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Adult Basic Education and General Education Development Programs

Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Education Development (GED),High School Equivalency Program

ACPS educational opportunities for adults

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Adult Education offers a variety of programs that provide educational opportunities in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED preparation and testing.

Registration Process

  • Space is limited. 
  • Please plan to arrive early and stay 2-4 hours as placement testing will occur.
  • Registration is first-come, first-served, and appointment only.
  • You must complete the entire testing and payment process to enroll.

Bring: Photo ID, Proof of Address, Negative TB Test Results (If new to the U.S. or if you have traveled outside of the U.S. within the past year. The test must have been taken within one year of your registration date.)

No refunds or transfer of tuition will be granted after the first week of the session.

GED Class Registration Information

For Fall class registration (August 19-29, 2024), please email adulted@acps.k12.va.us to be scheduled for placement tests.

In-Person Day GED Class Registration

  • Fall 2024 Registration by appointment only.
  • Schedule placement test 8:30 a.m. - noon on:
  • Monday - Friday: Aug.19–29, 2024
  • Cost: $155 with book; $75 without book
    • Payment by credit card, debit card, or check only.
  • Reserve your spot by calling 703-619-8027 or emailing adulted@acps.k12.va.us with your name, email address, and phone number.
  • Day GED Registration Flyer (PDF)
  • Note, that Advance Day Virtual GED program has rolling admissions

In-Person Evening GED Class Registration

  • Schedule placement test 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday, Aug.19-22 and 26-29, 2024.
  • Cost: $155 with book; $75 without book
    • Payment by credit card, debit card, or check only.
  • Reserve your spot by calling 703-824-6845 or emailing adulted@acps.k12.va.us with your name, email address, and phone number.
  • Evening GED Registration Flyer (PDF)