Adult Education and Literacy

The High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation program (formerly known as GED) provides individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully take either of the HSE exams. Classes are offered year-round at Temple College and various locations throughout the Central Texas area. Students must first take an assessment and then attend classes. They must meet minimum time requirements and will work with an instructor to adequately prepare them to pass the HSE test.

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Barron Student Success Center (BSSC)
Room 3600
Phone: 254-298-8620

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Enrollment Form

Enrollment Information

You must have your application submitted and testing completed by this deadline.

Application Deadline Class Start Date
August 4, 2022 August 22, 2022
October 7, 2022 October 17, 2022
January 6, 2023 January 17, 2023
March 3, 2023 March 20, 2023
May 12, 2023 May 30, 2023
Please follow the steps below to enroll in classes:
  1. Download and complete the enrollment form
  2. Submit the enrollment form in one of the following ways:
    1. Submit at the Barron Student Success Center (BSSC) Room 3600 or turn it in at the safe box in the entrance of the BSSC.
    2. Once completed, you can also email it to 
After completing your enrollment form, please complete the following steps:
  1. Fill out the Temple College Application
    1. Choose the enrollment term
    2. Choose Adult Education & Literacy as the admit type
    3. Choose General Education as the academic program

Please contact us with any questions.

Free HSE Preparation Classes

Rockdale Workforce Center
313 North Main St., Rockdale TX
512-446-6440 ext. 7011


Online HSE Preparation

Must attend orientation before participating in Distance Learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, please let us know when you pass your test, get a job, go to college, etc., for three reasons:

  1. It  keeps our records updated.
  2. It’s exciting for the staff to hear about your success.
  3. You may want to participate in our HSE (GED) graduation ceremony.  It’s free (and optional)!

Everyone is different. Student success is usually determined by the amount of time a person is able to commit to study for the GED. You may be ready for some sections of the test, but need to work longer on other sections.

No, you may take one section at a time. It is recommended you do not take language and math on the same day. If you take two in one day, schedule a break between tests.

You may attend any time during our hours, which are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 pm. Ten hours a week are mandatory. Let us know if you are going to miss class. 254-298-8620 or

You may take a practice exam at any time to determine your readiness for the official exam.

After you complete the orientation, you may attend classes any time they are held, depending on the site schedule and regulations.

Let us know if you won’t be able to attend classes for a few days or longer. We may be able to give you work you can complete while you are out so that you can keep focused on preparing for the HSE (GED). An extended absence will require approval.