GED® Prep - Fall B classes start October 18
Student services staff are now available for in-person application, registration and payment help at our three campuses: Altamonte Springs, Lee Campus at Oviedo, and Sanford/Lake Mary. No appointment is necessary, drop by during our business hours: M-Th 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m and Fridays 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.* Student services are available virtually if you choose not to come to campus. Please contact us or visit our Reopening website for more details.
*The Sanford/Lake Mary advising office in Building B, room 113 will be closed for in-person advising services on Fridays until further notice.
GED® Virtual Q&A
Have a quick question about the GED® Prep program?
Our GED® Virtual Q&A is now available!
- No sign up required.
- Just click the Zoom link during our GED® Virtual Q&A hours
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.
Prepare for the GED® Exam 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! When you pass the exam you are awarded a high school diploma issued by the Florida Department of Education. You can use it just like you would a diploma earned in the traditional high school environment. A high school diploma will allow you to:
- Get a job or a promotion
- Go to college
- Pursue a trade
- Qualify for financial aid
The GED® Prep Program at Seminole State College has helped thousands of students pass the GED® exam, earn their degrees and accomplish their goals.
850 South State Rd. 434
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
2505 Lockwood Blvd.
Oviedo, FL 32765
100 Weldon Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773
How to Get Started
The cost for GED® Prep courses is a flat fee of $30 per semester. Although we accept adult students of all ages with no age maximum, the college does have age minimum requirements that must be followed: in order to be admitted, 17 year old students must be turning 18 before the end of their first semester. See the Academic Foundations calendar for semester start and end dates. See the GED® Prep course schedule for information on current and upcoming classes. See our GED® Prep Admissions/New Students page for information about applying, class registration and new student orientation. Please see our GED® Prep Orientation page for information about current student registration.
Workforce Jumpstart - Get $$$ for Education
Are you interested in pursuing an in-demand trade while working towards your high school diploma? If so, would you like some free money to help pay for that training? As part of our Workforce Jumpstart initiative, Duke Energy is providing grant funding for our adult education students to help them get a head start on their careers. Participating students will have a significant portion of their tuition, fees and books paid for as they begin their pursuit of a trade. Fast-track programs include:
Want more information about this exciting new opportunity? Contact Jeff Sellers, Adult Education Transition Advisor, by email or by phone at 407.708.2630.
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 taking it. 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.
- Admission to the GED® Prep program
- Current Student registration
- Course schedule for GED® Prep online classes
- Information about the GED® test itself
- Department directory
- Frequently asked questions about the GED® Prep program
If you have questions about the GED® Prep program send us an email. You can also call or text us at 407.708.2153.