Pass The GED And Earn Your Diploma

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#Need Help Preparing for the GED® Test?

Our caring and experienced teachers will help you to improve your skills so you can pass the GED® Test and earn your diploma. Lessons include: GED Math, GED Reasoning through Language Arts, GED Science, and GED Social Studies. Small group classes meet twice a week for nine weeks.

Due to COVID safety, all classes are now being held online via Zoom. 


#How to Sign Up

#Eligibility and First Steps

In order to register for classes, new students should schedule an appointment to talk with one of our instructors. After a short assessment, we'll work with you to find the class (or classes) that best fit your current goals and schedule (no guesswork required!)

Classes are FREE! To enter the GED program, you must:

  • Be a resident of Duval County
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Complete a new student registration appointment

#Have Questions?

Read our Student Success Stories or call us at (904) 255-6135.


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#Need a Laptop or WiFi Hotspot to Connect?

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Is the GED® ‘just as good’ as a standard high school diploma?

When you pass the GED® Test, the Florida Department of Education will issue a State of Florida High School Diploma.

Can I go to college with a GED®?

Yes. It meets the high school entrance requirement for public colleges and universities.
You can even quality for financial aid and scholarships to help pay for college.

Will my employer view my diploma differently?

No, except there may be additional requirements for certain branches of the military. Speak with a recruiter to discuss any additional requirements.

What is covered on the GED® Test?

The test covers four separate subjects: mathematics, language arts, science and social studies. Each test is high school level and reflects the basic skills required to pass high school, which is why it is equivalent to a standard high school diploma.

How much does the GED® Test cost?

There are four subjects tests, each subject test costs $32, each, for a total of $128.

How do I take the GED® Test?

You will need to create an account online and schedule a testing appointment at

The test is administrated in an official Assessment Center, FSCJ is an official testing center.

Due to COVID, Assessment Centers have been closed and testing appointments have been delayed

It has been a while since I have been in school, do you offer any materials or help studying for the test?

Yes, at no additional cost to you! In fact, your tax dollars have already paid for the classes offered at the Center for Adult Learning at the library.

If you register for a class, you will have direct access to an experienced instructor who will help you determine what areas you may need to review and will help you prepare for the test.

Self-guided resources are available for check out through the library catalog collection. Here are a few suggestions: KAPLAN GED®, MacGraw-Hill's GED®, Master the GED® Test and The GED® Crash Course

Can I take the GED® Test under the age of 18?

Yes, but you will need to acquire a under age waiver from DCPS. Contact DCPS Dropout Prevention and Support Services, Phone: (904) 390-2622.

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