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CCR - Adult Education Registration Information

Each CCR -Adult Education Program has its own registration information and requirements.  To find out more about registration, select the program that interests you.

  1.  GED® or Adult Basic Education   
  2.  Adult High School   
  3.  English as a Second Language   
  4.  Family Literacy   
  5.  Compensatory Education   

GED® or Adult Basic Education Registration (Caldwell Campus)

All GED® and Adult Basic Education (ABE) students must attend a free Orientation and Assessment session before enrolling in a class.  To sign up for an Orientation and Assessment session or to get more information, please call (828) 726-2230 (Caldwell Campus) or (828) 297-5253 (Watauga Campus). .

On the Caldwell Campus, Orientation classes meet for two weeks, Monday through Thursday. Morning and evening classes are available.
  • Morning classes meet Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for the first week and from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for the second week.
  • Evening classes meet Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. each of the two weeks.

On the Watauga Campus, the session lasts approximately four hours.  Registration is held every Thursday at either 9:00 a.m. or at 5:00 p.m. in the Watauga College & Career Readiness Center. 

All Orientation and Assessment sessions are free.

In an Orientation and Assessment session, students:
  • receive important information about GED® or Adult Basic Education classes,
  • take placement tests in reading, math, and language, and
  • receive an introduction to the college and its services.
After completing an Orientation and Assessment session, students meet with an advisor and will receive placement test results (scores), discuss educational goals, select a class site and schedule, and ask any questions they may have.

After meeting with an advisor, students may begin their GED® or ABE class.  The instructor will meet individually with each student on the first day of class to orient him/her to the new class.

Special Note About Minors

Minors 16 – 17 years of age must have a completed Minor Permission Form prior to enrolling in any CCR - Adult Education program, assessment activity, or class. Students can either pick up the Minor Permission Form in person at the College and Career Readiness Department or call (828) 726-2230 (Caldwell Campus) or (828) 297-5253 (Watauga Campus) and have the form mailed.  Instructions for completing the form are attached to it, but if there are questions, please call (828) 726-2230 (Caldwell Campus) or (828) 297-5253 (Watauga Campus).  Someone will be glad to help you.

Adult High School Registration

All Adult High School (AHS) students must attend a free Orientation and Assessment session before enrolling in a class.  To sign up for an Orientation and Assessment session or to get more information, please call (828) 726-2230 (Caldwell Campus) or (828) 297-5253 (Watauga Campus).

On the Caldwell Campus, the Orientation and Assessment session meets Monday through Thursday for one week for a total of 12 hours.  Students may attend either a morning session or an evening session. Morning sessions meet from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, and evening sessions meet from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

On the Watauga Campus, students may choose to attend a morning Orientation and Assessment session held each Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. or an evening session held each Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

All Orientation and Assessment sessions are free.

In an Orientation and Assessment session, students:
  • receive important information about Adult High School or review classes,
  • take placement tests in reading, math, and language, and
  • receive an introduction to the college and its services.
After completing an Orientation and Assessment session, students meet with an advisor and receive placement test results (scores), discuss educational goals, make an appointment for a new student registration session, and ask any questions they may have.  During the new student registration session, students will work out class schedules and register for Adult High School classes.

Special Requirements for Adult High School Students

  • A reading, language skills, and math placement test score of 9.0 or above is required to be eligible for Adult High School class registration.  For students who do not meet this placement score, free review classes are available to help bring up test scores.
  • Students must contact their previous high school to request transcript records.  Transcripts must be mailed to the Adult High School Director or hand carried in a sealed envelope to the Orientation and Assessment session.  Transcripts must be received before Orientation and Assessment session completion.
For the Caldwell Campus, transcripts can be mailed to:
Adult High School Director
College and Career Readiness Department
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
2855 Hickory Blvd.
Hudson, NC 28638
For the Watauga Campus, transcripts can be mailed to:
Adult High School Coordinator
College and Career Readiness Department
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
PO Box 3318
Boone, NC 28607

Special Note About Minors

Minors 16 – 17 years of age must have a completed Minor Permission Form prior to enrolling in any CCR - Adult Education program, assessment activity, or class. Students can either pick up the Minor Permission Form in person at the College and Career Readiness Department or call (828) 726-2230 (Caldwell Campus) or (828) 297-5253 (Watauga Campus) and have the form mailed.  Instructions for completing the form are attached to it, but if there are questions, please call (828) 726-2230 (Caldwell Campus) or (828) 297-5253 (Watauga Campus).  Someone will be glad to help you.

English as a Second Language

All ESL students must attend a free Orientation and Assessment session before enrolling in a class. In an Orientation and Assessment session, students receive important information about ESL classes and take a reading placement test. If you have questions, please call (828) 726-2230 (Caldwell) or (828)297-5253 (Watauga)

Caldwell Campus Classes

For classes on the Caldwell Campus, students may attend either an evening or morning Orientation and Assessment session. 

An evening Orientation and Assessment session is held each week, and students must attend on Mondays from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Students must attend both Monday and Wednesday sessions, and they must begin on Monday.

A morning Orientation and Assessment session is held each week on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

Watauga Campus Classes

At Watauga CCR - Adult Education, the Orientation and Assessment session is held the first Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

Project IDEAL

For registration information for Project IDEAL, please contact Melissa Darling at (828) 726-2246.

Special Note About Minors

Minors 16 – 17 years of age must have a completed Minor Permission Form prior to enrolling in any CCR - Adult Education program, assessment activity, or class.   Students can either pick up the Minor Permission Form in person at the College and Career Readiness Department or call (828) 726-2230 (Caldwell Campus) or (828) 297-5253 (Watauga Campus) and have the form mailed.  Instructions for completing the form are attached to it, but if there are questions, please call (828) 726-2230 (Caldwell Campus) or (828) 297-5253 (Watauga Campus).  Someone will be glad to help you.

Family Literacy (Caldwell Campus Only)

To register or for more information, call (828) 757-8632 or 726-2230. 

Compensatory Education

The Compensatory Education Program is designed for adults with intellectual / developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injury.  The classes are designed to help students acquire basic skills, to develop abilities needed to become more independent and self-directed, and to meet and manage community, social, work, and personal adult responsibilities.  For information about registering for Compensatory Education classes, please call (828) 726-2275 or 726-2230 in Caldwell County and (828) 264-7670, ext. 2275 in Watauga County.

To enroll in Compensatory Education classes, individuals must:
  1. be at least 18 years old,
  2. be able to take care of personal needs at the class location, and
  3. be able to benefit from instruction