General Education Development (GED)
This program prepares adult learners to pass the 4-part, computer-based GED® exam to earn a State of CT diploma. Students receive necessary instruction in each of 4 subject areas – Science, Social Studies, Math and Language Arts – plus basic computer skills to take the exam. Instructors will also review www.ged.com website, where students can access related exam information and exam registration procedures.
Language Arts/Social Studies/Science
Mondays, Jan 29 - Apr 30
6 PM - 8:30 PM
Farmington High School - Rm 808
Wednesdays, Jan 31 - Apr 25
6 PM to 8:30 PM
Farmington High School - Rm 808
What is MyGED™?What’s the 2016 GED® test like?
MyGED™ is your start-to-finish tool for the GED® program. Flexible, convenient and the support you need before and after the GED® test. Built with you in mind, MyGED™ helps you take control of your life and your future. Register today and test in January. Get started now at www.GED.com.
The GED® test has been updated to make sure it measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you.
Where can I study?
- Offered on computer (paper available for accommodations only)
- English and Spanish
- Four (4) parts:
- Science (90 minutes)
- Social Studies (90 minutes)
- Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes including a 10-minute break)
- Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)
When can I schedule?
Contact Farmington Continuing Ed at 860-404-0290 or www.fpsct.org/fce
. Or, sign up for MyGED™ at www.GED.com
and click on “Study” to find tools, free practice test questions, and GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test.
What is the passing score?
Scheduling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with MyGED™ at www.GED.com
. Log in and click on “Schedule Test” on the top. Once you complete the scheduling questions you’ll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test. You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.
Am I eligible to take the GED® tests?
On the GED® test you need to earn at least 150 points on each subject to pass. To find out if you’re likely to pass, take GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test and the only test that can tell you if you’re likely to pass. Sign into MyGED™ at www.GED.com
to get ready with GED Ready™.
In order to register for the GED® examination, an individual should:
- be 17 years of age or older;
- not be enrolled in school; and
- not have graduated from high school.
In addition, at the time of registration, individuals 17 and 18 years old must submit documentation from the last high school attended that they have:
been officially withdrawn from school for at least six months (17 year-olds must have a withdrawal form with a parent or guardian signature); or
the class with which they entered ninth grade (or would have entered if never enrolled in high school) has already graduated.
What are the fees to take the GED® Tests in Connecticut?
Individuals (17 or 18 years old) who are homeschooled and wish to take the GED® Test should contact the GED® Office at 860-807-2111 or email email@example.com
. Individuals who have earned diplomas in countries that do not participate in the GED® testing program are also eligible to take the GED® examination if they meet all other eligibility requirements.
An applicant 21 years of age or older and a non-veteran must pay an initial fee of $13.00 to take the test. The fee to retake or reapply for the test is also $13.00. These fees include the cost of the diploma. Only veterans and applicants under the age of 21 are exempt from fees. (Veterans must have served at least 181 days of active duty at the time of registration.) All fees are non-refundable and must be paid at the time of registration. Fees should be paid in the form of a money order or certified check made out to the appropriate local or regional board of education. The registrar will instruct the applicant in this regard.How should I register to take the GED® Tests?
To register for the GED® tests, all candidates must complete an application in person, at an adult education office or other official GED® registration site. Please see the Adult Education Provider Directory
for the contact information of the adult education program that serves your town. At the time of registration:
- Individuals are required to show a current, valid, government photo ID (driver's license, passport) to the GED® registrar as proof of identity.
- Individuals 17 and 18 years of age should present documentation (see above) that they have been withdrawn from school for at least six months.
- Non-veterans who are 21 years of age or older should bring a money-order or certified check for $13.00 (see fees above).
- All candidates must agree to comply with GED® Testing Service policies regarding the responsibilities of GED® examinees and the ownership of test scores.
Practice tests are strongly recommended and are available at most registration sites. Do I have to register to take the entire
Notice of examination letters are mailed approximately a week before the GED® Tests are administered. They confirm the date, location and time of your GED® testing. If your GED® testing is less than a week away and you have not received this notice, please call the GED® Office at 860-807-2111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
GED® Test battery (i.e. all five subject area tests) during one test cycle?
No. Examinees do not have to take the entire battery (i.e. all five subtests) during one test cycle. Instead, an examinee may take any one or a combination of subtests for which he or she is eligible. However, a new application must be completed in person, and submitted with the reapplication fee of $13.00, in time for the next desired test cycle (veterans and individuals under the age of 21 are exempt from fees).