New Students

Adult Education students include students who are seeking to pass the GED® Test to earn their high school diploma or want to learn English (ESOL).

Steps to Enroll

Follow these steps to get started at TCC. Download the full Steps to TCC Adult Education.

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Step 1 - Apply for Admission to TCC

  1. You must first apply for admission to Tallahassee Community College using the online application.
  2. Select "Adult Basic Education, GED®, or ESOL" as the Type of Application.
  3. After you submit the application, you will receive a confirmation page with your TCC student identification number, email address and password. Keep this page for your records because you will need this information to log-in to EagleNet and access your TCC email. 

If you have already completed the application in the past but have not taken classes in the past 12 months, you will need to reapply to TCC. You will need to complete the paper application and submit it to the Admissions and Records Office or the Adult Education Office.

Step 2 - Take a Placement Test (TABE or CASAS)

All Adult Education Students must take a placement test before starting class. This test helps us understand your beginning level and so you can be registered for the correct classes.

GED® Prep Students:

If you have already taken the TABE test within the last 12 months, please have the testing agency send the official score report to the Adult Education Department via email, fax, mail, or hand-deliver, in a sealed envelope from the testing agency. 

English/ESOL Students:

Step 3 - Register for Class

After taking the placement test, see an Adult Education Staff Member to be registered for class. See upcoming courses and fee information.

Face-to-face courses start at the beginning of each semester. You may be able to start class during the semester if there is availability in the class. If you are interested in the Online GED® Class, you can start at any time during the year if you meet certain requirements

Step 4 - Pay Tuition

Class tuition: $30 per semester

After you are registered for a class, pay class tuition either on EagleNet or in-person at the Cashier's Office. You must pay tuition within 14 days after being registered for class.

Students that are prior foster care children and/or are TANF recipients are exempt from paying tuition in the Adult Education Program. Students that are experiencing homelessness are not exempt from the tuition fee, however there are scholarship funds available. For more information, contact Adult Education.

Step 5 - Submit Paperwork

Students (Ages 18+):

Complete the following during the first week of class:

  • Permission to Release Records Form - You may add any parent, guardian or other individual to be able to receive records and communication from TCC
  • New Student Intake Form - This form must be completed every semester.
  • New Student Survey

Minor Students (Ages 16-17):

TCC Adult Education can accept students ages 16 and 17 with the following requirements:

  • Minor students must include a parent or guardian on the Permission to Release Records Form
  • The student's parent or guardian must complete a Parental Consent Form
  • The student, parent, or guardian must submit an Official Withdrawn Form from the last school the student attended.
***Students 15 years old or younger are not accepted.***

All paperwork must be submitted to the Adult Education Office.

Step 6 - Complete New Student Orientation

All Adult Education (GED® & ESOL) students must participate in Adult Education Student Orientation. This orientation session is different from TCC's Orientation for new college students. All students must complete the mandatory online orientation in Canvas. You must log-in using your TCC student email address and password.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to assist Adult Education students with paying for class tuition and test fees. Review available scholarships and criteria.

Support Services

If you are experiencing any barrier to education, you can receive a variety of support services.

If you are a student with disabilities that requires accommodations to fully participate in the Adult Education Program, you must self-identify and report to the Accessibility and Resource Center in order to receive accommodations. 

Need assistance?

Contact us at (850) 201-8760 or email ae@tcc.fl.edu, or stop by the Adult Education Department located on the second floor of the Center for Workforce Development Building (#38) on TCC's Main Campus.

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