Highlights of the program include:
The General Education Development (GED) test is also referred to as the High School equivalency test. Students take the GED test to demonstrate mastery of Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading and Writing. Upon successful completion of the GED test, a candidate is awarded a State of Florida high school diploma and is considered a high school graduate.
You can take the paper-based test at one of the three Miami-Dade Public School sites where it is offered: Lindsey Hopkins Tech, Miami Lakes Tech, or Robert Morgan Tech.
You can take the computer-based test at one of the four Miami Dade College Campuses where it is offered: InterAmerican, Kendall, North or Wolfson.
All candidates need to pay a test fee:
Paper-based test is $70.00
Computer-based test is $130
You must complete the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE). There is a one-time fee of $10 for taking the TABE.
Bring a copy of your results to the Continuing Education office at the campus you wish to attend. An advisor will review your results with you.
Bring a valid government issued photo ID. If you have a Social Security Card, bring it as well.
You will need to secure a student ID number through a campus Student Center.
The GED preparation program allows students to work at their own pace. Each student enters at a different level and dedicates varying amounts of time to studying for the GED.
In order to remain enrolled, students must meet the program attendance requirement. Regular attendance in the GED Lab will allow a student to complete the program faster.
When a student feels he/she is ready to take the exam, a practice test is administered. The practice test has been shown to be a very good predictor of a student's score on the test. If the score on this practice test shows the student is ready, GED lab staff will assist the student in registering for the GED Exam.
Minors facing suspension of their driver's license because of their withdrawal from high school must attend the GED program at least 20 hours per week for a minimum period of six weeks before the College will issue the Reinstatement Form (DHSMV # 72870). The student must have regular attendance and have NO unexcused absences during this time period.