The GED test gives students without high school diplomas an opportunity to obtain an equivalent credential. There are four tests in the areas of Social Studies, Sciences, Reasoning through Language Arts and Mathematics.
The Learning Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Welch Children's Wing at the James V. Brown Library.
Learning Express Library - provides a completely interactive online series of practice tests and refresher tutorial courses to enable the user to succeed on the GED. Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of results. Complete courses available. Free registration creates a personal account to monitor progress.
One student's experience
School was hard. It wasn't fun to do homework when I didn't understand the subject. My grades were average and every class was a struggle just to keep that average.
I left because I gave up, dropped out, wanting the easier road. Being a teenager, the pressure of just being alive, trying to learn at school and learn to become an adult all at the same time became overwhelming.
I have had manual jobs since dropping out. Tried to climb the corporate ladder in a company but hit the glass ceiling so I decided to quit. After being out of school 26 years not having a GED finally caught up with me. Through the Learning Center I met a tutor who is outstanding. She helped my confidence level rise.
My future plans are more school, business management or something in the science field. I’m 42 years old and I'm never too old to learn.
Thank you Learning Center for being there for people like me.
More than 860,000 adults worldwide take the GED Tests each year.
Those who obtain scores high enough to earn a GED credential outperform at least 40 percent of today's high school seniors.
GED graduates include: comedian Bill Cosby, actor Christian Slater, Delaware’s Governor Ruth Ann Minner, and U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado.
One out of every seven high school diplomas issued each year in the United States is based on passing the GED Tests.
More than 95 percent of U.S. employers consider GED graduates the same as traditional high school graduates in regard to hiring, salary, and opportunity for advancement.
Facts courtesy GED Testing Service