GED® Prep Admissions - Spring classes start Jan 10
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.
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. In-person GED® Prep classes are now available again after being closed temporarily due to the pandemic. But here are some things to keep in mind if you are considering our GED® Prep online classes:
- Even if you have never taken online classes before, we will make sure that you can succeed in our virtual classroom.
- Students are able to learn everything they they need to prepare for the GED® exam.
- With GED® Prep online classes, our award-winning professors can teach to you over video on your computer or mobile device.
- Video classes can take place on days and times that are flexible and work with your schedule.
The Five Steps to Get Started outlined below can be followed if you want to apply via email. You can also receive in-person help with application, registration and payment at any of our three campus advising offices during regular business hours.
850 South State Rd 434
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
2505 Lockwood Blvd
Oviedo, FL 32765
100 Weldon Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773
Five Steps to Get Started
To get signed up for GED® Prep courses, please follow the five steps outlined below. See the GED® Prep schedule for information on upcoming start dates and class options. If you have any questions, you can email or call/text us at 407.708.2153.
Coming in person to complete a paper application is the quickest and easiest way to apply. If you prefer, you can complete and submit your application online/via email by downloading and completing the electronic Academic Foundations application. To avoid delays in processing please complete all the required fields (date of birth, program selection: “ABE/GED," Data Summary questions, etc.) Make sure to save the completed application file before you send it. If you try to fill it out without saving you may accidentally submit a blank form and will have to redo it all over again. Complete the form by typing in your signature or signing with a pen, then email it to the Adult Education Student Services team. Even though the form says (ink only) next to the signature line we can still accept typed signatures.
A Student Services staff member will guide you through your next steps either in person or via email, including how to create your MySeminoleState account and how to set up your official Seminole State email address. 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 calendar for GED® Prep (ABE/GED) for semester start and end dates.
MySeminoleState account setup
Seminole State email setup
*Note: Students who were expelled from school or referred to an alternative education program must speak with the Adult Education manager before being considered for admission.
To begin GED® Prep classes, students must complete a free placement test to assess their knowledge in each of these areas: reading, math and language. It is not necessary to study for the placement test. Even if you have been out of school for a long time, don't worry. 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 can obtain an accurate picture of what you know about the subjects and topics.
The placement test is given on a walk-in basis and also by appointment at Altamonte Springs, Oviedo and Sanford/Lake Mary. For more info, please see the Assessment and Testing hours and services website.
The easiest way to get registered for classes is to do so in person. After completing the placement test, a Student Services staff member will help you complete a registration form in person based on your scores and your choice of class type. Or, if you prefer, they will email you an electronic Adult Education registration form with suggested courses.
To avoid delays in electronic processing please complete all the required fields (date, program selection: “ABE/GED," Data Summary questions, etc.) Fill out and complete the form by typing in your signature or signing with a pen, and email it back to the Adult Education Student Services team. Even though the form says (ink only) next to the signature line we can still accept typed signatures.
Once registered for GED® Prep online classes a Student Services staff member will provide a copy of your schedule as confirmation. You will then need to pay the $30 fee before the payment deadline, which will show on the schedule printout and in your MySeminoleState Student Center. Coming in person is the easiest way to pay for classes. But if you prefer to pay online below is information on how to do so:
Online $30 Fee Payment
Please contact us if you need any help with the online payment process.
Orientation is usually a mandatory, in-person meeting for all new students. We typically give an overview of our program, discuss the GED® exam, and talk about what comes after you pass. Since we are still dealing with the effects of the pandemic, we are not conducting nor requiring students to attend any in-person orientations at this time. You can find GED® Prep orientation info on our GED® Prep orientation website.
After registration, your professors will reach out to you during the first few days of class to get you set up with everything, make sure you know how to get logged in to our systems, and answer any questions you may have.
Below are the handouts and presentation we offer at our in-person orientations.
Please review and let us know if you have any questions.