Adult Education

Adult Education/GED

Pearl River Community College offers free Adult Education classes for anyone 17 years or older who is not enrolled in high school. Day and night classes are available in most areas.

Fill out our online form to register for classes.

To schedule your August Orientation, call 601-554-5551 or 601-403-1439

Location Dates
Hattiesburg
PRCC Woodall Center
906 Sullivan Drive
(601) 554-5551
(Behind Forrest County
Multipurpose Center)
Orientations are scheduled monthly. Call today to reserve your spot.
To schedule your orientation appointment, call Beverly at (601) 554-5551.
Columbia
Carl Loftin Vo-Tech Center
Highway 13 South
(601) 403-1810
Wednesday at 1:30 pm
To schedule your orientation appointment, call Gail at (601) 403-1439.
Poplarville
PRCC Poplarville Campus
Jeff Davis Hall 2nd Floor
(601) 403-1439
Wednesday at 1:30 pm  or Tuesday at 5:00pm
To schedule your Orientation appointment, call Gail at (601) 403-1439.
Hancock County
PRCC Hancock Center
Waveland
(228) 252-7010

Friday at 9:00 am
To schedule your orientation appointment, call Hunter at (228) 252-7010.

Jeff Davis County
Carson Vo-Tech
5082 Highway 42
(601) 554-5551
Tuesday at 3:00 pm                                     
To schedule your orientation appointment, call Beverly at (601) 554-5551.
Picayune
Picayune Vo-Tech Center
Goodyear Blvd.
Monday through Thursday at 4:00 pm     (STARTING IN October)            
To schedule your orientation appointment, call Gail at (601) 403-1439.
  • Earn a High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma
  • Improve basic skills in Reading, Math, & Writing
  • Earn a Career Ready Certificate
  • Explore Career Technical Education or Workforce options

Adult Basic Education, a tuition-free program, offers adults the opportunity to prepare for a high school equivalency exam (GED, TASC, or HiSet), college entrance, career-technical education, or career readiness skills. The ABE Program offers class instruction in small groups, tutorial services, and computer-based learning.
Criteria to enter the program:

  • Must be 17 years old and not currently enrolled in school
    (17 year olds need a withdrawal form from the last school attended)
  • Complete at least 12 hours of class per week
  • No more than 4 absences in the semester term

WHEN CAN I ENROLL??

Enrollment for Adult Education/HSE prep classes is held through a registration process at our center prior to every 5-week class session. Call today to reserve your spot.

* Students must attend all three days of Orientation and stay the entire 3 hours for class enrollment.

Day 1 of Orientation: Day 2 of Orientation: Day 3 of Orientation:
  • Intake/Personal Information
  • College ID/Parking Decal
  • Locator assessment
  • Reading TABE
  • Math Computation TABE
  • Applied Math TABE
  • Language TABE
  • Class Schedule & Career Pathway Advisement

TABE is an assessment showing what basic skills need to be taught for HSE preparation.

Pearl River Community College offers equal education and employment opportunities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, or disability. For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies or to request accommodations, special assistance, or alternate format publication please contact Tonia Moody, Director of Admissions and Records, ADA/Civil Rights Coordinator, and Title IX Coordinator at P.O. Box 5537, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1060.