GED (General Educational Development)
Classes offered in English and Spanish
These classes are designed for students who have not completed high
school and wish to earn their equivalency diploma by passing the GED
Exam. These classes will prepare students for all areas of the GED
Exam including language arts, reading and writing, math, science and
Prior to entering classes, all students are given a placement test to determine their appropriate class level. Day classes are held at the Adult Learning Center located at 418 Kossuth Street, Monday-Friday, and evening classes are held at Central High School, Monday-
Wednesday. Students receive a diploma issued by the State of Connecticut when they pass the Official GED Examination.
GED Exam Information
Applicants for the exam should be 17 years of age or older and no
longer enrolled in day school. At the time of registration, individuals
17 and 18 years old must submit documentation
from the last high school attended
stating that they have either
been officially withdrawn from school
for at least six months or their class has already graduated.
In addition, 17-year-olds must also submit a withdrawal form with a parent or guardian signature.
Exam Dates and Registration Info
The GED Exam is offered at various locations throughout Connecticut on either 2 Saturdays or 3 weeknights per month. The exam is offered at Central High School in Bridgeport 3 weeknights per month. (Applicants must register at least one month prior to the desired test date. Applicants must register in person and are required to show a current government photo I.D. such as a driver’s license or passport to the registrar.) Call 203-275-1509 for specific registration times.
There is a non-refundable $13 fee for applicants 21 years of age and older. For
Veterans and applicants under 21 years of age, there is no fee.
Fees must be paid at time of registration. If registering and taking the exam at Central High School, this fee can be paid in cash or by money order or bank check made payable to Bridgeport Adult Education/GED. No personal checks will be accepted.
About the GED Exam
The GED Exam is a battery of five (5) comprehensive tests designed to measure the major generalizations, ideas, and intellectual skills that are the outcome of four years of formal high school study. The entire battery of tests takes approximately 7 hours and 15 minutes to complete. The 5 sections of the test are: Language Arts—Writing Skills; Social Studies; Science; Language Arts - Reading; and Mathematics. Applicants must earn an overall score of 2250 points and a least 410 points on each section.
GED Practice Test Website
Register on the site, answer practice questions on different subjects, and get feedback!