Adult Education

Through the School of Adult Education, Daytona State College provides several options for students who need to earn a high school diploma, improve basic skills or prepare for college. Students must be 16 years or older and not currently enrolled in a public school system. The courses are offered during the day and evening on campus and at various locations throughout the county. Online courses are also available in some program areas for students who meet specified criteria. For more information regarding any of the programs call (386) 506-4495.

In compliance with state law, students must pay tuition of $30 per semester for Florida residents and non-Florida residents. This will cover all classes during a semester.

  1. Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes prepare students for the academic requirements of the Adult High School, GED® test preparation classes and select vocational certificate programs. More information can be located at
  2. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes teach non-native English speakers English skills necessary to gain employment, increase work-related skills to obtain a better job, and prepare to continue their education in degree or certificate programs. The program is designed to develop all components of language – speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing, grammar and pronunciation. For more information, see English for Speakers of Other Languages.
  3. General Educational Development (GED®) test prep classes are offered for students preparing to take the GED® test examination. For course information, go to For specific test information, see Assessment Services.
  4. The Daytona State College Adult High School provides students the opportunity to earn both the 24- and 18-credit hour diploma options. The diploma is offered through online competency-based classes. Students must earn the required credits, successfully complete all state-required exit assessments and have a grade point average (GPA) in accordance with state of Florida guidelines. Students are responsible for the purchase of textbooks for this program. For the current booklist and other information, go to
  5. Applied Academics for Adult Education prepares students to meet the academic requirements for vocational programs.
  6. Citizenship courses prepare students for the U.S. Naturalization test and are offered at the Daytona Beach Campus during fall semester and at the Deltona Campus during spring semester.
  7. Adult Tutoring Services are provided in partnership with the Volusia Literacy Council, Inc. Trained tutors work with adult students individually and in small groups to improve literacy skills.