General Education Development (GED)

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 the GED® website (, where students can access related exam information and exam registration procedures.

Language Arts/Social Studies/Science
Wednesdays, September 9 - December 9 (12 sessions)
6 PM - 8:30 PM
Farmington High School

Mondays, September 11 - December 11 (12 sessions)
6 PM to 8:30 PM
Farmington High School

What is MyGED™?
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!

What’s the 2016 GED® test like?
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.
  • Offered on computer (paper available for accommodations only)
  • English and Spanish
  • Four (4) parts:
    • Science (90 min.)
    • Social Studies (90 min.)
    • Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 min. including a 10-min. break)
    • Mathematical Reasoning (90 min.)
Where can I study?
Contact Farmington Continuing Ed at (860) 404-0290 or Or, sign up for MyGED™ at and click on “Study” to find tools, free practice test questions, and GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test.

When can I schedule?
Scheduling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with MyGED™ at Login 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.

What is the passing score?
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 to get ready with GED Ready™.

Am I eligible to take the GED® tests?
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.

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 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.

What are the fees to take the GED® Tests in Connecticut?
An applicant 21 years of age or older and a non-veteran must pay an initial fee of $13 to take the test. The fee to retake or reapply for the test is also $13. 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 (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.
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

Practice tests are strongly recommended and are available at most registration sites.

Do I have to register to take the entire


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, in time for the next desired test cycle (veterans and individuals under the age of 21 are exempt from fees).

Farmington Continuing Education offers FREE cOURSES to residents of Avon, Burlington/Harwinton, Canton/Collinsville, Farmington and Unionville. The cOURSES offered are Adult Basic Education (ABE), English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL), Citizenship and GED (Math/LANGUAGE ARTS/SCIENCe/SOCIAL STUDIES).

Childcare will be available for children who are 4 years and older and who are toilet trained. The childcare service is only available for cOURSES held on Mondays and Wednesdays EVENINGS starting January 28, 2019. The childcare room is located in Room 804 at Farmington High School.


Farmington Continuing Education is in compliance with CT General Statutes Sec 10-71c. All mandated programs are free. We do not charge a fee for any textbooks or materials used in the classroom.

ABE, ESOL, GED & Citizenship

Sept 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24
9:30 AM at the Farmington Library

Aug 28, Sept 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
5 PM at Farmington High School

Bring ID (driver's license or passport) and proof of residence. Childcare is available for evening courses.