5 Free GED Classes for Adults

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Many libraries and community colleges offer free or low-cost GED classes for adults, as well as a number of online options. Find a program that fits your schedule, offers free resources, and provides the support you need to prepare for and ace your exam.

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State and Community Resources

If you prefer to learn in a classroom, this might be the best route for you. Start with the resources your own state provides if you live in the U.S. States vary in their requirements and resources, but all will point you in the right direction to getting the support you need. 

Community resources include classes offered at adult education centers around the country, and almost every library will have GED books you can check out and information about local study groups. If you need literacy help, many communities also have free literacy councils.  

While they may not be free, check out your local community colleges and state schools, which may offer both in-person and online options. You might even be able to find study groups or tutoring services if you need more one-on-one support. 

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MyGED at ged.com

For many, the flexibility of online courses is the way to go. MyGED is operated by the official GED Testing Service and offers both free and paid resources. You start by taking a GED Ready practice test, which identifies what you already know and what you need to study. This test provides you with a study plan and identifies materials you can purchase in the GED Marketplace from various publishers.

MyGED also helps you locate physical prep classes near you and testing centers.

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The website MyCareerTools.com is an online academy that teaches a range of courses for career development. GED prep is just one of these. They offer a GED Academy built around videos and interactive quizzes, as well as a range of tools to help you plan and stay on track to earn your degree.

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Study.com GED Program

Study.com is a well-established educational website that offers content on a variety of subjects. It also offers a free GED program, which includes a free mini-course and sample lessons from each of the four GED test sections: math, science, social studies, and language arts.

Through Study.com, you can watch educational videos, take quizzes and tests, and track your progress. What makes this program special, though, are the live tutors who can help you if you get stuck!

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Test Prep Toolkit

This online resource offers a variety of instructional videos that you can choose to watch when your schedule permits. The videos are posted on Youtube and you can stream them on your computer or even your smartphone, making this a convenient option for studying on the go. You can find resources for each of the test sections, as well as practice tests and general GED information.  

Assessing Your Options

To be sure you've found legitimate free GED classes for adults, read websites carefully and understand the terms of each offer. Many offer free practice tests but charge for classes or materials. Look for and read the 'About Us' page and the 'FAQs,' to learn more, and look for reviews online of the service you're considering.