Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019
It’s Never Too Late to Earn Your GED!
Greenville County Schools GED Testing Dates, Times Expanded
Greenville County Schools Lifelong Learning at Sullivan Center, an official GED Testing Center, has expanded GED Testing dates and times to meet the needs of adults who are ready to earn their GED credential. This expanded GED Testing schedule doubles the number of tests available each month with testing available in the evening and on Fridays and Saturdays.
The GED credential gives adults who did not graduate from high school the opportunity to gain a high school equivalency diploma and be better prepared for college or the workforce.
Students see if they are ready to take the GED Test by taking the GED Ready Practice on their own schedule 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit the GED website to set up an account. Practice tests cost $6 each. The practice tests help students gain familiarity with the computer-based test system, understand the question formats used on the official tests, and know what type of information they will need to know. The practice tests are offered in math, science, social studies, and reading/language arts.
Students enrolled in Lifelong Learning Adult Education programs can earn free GED Ready Practice Tests. GCS Adult Ed students who meet certain criteria and who take GED Ready Practice Tests may be eligible to take the GED Test at no cost. Lifelong Learning also provides counseling services to help students develop a career path after earning the GED credential.
Ninety-seven percent of colleges and employers accept the GED credential. Some colleges and universities also offer college credit based on an applicant’s GED score. The GED Test Center reports that on average, GED graduates earn $9,000 more per year than non-graduates.
The GED Test, redesigned in 2014, is aligned with the same standards that are required for a South Carolina high school diploma. The GED Test is given online and is made up of four subject tests – math, science, social studies, and reading/language arts. Test takers do not have to take all four tests at the same time. Each subject test costs $37.50.