GED Test Change is Coming
Don't hesitate! Once you begin your testing (see bottom paragraph) you need to complete all five tests by December 6, 2013.
If testing is not completed by then, test-takers must start over with the new tests in 2014.
To clarify: October 11, 2013 is the last date students may begin their GED tests using the current test series. December 6 is the last date for testing using this series. Beginning in 2014 there will be a new GED test series.
Step 1: You want to get your GED. Great idea! This is your road to college and job training. Did you know that in order to qualify for credit classes and be eligible for financial aid, you must have a GED or high school diploma?
We can help you pass the GED tests by providing study courses and guidance. GED preparation students have the opportunity to take official GED practice tests online or from our test booklets.
Currently there are five GED tests:
- Social Studies
Beginning in January of 2014 all GED tests will be taken on the computer in a new version of the GED. Our instructors will prepare you for the new tests and help you feel more comfortable taking the tests online.
Step 2: See our Orientation Schedule for the next available opportunity to enter our program.
Step 3: Find a class schedule that fits your life and location.
Unsure what to do?
Talk to our GED advisor. If you are 18 or over contact
Dene Eller, Advisor
Office Address: 4000 E 30th Avenue
Building 11 - Room 219
Eugene, OR 97401
Tuition Waivers and Scholarships
ABSE/GED classes are non-credit, free courses and therefore do not qualify for financial aid. A student has to be enrolled in credit classes to apply for financial aid.
We do have limited scholarships available to students who could not otherwise afford to take the GED exams.
After you earn your GED you may qualify for some free classes at Lane. Find out more about tuition waivers and scholarships for a great start.
Student Fees: Important note: Beginning Spring Term 2013, the ABSE/GED program at the Main Campus and Downtown Campus will be charging the current LCC Transportation fee of $27, to ABSE/GED students enrolled at these 2 locations. This will allow students at these 2 locations to obtain a free LTD Bus Pass. All other ABSE/GED sites will remain free of charge, and students will not be eligible for a free or discounted bus pass, unless they are in the High School Options program or other specialized programs through LCC.
We have a support program for high school-aged students. This program is for you if:
- You are 16 – 17 years old
- You can read at a secondary level
- You are in high school, or
- You are not in high school (either way!)
- You have a release form from your local high school. (The decision to release a student is made by local school district officials in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes and local school district policy.)
- Home-schooled students can obtain a release form from your local Educational Service District (Lane E.S.D.)
Your classes will be held at the 30th Avenue campus.
Las clases de GED en español proveen instrucciones en su idioma para preparar y ayudar a los estudiantes pasar el examen de GED. Estudiantes graduados en el programa de preparación: GED en español, serán celebrados en la graduación anual y podrán aplicar para una beca o exención de colegiatura (Sujeto a requerimientos de elegibilidad). Estudiantes que desean enrolarse en el programa de GED en español deben de contactar a su instructor antes de atender a las clases.
Celebrate your success by participating in the LCC Graduation Ceremonies (optional). See the Application for GED Graduation for more details. Graduates of the GED preparation program are honored at the annual college graduation ceremony . The deadline for submitting your application for graduation will be announced in May each year.
The main Adult Basic and Secondary Education (ABSE) office at (541) 463-5214. We are open Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.