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GED Prep Classes

Instructor: Carrie Soucy
GED preparation courses can be found in a variety of formats. Read on to learn about the different types of GED prep courses available and decide which is the right fit for your timeline and goals.

What to Expect from a GED Prep Course

GED prep courses are typically available from commercial organizations and community colleges. Test takers can choose courses that focus on one of the GED test's four subject areas or comprehensive courses that cover the entire content of the exam. Some prep courses also include college-readiness training to prepare students for admission to their postsecondary education or training program of choice.

Several in-person and online course options are available to help fit students' schedules and study preferences. Whatever the course chosen, proper preparation for the four-part, 7.5-hour GED test is critical. According to the GED Testing Service, examinees who study for the GED exam have a much greater chance of passing it.

In-Person GED Prep Courses

In-person courses usually meet one or more times a week on a regular schedule. These courses might last between five and eight weeks or take an entire term to complete.

Self-paced, regularly scheduled in-person classes are also available, but less common. Enrollment is continuous, allowing students to begin and end their coursework when they've reached their testing goals.

Online GED Prep Courses

Students looking for a self-paced course they can complete on their own schedule might want to consider an online resource. Study.com's courses offer a comprehensive review of topics covered on each subject test. Instruction is delivered through short video lessons that allow students to break up their study time into manageable sessions. Self-checking quizzes are also included to help track their progress. To explore online GED Prep Courses, see:

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