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 school and needs to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma.

Fill out our online form to register for classes.

For more information call: (601) 554-5551 Email:

Location Dates Orientation times
PRCC Forrest County Campus
Highway 49 S (Modular Trailers by Allied Health Building)
Orientations are scheduled monthly.
Call today to reserve your spot.
To schedule your orientation appointment, call Sarah at (601) 403-1815.
Carl Loftin Vo-Tech Center
Highway 13 South
Friday 9:00 am
To schedule your orientation appointment, call Katelyn at (601) 403-1439.
Pearl River County
PRCC Poplarville Campus
Jeff Davis Hall 2nd Floor
Wednesdays 1:30 pm
To schedule your Orientation appointment, call Katelyn at (601) 403-1439.
Hancock County
PRCC Hancock Center


9:00 am
To schedule your orientation appointment, call Candice at (228) 252-7010.
Jeff Davis County
Carson Vo-Tech
Tuesdays 3:00 pm
To schedule your orientation appointment, Call Beverly at (601) 554-5551..
  • 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


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.