The GED programs are designed, at various achievement levels, to prepare the individual to take the high school equivalency examination. Fast Trak, Independent Trak and standard Trak options available.
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Q: How long will it take for me to get my GED?
A: Our students come from many different schools in Rochester, a variety of places in the United States, and other countries. You will proceed at your own pace to get the skills necessary to pass the GED, but the amount of time will vary depending on your previous preparation in school. Most students need more than one 10 week term before they are ready to take the GED test.
Q: When can I sign up to take the GED exam?
A: You may apply to take the GED exam after you have met the following requirements:
- You are 19 years old (Additional requirements and documentation are necessary for students who will not be 19 by the test date.) See http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/
- You have achieved a score of 2500 on the Official Practice Test (OPT) with a minimum of 500 in each of the 5 subject areas of the test. However, a score of 2400 of the Practice Test is more likely to be a predictor that a student will pass the test.
Q: When can I take the Official Practice Test?
- A different form of the OPT is given during both Pre GED and GED classes each trimester.
- The OPT is also offered to the community at large every Tuesday at 9am.
Q: What is covered on the GED Test?
A: The GED test is primarily a multiple choice test. The 5 subject areas are:
- Social Studies
- Language Arts Reading
- Language Arts Writing (grammar and an expository essay)
Q: How often is the GED Test offered at the REOC?
A: The GED examination is given at the REOC approximately every 10 weeks or about 5 times a year. Eventually, we expect to be able to offer it 10 times a year or approximately every 5 weeks.
Q: What additional services are offered to academic students?
- Library (including access to computers and online instruction)
- College and career services
- Field trips
- Monthly extra-curricular activities (e.g. health fair, career fair, college fair)
Complete GED to further vocational or higher education, or to obtain employment.
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See Program Schedule or contact an REOC Admissions Representative for any approximate fees that may be associated with this program. Tuition-free.*
*MUST MEET SUNY/REOC Requirements.
**Requirements may vary by program/course and are subject to change without notice.
Immunization records, Income verification, US Citizenship or Legal Alien status and Picture Identification required for ALL programs. Please call (585) 232-2730 ext. 235 for the most up-to-date information. The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is given to all applicants to ensure that program reading and/or math requirements are met, and to ensure program completion and success.
Programs, courses descriptions, fees and schedules are subject to change without notice.
REOC does not discriminate on any basis. REOC facilities meet accessibility guidelines.
NOTE: ALL INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE