Adult Education FAQs
GED Program FAQs
Q: How old do you have to be to attend classes?
A: Free classes are available for anyone 16 and over with proper identification. Those individuals who are under 18 will be required to show proof of withdrawal from the last school attended or proof that the student is not enrolled in the local system. Underage students must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian, unless they are emancipated.
Q: How long will it take for me to get a GED?
A: Everyone is different, depending on how easily they learn things, how long they’ve been out of school, and what they’ve been doing since having left school. Our goal is to get you through as quickly as possible. For some, that can mean two weeks. Others take much more time. But the more frequently and consistently you attend, and the more work you do on your own, outside of class, the quicker you’ll finish. Guaranteed.
Q: Can I do Distance Education?
A: We offer Distance Education for students who have a hard time getting to class on a regular basis. You must meet minimum test scores to qualify for Distance Ed and you must have consistent, reliable, Internet access. (We do not provide laptops or tablets for Distance Education students.) But even Distance Ed students must attend face-to-face registration and must attend class periodically, ideally, once per week.
Q: What kind of work experience programs do you offer?
A: Work experience opportunities vary from county to county. Check with our Transitions Specialist to find out what your opportunities are. In order to be considered for any work experience opportunities, or earn a referral to an employer, students must be in good standing with the program, demonstrating a strong work ethic and good communication skills, and be recommended by their instructor.
Q: Can I take credit classes while I work on my GED?
A: Yes, once you have successfully passed two of your GED tests, you can enroll in a wide range of certificate or diploma programs, provided you meet the Accuplacer score requirements for program entry.
ELA Program FAQs
Q: Can I work on my GED while I take ELA classes to improve my English?
A: If your test scores and your English fluency show that you can succeed in a GED classroom, you may enroll in GED classes.
Q: Can I get help finding a job or enrolling in college?
A: Yes, our Transition Specialist is available to work with our ELL students as well as our GED students.
GED Testing FAQs
Q: What are the age requirements to take the test?
A: You must be 18 or over to register. If you are 16 or 17, you must attend free GED® classes first and obtain the underage approval from your instructor.
Q: What if all I have is an expired ID?
A: You will have to bring an unexpired, government-issued photo ID in order to attend classes.
Q: What if I just want to take a practice GED test?
A: Go to https://ged.com/ to create an account and register to take the official practice tests.
Q: When do I have to pay for the test?
A: Test fees are required at the time of registration.
Q: Is there any help for test fees?
A: If you attend the free classes, you may qualify for a testing scholarship.
Q: Do you offer the GED® test in Spanish?
A: Yes, you can take the GED test in Spanish at any of our GED testing labs.
Q: Can I take the test on paper?
A: Yes, but only with an approved accommodation.
Q: What do I do if I need testing accommodations?
A: In order to receive accommodations for testing due to a disability, you must complete the necessary paperwork and receive approval for accommodations from GEDTS in Washington. The paperwork can be found at http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/accommodations-for-disability.
Q: How do I get a transcript of my GED test scores?
A: Transcripts must be issued from the Georgia GED Testing Program and can be requested online, by mail, or in person.