GED® Test Preparation
Congratulations on your decision to take your education to the next level by pursuing your high school diploma through the GED® tests! We are here to help you reach that goal.
The Atlantic Technical College Academic Studies Department focuses on pre-college skills with an emphasis on earning your high school diploma. Targeted and flexible instruction, led by highly qualified teachers, provide you with the academic skills necessary to successfully challenge the four GED® assessments:
- Reasoning through Language Arts
- Reasoning through Mathematics
- Social Studies
Our flexible course offerings (daytime, evening, Saturday & online) give you the ability to build a schedule that fits your busy lifestyle. Twenty-first Century Skills, including computer literacy, problem solving, collaboration, and effective communication are woven into our curriculum and help students prepare for postsecondary success.
The pace of instruction is designed to prepare you for the GED® assessments with flexibility and efficiency. This will enable you to pass the GED® assessments and earn your Florida Department of Education awarded High School diploma as quickly as possible. In order to help us assess your individual learning needs, we recommend that your take the GED® Ready official practice test before you start. Vouchers for a free practice test are available to qualifying students. Find out today how to qualify for a free voucher!
Frequently Asked Questions about GED® Tests
What if I need practice to prepare for the test?
Most candidates will need instructional preparation for the GED® Tests. The demands for the exam will require college and career readiness skills. ATC instructors will provide students with the necessary skills in Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning to pass the exam and obtain the essential skills for entry into post-secondary education programs and/or the workforce.
How do I get my test results?
Once you take the GED® Test at an Official Testing Center, your scores will be uploaded to your account on www.GED.com. Once you pass the entire test, you will receive an email from the GED® testing services with instructions on how to access your transcripts and High School Diploma.
What are the procedures for underage candidates?
Process for Underage Students who are enrolling in a GED® Preparation Course:
Step 1: Contact the location at which you are planning to enroll for the GED® Test Preparation Course to be connected with a GED® Advisor/Counselor or visit www.atlantictechnicalcollege.edu/ged-preparation/
Step 2: Create an account at www.ged.com. Underage candidates will receive an alert stating that they must meet jurisdictional requirements before they can schedule their official GED® exams.
Step 3: Complete the steps in the Follow-up E-mail sent by the GED® Advisor/ Counselor. Candidates will need to provide their official, signed Proof of Withdrawal from the last school attended prior to scheduling the basic skills test. If the candidates attended a high school that is no longer in business or is out of the country, a notarized letter will be accepted from their parent or guardian stating they are no longer enrolled in K-12 and have no intentions of re-enrolling in a K-12 program.
Step 4: Schedule and take the Basic Skills Test as instructed by the GED® Advisor/Counselor in the Follow-up E-mail. $15 testing fee
Step 5: Enroll in the GED® Preparation Course to prepare for the GED® Ready Tests.
$20 yearly activity fee
$30 per trimester tuition
Step 6: Take the GED® Ready Practice Test, receive the passing score, and complete the Underage Waiver Application provided by the instructor.
Step 7: Once you have met the requirements, instructor/school official will submit the following documents to the district GED® Testing Office for approval:
- GED® Underage Waiver Application
- Proof of Withdrawal from High School
- GED® ID # (located in your GED.com Profile Information)
Step 8: The request will be processed within 3-5 days. To check the status of the request, candidates will need to login to their GED account. Candidates will be able to schedule their final GED® exams once the request is finalized and the alert is removed.
Pearson VUE Testing Costs:
Four (4) Subject Areas @ $32 per subject area test. $128 Total
Process for Underage Students who are not enrolling in a GED® Preparation Course:
Step 1: Create an account at www.ged.com and purchase the GED® Ready Practice Tests. Underage candidates will receive an alert stating that they must meet jurisdictional requirements before they can schedule their official GED® exams.
Step 2: Contact your preferred ATC testing location to schedule your proctored test.
Atlantic Technical College & Technical High School
4700 Coconut Creek Parkway
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
Portable A (Banks Road Entrance)
By Appointment Only
Monday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Atlantic Technical College Arthur Ashe, Jr. Campus
1701 NW 23rd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Building 2, Learning Commons
Friday | 12:00 p.m.
Step 3: Download the GED® Underage Waiver Application . Complete the electronic form, print, and have it notarized. The application must be legible (typed), completely filled out, signed, and notarized. In addition, the name on the application must match the name on your valid photo government ID and GED® account.
Step 4: Obtain the official, signed Proof of Withdrawal from the last school attended. If the candidate attended a high school that is no longer in business or is out of the country, a notarized letter will be accepted from their parent or guardian stating they are no longer enrolled inK-12 and have no intentions of re-enrolling in a K-12 program.
Step 5: Bring the official Underage Waiver Application, Proof of Withdrawal, and your current high school ID or valid government photo ID to your testing appointment. If Proof of Withdrawal cannot be obtained, candidates may proceed with taking the GED® Ready Tests; however, it is highly recommended that you bring the Withdrawal to your testing appointment to streamline the process.
Note: Government IDs can only be accepted for the official GED® tests. More details about the acceptable IDs for GED® official tests can be found at www.ged.com
Step 6: If you pass all four (4) subjects of the GED® Ready Practice Tests on the initial attempt, the school official will enter the passing GED® Ready Practice results on the underage waiver form. The school official will sign and date the form verifying the results. They will email the form and the Proof of Withdrawal to the district GED® Testing Office for approval.
Step 7: The request will be processed within 3-5 days. To check the status of the request, candidates will need to login to their GED® account. Candidates will be able to schedule their final GED® exams once the request is finalized, and the alert is removed.
Note: If the candidate DIDNOT pass one or more subjects, they MUST enroll and attend a GED® Preparation Course to meet the underage requirements. This process must be completed prior to re-taking the GED® Ready Practice Tests for the subject area(s) that they did not pass.
The Council on Occupational Education (COE) does not accredit avocational programs such as ESOL, ABE, GED® Test Preparation, ABS, or Apprenticeship. In addition, these programs do not qualify for Title IV financial aid assistance.
Days & Times:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Monday – Thursday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Evenings: Instruction is a combination of classroom and distance delivery (online).
Call 754-322-2803 for detailed information.
Arthur Ashe, Jr. Campus
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Arthur Ashe, Jr. Campus