-6606 Phone
678-989-3064 Fax
Maria Bond (GED® Lead Instructor)
Email: mbond@laniertech.edu
Phone: 678-341-6606

Hall County GED®
Hall Adult Education Center
2535 Lanier Tech Dr
Gainesville, GA 30507
770-531-3356 Phone
Terri Greene (GED® Lead Instructor)
Email: tgreene@laniertech.edu
Phone: 770-531-3354
Fax: 678-989-3196

Jackson County GED®
Jackson Adult Education Center
631 South Elm Street
Commerce, GA 30529
770-535-6277 Phone
678-989-3079 Fax
David Butler (Lead Instructor)
Email: dbutler@laniertech.edu

Lumpkin County GED®
Lumpkin Adult Education Center
150 B Johnson Street
Dahlonega, GA 30533
706-867-2862 Phone
706-867-8828 Fax
Jennifer Parker (Lead Instructor)
Email: jparker@laniertech.edu

For more information, please call the center for your area listed below.

Barrow County ELA/ESL
Winder/Barrow Adult Education Center
163 Martin Luther King Jr. DriveWinder, GA 30680
770-531-3361 Phone
678-989-3058 Fax
Lisa Prescott (Lead Instructor)
Email: lprescott@laniertech.edu
Phone: 770-531-3360
Fax: 678-989-3019

Forsyth County ELA/ESL
Forsyth Adult Education Center at Forsyth Campus
Laura Sanabria (ESL Lead Instructor)
Email: lsanabria@laniertech.edu
Phone: 678-341-6650

Hall County ELA/ESL
Hall Adult Education Center at Stallworth Street
4 ½ B Stallworth Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
770-531-3370 Phone
678-989-3217 Fax
Tina Schnepper (ESL Lead Instructor)
Email: tschnepper@laniertech.edu
Phone: 770-531-3353
Fax: 678-989-3201