Summer Semester 2018 Catalog

Adult Education

Adult Education

Adult Education is designed to assist individuals with basic reading and language skills, mathematics, science, and social studies, General Education Development (GED) test preparation, English Literacy Program (ELP), civics education/citizenship, family literacy, and workplace literacy. For more information about Adult Education, call (706) 771-4131 or visit and the adult education listing.

Adult Education Classes

Classes are offered in Adult Basic Education, General Educational Development (GED) Test preparation, English Literacy Program (ELP), Civics Education/Citizenship, family literacy, and workplace literacy. These classes are offered during the day and evening at locations throughout the Augusta Technical College five-county service area in Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, and Richmond counties.

Registration is required for all Adult Education classes. Registration is in the Adult Education Admissions Office, and there is no cost to individuals for adult education classes. To register, individuals 16 or 17 years of age need to provide picture identification, birth certificate, withdrawal form from the last school attended, and a parent’s permission form. To register, individuals 18 or 19 years of age need a high school withdrawal form and picture identification. Individuals 20 years of age or older need to provide only picture identification. For more information on enrolling in classes, call 706- 771-4131.

GED Test Registration

Registration is required for GED Testing, full-battery testing, and partial testing. Individuals 20 years of age or older need a picture ID to register. Individuals 18 or 19 years old need their high school withdrawal form and picture ID to register. Individuals 16 or 17 years of age need State approval to take the GED Test, which can be obtained by providing the GED Office with picture ID, birth certificate, high school withdrawal form, and parent’s permission form and ID to be forwarded to the State. Underage students (16 and 17) must also meet class attendance requirements before permission is granted to take the test.

The current GED testing fee is $95 for the full battery test and $19 for partial test or retakes and must be paid at the time of registration. Call 706-771-4131 for the GED registration schedule. The testing fee is payable only by debit or credit cards, cash, and money orders. Money orders should be made to: Augusta Tech-GED.

All individuals registering to take the GED Test are encouraged to take advantage of the free Saturday classes after being TABE tested. The classes are to enhance mathematics, calculator, and essay writing skills. These classes are offered on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. There is limited seating. Please contact the Assistant Director of Adult Education if interested at 706-771-4131.

Upon successful completion of the GED Test, the GED graduate will receive a GED diploma and a HOPE voucher for $500. This voucher may be used to pursue further education at any Georgia accredited technical college or university. For information on GED testing, call 706-771-4131 or 706-771-5710.

Rules Governing Legal Residency of Students for Tuition Purposes

Legal residence in the State of Georgia requires not only recent physical presence in Georgia but also the element of intent to remain indefinitely. To be classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes, an individual who is 18 years of age or older must show that he/she has been a legal resident of Georgia for a period of not less than 12 months immediately preceding the date of registration. In the absence of documentation that the individual has established legal residence in Georgia, neither an emancipated minor nor any person 18 years of age or older shall gain in-state status while attending any educational institution in this state.

If a person is under 18 years of age, he or she may register as an in-state student only upon showing that his/her supporting parent or guardian has been a legal resident of Georgia for a period of at least 12 months immediately preceding the date of registration. If a parent or legal guardian of a minor changes his/her legal residence to another state following a period of legal residence in Georgia, a minor student may continue to take courses for a period of 12 consecutive months as an in-state student. After the 12 month period, the student may continue his/her registration only upon the payment of fees at the out-of-state rate. In the event that a legal resident of Georgia is appointed as guardian of a non-resident minor, such minor will not be permitted to register as an in-state student until the expiration of one year from the date of court appointment and then only upon proper showing that such appointment was not made to avoid payment of out-of-state fees.

Aliens shall be classified as non-resident students; however, an alien who is living in this country under an immigration document permitting indefinite or permanent residence shall have the same privilege of qualifying for in-state tuition as a citizen of the United States. Out-of-state tuition may be waived for exceptions as defined in this policy.

Exceptions to the in-state residency requirements of this policy include the following:

  • Employees and their children who move to Georgia for employment with a new or expanding industry as defined in Georgia Code 20-4-40.
  • Non-resident students who are financially dependent upon a parent, parents, or spouse who has been a legal resident of Georgia for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of registration, provided that such financial dependence shall have existed for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of registration.
  • Full-time employees of Georgia's technical colleges, their spouses, and their dependent children.
  • Full-time teachers in the public schools of Georgia or in the University System and their dependent children. Teachers employed full-time on military bases in Georgia shall qualify for this waiver.
  • Military personnel and their dependents stationed in Georgia and on active duty.
  • Military personnel and their dependents that are legal residents of Georgia but are stationed outside the state.
  • Enrolled students who are legal residents of out-of-state counties bordering on Georgia counties in the Augusta Technical College service area. This applies to legal residents of South Carolina in the five bordering counties (Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Edgefield, and McCormick).
  • International students selected by the president or authorized representative, provided that the number of the international students exempted does not exceed one percent of the total enrollment of full-time students.
  • Career consular officers and their dependents who are citizens of the foreign nation that their consular office represents, and who are living in Georgia under orders of their respective governments. This waiver shall apply only to those consular officers whose nations operate on the principle of educational reciprocity with the United States.


When applying for admission to Georgia's technical colleges, an individual must indicate whether or not he/she is a legal resident of the state of Georgia and for what period of time. When a question arises concerning legal residence, proof of intent to remain in Georgia indefinitely must be reviewed with each case being considered unique and evaluated accordingly.