The Hinds Community College Adult Education department’s mission is to increase the educational attainment level of working-age Mississippians without a high school diploma, while also increasing their employability skills by assisting them in transitioning into college-level programs. The key areas are Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Educational Development (GED®) Testing Services.
A variety of ABE courses, GED® testing dates and locations are available. Please see the links below to learn more about program eligibility, testing schedules and GED® scholarships. At Hinds, we hope you find the flexibility and support you need to continue your education, start a new job or build a better life! Important Changes Are Coming To GED Tests January 2014.
ABE courses are free. These services are offered for GED® test preparation and other general skills such as reading, writing and math. For more information, contact Ms. Betty Gibson at 601.857.3914.
Class Registration Dates
GED® First Class Free Award
The GED First Class Free Award allows a new, first-time college student with a GED® (General Education Development) certificate to take one three-hour class at any of the six Hinds locations, free of charge. Students must submit an application for the GED® First Class Free Award to the Office of Admissions with their Application for Admission. The GED® First Class Free Award will not be made after the first scheduled full day of classes. The award may be made in the Summer, Fall or Spring terms and is not renewable. Students receiving the GED® Scholarship are not eligible for the free class award.
The GED® Scholarship is for first-time college students who are Mississippi residents and are at least 18 years old. GED® recipients who score a minimum of 170 points on each of four content area tests or higher, for a cumulative score of 680 or above, are eligible to receive the GED® Scholarship. The recipient must enroll in 15 semester hours through midterm of the 16-week term. The scholarship is valued at $1,000 and can be renewed for a total of four semesters if the student maintains a 2.5 grade point average. A student may not receive both the ACT Scholarship and GED® Scholarship. The GED® Scholarship will not be awarded after the first scheduled full day of classes. Students must submit an application for the GED® Scholarship to the Office of Admissions with their Application for Admission.
GED® Testing Schedule
Currently, the GED® test is only offered on the Raymond Campus. The Jackson and Vicksburg campuses will be offering the GED® test in the very near future.
Click on the links below to learn more about testing costs, eligibility requirements and the GED test schedule. The test schedule is also available on line.
To be eligible for the GED® test, individuals must be at least 17 years of age on or before September 1 and have officially withdrawn from school. The cost of the complete battery of tests is $120; $30 per subject area.
The GED® test must be taken on computer at an Official GED® Testing Center. To schedule your test, first create an account on MyGEDTM at www.GED.com. Once your account is created, you will be able to access the dashboard full of information about studying, test tips, scheduling, scoring, and college and career opportunities. Click “schedule” on your dashboard to take the test.
A current valid picture identification (driver's license or government ID) is required at the time of testing.
Successful completion of the GED® results in a certificate of high school equivalency. See the schedule below under "GED® Test Preparation Sites" for further information and registration at the Jackson-Academic/Technical Center, Raymond, Utica and Vicksburg/Warren Campus.
View the Testing Schedule.
View the GED Test Preparation Sites.
Frequently Asked Questions
(Vicksburg-Warren County Residents)