High School Equivalency Preparation/GED

Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) offers free classes to help you study for and pass the GED® (or other high school equivalency) tests. Classes are based on your individual needs and taught by experienced teachers who want to see you succeed. Books and materials are free to students. GED® preparation software is also available for online work (distance learning).

These classes also help adults improve the basic academic skills needed for promotion at work, to help their children with homework, or to enter college or a job training program.

For more information or to register for a class, call 254-299-8053 or complete the online application.

About the Tests

The GED® Test is one of three high school equivalency test accepted by the state of Texas. The test is a computer-based test (not online). The test consists of four content area sections: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The sections can be taken separately or together and are offered in English and Spanish.

For more information about the test or to register for the test, visit

Details about and options for testing in the Heart of Texas in the two other options approved for high equivalency in Texas (the TASC and HiSET) will be updated as details become available.

Class Locations

Classes are offered in six counties at various times and locations. For help finding a class, or to register for a class, please call 254-299-8053 or complete the online signup. Enrollment is limited to orientation. Orientations are every 8 weeks and are offered both on Saturdays and weeknights.

Day Classes

McLennan County

Calvary Baptist Church
1001 North 18th-A Street, Waco
Monday-Thursday • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

300 S. 15th St., Waco
Tuesday & Thursday. • 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Communities in Schools
1001 Washington Avenue, Waco
Monday & Wednesday • 2-5 p.m.

McLennan Community College
4601 N. 19th Street, Waco
CSC Building E-Wing, Room 255
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

South Waco Community Center
2815 Speight, Waco
Tuesday & Thursday • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Waco Workforce Solutions
1416 South New Road, Waco
Tuesday-Thursday • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Falls County

Marlin Workforce Solutions
230 Coleman St., Marlin
Monday • 9 a.m.-noon

Freestone County

Teague Workforce Solutions
517 Main Street, Teague
Monday & Wednesday • 8 a.m.-noon

Hill County

Hillsboro Workforce Solutions
233 East Elm Street, Hillsboro
Wednesday • 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Night Classes

McLennan County

Bellmead Family Center
901 Maxfield St., Bellmead
Tuesday & Thursday• 4:30-8 p.m.

Crestview Elementary
1120 New Road, Waco
Tuesday & Thursday • 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Dewey Community Center
925 N. 9th St., Waco
Tuesday & Thursday • 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Goodwill Learning Center
1700 S. New Road, Waco
Tuesday & Thursday • 5-8 p.m.
(enter through Bagby Ave. entrance)

Limestone County

Navarro College South Campus
901 N. MLK Jr. Hwy., Mexia
Tuesday & Thursday • 5-8:30 p.m.

Contact Information

  • Adult Education & Literacy for the Heart of Texas
  • 1400 College Drive
  • Waco, Texas 76708
  • 254-299-8777