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Free GED Classes

Instructor: Adam Nystrom

Adam is currently working on a Master's degree in Professional and Digital Media Writing.

Learn where you can find free classes to help you prepare for the GED exam. You'll also find out what to expect from one of these courses and discover some additional, low-cost test prep resources.

Where Can I Find Free GED Classes?

Free classes designed to prepare you for each of the GED's four subject tests are commonly available at community colleges and technical schools. When you create an account on the GED website, you'll be able to search for course locations in your area.

Free classes often meet in person for anywhere from seven to ten weeks, and many schools offer weekend and evening sessions to help meet students' scheduling needs. A few schools also offer courses taking place in a virtual classroom, but you must still be able to travel to campus to register or take a placement test.

How Do I Get Started?

Eligibility requirements for free online GED classes are similar to requirements for taking the exam. You must be at least 18 years old to register, though some schools also admit students 16 and 17 years of age, provided they submit proof of withdrawal from school or other types of documentation.

Once you've signed up for a class, you'll generally need to take a placement exam or pre-test to measure your academic skill level and identify the test areas on which you need to focus.

What Are Some Other Useful Test Prep Resources?

The GED Testing Service offers online practice tests for a small fee. The site also provides access to other official test prep materials available for purchase.

If you're looking for an online course you can complete entirely from home, Study.com offers a GED Study Guide you can access for a small monthly fee. Resources include short video lessons and practice quizzes to help you prepare for each section of the exam. You can also ask instructors for help if you have a question at any point during your studies. Courses focusing on individual subject tests are also available:

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