Taking the GED test comes with a cost; however, test-takers can take advantage of free GED classes and free practice tests to prepare for it.
There is good news for adults who wish to continue their secondary studies in Georgia but have no high school diploma to show. Adult education centers are providing opportunities for them to take free GED practice tests. Those who pass can secure the equivalent of a high school diploma and look forward to get better chances in employment. Georgia’s Technical College System is a proponent of this project. Staff members of this institution are ready to extend assistance to Georgians interested in GED preparation. Possible grants and financial aid are also open to those planning to take the exams.
Free GED Classes
There are also some schools offering free GED classes in mathematics, reading and writing such as the Chattahoochee Technical College. It has a continuing adult education program for adults who want to obtain diplomas through the GED. Once you participate in this module, you will undergo screening to find out the areas which you need to review. Chattahoochee has facilities in Jasper, Acworth, Canton, Cartersville, and Ellijay. Adult students can choose from daytime, evening, or free online GED classes. If you are interested, bring photo identification issued by the state government as requirement for participation in this program.
The criteria for those with ages of 16 or 17 and home applicants include official withdrawal from public, private or home schools; official withdrawal form from last school attended or letter signed by the superintendent confirming that the student is no longer enrolled in a public or private academic institution; home school applicants should submit a letter signed by the superintendent proving completion or pulling out from the home school program; foreign nationals may get hold of certification on official letterhead signed by the superintendent in their countries stating that they are not enrolled in that school system; and, those with ages of 16 or 17 must enroll in adult education courses, complete at least 12 hours of classroom instruction and score a minimum overall average of 500 on the official GED practice test or 80% on approved assessments.
GED testing is also held each month at the official test centers of Georgia Piedmont Technical College in the following addresses:
Paul M. Starnes Center, 1085 Montreal Road, Clarkston GA 30021
Newton Campus Building D, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway Covington GA 30014
Free GED preparation classes are conducted through Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Adult Education Department.
Interested parties are advised to contact Adult Education at 404-297-9522 (extension number 4000).
Athens Technical College offers free GED preparation classes at the H.T. Edwards’s campus and different locations in all service area counties which include Greene, Elbert, Hart, and Walton counties on a schedule arrangement. It also holds work place education classes for employees. Classes may include instruction in basic or more advanced reading and mathematics; GED preparation; English as a Second Language; and, particular academic skills required for employment.
The Adult Education Department, classes, and GED office have already moved to a new location at H.T. Edwards Campus, 440, Dearing Ext Bldg. 3 Athens, GA 30606. You can contact telephone numbers 706-357-5281.