How Do I Get My GED®?

Step 1 – Enrollment

Visit the UACCM Community Education Center located at 600 North Saint Joseph Street in Morrilton.  Complete an enrollment form and take the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) assessment. The process will take approximately 2 ½ hours. The TABE contains three test sections: language, mathematics, and reading.

Step 2 – Develop a Learning Plan

Results of the TABE assessment enable Adult Education teachers to diagnose, evaluate, and successfully provide students with appropriate learning options. TABE results identify an individual’s functioning skill level in language, mathematics, and reading. TABE scores range from 1.0 through 12.9 in each subject area. Under the guidance of an Adult Education teacher, each student will develop a personal learning plan. 

Step 3 – Instruction

Depending upon a student’s entry-level TABE scores, he/she will receive instruction designed to prepare them for the GED Ready™ exam, which is the official practice test for the GED®. After attending 12 hours of classroom instruction, a student may participant in the distance-learning program and receive credit for assignments completed at home. The distance-learning option works well for adults with busy schedules.    

Step 4 – GED® Ready™ Test

The GED® Ready™ is a computer-based test similar to the official GED® exam, and it consists of four (4) testing sections: Mathematical Reasoning, Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. To be eligible to take the GED® Ready™ exam free of charge, an Adult Education student must earn a minimum score of 9.0 on the mathematics and reading portions of the TABE test. The minimum passing score for each portion of the GED® Ready™ exam is 145.

Final Step – Official GED® Exam

After a student has successfully passed the GED® Ready™ test, he/she may take the official GED® exam.  The GED® testing fee is $4 for each section of the exam, so the total cost is only $16.

Confidentiality: Student information will not be shared with a third party without the written consent of that student.