This program prepares students to pass the 4-part exam to earn a State of Connecticut High School diploma. Students receive necessary instruction in each subject area and can take Practice GED tests with their instructor. To register for the GED exam, students must be 17 years old and officially withdrawn from school for 6 months or their 9th grade class must have graduated. The GED exam is given monthly at locations throughout the state. Students can register to take the GED exam at Stratford Continuing Education by appointment. TUITION: FREE/11 WEEKS
The GED test is a four-part examination including the following sections:
- Literature and Arts Reasoning through Language Art
- Social Studies
- 17 years of age and older
- Officially withdrawn from school
- 17 & 18 year old applicants must document they have officially withdrawn from school for at lest 6 months prior to registering for the GED Test or the class in which they entered (or would have entered) 9th grade has already graduated.
- 19 and over - no restrictions
- Picture ID is required
How do I start?
- Enroll in a GED prep class
- Take a free practice test
Location: This evening program is based at Stratford High School; it is FREE and for Stratford residents only. Daytime classes are also available at Sterling House.
Requirements: Birth Date (from Driver License, State of CT Identification Card, Passport or Official Birth Certificate) and proof of Stratford Residency must be provided upon registration. Click on the Community Calendar for registration dates, times and requirements. Childcare is not available.
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GED TEST SITES, DATES & FEE INFORMATION for the OFFICIAL STATE GED TEST:
See the test sites and dates available at http://www.sde.ct.gov. The starting times of each of the test will vary by GED Test Site. You may also contact the GED Office at 860-807-2125 for this information or call the toll free HotLine 1-800-626-9433 to find the official GED test center closest to you.
You must apply in person approximately 6 weeks prior to the desired test dates. Be sure to bring a photo ID. 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.
GED TEST ACCOMMODATIONS
Accommodations on the GED test are available for qualified individuals with a disability. For more information, contact Maureen Wagner, Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Adult Education at 860-807-2125 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who would like a copy of their transcript must submit a transcript request form to:
Connecticut Department of Education
Bureau of Career and Adult Education
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT 06457
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