|Adult Basic Education (GED)|
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Agency: Department of Education
GED Testing Program
The primary aim of the General Educational Development (GED) testing program in Connecticut is to provide a second opportunity for individuals to obtain their high school diplomas. The GED Tests are designed to measure the major and lasting academic outcomes students normally acquired by completing a typical high school program of study. Individuals who pass the GED Tests are eligible to receive a state high school diploma.
In order to apply for the GED examination, an individual should be 17 years of age or older, no longer enrolled in school and not have graduated from high school. At the time of registration, individuals 17 and 18 years old must submit documentation from the last high school attended that they have either been officially withdrawn from school for at least six months (17 year-olds must have a withdrawal form with a parent or guardian signature) or the class with which they entered ninth grade (or would have entered if never enrolled in high school) has already graduated. Individuals who are home schooled and wish to take the GED test should contact the GED office at 860-807-2111. Individuals whose high school diplomas are from unaccredited high schools or individuals who have secondary school diplomas from countries outside the United States and Canada, are eligible to take the GED Tests if they meet all other eligibility and identity requirements.
Program Region: Statewide
State of Connecticut GED Office
Bureau of Health/Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 807-2111
Fax: (860) 807-2112