AEL FAQ

GED:

How much do classes cost?   Classes are FREE of charge.

How long does it take to get my GED?   Students are assessed at enrollment and placed in their corresponding instructional level. Subsequent progress thru instruction varies from student to student. Classes are self-paced and depend on the individual’s commitment & determination.

When can I start?   Now!  We currently have open-enrollment.

How much does the official GED exam cost?  Currently $135; however, this fee can vary depending on your zip code.

What is GED 2014? The NEW revamped GED test that replaced the 2002 version on January 1, 2014This implies that anyone who did not pass all areas of the 2002 GED exam prior to this date will have lost any previous scores and have to start anew with the new GED 2014 test version.  The GED 2014 is 100% computerized and includes 4 components [Literacy (reading & writing), Math, Social Studies & Science].  Keyboarding skills and online scientific calculator skills will be essential to successful testing preparation.  SWTJC-AEL is confident that we can provide you the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully obtain the GED if you are willing to supply your commitment and determination.  The time to enroll is now!

Can I take a practice test? Yes; Official Practice Tests (GED Ready) are available free of charge to enrolled participants and for a nominal fee ($16) for persons not enrolled in our program.

What happens if I don’t pass?Generally our students are not referred to take the official GED until they are ready as demonstrated by standardized tests and/or the Official Practice Test (GED Ready).  However, in the event that a student does not pass, they are welcome to return to ABE classes and focus on the subjects that were not mastered (you should get a diagnostic report with your results).  Usually students just need additional points and can re-test on certain subjects soon after additional instruction specific to their weak areas are addressed.

ESL:

How much do classes cost?   Classes are FREE of charge.

Can I just come to class to learn English? Absolutely.

When can I start?  Now!  We currently have open-enrollment.

Citizenship:

How much do classes cost? Classes are FREE of charge.

When can I start? Now!  We currently have open-enrollment.

If I enroll do you help me with the process to attain my citizenship? Yes; assistance throughout the entire process is available.

Miscellaneous:

When are classes available?   Class availability is usually contingent on student demand and funding.  Daytime classes (8 a.m. – 12 p.m. M-F) usually run year-round while night classes (6-9 p.m. M-W/TH) usually run parallel to the public school semesters.  Online Distance Learning classes and two-way interactive video classes are also available as an option.

How can I locate adult education classes in my area? For the 11 county area of Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Kinney, La Salle, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Zavala refer to our Contact page.  Anyone outside this area can search the Provider Directory via:

http://www-tcall.tamu.edu/provider/search.htm