Transitional Studies Department


NOTE: Transitional Studies Classes resume each July! Classes are offered each month for 8-week sessions.

Intake and Orientation

English proficiency (ELA), Adult High School (AHS), high school equivalency (HSE/GED®), and adult literacy classes occur the first week of each month.  Please complete the Interest Form and a member of our staff will contact you to schedule an appointment.

For Career Academy, July intake and orientation only for this two-year program. Typically, it is the Friday after the July 4 holiday.

Special intake and orientation sessions may be available for on and off-campus sites.  Contact the Transitional Studies Department at 252-493-7892.

Transitional Studies

The Transitional Studies Department offers educational opportunities to those who wish to improve basic academic skills, increase job attainment and retention opportunities, or brush up on skills to improve college entry test scores enabling adult learners to be more successful in today’s work place, post-secondary training program or college. All instruction is offered at no cost.

Transitional Studies consists of three main components:

Adult Basic Education (ABE) — Provides foundational instruction in reading, writing, and math, as well as science and social studies, in the context of careers, career exploration, workplace literacy, and post-secondary training.

Adult Secondary Education (ASE) — Expands the content and experiences from ABE and provides students with high school competency.

English Language Acquisition (ELA) — Provides instruction for improving English speaking, listening, reading and writing while also offering opportunity to enhance career skills. Programs are available to address varying student needs, career and college goals, and interests.

To enroll in any Transitional Studies program, students must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in high school (either withdrawn or graduated). Students aged 16 and 17 may enroll in a program with proper documentation and parental permission. For details, contact Mary Hopkins at (252) 493-7628.

Minor Applicant Withdrawal – Waiver Form