Adult Education Center

Cobb Center
240 Barber Road
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (678) 594-8011
FAX: (678) 594-8015
Paulding Center
140 Bethel Church Road
Hiram, GA 30141
Phone: (678) 460-1587
FAX: (770) 942-2254

Cobb/Paulding Adult Education


Cobb/Paulding Adult Education is closed due to COVID-19 until further notice.  Please monitor the Cobb County Education website for return date.


Lighting Pathways to Success

We hope this information will assist you with answers to questions about:

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) Pre-GED® Classes
  • General Education Development (GED®)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • EL/Civics and Citizenship Classes

Our programs are open to all students 16 years and older who are NOT enrolled in a conventional high school program.

Passing Score Changes for the GED Test

In January 2016, GED® Testing Service (GEDTS) announced a change to the GED® testing passing score for high school equivalency from 150 to 145.

The new GED® test performance levels are:

  • Pass / High School Equivalency > 145
  • GED® College Ready > 165
  • GED® College Ready + Credit > 175

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Click here for information about GED® preparation classes.

Click here for information about GED® test registration.


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Our Vision

We are a community of lifelong learners where goals are achieved, challenges are met, and dreams are born and realized.

Our Mission

To teach adult students the literacy skills necessary to become productive, responsible, well-adjusted members of the community thus improving the quality of life for all Georgians. In order that all students realize their full potential, our mission is to marshal resources and use relevant curriculum to provide education and a supportive yet challenging environment that allows for individual, self-paced instruction.

Our Philosophy

Believing that learning is a life-long process, the Cobb/Paulding Adult Education program dedicates itself to recognizing and developing the potential of each student. The staff and faculty lead students in the formation of educational goals. We believe that by giving each student a "restarting point" and providing a self-paced program to accomplish his/her goals, the student has the opportunity to be a productive and well-adjusted person.

SDA 8 - Cobb/Paulding Counties Adult Education program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicapping condition, academic or economic disadvantage, or creed.

GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (ACE). They may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service®. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from the American Council on Education.

Life at Our Adult Ed. Center

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