Adult Education/MI-BEST

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What is Adult Education?

Adult Education programs are for adults who have not yet completed high school. Here is your opportunity to increase your education, whether you want to enter employment or get a promotion that is currently out of reach. Often called "GED Prep" classes, high school education and employment skills are presented in a relaxed atmosphere by teachers who want you to succeed. All Adult Education classes are free. Join other adults like you, and get your high school equivalency diploma at Co-Lin!

Where Can I Attend/Enroll?

Wesson, Lincoln County & Lawrence County Classes
Phone: 601.643.8655
Email: danielle.white@colin.edu

Class Times/Location: Enrollment Dates:

Co-Lin Wesson Campus
Mon-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.- 12p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. 5-8 p.m.

Oct. 23 & 24, 2018; 5-8 p.m.; Dow/Young Building
Jan. 8 & 9, 2019; 5-8 p.m.; Dow/Young Building
Feb. 19 & 20, 2019; 5-8 p.m.; Dow/Young Building
April 9 & 10, 2019; 5-8 p.m.; Dow/Young Building
*Attendance is required on both nights.

Lincoln Co. Library
Mon. & Wed. 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Enrollment on site
Lawrence Co. Library TBA

 

Natchez, Franklin County & Jefferson County Classes
Phone: 601.446.1151
Email: frances.schwager@colin.edu

Class Times/Location: Enrollment Dates:

Co-Lin Natchez Campus
Mon-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.- 12p.m.
Mon-Thurs. 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. 5-8 p.m. 

Natchez WIN Job Center
Mon-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.- 12p.m.

Oct. 23 & 25, 2018; 5-8 p.m.; Tom Reed Building
Jan. 8 & 10, 2019; 5-8 p.m.; Tom Reed Building
Feb. 19 & 21, 2019; 5-8 p.m.; Tom Reed Building
April 9 & 11, 2019; 5-8 p.m.; Tom Reed Building
*Attendance is required on both nights.

Franklin Co. Library
Mon.& Wed. 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Enrollment on site
Jefferson Co. Library
Tues. & Thurs. 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Enrollment on site

 

Simpson County Classes
Phone: 601.643.8655 or 601.849.0155 (leave a message)
Email: danielle.white@colin.edu

*More information about Simpson Co. Classes coming soon!

When can I enroll?

Group enrollment takes place on each campus prior to a new class session. Enrollment dates are listed with the appropriate campus location above. Students must attend both nights to complete the enrollment process. Enrollment includes baseline assessments that take approximately three hours each night. Students who are no longer compulsory school age and not currently enrolled in high school may be enrolled with a current state-issued photo ID and their social security number.

Pre-registration allows students to complete the assessment process between enrollment dates. Students return at assigned times until all the baseline assessments are complete. Students are then provided an online study option until a new class session begins. Pre-registration is available to students who are no longer compulsory school age and are not currently enrolled in high school. Students must bring a current state-issued photo ID and their social security number. Pre-registration is offered on the Wesson Campus in the Mutton Building (2nd floor) on Mondays at 1:30 p.m., and on the Natchez Campus in Tom Reed Academic Building (Room 319) on Mondays at 3 p.m.

Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (MI-BEST)

MIBEST @ Co-lin logoCombine your basic education with skills training to get further faster. Highly motivated students who will attend classes on the Wesson Campus should contact Heather Emory at 601.643.8260 for additional information. Click here for more information about MI-BEST or visit www.mibest.ms.


High School Equivalency Tests

In 2014, the GED test was revised to a computer-based format, and two alternative high school equivalency tests were introduced: the HiSET and the TASC. All three tests have equal status in the state of Mississippi and provide a high school equivalency diploma and transcript upon successful completion. Co-Lin offers testing in all three HSE options. Candidates who are at least 18 years of age are eligible to test with no restrictions. Information about each test can be found at the following links:

Transcripts

Official transcripts required for employment or educational opportunities must be requested through diplomasender.com. Under "Students & Test Takers" there is the option to access your transcript by creating an account or ordering by phone. An electronic form of payment may be necessary to complete the transaction.

Need Additional Employment Skills?

The Smart Start credential will make your stand out to employers, which may get your employed faster! The Smart Start credential includes successful completion of the National Career Readiness Certificate, which demonstrates that the recipient has received training in career awareness and necessary skills. Individuals have the opportunity to earn one of four levels of career readiness certification based upon their scores on the WorkKeys assessment. Each level: bronze, silver, gold & platinum indicates a successively higher percentage of jobs for which the recipient has the necessary skills. Afternoon classes on the Wesson & Natchez campuses or contact Mallory at 601.643.8655 for alternative locations.