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Adult Education


Adult Education is more than the GED or English Language Learning classes.  We prepare our students for their next step!  Whether your next step is College or a Career, ASUN Adult Education can prepare you for the classroom or the real world. 

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To serve the citizens of Jackson, Craighead, and Poinsett Counties, ASU-Newport offers on- and off-campus classes in Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Adult Education (GAE), and English Language Learning (ELL) classes in Jonesboro. 

The classes are designed as General Education Development GED® prep classes and skills review classes for college or career advancement. The core areas offered are reading, math and language, with computer literacy and employability skills offered as an integrated part of the curriculum. All of the classes are free and open to adults aged 18 or older. Enrollment is open entry/open exit; students may start at any time.

Register for ASU-Newport Adult Education Here!

The Official GED® Test is also given at the Newport Campus, the Marked Tree Campus, and the Jonesboro Adult Education Center.  Testing is scheduled at regular intervals throughout the school year. Passing scores on the official GED® Ready Practice Test are required before the student may take the GED® Test.


Students who receive the GED® may be eligible for the Arkansas State University-Newport GED Scholarship. This scholarship will help students continue their education at ASU-Newport. You can find more information located at .

No official diplomas or transcripts are kept at the ASU-Newport Adult Education Centers. To request an official diploma or transcript, please click here.

Locations and Times

Classes will be offered at the following locations and times:

Newport Campus
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Marked Tree Campus   
Monday - Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Jonesboro Adult Education Center
2601 Commerce Drive
Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Trumann Sims-Talbot Center
212 S. Melton
Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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