General Education Diploma (GED) Information




Calhoun Community College

To register for the Computer Based GED® Test you must now register online at  You will need an email address, password, and a credit or debit card to pay for you test.  If you do not have an email account the program will guide you through the process to apply for one.  MAKE SURE you have pencil and paper, as you will want to write your email address and password down for future use.

Once you set up your account you will see a tab entitled "Test Tips," please read these tips before going any further.  If necessary you can also apply for ADA accommodations on this site.

16 year olds will need a notarized Certificate of Exemption, if the certificate is not signed by a parent or guardian, then we will also need a notarized letter of permission from the parent or guardian give the candidate permission to take the test.

17 year olds will need a notarized Exit Interview form from the last school attended.  If the form is not signed by a parent or guardian then we will need a notarized letter of permission from the parent or guardian giving the candidate permission to take the test.

16 and 17 year olds will not be able to complete their registration until the local GED Examiner checks these documents.  If you have additional questions call the GED Testing Office for further assistance.

Our hours of operation on test days are 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.   We test every Tuesday at the Decatur Campus and every Thursday at the Huntsville Campus.

On test day you must bring a valid government issued picture ID to be admitted.  Make sure the information on your ID, such as name (no nicknames) and date of birth are identical to what is listed in your MyGED account.

For additional information visit:

If you have any further questions please call the GED Testing Office.
Decatur Campus 256.306.2610
Huntsville Campus 256.713.4801

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College

Basic Skills and GED Preparation

Our classes are designed to assess our learner’s basic skills. ABS Classes are for students who do not have a high school diploma and need to review and improve basic reading, math, and language skills. Anyone who needs to upgrade reading and math skills can benefit from this service. A pre-test will help you assess your current skills and will identify specific areas where you can improve those skills to make you more employable. Because the program is individualized, the length of preparation depends on each student’s abilities and starting level, attendance, and motivation.

GED Preparation with Online Lessons

The Adult Education program at Drake State is stretching the boundaries of learning into the 21st century for those seeking a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) by offering this online component. GED online lessons is the first continuing adult education website dedicated to helping you prepare online for the GED High School Equivalency Diploma Test. Participants who commit themselves and complete the course successfully can be confident in the attempt to pass the GED test. You can continue your high school adult education by working at your own pace. This unique feature we've integrated in the classroom increases the probability of more students successfully passing and removes the limits of achieving a high school diploma.

For information about class meetings, registration and orientation contact: 

Wendy L. Roberts, Ed.S.
Director of Adult Education
3421 Meridian Street North
Huntsville, AL 35811
PH: 256.551.5211
Fax: 256.551.5217
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North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence (NACEE)

The GED (General Education Diploma) Test measures your knowledge and academic skills against those of today’s traditional high school graduates.

A GED documents that you have high school-level academic skills. About 96 percent of U.S. employers accept the GED as equal to a traditional high school diploma, according to recent studies. If your reason for taking the GED Test is to go on to college or a postsecondary training, then you are not alone. Upon receiving your GED, NACEE can assist you in continuing your education through the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) program.

NACEE provides free prep classes that help individuals obtain a GED. Other services available include:

  • Convenient hours, including evening classes
  • Work at your own pace
  • Instructor Assistance
  • Workshops

Any individual 18 years or older is eligible to take the GED Test. Individuals that are 16 or 17 years old will need a notarized letter from their parent giving consent, and also an official letter of withdrawal from the last school they attended.

All services are free, and all information remains confidential.

For more information, contact Ms. Jamie Clay at (256) 372-4600.