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 attend an orientation 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.

Contact HSE

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


Student Interest Form

Class Information

Fall registration begins July 6, 2020, and completed forms will be accepted through July 20, 2020. Forms received after July 20, 2020 will be considered for the next enrollment period.

How to register:

  1. Create an account and fill out the Temple College Application.
  2. Pick-up required AEL enrollment forms located outside the doors of the Barron Student Success Center. (See picture below for location)
  3. Return completed forms to the drop box located just inside the doors of the Barron Student Success Center.
  4. After your forms are reviewed, someone from the AEL Department will contact you via phone, email or text message for further instructions and assessment testing. Please note, if we are unable to reach you and you do not respond to AEL’s call, email or text, you will be dropped from the enrollment process.

Barron Student Success Center location map

Once registration is complete, HSE classes will begin on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

If you have questions or need additional information please call or email the office.

Actions you can take now to give you an advantage for fall classes:

  • Work on your typing skills at
  • Create an account on and take the free practice test samples.
  • Brush up on your math with videos from or
  • Visit for lessons on a variety of topics (history, science and many more).
  • Read something new (newspaper articles, online news, a book, a blog).
  • Make a list of your education and career goals.
  • Write something (a letter, a daily or weekly schedule, a journal entry).
  • Listen to an educational Podcast (math or language arts related).

Free HSE Preparation Classes in the Community


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

Fall & Spring Semesters


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.