GED® Prep Orientation
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.
Class Registration and Payment
Still need to get registered and paid for GED Prep classes? You have the ability to register for classes, or make changes to your classes, up until the last day of the add/drop period. See the Academic Foundations calendar to find add/drop information for each session of classes.
For in-person services we don't schedule appointments.
Our regular business hours are:
- Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
If you would rather register and pay online/via email, please know it may take longer and be a more complex process. Follow the steps below to register and pay online/via email.
Register/Pay Online Instructions
Step 1 - Request Registration Form
Send an email to our Adult Education Student Services team letting them know you want to register for classes and which type of GED® Prep classes you would prefer. See the GED® Prep course schedule for more information on available classes. Please allow 2-4 business days for processing of registration forms.
Step 2 - Complete and Send Back Registration Form
An advisor will send an electronically fillable Adult Education registration form with suggested courses. To avoid delays in 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 in PDF format 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.
Step 3 - Pay For Classes
Once registered for GED® Prep online classes an advisor will email you a copy of your schedule as confirmation. You will then need to pay the $30 fee before the payment deadline, which will show on your schedule and on your MySeminoleState Student Center. You can pay in person at the Cashiers, or you can pay online using a credit/debit card. Here is information on how to pay online if you choose that option:
MySeminoleState account setup
Please contact us if you need any additional guidance with online payment or any part of the registration process.
Seminole State Email Setup
As a student you will need to set up an official student email account through the college. This email account will be the official method of communication between you and the college. Your email credentials (also known as your network account) will also be used for other important services such as logging in to online Canvas classes.
If you have never set up your Seminole State email before, don't worry. Information on how to do so can be found below. If you have trouble, just contact us and we will walk you through it. If you have set up your Seminole State email previously but forgot your password, you can reset it yourself by using the self service portal.
Student email/network account setup
- Video walkthrough and a PDF of presentation slides
- Student email website
- Self service portal for email/network password reset
MySeminoleState account setup
Canvas Setup for Online Classes
Canvas is your portal to see your classes online, including lessons, assignments, and quizzes. After you have created a MySeminoleState account and registered for classes, you will use your network account credentials to access those classes when they begin.
General Orientation Info
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. 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.
GED Testing Service Website Setup
When entering our program we will help you to set up a free account at the official GED® Testing Service website: GED.com. You will use that website to schedule your GED exams, but also to access other resources such as GED® Ready practice tests.
At any time you can choose to share your scores with us on GED.com. Sharing scores is very useful as it allows us to monitor your learning progress as well as verify your scores for purposes related to graduation, transition and scholarships.
Sharing your scores with us on GED.com is easy and takes about two minutes once you have created your free account. Below is a short video walkthrough of the score-sharing process.