GED Programs in Georgia with School Information

The General Educational Development (GED) credential allows students to earn the high school diploma needed to attain jobs and pursue higher education. With more than 20 GED preparatory programs offered through the technical college system, GED students in Georgia have a variety of options.

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Georgia GED Eligibility and Passing Score Requirements

The minimum age to take the GED in Georgia is 18, but 16- and 17-year-olds can take the test if they enroll in an adult education program that is approved by the state. To receive a GED in Georgia, students must score at least 145 on each of the four sections and earn a total score of 580 or higher.

A sampling of some of the schools offering approved GED programs can be found below.

Chattahoochee Technical College

Part of the Technical College System of Georgia, Chattahoochee Technical College is a two-year school with a main campus located in Marietta, GA, just outside of Atlanta. The school also has learning centers located mainly in the northwest area of Atlanta. The school offers a GED preparation program at six locations, and GED testing is offered at the Acworth and Jasper campuses.

GED Preparatory Program

The GED prep classes are offered at the college's Bartow, Cherokee, Gilmer, Paulding and Pickens County campuses. The program is designed for adult learners who want to gain basic academic skills or earn the GED diploma. Classes are available in math and language arts to help adults prepare for the GED test.

Savannah Technical College

Serving coastal Georgia, Savannah Technical College is a two-year degree granting institution that offers an adult education program. Although its main campus is located within the city of Savannah, the school provides services to the counties of Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty.

GED Preparatory Program

Adult education students can receive help developing their skills in writing, reading and math, as well as science and social studies. Students must be 16 or older, must provide a state-issued ID or legal residency documentation and adhere to program attendance requirements.

Each county served by Savannah Technical College has its own process and schedule, but classes are typically offered in blocks of time that range from morning to evening hours, and new students can begin at multiple times throughout the year. Online test prep classes are also available.

West Georgia Technical College

The Adult Education Department at West Georgia Technical College offers GED preparation, workplace readiness training and more. GED preparatory classes are offered at 11 locations in seven counties.

GED Preparatory Classes

Students can receive help from free classes in areas that include reading, writing and math to prepare for the GED test; there is a cost for taking the GED test itself. Other related services include the ESL classes.

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Augusta Technical College

Augusta Technical College is a two-year degree granting institution. The college offers classes and programs for adult learners at its class sites in Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie and Richmond counties.

GED Preparatory Classes

Classes are offered in a variety of areas, including GED preparation and English as a Second Language (ESL). All classes are offered during the day, afternoon and evenings. Individuals who are 18 years old or older will need photo identification as well as proof of withdrawal from the last school they attended. Students younger than 18 will need some additional documentation. All of the adult education classes require registration.

Central Georgia Technical College

Central Georgia Technical College serves the central Georgia counties of Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Dooly, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, and Twiggs. The school's primary campus is in the city of Macon. The school is a two-year degree granting institution focused on technical education.

GED Preparatory Classes and Testing Centers

Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) has an Adult Education Program that includes a GED preparation track and an English Literacy/Civics program. Pre-GED and GED preparation classes are offered for free at many of the school's locations.

CGTC also has an Accelerating Opportunity program that pairs GED testing preparation with Technical Certificate of Credit courses in seven fields, from welding to early childhood education. The program lasts one or two semesters, depending on the field.

The three main campuses, Macon, Warner Robbins and Milledgeville, are testing centers for the GED.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has 15 adult education sites in 11 Georgia counties. Its continuing and adult education programs offer basic education and professional development courses.

GED Preparatory Classes

All of the school's sites offer pre-GED and GED preparation classes; online options are also available for free to eligible students who have attended a registration/orientation event. Students age 18 and over will need to bring proof of withdrawal from the last school they attended, as well as a picture ID. Registration is required for all GED classes.

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