Admission to Seminole State's Adult Basic Education (ABE) or General Education Development (GED) Program is offered year-round to students who are 18 years of age or older. To enroll in the ABE/GED Program, students must:
Seminole State also provides an underage GED Program to students who are 16 or 17 years old. Students may start this program at the beginning or midpoint of any term. To be admitted, students must:
To be eligible to take the GED exam, underage students must complete one full term of classes, pass a pre-GED test at the end of the term and obtain their instructor's approval/recommendation.
Seminole State provides monthly GED test registration in building A, room A-107 on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.
The GED examination consists of of five subtests. The complete battery is primarily multiple choice and includes a written essay. Approximately 20 percent of the mathematics test is not multiple choice. A candidate who passes the GED test will receive a state of Florida high school diploma from the Florida State Department of Education. To register, candidates must apply in person and present:
The paper-based test (available through 2013) costs $70 for the full battery and $14 for each subtest retake in social studies, science, literature or math. The retest fee for writing skills is $16. Fees are subject to change.
A minimum standard score of 410 is required to pass each subtest. To earn a diploma, students must pass all five subtests and earn a total of 2,250 points. Test results will be mailed approximately six weeks after the completion of the exam.
Due to statewide changes, the paper-based GED test will no longer be offered after December 2013. Students who did not finish the paper-based test in 2013 will need to retake the entire five-part examination through the new computer-based test. If you have not completed the entire five-part exam, Seminole State's test-prep classes can help you prepare so that you can earn your GED before the deadline.
If you have attended GED prep classes at Seminole State and scored 2,800 or above on the GED exam, you may apply for a scholarship for up to $1,000 to continue your education at Seminole State. Ask your instructor for more information.
Call 407.708.2153 now, and make earning your GED your top priority this year!