frequently asked questions

answers to common questions about getting your GED

What subjects will I be tested on?   There are four subjects on the GED Test: Science, Social Studies,  Mathematics, and Reasoning through Language Arts. The GED test is computer based.  

When and where is the GED test given?  The GED tests are only offered at an authorized GED testing center.  We send our students to Gateway Community and Technical College at 500 Technology Way, Florence, Ky.  All students need to be pre registered and testing can be scheduled weekly.  
How much does the GED Test cost?  The test costs $120.00 for anyone in the state of Kentucky.  Scholarships may be available covering the whole cost or partial.  Please contact GCAE for more information about FREE SCHOLARSHIPS !
What happens if I don’t pass the GED test?  We have a high pass rate for students going to take the GED test.  We don't send students to take the test who are not ready.  However, if you were to receive a below passing grade in any section of the test, we would first look at your GED scores.  Take a look at how the test is scored:  100-149 Non Passing
                               150-170 Passing
                               170-200 Honors

How much do classes cost?  NOTHING.  Classes are FREE!  Our center is funded by tax-dollars.
What do I need to be prepared for classes? We suggest you buy these materials to keep your work organized:  a 3 ring binder, lined paper, dividers, pens and pencils.  Having a dictionary at home would also be a good idea.  These will help keep all your class work organized--no matter what classes you sign up for.
What classes and workshops will be offered at Grant County Adult Education?  Classes last for 5 weeks. We currently offer morning and evening math classes as well as Language Arts and Social Studies.  Also  beginning computer skills instructed  by staff of the Grant County Library are available to our students.  

How many times a week will I come to the Learning Center?  
It's your choice.  The more often you're willing to come will mean you'll complete your work more quickly.  Based on your assessment scores, we will place you in a Math, Language Arts, Science and/or Socical Studies.   In addition to regularly attending class, we suggest you to attend an open lab session each week at a time that's convenient for your schedule.  Everyone's schedule is different so we want to find a schedule that will work for you.
I’m online, can I study at home? Yes! We know coming to the center is difficult for some people because of conflicts with their employment schedule, transportation, and childcare.  This year GCAE is offering the option to study online through KET called Fast Forward.  We have limited space available and more information is available on our classes page.  You will be given more information about this option after completing the 3 TABE Assessments.
I’m not online, but I would like to study at home. What can I do? KET offers a Partnership Program with Kentucky Adult Education. With this partnership you can buy a set of 5 Pre-GED Connection or 3 GED Connection books for $20.00. After working through the GED Connection books and being certified as test ready by GCAE, you will send $30.00 to KET along with a Voucher Certificate that is completed by GCAE. KET will then send you a $50.00 voucher to take the GED Test. More information is available here.

Do you want to do it?  Sign up for our next orientation for new students by calling our office at (859) 823-1341.  After orientation, you can start attending classes and working during our open lab times and on your own at home.  The more you're willing to work, the faster you'll be finished!