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English Language Acquisition (ELA): GED

Important Info about Taking GED Tests

This document containts important information from SBCTC about the GED testing fee increase and the upcoming change to computer-based GED tests. 

Students who are prepared should be encouraged to complete the GED prior to the fee increase on 10/01/12.  Student who are studying for the current GED should be encouraged to take tests before 01/01/14.  As of 01/01/14, students who have not completed all five of the GED tests will have to retake all of the tests.

Websites (in English) about GED

RTC Library Materials about GED Tests in English

Below are a few samples of the library materials available on this topic. In addition to having materials on GED, the Library also has books, DVDs and videos about PRE-GED. Click on the title link for more info about the item. Ask the librarian for help in finding these and other materials!

GED - Definition and Use

The GED (General Educational Development) test is a group of tests developed by the American Council on Education.  Passing the following five tests results is considered the equivalent of graduating from high school:

  • Language Arts: Reading
  • Language Arts: Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies. 

RTC offers courses in preparing for the GED tests through the Basic Studies Department.  For more info, visit

RTC also is an official GED testing center.  For more info, visit

Websites (in Spanish) about GED