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Adult Education and GED

Adult Education

Adult Education assists adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills needed for employment and self-sufficiency while completing a secondary education. Adult Education in Utah consists of programs and services to assist individuals 16 years of age and older who have discontinued public education enrollment or whose high school class has graduated and who do not have a high school diploma. Adult Education programs are located in 40 school districts and several community and/or faith based organizations.

Utah Adult Education classes are taught on a post-high school level. Utah Adult Education is made up of Adult High School Completion (AHSC/ASE), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

GED (General Educational Development)

By passing all five tests of the GED (General Educational Development), you have achieved American high school-level academic skills. The GED is not the same as a high school diploma. If you are eligible, you may request accommodations to prepare for and take the tests.

For information about GED preparation classes or to locate the GED testing centers, contact your local adult education program in your school district. Just for Youth is another resource for you to learn more about the GED.