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Adult Education and Literacy

What is Adult Basic Education?

Adult Basic Education offers Basic English as a Second Language, English Literacy & Civics, and GED® preparation classes at several locations in the Lone Star College (LSC) system. The programs are designed for native and non-native speakers who want to improve their language skills and/or gain the core skills they need to obtain a GED®.

Classes are available for free on a first come, first served basis.

How Do I Enroll in a Class?

Before you can enroll in a grant-funded adult education and literacy class, you will need to attend an Orientation session.  Orientation includes important information regarding program requirements and testing for class placement.  Orientation and testing is required for all students interested in the AEL program.

If you have completed Orientation and Testing, click here to schedule an appointment with an AEL Advisor.

Schedule Appointment

Where are Adult Education Classes Offered?

The Adult Education and Literacy Program offers courses at many of the LSC Campuses and other off-site locations.  Courses are offered based on student-need and meet at a minimum of two or three times per week over an eight or nine week period.  Typical class times are 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM or 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM or may dependent on the course location. Service areas include Harris, Montgomery and Walker counties.

Upcoming Orientation Sessions

LSC Adult Education Program
Spring 2018 Orientation Schedule

High School Equivalency (GED®)

Orientation Date



July 24th

Mission Northeast


July 28th

Huntsville Public Library


August 1st LSC-Greenspoint Center Harris

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Orientation Date



Jul 17th

LSC-Greenspoint Center


July 18th



July 19th LSC-University Park Harris
July 21st Huntsville Public Library Walker
July 25th LSC-University Center Montgomery
July 26th Kingwood United Methodist Church Montgomery
July 31st LSC-University Center Montgomery

Note: Orientation dates are subject to change.  Pre-registration begins July 9th and is required before attending an Orientation session. Limited seating is available. To register for an upcoming or future Orientation session, please visit the Lone Star College Greenspoint Center Adult Education and Literacy Program Office at 250 North Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston, TX 77060 or visit any LSC Continuing Education Department. You may also call us at (281) 260-3576 or email us at gcadulted@lonestar.edu. Upon registration, additional details will be provided.

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Valid, Government-Issued Photo ID.  Passports are accepted.
  • Students who receive government assistance or TANF must provide a copy of their award letter.
  • Age-Related Documentation
    • 16-Year olds may participate with a valid court order with docket/case number only.
    • 17-Year olds may participate with a court order or withdrawal forms from school only.
    • 18-Year olds may participate with withdrawal forms from school only.
    • ALL MINORS, ages 16-18, must attend Orientation with a parent or legal guardian. Parents must accompany their student in the AEL Orientation for three hours.
  • Must live in Lone Star College Adult Education and Literacy Program Service Area, which encompasses the Harris county, Montgomery county, and Walker county.
  • All ESL/EL Civics students must take the BEST Plus test.
  • All GED Prep students must take the TABE test.
  • No children allowed in the Orientation, Testing or Class sessions.

Adult Education and Literacy Student Handbook

What is the General Education Development (GED®) Prep Program?

The GED® Prep program offers adults without a high school diploma an opportunity to complete their high school education. The classes improve basic education skills to prepare students for the official GED® test. Students can learn about different career pathways available to them as they prepare for the GED® test and workforce skills. Orientation and assessment for appropriate class placement are required.

What is the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program?

The ESL program provides free basic courses for adult students whose first language is not English. Classes are available for beginning students with limited reading and writing ability, as well as more advanced students. Orientation and assessment for appropriate class placement are required.

What is the English Literacy Civics (El Civics) Program?

The EL Civics program incorporates English literacy and Civics education services for immigrants and other limited-English-speaking populations. Orientation and assessment for appropriate class placement are required.

Student Feedback

Orientation and assessment for appropriate class placement are required. We want to make sure that we are providing excellent customer service to all current or prospective students. If you have any concerns or issues that have not been successfully addressed by the Adult Education and Literacy team, please contact the Program Director directly by email at gcadulted@lonestar.edu or by phone at (281) 260-3570. An online feedback form will be added soon!