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FREE GED Program

Prepare for the State of Florida GED exam. The GED Program offers you:

  • A flexible schedule
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Computer learning labs
  • Software programs
  • Instructors ready to assist you

Contact Information

If you have additional questions please contact us at:

Kendall Campus- Building 5, Room 5231
Office Phone 305-237-0555  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

Please bring your Florida ID or Driver’s License and Original Social Security card to the Community Education Department in Room 3129 (Building 3, first floor).  Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Once you present your identification forms, you will fill out an MDC registration form and you will then be given a pass to take to the Testing Department for the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

Next you will go to the Testing Department in Room 5213 (Building 5, second floor) to take the TABE.  Please bring two forms of identification (listed above) and your TABE Pass. The TABE (a three-hour timed test ) is administered on a walk-in basis from Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and on Friday from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. 

After receiving your TABE results please go to the GED Lab (Room 5231) to report your scores, and to be advised. You must bring your test results, your Social Security card, and a Florida driver’s license or a State of Florida ID. The Kendall GED lab advisement and registration hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in Room 5231.

NOTE: To be admitted you must be at least 16 years old and be officially withdrawn from high school. Those under 18 must bring a copy of their official withdrawal from High School, and their parent must sign a permission slip (obtained in the GED Lab).

How long will it take me to complete the Kendall GED program?

Your initial TABE results will determine how you are placed in the GED program.  Completion time will vary depending on individual ability and effort.  However, students must show progress to remain enrolled.  Students who do not meet the progress requirement must speak with a staff member to determine whether they should continue in the ABE/GED Program.  

What will my schedule be?

Students must meet the minimum attendance requirements, but may choose the hours that they wish to attend the lab.  The GED lab is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
As a result of limited numbers of computer stations during the morning hours, students who wish to attend  the lab from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm must sign the Morning Attendance List and may be asked to choose another session  if morning becomes too full.  

Is there an online program?

Yes, students that wish to be in the online program will follow the registration procedures described above, but will request online classes when they come to 5231 to register.  At that point they will be advised about their eligibility for the online course. For more information, please click here.

What are the attendance requirements of the Kendall GED program?

Adult students must attend a minimum of 10 hours a week. Students under 18  must attend a minimum of 20 hours a week. Students who wish to complete some of their hours through home study must consult with an instructor or staff member so that the hours can be credited.

How long are the terms? 

Kendall GED terms are eight weeks long.

Summer and Fall 2011 schedules:
  May 4-June 28
  July 5-August 25
  August 31- October 18
  October 24- December 14
Registration for each term closes approximately three weeks after each term begins.

 



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