GED Preparation and Testing

  • Passing the GED testGED Program is a way to earn a secondary school credential without graduating from a traditional high school. The GED is a seven-and-a-half hour exam with four separate test sections that measure knowledge and skills expected of high school graduates. South Carolina does not require that GED candidates take a prep course before sitting down to take the test. However, enrolling in a preparatory course can help familiarize you with what is on the test, the types of questions you will be asked, and the computer format used for the GED. And a prep course might help you increase your scores. In our GED Prep classes we identify what skills you already have, what skills you need to work on, and teach you test taking skills to alleviate any anxieties you may have.

    Students must complete registration packet and placement testing in order to enroll in classes. Registration is by appointment only. Bring your driver’s license or state issued ID along with $25 registration fee. Plan on staying at least three hours. (*Scholarships are available for payment of the GED tests, which total $150. Students must meet program guidelines to be eligible for the scholarship.)

    To make an appointment, call the office at 803-821-2950 or email Helen Renew, Program Coodinator, at hrenew@lexington1.net.