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FTC offers GED prep courses and exams for students who are interested in earning a Florida high school diploma. Students must be 16 years of age or older, and must be withdrawn from the K–12 system prior to registration for GED prep courses and exams. GED classes are conveniently scheduled in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

GED Preparation Courses

Our GED prep courses are designed to prepare adults at a 9th grade level or above to successfully pass all GED exams. Our certified teachers will help students prepare for four subject area tests, and will provide access to all necessary books and materials. 

Course Subject Areas

  • Reasoning through Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Mathematical Reasoning

Students can choose to take one subject area at a time, two at a time, or any combination that best suits their needs. In order to receive a GED diploma, the student must earn a score of at least 145 on each subject area test, and a total score of 580 across all four subject area tests. 

GED Exams

Age Requirements

The following requirement shall govern eligibility of candidates who are not 18 years of age at the time of examination: According to rules of the local school board, persons who are at least 16 years of age may be permitted to take the tests under extraordinary circumstances, Section 1003.435(4), F.S. However, 16 and 17-year-old students (permitted to take the tests under extraordinary circumstances) must register at a qualified GED prep program, then take and pass the online GED practice tests in order to schedule the GED exam.

Practice Tests

GED Ready is the official practice test for GED exams. The practice tests are half the length of the actual GED exams, and give the student a good idea of testing methods, to help them create a personal study plan. 16 and 17-year-old students must pass all online practice tests in order to register for the actual GED exams.

Scheduling Exams

  • Log in to your account on the GED Testing Service website
  • If all local policies for testing are met, a yellow "Start Scheduling" button will be visible
  • Click "Start Scheduling" to answer the scheduling questions, select your test subject, a preferred day and time, and submit your payment.

Testing Location

GED exams can be taken at our Pearson Vue Testing site, located on the FTC main campus.

Under-aged GED Waiver Procedure

The Under-aged GED Waiver program is designed for an individual who has reached the compulsory school age (16 or 17 years of age) and has formally withdrawn from their last school of attendance. There are two options to seek this waiver.

Under-aged GED Waiver

Policies and Fees


A variety of scheduling options are available for the FTC GED preparation program. Every student is expected to attend a minimum of 10 hours per week during these hours in order to maintain a continuum of academic progress. This includes students enrolled in online learning.

Since this program is designed to meet the individual needs of students, any extenuating circumstances that interfere with classroom attendance should be brought to the attention of the Student Service Manager in order to develop a schedule appropriate to the student's personal situation.


The Flagler Schools Code of Student Conduct and school rules are in force during regular school hours on school premises and at such times and places, including, but not necessarily limited to, school-sponsored events, field trips, athletic functions, and other activities where school administrators have jurisdiction over students. Additionally, school officials are authorized to take administrative action when a student's misconduct away from school has a detrimental effect on other students or the orderly educational process. For more information, please refer to the FTC Campus Handbook.


The Florida legislature has passed laws requiring that tuition fees are charged for students who attend Adult General Education programs. The programs include GED Preparation, Adult Basic Education (ABE), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and Applied Academics for Adult Education. Students are charged a “block tuition,” which means that a student may register for more than one program within the term and will pay only one tuition fee. Tuition and fees are non-refundable.

  • Adult General Education Tuition: $50.00 per semester
  • GED Exam Cost: $32.00 per test
  • GED Practice Tests: $6.99 per subject