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Prepare for Success with ACCEL

Learn English. Prepare for the High School Equivalency exam (HiSET or GED) and take the official exam when you are ready. Boost skills for the workforce and prepare for college or a career. Earn college credits toward a degree or certificate while studying for the High School Equivalency or learning English. Prepare for the US Citizenship exam.

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A Program That Supports You

Gain instructional support for college-level coursework. Get loaner laptops and internet hotspots. You'll have access to online or remote study options. Virtual and in-person classes to fit your schedule. Access to financial assistance for college tuition, textbooks, and required materials. You can receive JAC Bus passes.

English Language Learning

ACCEL's noncredit English Language Learning (ELL) program at Western Nevada College is designed as a series of courses, ranging from Low Beginning through Advanced levels of English proficiency. Instruction includes:

To request more information about our English Language Learning class options, please call us at (775) 445-4452 or e-mail us at accel@wnc.edu. To get started, complete our registration form. 

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High School Equivalency Preparation

Every year, a number of students do not graduate from high school. The reasons for this are as unique as the individual. And without a high school diploma, career options are greatly limited.

Whether students last attended school recently or many years ago, ACCEL offers free classes to help them earn a high school equivalency credential. We determine what areas students need to work on and enroll them in an appropriate class. Students receive help to prepare for the five test subject areas:

Students must be at least 18 years old to enroll and must complete enrollment and testing prior to starting a preparation course. Students ages 16 and 17 years old may enroll, but must provide a letter of withdrawal from the last school attended and parental consent prior to enrollment.

ACCELs High School Equivalency Exam Preparation Program prepares students to take either the GEDor HiSet exam. Both of these approved tests allow Nevada students to earn the Nevada State Certificate of High School Equivalency.

To request more information about our preparation class options, please call us at (775) 445-4452 or e-mail us at accel@wnc.edu. To register for HSE preparation classes, complete our registration form.


HiSET and GED Testing Center

In addition to offering preparation classes, we also guide students through the test registration process and help them find test times that fit their schedules. ACCEL administers both the GED and the HiSet exam at our Testing Center at the Carson campus. Regardless of which exam you choose, an official Nevada Certificate of High School Equivalency is awarded upon passing. The certificate is honored nationwide.

You must register for the GED exam online at www.ged.com. There you can also learn more about the benefits and costs, find tutorials and practice, and view frequently asked questions about the exam. 

Register for the HiSET exam in person at our Carson campus at 2201 W. College Parkway in Bristlecone building, room 340. Visit the HISET High School Equivalency Exam powered by PSI website to learn more about the benefits and costs, find tutorials and practice and view frequently asked questions about the exam.

HISET High School Equivalency Exam powered by PSI

Diploma Sender is the official high school equivalency record fulfillment service for Nevada. DiplomaSender provides the initial transcript and certificate free of charge. Additional transcripts and verification services are available for fee.

GED:
Candidates may reschedule or cancel their GED test appointment at any time as long as it is rescheduled or cancelled at least 24 hours before the scheduled appointment time via the MyGED portal at GED.com or by calling the Call Center 1-877-EXAM-GED (877-392-6433).

HiSET:
If you are enrolled to take the HiSET and must reschedule or cancel your test, contact us directly at 775-445-4452 at least three business days in advance of your scheduled test date. Late reschedules and cancellations are subject to a fee.

HiSET Accommodations: https://hiset.org/

GED Accommodations: ged.com

Nevada HiSET Exam requirements: https://hiset.org/test-takers-requirements/

Nevada High School Equivalency FAQ: http://www.doe.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/ndedoenvgov/content/Adult_Education/HSE/High-School-Equivalency-Testing-FAQ.pdf

To request more information about the High School Equivalency Testing options, please call us at (775) 445-4452 or e-mail us at accel@wnc.edu.


College and Career Transitions

For many of our students, improving their basic literacy skills is just the beginning. ACCELs Career Transitions program focuses on helping students access postsecondary training, explore job opportunities, and fill high-demand positions. Our goal is to help students transition into jobs that offer both a solid career path and a family-sustaining wage. To request more information about our College and Career Transition options, please contact our office at 775-445-4452.

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Contact Us

Name Angela Holt, Director, ACCEL College and Career Readiness Program
Department Instruction and Finance
Email angela.holt@wnc.edu
Phone 775-445-3298
Office Carson City, Bristlecone Building, Room 350I
Title Elizabeth Best, Enrollment & Retention Specialist
Department ACCEL College and Career Readiness
Email elizabeth.best@wnc.edu
Phone 775-445-4452
Office Carson City Bristlecone Building Room 340
Title Nikki Peterson, Data and Special Programs Manager
Department ACCEL College and Career Readiness
Email nikki.peterson@wnc.edu
Phone 775-445-4455
Office Carson City Bristlecone Building Room 350P
Title Hallie Murphy, Instructional Specialist
Department ACCEL College and Career Readiness
Email hallie.murphy@wnc.edu
Phone 775-445-4451
Title Nickcole Paine, Operations Specialist
Department ACCEL College and Career Readiness
Email nickcole.paine@wnc.edu
Phone 775-445-3003 or 775-445-4452

 

ACCEL Office
Bristlecone Building, Room 340
2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703

Monday Thursday: 8am 8pm | Friday: 8am 5pm
accel@wnc.edu | (775) 445-4452

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