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Ms. Gwendolyn Ekundayo, Adult Education Director
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What’s the 2018 GED® Program?
In 2018, you have more than a test. You’ll have access to MyGED™ your online portal to sign up, study, schedule, check scores, and learn about jobs and college.
What is MyGED™?
MyGED™ is your start-to-finish tool for the 2018 GED® program. It is flexible, convenient and it is the support you need before and after the GED® test. Built with you in mind, MyGED™ helps you take control of your life and your future. Register today. Get started now
Who May Enroll?
All adults age 18 and over are welcome to attend classes if they have withdrawn from high school and are attending any public or private high school. High School Equivalency GED® classes are open to anyone over 18 who has not completed high school or obtained a GED®. In special circumstances, a 16- or 17-year-old may be allowed to enroll in the GED® program.
What’s the 2018 GED® test like?
The GED® test has been updated to measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you.
Procedures for the 2018 GED® Test and Taking the Preparation Course at Lawson State
Individuals are welcome to attend the Adult Education program to prepare for the GED® test. Preparation is free. The cost of the GED® Test is $120.00. GED® testing vouchers valuing $25.00 per assessment are available for individuals enrolled in the program and meet the minimum qualifications (at Lawson State). A maximum voucher of $100.00 is available (per student). The student will pay $5.00 per assessment.
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How to Contact Us
Contact the Adult Education office at 205-929-6476
Visit Us on Campus
Lawson State Community College, East Campus (across from Wenonah High School)
Adult Education Programs (look for outside building signage on campus)
3060 Wilson Road, S.W.
Birmingham, AL 35221
NOTE: The East campus is directly across from Wenonah High School and is also directly across from Lawson State's main campus. If you are on campus and see a baseball field, you are not far from us, but you on the wrong campus of Lawson State. The East campus is on the opposite side of the West (main campus) within walking distance. Again, look for Wenonah High School. The East campus is directly across from it.
Process for Obtaining a GED
To take the GED® test, individuals will need to do the following for Registration and Scheduling:
- Register online using the MyGED® portal and sign up for an account.
- Gain access to the dashboard full of information about studying, test day, scheduling, scoring and college and career opportunities. (log in 24/7)
- Click “Start scheduling” on their dashboard, complete the demographic questions, schedule one test or multiple tests at a time, and pay for their appointment.
START HERE: Free Tutorials are Available
All GED students should take advantage of the free resources and tutorials provided to all GED students. To get started click on the video tutorial logo below.
Individuals can also access the free tutorials prior to their testing appointment to ensure they are familiar with all of the operational features of the test by clicking on the provided link below.
The tutorial is available at
Other tutorials and support are also available: Click on the links below to access additional support:
Introduction to GED 2018
GED Test Tutorial
*Note: These are time sensitive links provided to students via a third party. Please contact us if a link stops working.
Process for Obtaining a Credit Voucher (towards payment of your GED Test)
If you meet the pre-set criteria and complete the GED Adult Education Program at Lawson State, you can be awarded (via a voucher) up to $100 towards payment of your GED. Contact us to find out more.
To complete the voucher process a student must come to the Lawson State Community College Adult Education Program on the Birmingham Campus. They then will be given a voucher to go online and schedule a test. This voucher system is for students enrolled in the Adult Education Program. Any walk-ins/non-students will need to pay online with a debit/credit card at full price at MyGED. Individuals can take one part of the test at a time or all at once. If an individual fails a subject they are allowed to retest 2 more times within the same calendar year at a discounted fee of $10 per test. This is at the student’s expense.
After completing the practice test and making the necessary score, individuals will be given a voucher.
GED Exam Components: Four (4) parts
• Offered on computer (paper available for accommodations only)
- o Science (90 minutes)
- o Social Studies (90 minutes)
- o Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes including a 10-minute break)
- o Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)
• English and Spanish
ADA Accommodations offered for students meeting ADA requirements
Where Can I Study?
Contact us to enroll in Lawson State's Adult Education Program so we can better prepare you to take the GED. Or, sign up for MyGED™ at and click on “Study” to find tools, free practice test questions, and GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test.
How Do I Register?
Registration is simple. Simply sign up for MyGED™ and you will receive information about policies, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), or you’ll be able to schedule right the test.
When Can I Schedule My Test?
Scheduling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with MyGED™. Log in and click on “Schedule Test” on the top. Once you complete the scheduling questions you’ll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test. You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.
What is the Passing Score?
On the 2018 GED® test you need to earn at least 150 points on each subject to pass. To find out if you’re likely to pass, take GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test and the only test that can tell you if you’re likely to pass. Sign into MyGED™ to get ready with GED Ready™.
Is There a Fee to Take the test?
You can pay as you go with the GED® test. This means you can pay for each subject individually or when you are ready to test. Contact the Adult Education office at 205-929-6476 to determine the fee per subject or total cost. The 2018 GED® program gives you everything you need for success, and MyGED™ will help get you there. With MyGED, you receive unprecedented support before and after you test. Conveniently register and schedule 24/7. Pay as you go and test on what you want, when you want. Plus, find prep tools to help you prepare for test day and resources to help you move forward to what’s next. MyGED™ was built with you in mind.
Register Today and Test Quickly. Get started at MyGED.