General Educational Development (GED) preparation classes are open to anyone 16 or older who is not enrolled in a Pinellas County public school. GED classes cost $30 per term ($90 per year) for Florida residents and $120 per term ($360 per year) for non-Florida residents. The registration fee for taking the GED test is $70, with a possibility of earning a scholarship to pay this registration fee.
Students take a preliminary test to see where they need review. Some programs require an appointment for the preliminary test. Instruction and review is personalized, based on specific questions missed on the preliminary test. In the class, students review all five subject areas on the GED test:
- Social studies
Anyone passing the GED in the state of Florida earns a diploma that says "State of Florida High School Diploma." A formal cap-and-gown graduation ceremony every August honors the achievements of our students.
GED preparation classes are offered on the Clearwater Campus, Downtown Center, Seminole Campus, St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus and Tarpon Springs Campus. View contact information and hours by location for GED preparation classes.
According to new legislation in the
state of Florida, all adult education classes including GED and ESOL must
charge a fee of $90 per year. In Pinellas County GED students will be
charged $30 per term (3 terms per year). Payments can be made in your GED
classroom with cash, checks or money orders (made payable to Workforce
First time GED testers need to pay and register by August or September to test in October. GED students in need of retesting should pay and register by September or October for retesting in December 2013.
From Florida Department of Education
GED Testing Service® is releasing a new version of the GED® Test on January 1, 2014.
Individuals who have tested on the current 2002 GED® Test Series must complete the exam series by December 2013.
Scores from the 2002 Series Will Not be combined with scores for the new assessment.
Candidates who do not complete the current series will have to meet the requirements of the new test, starting January 1, 2014.
For more Florida Department of Education information and updates: http://ged.fldoe.org