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).

An Adult Education student must be at least 16 years of age, but students who are ages 16 or 17 must fulfill certain requirements.

Steps to Enroll

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

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® Students:

  • Use EagleNet to register for the TABE placement test. See upcoming TABE courses and testing information.
  • Pay the $25 testing fee before the test date either on EagleNet or in-person at the Cashier's Office.
  • Access resources to help you study for the TABE test.

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 Office 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, attend a registration session to be registered for class. See upcoming courses and fee information or contact the Adult Education Office.

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

To make you are registered for a class, pay class tuition either on EagleNet or in-person at the Cashier's Office

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:

  • Permission to Release Records Form (FERPA) 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 complete every semester.
  • New Student Survey
  • Student Media Release Form

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 
  • 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.

GED® Students:

  • Must complete the mandatory online orientation in Canvas. You must log-in using your TCC student email address and password.

English/ESOL Students:

  • New ESOL students will participate in an orientation session on the first day of class each semester.

Optional - Apply for Scholarships

Scholarships are available to assist Adult Education students with paying for class tuition and test fees. Review scholarship requirements and application details.

Optional - Receive Support Services

Students that experience barriers to education 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. 

Questions? Contact us at (850) 201-8760 or email ae@tcc.fl.edu, or stop by the Adult Education Office located on the second floor of the Workforce Development building.