GED Preparation Classes

  • Livermore Adult Education students will be able to choose whether they want to attend classes in person or online. All classes will be held in person and online simultaneously. You will let your teacher know if you plan to attend class in person or online. Synchronous classes will meet three times a week. In addition, students will be assigned individual and group learning activities that will take place outside of class time.

    Any California resident, 18 years or older, who does not have a high school diploma is eligible to take the Official GED Test. Click here for information on California GED Test policies, including exceptions to age requirement. 

    The GED Test is made up of four subject tests:

    1. Reasoning Through Language Arts

    2. Mathematical Reasoning

    3. Science

    4. Social Studies

    There are no classes required to take the GED Test, although many people choose to take classes to help them prepare for the test.


    Livermore Adult Education offers GED Preparation Classes. All classes consist of a combination of class time and independent work. Throughout the school year, the GED Preparation Learning Lab is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.   This is a time to meet with your teacher, a study group, or to get some work done in a quiet place outside your home. Childcare is available during these hours.


    All coursework is completed online. You will work with your teacher to develop a learning plan that best meets your needs. You may choose to meet with your teacher in person or remotely. You may choose to work on campus during Learning Lab Hours, or you may choose to work at home. You may choose a combination of in person and remote learning. 


    Before starting class, you will take a pre-test to determine what exactly what you need to study to be prepared to pass the test. You will work together with your teacher to develop a study plan. You can remain enrolled in GED Preparation Classes for as long as you need to successfully pass all four subject tests.


    New student registrations happen monthly. The steps to registering for the GED Preparation Program are:

    1. Complete an online Student Registration Form. Click here for the Student Registration Form.

    2. Sign up for an Orientation and Testing Session. You will receive a link to the signup page when you complete the Student Registration Form

    3. On the day of your Orientation, you will meet with the Adult Education Coordinator. At this time, you will be given a class schedule.

    4. Begin class on determined day.

    5. Keep your eyes on the prize, attend class regularly, and work consistently between class sessions.

    6. Take one Official GED subject test.

    7. Repeat steps 4 & 5 three more times.

    8. Pass the GED Test!

    9. Earn a Certificate of High School Equivalency from the California Department of Education.


    Livermore Adult Education Registration Form