Southern Union State Community College

Program Overview

The Adult Education program at Southern Union State Community College is designed to provide assistance to adults who are seeking to achieve one or more of the following goals:

  • Earn a GED Certificate
  • Improve academic skills
  • Improve English Language (ESL) skills
  • Pass the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (available only if all high school credits have been earned)

SU Adult Education classes are open entry/open exit. Students work at their own pace rather than in accordance with a set term limit. Instructors provide each learner with an individualized plan of instruction. This plan is based on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) which each person is required to complete before entering classes.

SU Adult Education classes are open to all Alabama adults age 18 and older; and, to 16 or 17-year-old individuals who have the proper documentation of withdrawal from their public school, private school, church or home schools.

SU Adult Education classes and materials are provided free of charge to students. Classes are available both mornings and evenings, and are located on all Southern Union campuses and locations throughout Chambers, Clay, Lee, and Randolph counties in Alabama. SU Adult Education program also has On-line (Distance Learning) classes available for those who score 9th grade level and higher on the TABE Test. For more information on SU Adult Education registration, locations, and class schedules, please call the main office at (334) 749-8480.