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General Education Development (GED)

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GED® Prep Classes - Test in four major subject areas to demonstrate your high school academic knowledge and earn your diploma! 

General Equivalency Development Preparation Classes (GED Prep) are designed to help students develop and practice the skills required to pass the GED Test. Instruction is provided in the four test areas, Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Science, to review for the high school equivalency examination. Those who pass the four GED content area tests are awarded their high school diploma.


What is the GED Test? 

The GED® Test aligns with current high school graduation standards and demonstrates test-taker readiness for employment, workforce training and post-secondary education. Successful completion of these tests provides the same benefits as graduating high school. The GED tests are in four subjects: Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning through Language Arts. NRAE is a certified GED testing center. Additional information may be located at

The GED® exam is offered weekly at NAE to individuals who are at least 17 years of age and have been officially withdrawn from school for a minimum of six months. A withdrawal document with parental signature is required for all 17 year olds and a support document is required for all 18 year olds. There is a $13 registration fee for all who are 21 years and older (except veterans).

Accommodations for the GED® test are available for qualified individuals through the GED Testing Service.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Pellerin, GED Coordinator, at the Adult Education Center (860-823-4299) or the CT State Department of Education GED office.

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