Stratford Board of Education

GED Program

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  To register for the GED exam, students must be 17 years old and officially withdrawn from school for 6 months or their 9th grade class must have graduated.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:
  • Science
  • Literature and Arts Reasoning through Language Art
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics/Reasoning

Class Eligibility

  • 17 years of age and older
  • Officially withdrawn from school

Test Eligibility

  • 17 & 18 year old applicants must document they have officially withdrawn from school for at lest 6 months prior to registering for the GED Test or the class in which they entered (or would have entered) 9th grade has already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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Students must start their application online (, and then go to the official registration center for completion. 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. Fees should be paid in the form of a money order or certified check made payable to Stratford Continuing Education.

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

Students who would like a copy of their transcript must submit a transcript request form to:

Maureen Wagner
Connecticut Department of Education
Bureau of Career and Adult Education
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT   06457