Adults who live in the Greater Lowell area. This includes the residents of Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford.
- For High School Equivalency classes (GED/HiSET) students must be at least 16 years old. Students who are between 16-19 years old, must have formally withdrawn from high school.
- For ESOL Classes, students must be at least 18 years old.
Everyone will be required to show an ID and proof of address before starting classes.
Links to the Registration form are on the home page of our website.
For those who can not register online, students can make an appointment to register in-person or on the phone. Once the registration form is received, students will be contacted to schedule placement testing.
If classes are full, students will be placed on a waiting list. Students will be invited to start classes when space is available.
Please go to our "How to Register Page" for detailed information.
Our main Center, located at 408 Merrimack Street in downtown Lowell, is where day classes are held.
Our night classes are at Lowell High School.
We offer In-Person and Remote Classes.
We also have satellite programs at CTI, CMAA and MAPS.
Class options will be shown on the registration form.
Day classes begin in September and run through June, following the Lowell Public School schedule.
Night classes begin in late September and run until mid-May.
We have Open Enrollment which means new students can register throughout most of the school year. Students will be invited to a class when a space becomes available.
In Massachusetts, candidates must pass the GED, the HiSET, or a combination of all subject tests from both exams.
AAEC offers HSE classes to help Greater Lowell residents to prepare for either of these exams.
AAEC is an official Test Center for GED and HiSET. We offer both computer and paper-based HiSET exams.