Get Started in the WorkReadyU Program

Attending a mandatory orientation is the first step toward a successful education and career journey with WorkReadyU. Here, you'll learn important information about program requirements and required testing for class placement.

Orientation consists of: 

  • Program overview, including available classes and locations 
  • Completion of required enrollment documentation
  • Completion of program assessment 
    • TABE Test (Test for Adult Basic Education): This measures basic academic skill levels in math, reading and language 
    • BEST Plus and Literacy Test: This measures language skill levels in both written and oral formats 
    • CASAS Assessment: This measures basic and academic skills for adults and curriculum tools to target instruction
  • Placement into appropriate class 

Participants must bring two forms of valid government-issued ID. Passports are accepted. Children are not permitted to attend orientation, testing or class. Child care is not provided. 

Students must attend the entire orientation session, which typically lasts from three to four hours. Filling out the online enrollment documentation can help you get started more quickly and cut down on the length of time spent in orientation.


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Upcoming Onsite Orientations

January 6, 2020 – January 11, 2020


Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 9:45 AM (ESL, GED, Career Pathways)


Friday, Jan 10, 2020 8:00 AM (ESL, GED, Career Pathways) Bldg. B Rm B149

RLC – Main Campus

Friday, Jan 10, 2020 9:00 AM (GED) Room T219


Friday, Jan 10, 2020 9:15 AM (ESL, GED, Career Pathways) Bldg. W Rm W108


Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 9:00 AM (ESL and GED Only) Bldg. A Rm A206D

RLC - Garland Campus

Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 9:00 AM (GED / ESL) Gallery Rm

January 13, 2020 – January 18, 2020

RLC - Garland Campus

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 6:00 PM (Career Pathways) Gallery Rm


Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 1:30 PM (GED Spanish, English, ESL) Bldg. W Rm 136


Thursday, Jan 16, 2020 9:00 AM (ESL, GED, Career Pathways)


January 20, 2020 – January 25, 2020 


Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 10:00 AM (ESL and GED Only) Bldg. A Rm A206D


Friday, Jan 24, 2020 8:00 AM (ESL, GED, Career Pathways) Bldg. B Rm B149

RLC - Garland Campus

Friday, Jan 24, 2020 9:00 AM (Career Pathways) Gallery Rm


Friday, Jan 24, 2020 5:45 PM (ESL, GED, Career Pathways) Bldg. W Rm W108


January 27, 2020 – January 31, 2020

No orientations scheduled to date for this week


You must pre-register for Eastfield-specific orientations in room W136 on the main campus (3737 Motley Drive, Mesquite, TX 75150) as space is limited. Upon registration, you will receive more information about location and materials to bring.

Orientation sessions are offered at the Bill J. Priest Institute (1402 Corinth St., Dallas, TX 75215) for the WorkReadyU program at each of the colleges of DCCCD.