Frequently Asked Questions--Adult Basic Education Program
Is the GED test changing? YES!!! The current GED tests will expire at the end of 2013. December 19th is the last day for 2013 GED testing. The new tests will be more expensive, more challenging, and completely computerized. NOW is the time to finish! If you have not finished by December 19th, everything you have done will be lost and you will have to start over from scratch. No scores will be rolled over.
When can I begin? Call now for an appointment. 486-1201 View our schedule online.
How much does it cost? All classes, practice tests, instruction, tutoring and homework help are free. Official GED tests cost $20.00. Starting in 2014, GED tests will cost $120.00. You may be asked to buy a book or calculator for some classes (information available at the ABE lab).
How do I get started? Call 486-1201 for an appointment. We will begin with an assessment. Then we’ll meet for an advising and planning session. You’ll leave with a step-by-step plan specifically designed for you.
How old do I have to be? You must be 18 years of age or older. 16-or 17-year-olds may be accepted with signed parental permission forms and official school withdrawal forms.
I have a job that makes it difficult to come to classes regularly. Can you still help me? Yes! We have daytime and evening classes and walk-in “open lab” study times. We can check out materials for you to take home. We can also create an online study plan for you to use at any computer with internet access.
How long does it take to get a GED? That depends on you. We will make a plan with you after we see your assessment results and discuss the time you have to commit to it.
What if no one speaks my language? We are trained to teach English to speakers of any language. You are welcome and encouraged to enroll in our classes.