General Education Development - GED
Free instruction and testing are provided for students who wish to earn a high school equivalency diploma from the Alaska State Department of Education. Individual, group and some computerized instruction are available. Tutoring for the GED is provided through the KPC Literacy Program, which is an accredited affiliate of Proliteracy Worldwide.
What is a GED?
The GED is a diploma by examination issued by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. It's a 5-subject test (reading, writing, social studies, science and math), not taken all at once.
Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Students under 18 must submit a signed parent or guardian permission form and an official school withdrawal form before going through the GED Orientation.
How to prepare for a GED
- Call the Learning Center to schedule an orientation
- Fill out the ABE/GED Orientation Packet and paperwork
- Bring to orientation: filled out packet, $25 fee, photo ID, and Social Security Number
- Receive advising and an instructor during orientation
- Take the practice test to sign up for the real GED test
- Take GED classes offered through the Learning Center to prepare
- Purchase optional $22.50 textbooks from the Learning Center and review online resources
- For disability services, contact the Learning Center