Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much do classes cost?

    All fees for ALC programs are based on individual classes per quarter/semester. Each session lasts for about three months.

    ALC Fee Schedule (PDF)

    Can you take a pre-GED test?

    Yes. the pre-GED test is also known as the "GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test". Contact the Adult Learning Center at 703-619-8027 or visit to find tools, free practice test questions, and GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test.

    Are you still offering a nursing program?

    The Licensed Practical Nursing Program has been phased out. Please refer to the Workforce Development webpage for other career development programs.

    Do you have rolling admission?

    Our EL and Adult High School admissions do not have rolling admissions. However, our GED, ISAEP, and Workforce Development classes are on an ongoing basis.

    Can I take the GED online? What about the GED Prep Course?

    All official GED Testing is conducted online (since 2014). We do not currently offer an online prep course.

    How to I get my transcripts and scores from the GED?

    Go to and scroll to the bottom of the page. In the "Take Action" column, click the link to "Request a transcript". You will need to create an account with GED Testing Services to complete the process and request a transcript.

    What do I bring for GED, Adult High School, or EL class registration?

    Please bring your government issued ID (drivers license, photo id card or passport), proof of Alexandria residency, negative Tuberculosis test results (within one year of registration date). Non-Alexandria residents pay a higher fee.

    How do I register for classes?

    If you are interested in daytime classes (8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) visit the Braddock Place Campus at 1340 Braddock Place, 7th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314.

    If you are interested in evening classes (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.) visit the Alexandria City High School Campus Main Office at 3330 King St., Alexandria, VA 22302

    What time do classes start when there is a delayed opening due to bad weather?

    All classes regularly scheduled for 8:45-10:45 a.m. will start at 9:30 a.m. All remaining classes will be held as regularly scheduled. If after school activities are cancelled, evening classes are also cancelled.

    Can my 16 or 17 year old come to the GED program if they have not yet completed high school?

    Students under 18 years old must provide documentation on school letterhead that states a school district has released them from compulsory education. No court order documents or school transcripts will be accepted. The student may be eligible to enter the ISAEP program if referred by their school counselor. Please see the ISAEP Program webpage for more information.

    How long does the entire GED program take to complete?

    The GED program is individually based. Students, who attend classes regularly and study, advance more quickly through the program.