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GED® / ABE

About the GED® Test:

The GED® Test is a timed test delivered on the computer. There are four subject areas:

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts – 150 minutes (including 10-minute break before the writing)
  • Mathematical Reasoning – 115 minutes (calculator available for most of the test – there are a few questions at the beginning where the calculator is not allowed)
  • Science – 90 minutes
  • Social Studies – 70 minutes

Registering for the GED® Test

  • Create an account at GED.com
  • Take and pass all four Official GED Practice Tests™ (there is a fee unless you are in our GED® Preparation program).
  • Proof of identification and CT residency
  • Complete an application in our Branford High School Office at 185 East Main Street between 3:30 and 8:00 PM

Get more information about the GED® test & registration

GED® Preparation Class Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum score of a 236 on the CASAS Goals Reading Test during intake
  • Minimum score of a 230 on the CASAS Goals Math Test during intake
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)/Pre-GED® Instruction is also available

About Adult Basic Education (ABE)/Pre-GED®

  • Basic reading, writing and/or math instruction for those adults who need a refresher prior to working in a high school completion program
  • Instruction is based on individual student needs and is a combination of online and teacher-directed activities
  • Academic and career counseling is included in the program

Class Times and Locations for GED® Preparation & ABE/Pre-GED®

All classes will begin online and may transition to in-person classes based on guidance from the local school district and the State Department of Education.

How to Register

Registration is rolling; register at any time online, call us at 203-488-5693, email Helen Paris at hparis@branfordschools.org or attend an information session.

Must be 17 years or older.

Classes are free to residents of Branford, Clinton, Guilford and North Branford.

Individuals outside of our four-town region who require tutoring or ABE instruction may register for our program for a small non-refundable fee of $50 per semester/$75 per year if space in the classroom is available. 

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If you would like more information about our high school diploma programs, call our office at 203-488-5693 or email us.

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