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

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Georgia High School Equivalency (GED® & HiSET®) Program

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

  1. Click on the green boxes to your right to find a center close to you (close to work or close to home, for example).
  2. Complete the online Intake_Assessment_Form and Student Goals and Signatures Page – ABE.
  3. You will be contacted by phone or email to make an appointment for an orientation/registration time. Some locations may say walk-ins are welcome, so just come by during their regular office hours.
  4. At your appointment time, bring the additional documents you were asked to sign and complete in step two, including a state issued picture ID or proof of residence.
  5. You will take a pre-test. Plan for at least three hours, but ask about the estimated time when you make your appointment.
  6. You will be called to come in to discuss your scores and learning plan, and will be enrolled into the next available class.
  7. Please do not cancel your appointment unless absolutely necessary, and do so with as much advance notice as possible. Doing so may place you on a waiting list, and it could be weeks before another opening is available.

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. Click on the green boxes to your right. You can find a center close to you (close to work or close to home, for example).
  2. Complete the online Intake_Assessment_Form and Student Goals and Signatures Page – ESL.
  3. Call the center to find out when the registration date is.
  4. At registration, students must come in person. Bring all the additional documents you signed and completed in step two.  Also bring an acceptable form of ID as proof of legal residence.
  5. Take a pre-test. It will take about three hours, but ask when you make your appointment.
  6. A teacher will discuss your scores with you. They will make a learning plan with you, too. You will be enrolled into a class.  Enjoy studying with us!
  7. Please do not cancel your appointment unless absolutely necessary. If you have to cancel, call us a few days before, if possible.  If you don’t arrive to your appointment, then you may have to wait many weeks before another opening is available.

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