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 Mathematical Reasoning, Science, Social Studies, Reasoning Through Language Arts. 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 computer-based test at one of the six Miami Dade College Campuses where it is offered: Hialeah, Homestead, InterAmerican, Kendall, North, and Wolfson.
All candidates need to pay the test fee:
Computer-based test is $130
Your diploma will have the words "State of Florida" and "High School Diploma" on it. It is just as valid as the diplomas given at any state high school.
At least 16 years of age. Students who are 16 or 17 years old are eligible to prepare for the test at the college as long as they have parental approval and a high school withdrawal form signed by their high school principal.
You must complete the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE). There is a one-time fee of $10 for taking the TABE.
Bring your test results and a valid government issued photo ID for registration.
You will need to secure a student ID number through a campus Student Center.
A GED staff member will provide you with your schedule.
Yes. Home-study students must comply with the same requirements as students who are no longer attending Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
The GED program is a blended course. There are instructors and tutors available to answer questions and assist students in the use of the computers. It is also possible to use paper and pencil materials for students who wish to do so.
Classes and/or labs are available during the morning, afternoon, evening, Saturdays and GED Preparation Online Program.
There is a small tuition charge to enroll in the program.
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 highly recommended. 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 staff will assist the student in registering for the GED Exam.
All GED learning materials are in the classroom. There is no textbook required. However, if you want to study at home, please discuss this with the instructor.