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Now Enrolling for the Spring 2019 Semester
Pass the GED® Test at TCC!
TCC offers classes to help you prepare to pass the GED® test both in person in Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla counties, or even online!
Want to volunteer or intern with the TCC GED® Prep Program? Learn more about TCC Adult Education opportunities.
You must be at least 16 years old to enroll in a GED® prep class and take the GED® test as long as you meet certain requirements.
- To enroll in a GED® prep class, students that are 16 or 17 years old must provide an Official Withdrawal Form from the last school attended and a signed Parent/Guardian Consent Form.
- To take the GED® test, students that are 16 or 17 years old must submit an Underage Waiver form to be approved prior to signing up to take the test. See an Adult Education Team Member for more information.
Online GED® Prep
Don't have time to come to class? Study completely online!
If you have access to a computer and the Internet, you can take advantage of our online GED® Prep classes. The class is self-paced and uses high-effective software that will create your own individual learning plan. You can also meet with the online instructor, have video conferences, ask questions, and so much more! Online students must study at least 10 hours each week using the software.
The GED® prep classes at TCC cost $30 per semester plus a one-time TABE test fee of $25.
Currently, each subtest of the GED® tests costs $32, so the total cost of all 4 subtests is $128. This fee is subject to change by the GED® Testing Service.
Monday-Thursday | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
TCC Gadsden Center
Monday-Thursday | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Monday-Thursday | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
TCC Wakulla Center
Monday-Thursday | 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Florida State Hospital | Mandt Building
Monday-Wednesday | 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Resources & Scholarships
As a student enrolled in the GED® Prep Program, you'll have access to:
- Apply for Scholarships - Scholarships at TCC assist paying for class tuition and test fees.
- Support Services - Students who may be experiencing barriers to education (such as unemployment, lack of transportation, and lack of childcare)
- Accomodations for Disabilities - Students who have a disability that requires accommodations can self-identify to receive appropriate accommodations at the Accessibility and Resource Center.
- Career and College Counseling - After passing the GED® test with TCC GED® Prep Program, participate in workshops, guest speakers, online videos, and one-on-one counseling and advising.
Also, you may qualify for additional resources from the Strategic Employment Program.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the GED® test?
The GED® credential is a high school equivalency credential. In Florida, you will earn a Florida High School Diploma when you pass the GED® test. TCC offers classes to help you study for the GED® test and to help you transition to your next step whether that is going to college or starting your career!
The GED® test has 4 subjects:
- Reasoning Through Language Arts - Ability to read closely, write clearly, and edit and understand written text
- Mathematical Reasoning - Quantitative and algebraic problem solving
- Science - Life science, physical science, earth and space science
- Social Studies - Civics and government, U.S. history, economics, geography, and the world
The questions are made up of a variety of types of questions such as multiple choice, drag and drop, fill in the blank, short answer, and extended response. Preview the types of questions here.
The GED® test has a passing score of 145 on each test part. Therefore, you will need to reach a score of at least 145 on each part and a total score of 580 across the four-part battery in order to receive your GED® test credential. You may also earn the College Ready score or College Ready + Credit score if you earn the required score on a test subject. Learn more about the College Ready score and the College Ready + Credit score:
- Below Passing: 100-144
- GED® Passing Score: 145-164
- GED® College Ready: 165-174
- GED® College Ready + Credit: 175-200
To learn more about the GED® test, see the GED® Testing Service Frequently Asked Questions.
Why should I take the GED® test?
By passing the GED® test, you'll receive a high school credential from the State of Florida. This credential is accepted by over 97% of colleges and employers and is accepted by Tallahassee Community College. Also, you are more likely to get a job and enroll in college by having your high school diploma.
How long does it take to pass the GED® test?
This totally depends on you! A variety of factors can impact how long it takes you to pass the GED® test, such as your motivation, your class attendance, and how much you study. It is recommended that you come to class as much as possible, study outside of class, seek extra help, and take practice tests!
As a student in TCC's GED® Prep Program, you'll have many resources available to you such as convenient class times, study software, tutoring services at the Learning Commons, and free GED Ready® practice tests. See an Adult Education Team Member for more information.
When can I start GED® prep classes?
The GED® prep classes start at the beginning of each semester: Spring (January), Summer (May), and Fall (August), but many GED® prep classes are open enrollment, which means that you can start anytime! The Online GED® prep class is always open enrollment. Check the AE Calendar for more information.
Can I study for the GED® test online?
Yes! TCC offers a GED® prep class that is completely online! You'll have access to GED® Academy, a software that you can use on your computer, tablet, or smart phone. There are no classes that you need to go to. You'll be required to study at least 10 hours per week using the software. You will also participate in online activities through Canvas with the Online GED® instructor!
Are there any scholarships to help me pay for the classes or GED® test?
Yes! You can apply for scholarships to pay for the GED® prep classes and the TABE and GED® tests, see or an for more information.
Where can I take the GED® test? How do I sign up?
You can take the GED® test at any approved testing center. The TCC Testing Center offers the GED® test twice a month. See the AE Calendar for the next test dates.
To sign up to take the GED® test, you must make an account with GED Testing Service®. On this website you can sign up to take the GED® test and pay the test fee. You cannot pay the GED test fee at TCC, it must be paid online through GED Testing Service®. See an Adult Education Team Member for assistance.
What should I bring to class?
You should bring basic class supplies such as a notebook, folder, notebook paper, and pencils. You should also know your student ID number, TCC student email address and password. It is recommended to keep this information written down and kept in your student folder along with your test scores. If you don't know your student email address and password, contact the TCC Help Desk at (850) 201-8545.
How do I know if I'm ready to take the GED® test?
It is recommended that you come to class, study often, and take the GED Ready® Official Practice Test. This practice test will tell you how likely you are to pass the GED® test. You can access this practice test at GED.com and it costs $6 per subject.
If you are a TCC student in the GED® Prep Program, you can take this test at no charge, contact a Adult Education Team Member for more information.
How do I get my diploma or transcript?
TCC does not award the high school diploma or transcript. You must request your diploma and transcript directly from GED Testing Service®. See more information here.
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