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AEL Orientation Schedule

Thank you for visiting the Jefferson College AEL Orientation web-page.

  • Orientation dates/times are now listed below!
  • Hillsboro - Arnold - High Ridge
  • Attendance for the entire orientation is required


  1. Eligible High School Equivalency (HiSET - formerly GED) participants should be at least 17 years of age and not enrolled in a public school.
  2. Orientation is REQUIRED before attending Jefferson College AEL classes.
  3. There are usually 2-3 orientations to choose from each month. Students MUST ATTEND AND BE PRESENT THE ENTIRE ORIENTATION TIME to meet the criteria of orientation. After orientation is complete, students may choose which Jefferson College AEL location to begin classes: Hillsboro Campus, Arnold Campus, or Jefferson County Library Northwest Branch (High Ridge). 
  4. A valid picture I.D., Missouri State I.D. or Missouri Driver's License IS REQUIRED for Testing and Orientation. Please bring something to eat and drink or money for vending, as lunch/snacks will not be provided. 
  5. Please call (636) 481-3437 or (636) 797-3000, ext. 3437 to register for orientation.



HILLSBORO CAMPUS (ORIENTATION) SESSIONS: (dates & times are subject to change)
January 17, 2020 Friday 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. CTE 174
January 17, 2020 Friday 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. CTE 174
February 21, 2020 Friday 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. CTE 174
February 21, 2020 Friday 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.  CTE 174
March 27, 2020 Friday 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.  CTE 174
March 27, 2020 Friday 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.  CTE 174
CTE (Career and Technical Education Building) (View Hillsboro Campus map)
TESTING CENTER is located  adjacent to the Library.

Hillsboro Campus Address

1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO 63050
View Hillsboro Campus Map

Directions from I-270:
Take Tesson Ferry (Highway 21) (Exit 2) south approximately 23 miles (toward Hillsboro) to campus on right. Turn right on Hayden Road & then left on Jefferson College Drive. The College will be on the right within one quarter mile.

OR Directions from I-55: 
Take Exit 175 at Festus & go west on Highway A for approximately 11 miles. Travel through the intersection at Highway 21 to Jefferson College Drive and turn right. The College will be on the left within one quarter mile.



ARNOLD SITE (ORIENTATION) SESSIONS: (dates & times are subject to change)
January 21, 2020 Tuesday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Room 313
February 25, 2020 Tuesday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Room 313
March 31, 2020 Tuesday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Room 313
Room 310 (Third Floor) =Testing Center (Click here for building floor plan)

Arnold Site Address

1687 Missouri State Rd., Arnold, MO 63010

Directions from I-270: 
Take I-55 south to Highway 141 (exit 191). Go right on Highway 141 to second stoplight (Astra Way). Turn left at Astra Way to stop sign and follow the roundabout onto the campus of the Jefferson County Library and the Arnold Recreation Center. Follow the winding road past the Library and Recreation Center, continuing to the right past the stop sign, around to the College at the top of the hill.


Please attend an orientation at Hillsboro or Arnold. No orientations will be held at the Northwest site.

Jefferson County Library Northwest Branch in High Ridge

5680 Missouri PP, High Ridge, MO  63049
*Cross Streets: Near the intersection of Missouri PP and High Ridge Blvd