Prepare for the GED® Test with Seminole State College!
Did you know that in the state of Florida the GED® exam is an alternative pathway to earn a high school diploma? It's true! The GED® Prep Program at Seminole State College has helped thousands of students pass the GED® exam, earn their degrees and accomplish their goals. Our GED® Prep courses are excellent study experiences offered year-round at a low cost. Seminole State College offers in-person GED® Prep courses at three of our campuses: Altamonte Springs, Oviedo and Sanford/Lake Mary, each with different schedule options. ***Starting Spring 2020: Saturday classes at the Altamonte Springs campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.*** Advising office hours on all campuses are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. The addresses for our three campus advising offices are:
850 South State Road 434
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
2505 Lockwood Blvd
Oviedo, FL 32765
100 Weldon Blvd
Sanford, FL 32773
We also have the GED® Prep Online program to fit the scheduling needs of our busy students. The cost for GED® Prep courses is a flat fee of $30 per semester. New students must be 18 years old before the end of their first semester. See the Academic Foundations calendar for semester start and end dates. You can view or download our GED® Prep info sheet. Please see our admissions page for information about applying, class registration and new student orientation.
TABE Placement Test
To begin GED® Prep classes, students must complete a free placement test called the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). The TABE includes three subtests that assess knowledge in each of these areas: reading, math and language. Because the entire TABE can take many hours to complete, we recommend that students take one subtest per day, if possible. It is not necessary to study for the TABE, so don't worry if you have been out of school for a long time. When it's time to take the test, just try to relax, do the best you can, and know that there is no such thing as failing the exam. However, you should try to do your best so we receive an accurate picture of what you know when starting classes.
The TABE is administered on a computer. To perform the best you can on the TABE, we recommend learning more about the test before heading into the testing center. You can view a 10-minute TABE orientation video to learn how to access important TABE tools such as the calculator, magnifier and highlighter. You can also use the TABE Home Practice handout as a guide to experiment with the TABE tools and access sample questions from any computer. Additionally, you can review the FLDOE TABE study guide and check out more sample practice questions on the official TABE website.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the TABE.