In order to serve the needs of the community, the Adult Education Center has an open enrollment policy. Interested adults who are 18 years of age or older may enroll on Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Center. Under special circumstances and guidelines, those who are 16 or 17 years of age may be enrolled.
High school equivalency (GED®) students are required to view an orientation session. Students may participate in labs, classes, and/or tutoring sessions to prepare for the GED® exam. Students must make an appropriate score on the TABE assessment and the GED® Ready Test before taking the official GED® Exam. The GED® Exam must be scheduled in advance. A fee of $4.00 for each of the four sections will be charged; however, scholarships are available.
ESL and Citizenship students are assessed with the BEST Literacy Test and placed in the appropriate classes as determined by their scores. Classes are available at the Center and at various locations in Springdale.
Students need to take a pre-test upon enrollment in order to determine academic areas of strength and weakness and a post-test after receiving instruction in order to determine the student’s educational improvements. The pace of learning and length of attendance is dependent on each individual student. Instructors and staff counsel students and develop individualized learning plans.
For high school equivalency (GED®) classes, requirements for enrollment include an application, photo ID, and Social Security number if the student has one (these are State requirements). A copy of the Social Security card or proof from the Social Security Office is required for anyone providing a number. For other classes, enrollment requirements include an application, a photo ID and Social Security number if the student has one. High school equivalency testing (GED®) requires a photo ID.
All classes and testing through the Adult Education Center are offered free of charge with the exception of the fee of $4.00 for each of the four sections of the official GED® exam. Scholarships are available for this fee. The fee is subject to change per legislative action. Students are not required to purchase textbooks.
All Adult Education Classes are FREE.
All services are paid for from funds for the Arkansas Department of Career Education, Adult Education Division.
Confidentiality: No student information can be shared with a third party without the written consent of that student.
The NTI Adult Education Center provides equal access to all programs and activities. Accommodations for disabilities are available.
GED® and GED® Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (ACE). They may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of ACE or GED® Testing Service. GED® and GED® Testing Service® brands are administered by GED® Testing Service LLC under license from the American Council on Education.