Get Your GED

Have you attended high school but never graduated? Have you been working but would like to show your supervisors that you want to learn more?

Get your GED degree! Getting your GED (General Educational Development) degree shows that you care about learning. And it indicates to your employer or future employers that you can set goals for yourself and achieve them.

GED Training Classes 

The colleges of DCCCD offer courses that will prepare you to take the GED test. Classes are available at some colleges in Spanish.

Topics of GED training classes include:

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Social Studies

How to Register for Classes

Once you have found the class you want to take, you have four ways to register for the class. Learn how to register.

Get Your GED Free Through WorkReadyU

The WorkReadyU program offers free GED classes. Find out if you qualify.

GED Prep Programs at North Lake College

Before you take our GED preparation course, please consider these tips:
  1. If you have some gaps in your prior education, you will need do extra studying before you start our GED preparation course. There are preparation books available at bookstores and online, which will allow you to start practicing prior to the course.
  2. Study and practice outside of the classroom. The more you practice each subject, the better prepared you’ll be on exam day.

What’s on the GED Exam?

The 2014 GED Test consists of four exams covering these subjects:
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Language Arts (Reading & Writing)
  • Mathematics
The test administered on a computer, so you will need to have computer and keyboarding skills. If you do not have these skills, North Lake College has courses available.
 
The score range is 100 to 200 for each exam. To pass the GED, you must score 150 or higher on each of the four exams. Scores of 170 through 200 represent performance consistent with college and career readiness.
 
Students who pass the GED with 150 or higher will be issued a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency. You must take the GED exams at a designated testing center.

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