Program Participation Requirements

Individuals who are 16 and 17 years of age, and request to enroll into an adult education program must meet the following:

I. For an Individual 16 Years of Age Who Wishes To Enroll in an AE program:
1. Student must present a notarized, Certificate of Exemption from the student’s last school system attended, and a notarized Parental Permission Form;
OR
If the student attended and dropped out of a private school, church school, or private tutor program, the student must present a notarized letter (Parental Permission Form) from his/her parent or legal guardian naming the school, providing the drop-out date, and stating the student has dropped out of school, and has permission to enroll in the Adult Education program 17

2. Student must provide proof of Alabama residency

II. For an Individual 17 Years of Age Who Wishes To Enroll in an AE program:

1. Student must have participated in an exit interview with their high school administration and provide a signed Exit Interview Form.
(Please Note: The student’s refusal to participate in the scheduled Exit Interview should be documented by the school personnel on the Exit Interview Form. Local AE programs must maintain an Exit Interview Form for all 17 year old public high-school dropouts. These guidelines also apply to HSO students who are 17 years of age.)
AND
2.
Student must provide a notarized and signed letter (Parental Permission Form) from his/her parent or legal guardian, naming the school, providing the drop-out date, and providing parental permission for the student to enroll in the Adult Education program.
OR
If the student attended a private school, church school, or private tutoring program, the student must present a notarized and signed letter (Parental
Permission Form) from his/her parent or legal guardian naming the school,providing the drop-out date, and stating the student has dropped out of school and has permission to enroll in the Adult Education program.

3. Student must provide proof of Alabama residency
Court mandated individuals, ages 16 or 17, must provide official court documentation to enroll in Adult Education & to be administered the GED® test. A signed court order does not require the student to present a Certificate of Exemption, Exit Interview Form, or Parental Permission Form to be enrolled into an Adult Education program (or to be administered the GED® Test).