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Savannah Tech is the first in Georgia to offer virtual admissions for Adult Education

SAVANNAH, Ga. ~ Savannah Technical College has created a virtual admissions process for Adult Education including high school equivalency (GED) and English as a second language (ESL). As the first technical college in Georgia approved to offer this service, STC’s plan is being shared throughout the state as a model.

“I am so proud of my team for making this possible for the community,” said Dr. Thomas Bullock, STC’s dean of adult education. “We have already been helping hundreds of students since this pandemic started. Now we can register and serve new students with the need and time right now

Previously, the state of Georgia required in-person, notarized registration for adult education admissions. The College has been unable to register new adult education students since it closed to the public for COVID-19 social distancing.

The College continues to offer live instructor-led classes and self-paced online learning for both high school equivalency (GED) and ESL students.

New adult education students may now register online at https://www.savannahtech.edu/ged-esl/. There is a video explaining the registration process, links to submit new applications and an appointment with an advisor to confirm their registration. A state-issued ID is required to apply for adult education.

In Academic Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019), Savannah Technical College yielded 486 GED graduates. One of those graduates, Victoria “Ida” Nelson, was named STC’s Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) student of the year. Also, she was selected as the runner up for TCSG – Technical College System of Georgia EAGLE student of the year. Nelson earned her GED in October 2019 and is now enrolled in STC’s Emergency Medical Services diploma program. Her goal is to become a coroner. Currently, she works in the food and beverage industry.

Savannah Tech’s Adult Education Program serves those who need to improve their basic literacy and math skills, improve their oral and written English, practice for the GED® test to attain a high school equivalency degree, and prepare for college. Instructors also help students with science and social studies test preparation for GED® testing. Adult education classes for GED®-prep are currently free for all U.S. citizens. To register for free GED® classes, call 912.443.5446 or visit www.savannahtech.edu/FreeGEDClasses.

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit. Contact SACSCOC for questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College. All questions about admission, enrollment, job placement, and related matters should be directed to an appropriate office at Savannah Technical College. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, GA 30033-4097, 404-679-4500.

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# 2029 | April 27, 2020

 Adult Education Information: 912.443.5446
www.savannahtech.edu/FreeGEDClasses

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 or ashaffer@savannahtech.edu