FAQs for Adult Education

What does the TCC GED® Test Preparation curriculum entail?

The courses in the TCC GED® preparation program provide lessons in preparation for the four sections of the GED® that include Reason Through Language Arts, Science, Social Science, and Mathematical Reasoning.  Technology and workplace readiness topics are also included in the program curriculum. Enrollment in this class requires a 9.0 Grade Equivalency on the TABE® Exam. 

When do courses start?

Face-to-face courses start at the beginning of each semester. See the Adult Education Calendar. Students can start online courses throughout the term if they meet eligibility requirements.

Are GED® preparation courses offered online at TCC?

Yes, online courses are offered to students who score a minimum score of 6 on each section of the TABE exam.  Students can register throughout the term for online courses.

How long will it take me to complete the program and prepare for the GED® Test?

This varies according to the student’s progress with course materials. The more hours devoted to working on GED® academic materials, the sooner the student is prepared to pass the GED® Test. 

What are the steps to enroll?

How much does it cost?

$30 per semester.

Is there an age requirement to take the GED®?

An Adult Education student must be at least 16 years of age. NOTE: If the student is 16 or 17 years of age, a parent or guardian must submit a Parental Consent Form and provide a withdrawal form from the last K-12 school attended. The form should be faxed to (850) 201-8617 or mailed to the Program Coordinator:

Adult Education Program Coordinator
Division of Workforce Development
Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Do I need to buy books?

No, all books are provided free of charge for our GED® classes.

How much does the GED® test cost?

The GED® Exam is taken through the GED Testing Service.  Persons should go to GED.com to register for the subsections of the Exam.  Testing sites are located throughout the country and the Testing Center at TCC is an approved GED Testing Site.  The cost of each section is $32 with the total cost of the four sections being $128.  The Adult Education Department strongly urges students to coordinate actual GED testing with the Adult EducationProgram Advisors to ensure readiness for the exam.

Is there a way to prepare for the TABE placement test required for the GED® program?

Yes, visit TABE for information and sample test questions.

Are there scholarships available?

This varies from term to term. See an Adult Education Program advisor and ask about how to apply for any available Adult Education scholarships!

What are the dates that the TCC Testing Center administers the GED® Test?

See below for the TCC Testing Center GED® Schedule. Students who register for the test should work with their advisors prior to taking the test to ensure readiness for the exam.  Persons must go to GED.com to register for the sub-sections of the GED®.

TCC Testing Center GED® Testing Schedule 2017





Tuesday, January 24

​9:00 a.m. - 4:00​ p.m.​​​​

​Wednesday, January 25

​9:00 a.m. - 4:00​ p.m.


Tuesday, February 21

​9:00 a.m. - 4:00​ p.m.

Wednesday, February 22

9:00 a.m. - 4:00​ p.m.​


Tuesday, March 28

9:00 a.m. - 4:00​ p.m.​

Wednesday, March 29

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Tuesday, April 25

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.​

Wednesday, April 26

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.​



Tuesday, May 23


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.​


Wednesday, May 24


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.​


Tuesday, June 13


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.​


Wednesday, June 14


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.​


What are some resources to help me? 

Career Pathways

GED® Practice

Computer Literacy 

 Other Student Resources

  • Find other resources such as transportation, childcare, career services, and more

For more information, email us at AE@tcc.fl.edu, or call (850) 201-8760.

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