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 carries GED books you can check out as well as 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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GED.com

For many, the flexibility of online courses is the best option. GED.com is operated by the official GED Testing Service and offers both free and paid resources. You start by taking free GED sample tests in each of the GED subjects: math, language arts, social studies, and science. These sample tests help you identify what you already know and what you need to study.

GED.com also helps you locate on-site prep classes near you as well as testing centers.

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MyCareerTools.com

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 GED program that is free for the first 30 days. (After that, you'll have to pay a monthly subscription fee.) The program includes five GED study guides, thousands of practice questions, and more than 300 test prep video lessons.

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.