How to Get Your GED?
How to Get Your GED
- 17-years-olds must have a “Director’s Recommendation for the GED
Testing Program” with Section 2 withdrawal signed by Principal of
last school attended and Section 3 waiver signed by Hamilton Co.
Superintendent of Schools.
- 18-year-olds must have the Section 2 withdrawal signed by the
Principal of last school attended.
The waiver form may be obtained at
- The Hamilton Co. Board of Education offices
- Most area high schools
- The Chattanooga State Adult Education offices.
Do you think you need help preparing for the GED test?
Then follow these steps to enroll in FREE GED classes at
Attend Registration and TABE Assessment on
Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. or at 4:45 p.m. at Chattanooga State Adult
Education at Chattanooga State main campus on Amnicola Hwy. Bring your
withdrawal and waiver form, if required. ( 2 � - 3 hours)
Return to Chattanooga State Adult Ed for Orientation on Wednesday at
12:15 or at 4:45 to receive your test results and to schedule free GED
classes. (2 - 2 � hours)
Step Three: Attend your scheduled classes and work with
your teacher to reach your goals. You will be regularly retested to
measure your progress.
Step Four: When your TABE test scores indicate you
are ready, we will schedule you to take the Official GED Practice
When your OPT scores indicate you are ready, you will receive your
official OPT transcript and instructions on how to sign up for the GED
test. Are you confident that you are already prepared for the
Then follow these steps to take the FREE Official GED Practice
Test: (The GED Practice Test is required before you can take the GED)
Bring State-issued ID plus withdrawal and waiver form, if required, to
Chattanooga State Adult Education office during regular office hours,
Monday through Thursday 8:00 – 5:00 or Friday 8:00 – 3:00, to
pre-register for the Official Practice Test (OPT).
When you pre-register, you will fill out Registration forms and sign up
for a Monday 4:00 p.m. or a Friday 9:00 a.m. Official Practice Test. You
will receive information about test contents and an admission ticket for
your scheduled OPT test. ( � hour)
Step Three: Bring ID and your test ticket, and
arrive on time on your scheduled test day, prepared to stay for 4 to 4 �
hours. You will receive your test results and official transcript after
you complete the test.
Step Four: Take your State-issued ID, your OPT
transcript, your original signed withdrawal/ waiver form, if required,
and $55, to the GED Testing Center at Chattanooga State in Room 262 of
the Student Center to pre-register for the Official GED Test. * If you
are being referred to Adult Education by DHS Families First or Food
Stamps, you will be given a special Registration and TABE Assessment day
and time. See your caseworker for a referral and appointment. Please
notify Adult Education staff if you are referred by DHS.