Adult Basic Education & General Educational Development Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any requirements to enroll in the HSE program?

Yes. Students must be at least 18 years old. Special permission to enroll into the HSE program may be possible for those students who are age 16 or 17. Please refer to the Pre-College Studies minor student application for instructions.

Where can I take ABE or HSE classes?

We offer classes at the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College North and South Campuses as well as several off campus sites.

What is the cost?

There is no charge for instruction in our Adult Basic Education, HSE, ESL, or compensatory education programs. There is a testing fee to cover the costs of the HSEA.

How do I get started?

  1. Option 1: Complete the online registration form for Pre-College Studies Registration.
  2. Option 2: Call 704-216-3510 to request to be placed on the Registration list.

What do I need to get started?

On the first day of class you will need to bring your photo ID, social security number, paper, pen, and pencil.

When can I begin working on my HSE?

Classes begin each Monday at both the North (Salisbury) and South (Concord) Campuses. Students will have the option of attending either a daytime class or an evening class, whichever fits into their schedule.

What is the ABE class?

ABE stands for adult basic education. These classes are designed for students who need to improve their basic reading, writing, and/or math levels. These classes are open to all students, whether they have their high school diploma or not.

What times are classes offered?

Morning, afternoon, or evening classes are available Mondays through Thursdayss.

Is attendance mandatory for ABE or HSE classes?

Yes. Once a student registered for either the ABE or the HSE class, they are expected to attend at least 80% of the class time they signed up for. Students who fail to attend 80% of the class time will be dropped from the program so that we can make room for students who can attend.

Can I take my classes online?

Online classes are available for those students who qualify.

How do I obtain a transcript?

Fill out the transcript request form and mail it to P.O. Box 1595, Salisbury, NC, 28145-1595, or return it to the Pre-College Studies office at the North Campus, Room 4206.

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