Savannah Technical College is the First in Georgia to Offer Virtual Admissions for Adult Education
Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
Savannah Technical College has created a virtual admissions process for adult education including high school equivalency (GED) and English as a second language (ESL). As the first technical college in Georgia approved to offer this service, STC’s plan is being shared throughout the state as a model.
"I am so proud of my team for making this possible for the community," said Dr. Thomas Bullock, STC’s dean of adult education. “We have already been helping hundreds of students since this pandemic started. Now we can register and serve new students with the need and time right now
Previously, the state of Georgia required in-person, notarized registration for adult education admissions. The College has been unable to register new adult education students since it closed to the public for COVID-19 social distancing.
The College continues to offer live instructor-led classes and self-paced online learning for both high school equivalency (GED) and ESL students.
New adult education students may now register online at https://www.savannahtech.edu/ged-esl/. There is a video explaining the registration process, links to submit new applications and an appointment with an advisor to confirm their registration. A state-issued ID is required to apply for adult education.
In Academic Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019), Savannah Technical College yielded 486 GED graduates. One of those graduates, Victoria “Ida” Nelson, was named STC’s Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) student of the year. Also, she was selected as the runner up for TCSG - Technical College System of Georgia EAGLE student of the year. Nelson earned her GED in October 2019 and is now enrolled in STC's Emergency Medical Services diploma program. Her goal is to become a coroner. Currently, she works in the food and beverage industry.