AEL Logo_WebThe High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation Program, formerly known as GED, provides individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully take any of the three HSE exams. Classes are offered year-round at Temple College and various locations throughout the Central Texas area. Students must first attend an orientation and then attend classes as their schedules allow. Students must meet minimum time requirements. Students work at their own pace with individualized lesson plans which will adequately prepare them to pass the HSE GED test.

Contact GED

Student Success Center SSDC
Room 3600

Phone: 254-298-8620

Orientation & Class Schedules

Orientations and classes are held in Room 3600 of the Student Success Center (SSCD) on the Temple College main campus.

2018 Orientations

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at 5 p.m.

Class Schedule

Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to noon
Free HSE (GED) Preparation Classes in the Community


Rockdale Workforce Center
313 North Main Street, Rockdale, TX
Tuesday – Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Salado Civic Center
601 North Main Street, Salado, TX
Tuesday and Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Currently closed for the summer

Fall orientation Tuesday, August 27, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Distance Learning Online

Must attend orientation before participating in Distance Learning.
Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take me to prepare for the HSE (GED)?

Everyone is different. Student success is usually determined by the amount of time a person is able to commit to study for the GED. You may be ready for some sections of the test, but need to work longer on other sections.

Should I let you know if I get my HSE (GED) or reach any of my goals?

Yes, please let us know when you pass your test, get a job, go to college, etc., for three reasons:

  1. It  keeps our records updated.
  2. It’s exciting for the staff to hear about your success.
  3. You may want to participate in our HSE (GED) graduation ceremony.  It’s free (and optional)!

What if I miss a few weeks (or months)?

Let us know if you won’t be able to attend classes for a few days or longer. We may be able to give you work you can complete while you are out so that you can keep focused on preparing for the HSE (GED). An extended absence will require approval.

What if I need to change my schedule?

After you complete the orientation, you may attend classes  any time they are held, depending on the site schedule and regulations.

How do I know if I am ready to take an official exam?

You may take a practice exam at any time to determine your readiness for the official exam.

When do I have to attend classes?

You may attend any time during our hours, which are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am – 8:30 pm.  10 hours a week are mandatory.  Let us know if you are going to miss class.  (254) 298-8620 or

Do I have to take all four sections of the HSE (GED) test at one time?

No, you may take one section at a time.  It is recommended you do not take language and math on the same day. If you take two in one day, schedule a break between tests.