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. The GED® Scholarship is awarded to GED recipients who score 577 or higher on the GED® test. The recipient must enroll in 15 semester hours of credit and remain enrolled in 15 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
The GED® test is given at the Jackson-Academic/Technical Center, Raymond, Utica, and Vicksburg/Warren Campus of Hinds Community College on selected dates throughout the year. Click on the links below to learn more about testing costs, eligibility requirements and the GED test schedule.
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 a non-refundable $75. This reserves your place for the initially scheduled test date only. If you need to retake any subject-area, the cost is $15 per test.
Pre-registration is required. Attendance on the corresponding orientation date is also mandatory. Current valid picture identification (driver's license or government ID) and verification of your social security number (if not on ID) is required at the time of orientation and testing.
Successful completion of the GED® results in a certificate of high school equivalency. See the schedule below 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.
Download the GED Testing application.
Read more about what to expect on the GED test and scoring on the Web.
Frequently Asked Questions
1) After choosing a test date, contact a GED examiner at a campus near you to reserve your seat.
The $75 testing fee must be paid at this time.
2) You will need to attend an orientation session scheduled for the corresponding test date. During the orientation session, you will have the opportunity to find out how prepared you are for the GED test. (Attending the orientation session is required for all test takers). GED test preparation is offered to those who need it for FREE. You will also find out what to expect on the testing date.
3) Have the peace of mind that you're taking steps to build a better life!
(Vicksburg-Warren County Residents)