How to Take GED Classes Online

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GED classes are now available online, which means that you can prepare for the test on your own time, around work and other obligations.

1 Determine if you

Determine if you are ready to take GED classes online. If you are not committed, taking classes online is a waste of time and money. Make sure that you can dedicate some time every day to your classes, or at least several days a week.

2 Shop around

Shop around. There are hundreds of online GED classes. Many of these classes have specific criteria, like being available online in one state. Other classes are available to anyone, nationwide. Read the fine print to make sure the class you like is available where you live. A basic online GED class should cost around $100. If a site is charging more than that, keep looking. Consider what's included. Some courses include a teacher who you can contact at any time.

3 Take your GED classes online

Take your GED classes online. Each site will have its own specific instructions for how to use the site and get the most out of your course.

4 Are to completing your course

When you are close to completing your course, find a location to take your official GED test. Your site will give you a list of testing locations and dates. You will have to call and schedule yourself for one of those testing dates.

  • Beware of sites that offer to give you the GED online, without going to a testing center. You cannot take the GED online under any circumstances.
  • Expect to pay around $50 to $60 to take the GED.

R.J. Bowman has a Bachelor's degree in accounting with a minor in English from Pensacola Christian College. After college, she taught English to seventh graders until becoming a mom. At that time, she found freelance writing to be a great way to keep her writing skills sharp.