GED / Adult Basic Education Program

The Bishop State Adult Education Program, located on the Carver Campus, is a comprehensive educational program aimed at preparing adults age 16 and over for the GED Testing Service’ GED test. The GED Tests cover the academic knowledge and skills learned in four years of high school: reading, writing, social studies, science, and mathematics.

The goal of the Bishop State Adult Education Program is to successfully prepare students for the GED Tests through instruction in math, language, and reading.

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All individuals must first take the TABE Assessment Test. The TABE Assessment is given to determine a student’s grade level prior to enrolling in Adult Education Classes.

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Bishop State’s Adult Education Program Now Offers The Non-Traditional High School Diploma Option

The Alabama Non-Traditional High School Diploma Option (HSO) is an alternative to the GED high school equivalency, designed for students who have completed all of the required credits for graduation but failed the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE), or students who have dropped out of the traditional high school setting.

The program provides two options:

  • Option 1 –  For an adult who attended an Alabama high school and earned enough credits to graduate, but did not pass the high school graduation exam.
  • Option 2 –  For an adult who earned 10 or more credits from an Alabama high school and requires additional credits for high school completion.

Important Items

  • The assessment test is FREE.
  • Picture ID
  • 17 year olds need a notarized Student Exit Interview form from last high school. *Forms are available in the Adult Education Office or at the local high school.
  • You will need to be there between 6:00 am – 6:30 a.m. Report to Room 2 in the Business Office Education Building on the Carver Campus (414 Stanton St., Mobile, Alabama 36617).
  • Sign the clipboard in Room 2 and remain seated. Signs will be posted to direct you to Room 2. Testing will begin at 7:30 am. (The number of students assessed will be based on current Adult Education enrollment – usually no more than 15 students per day).
  • The days for the testing are on Mondays and Thursdays. The test will take 3-4 hours (procedure is the same on both days).

Related Links

Request GED Transcripts

To request all GED Transcripts access visit: or call: 1-888-906-4031.


Department Contact

251-662-5370  |  |

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For course listings and graduation requirements, see the Course Catalog.