BEEBE, Ark. – Enrollment for General Educational Development (GED) classes is open at the Arkansas State University-Beebe Adult Education centers, located on the Beebe, Searcy, and Heber Springs campuses, as well as the Augusta Public Library and the Westside High School in Greers Ferry.

The Adult Education centers provide free instruction and testing to students 18 years of age or older, who are seeking to obtain their GED diploma. Convenient sessions are available during mornings, afternoons and at night. ASU-Beebe Adult Education also provides services to 16 and 17-year old students who meet the state minimum requirements.

Many students need to earn their GED diploma for college entrance or the workforce. The GED test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 18 million graduates since 1942. The GED test is accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and employers. GED Testing Service is a joint venture between the American Council on Education, a major coordinating body for higher education institutions, and Pearson, a leading learning company.

Classes are available for high school graduates who need a refresher on some subjects before beginning their college education.

Additionally, Adult Education assists employers to provide free training for employees on basic skills needed for continued employment. English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered free for those who want to learn to speak, write, and read English better. These free classes are offered at the ASU-Beebe Searcy Campus.

New enrollment continues throughout the semester and online class options are available. For more information on each ASU-Beebe Adult Education Center, call the Searcy Campus at (501) 207-6290, Beebe Campus at (501) 882-4508, or the Heber Springs Campus at (501) 362-1270.

For more information about Adult Education at ASU-Beebe, view the website at For more information about programs offered at ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or view the website at

Founded in 1927, Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With campuses located at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, Little Rock Air Force Base and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates and non-credit training for business and industry.