Orientation Dates for College and Career Readiness Classes

Congratulations on taking the first step towards your educational goals! Here is some important information to help you understand our program goals and potential outcomes.

Because every student has different needs it is impossible to give a timeline of when one will finish the class. The amount of time and effort put into the program and the starting skill levels determine when an individual is ready to take the HiSET test. To make significant gains toward getting a high school equivalency diploma, it is important to attend class each session.ECC AEL logo

There is no cost associated with our program. The AEL program is free to everyone.  When you are ready to take the HISET test, there is a cost associated with it. We do not administer the test to you; we only prepare you to take the test.

Orientation Dates

All classes require an orientation during which class requirements will be discussed and testing assessments will be completed. New students must attend one of the following orientation days prior to beginning classes. A 45 minute lunch break will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and a beverage. Vending machines are not available at every location.

Union (8:30 a.m.)
East Central College
1964 Prairie Dell Rd.
Union, MO 63084
Rolla (9:00 a.m.)
Missouri Job Center
706 S. Bishop Ave.
Rolla, MO 65401
Owensville (9:00 a.m.)
First Baptist Church
112 W Lincoln
Owensville, MO 65066
Saturday-October 7, 2017 Saturday-October 14, 2017  Tuesday-October 10, 2017
Friday-October 20, 2017 Friday-October 27, 2017
Friday-November 3, 2017 Saturday-November 4, 2017  Tuesday-November 7, 2017
Saturday-November 11, 2017
Friday-December 1, 2017 Saturday-December 2, 2017  Tuesday-December 5, 2017
Saturday-January 6, 2018 Saturday-January 13, 2018  Tuesday-January 9, 2018
Friday-January 19, 2018 Friday-January 26, 2018
Saturday-February 3, 2018 Saturday-February 10, 2018  Tuesday-February 13, 2018
Friday-February 16, 2018 Friday-February 23, 2018
Saturday-March 3, 2018 Saturday-March 10, 2018  Tuesday-March 13, 2018
Friday-March 16, 2018 Friday-March 23, 2018
Saturday-April 7, 2018 Saturday-April 14, 2018  Tuesday-April 10, 2018
Friday-April 20, 2018 Friday-April 27, 2018
Saturday-May 5, 2018 Saturday-May 12, 2018  Tuesday-May 8, 2018
Friday-May 11, 2018 Friday-May 18, 2018

You can submit your information to register online by filling out the form at the bottom of the page here, call us at 844-322-4235 (844-ECC-4AEL), 636-584-6533, or send an email with the following information to ael@eastcentral.edu:

  • First Name, Last Name
  • Address, City, State Zip
  • Phone Number
  • Alternate Phone
  • Date of Birth
  • Email address

*Effective August 28, 2009, Missouri law requires that 16 year old students seeking admission to an AEL class verify completion of 16 units of high school credit. An official transcript indicating completion of 16 units of high school credit must be furnished at enrollment.