Earning an Arkansas High School diploma by successfully passing the GED Test can be the first step in reaching both career and educational goals. GED Testing Services released a new version of the GED Test on January 2, 2014 which is aligned with state and national college and career readiness standards. The GED Test has been recognized by employers and colleges nationwide since the 1940’s.
“See for Free” Campaign
For a limited time, persons 18 years old and older and not enrolled in high school may take the GED Ready Test (official practice test) at no cost and with no obligation to enroll in classes to see if they are ready for the official exam. Passing scores qualify individuals to take the official test. Individuals that do not pass the GED Ready Test are provided a personalized study plan and may choose to enroll in free GED classes.
“See for Free” Dates
Tuesday, September 23rd and 30th, 8:00 am and 3:00 pm
Thursday, September 25th and October 1st, 8:00 am and 3:00 pm
Monday, September 29th, 1:00 pm
Wednesday, October 1st, 1:00 pm
Friday, October 3rd, 1:00 pm
The GED Ready Test is approximately 4.5 hours long. Space is limited so individuals should call the Adult Education Department (612-2085) to reserve a space.
- 16 or 17 year old students must have the necessary documentation from their local high school to enroll. Contact the Director of Adult Education for more information.
- 18 years and older may enroll if not currently enrolled in high school.
- Have not graduated from an accredited high school nor received an accredited high school equivalency certificate/diploma.
- Resident of Arkansas.
Upon enrollment in the Adult Education Program, students are given the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) to determine their skill levels in reading, language, and math. This is not a pass/fail test. Results are used for placement and instructional purposes.
Enrollment times are: Monday and Wednesday, 8:00 -11:00 am and on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-7:00 pm. Additional times are available by appointment only. Call 870-612-2085 if an appointment needs to be scheduled.
All classes are offered free to the public. The Adult Education Program will work with students to create a class schedule that fits their work and family schedules because consistent class attendance is crucial for making progress. Fall 2014 classes are available on the UACCB campus at the following times:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Monday and Wednesday, 1:00-4:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-7:00 pm
Online instruction is available for students that want to study from home. All testing is conducted on the UACCB campus, but online instruction is available for those that meet the following criteria:
Must be at least 18 years old.
Must have internet connection.
Must meet reading level requirements.
Testing Process and Fees
All individuals in Arkansas are required to pass the GED Ready Test (official practice test) to be eligible to take the official GED Test. Students in the Adult Education Program that have demonstrated specific skill levels on the TABE Test may take the GED Ready Test at no cost. Individuals that are not enrolled in Adult Education must pay $6 per subject ($24 total) and take the GED Ready Test at an approved adult education or testing center.
Once GED Ready Test scores are verified, the individual may register for the official GED test at a cost of $4 per subject ($16 total). Adult Education Staff will provide assistance with the registration and testing process.
There is a formal graduation ceremony each year in May. UACCB offers scholarships to qualified GED graduates. Contact UACCB for scholarship criteria.
For more information about GED Classes and Testing, contact the Adult Education Department at (870)612-2085 or toll free (800)508-7878.