General Education Development (GED)

The General Education Development (GED) program at Seminole State College provides non-credit instruction to prepare students to successfully complete the GED test leading to a State of Florida High School Diploma.

Instruction is provided in the subject areas of reading, writing, science, social studies and mathematics. GED classes are offered for persons 18 years of age or older who need to complete high school. A special GED program is available for 16 and 17 year old students who have officially withdrawn from Seminole County Public Schools or a surrounding county school district.

Residency and Fees

Students who prove residency in Florida for one year pay $30 upon initial registration in their first semester and any future semesters. Students who do not prove residency for one year pay $120.


Applications for the GED program are accepted on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Building, room 113.   

Students seeking to enroll in the GED program must meet the following requirements:

  • Students 18 years of age or older must:
    1. Provide documentation of residency in the state of Florida;
    2. Provide documentation of age;
    3. Pay program fee.
    • Students 16 or 17 years of age must provide:
      1. Documentation of age;
      2. Official sealed transcript(s) of all high school credits earned;
      3. A parental consent form signed by parents or guardians and notarized;
      4. A completed GED application.
      • Students who wish to transfer directly from a Seminole County high school or from a surrounding county must provide proof of withdrawal from the previous school attended.
      • Any student who seeks admission to the GED program and has been expelled or is being recommended for expulsion from Seminole County Public Schools or a surrounding school district will not be considered for admission until the student has completed the terms of the expulsion order and is eligible to return to the home high school.

      Students who attend, and successfully participate in GED classes for one full term and attain a minimum score of 470 on each of the subtests of the Official GED Practice Tests, can be recommended to take the GED examination before they are 18 years old.


      GED Testing

      The GED Test is administered monthly (except for January) on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.

      Test candidates must provide at registration:

      • Documentation of residency;
      • Proof that they are 18 years of age or older;
      • A valid Florida ID or driver’s license;
      • A Social Security card.

      The current testing fee is $70, which is subject to change.

      Note:  A new, online GED test format is planned for implementation on Jan. 1, 2014.  Unless a GED candidate has completed a passing score on all five GED subtests, and has been awarded a State of Florida High School diploma, the scores of all subtests taken prior to Dec. 31, 2013, will be invalid. As of Jan. 1, 2014, GED test candidates are required to complete all GED subtests utilizing the revised test format and content.


      State of Florida Diploma Requirements

      To receive a State of Florida high school diploma, GED candidates must:

      • Attain an overall score of 2250 on the GED test.
      • Attain a minimum score of 410 (average of 450) on each of the five subtests (Writing, Literature, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics).
      • Satisfy all financial obligations to the College.


      Students who receive a State of Florida high school diploma through the GED program at Seminole State are eligible to participate in the School of Academic Foundations' graduation ceremony, which is held at the end of Spring and Fall terms.


      The GED program provides a competitive scholarship program for students to continue their college-level studies at Seminole State.

      For more information about the GED program, please visit or call407.708.2153.

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