General Education Development Diploma


Pre-GED® and GED® preparation classes are provided by Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Office of Adult Education at all of its sites throughout the eleven county service area.


  • Age 16 years old and older and not currently enrolled in school
  • Students 16-17 years old will be required to meet special requirements
    • Special permission
    • Parent/guardian permission
    • Withdrawal form from the last school attended
  • Everyone is required to present valid photo identification with birth date


Each potential student will be required to complete a scheduled orientation/registration prior to being admitted to class.

GED® Testing

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is an official GED® testing center. Candidates must complete demographics information and verify eligibility to test before permission is granted to schedule GED® tests. Pre-registration and advance payments are required. Successful completion of the GED® tests qualifies an individual for a state of Georgia General Educational Development (GED®) credential. GED® credentials are accepted by industry, government, licensing boards, technical colleges, and employers as the equivalent to a high school education. For GED® testing information visit the Adult Education Office or GED® testing official on campus.

The GED® test consists of four parts, covering the following subject areas: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. These tests are designed to enable people who did not graduate from high school to demonstrate that they have acquired the knowledge and skills usually associated with the completion of a four-year high school program of study.

GED® Diploma Guidelines

The GED® testing program is jointly administered by the GED® Testing Service (GEDTS) of the American Council on Education and by the Technical College System of Georgia Office of Adult Literacy. The GED® battery of tests is developed by GEDTS and the same tests are given in all fifty states.

The GED® test provides adults at least 16 years of age, who are beyond the age of required high school attendance under state law, with an opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma. In order to pass the GED® test, a student must pass a series of four tests in social studies, science, language arts, and mathematics. Successfully passing these sections demonstrates that the student has acquired a level of learning that is comparable to that of high school graduates. The GEDTS has set a national standard for the minimum score an examinee can receive in order to pass the GED®. GED® diplomas are issued according to the following guidelines:

How Do I Apply?

You may complete an official application form, as prescribed by the Technical College System of Georgia Office of Adult Literacy, at

Residency: You do not need to be a resident of Georgia to be eligible to take the GED® tests. You must, however, be a resident of Georgia to receive the $500 HOPE voucher.

Identification: When you take the GED® tests, official photo identification is required for admission.

GED® Testing Locations

Building 100, Room 101
4089 Val Tech Road
Valdosta, GA 31602
Building 1100
667 Perry House Road
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Room 116
706 West Baker Highway
Douglas, GA 31533

Who is eligible to take the GED® tests?

The GED® tests can be administered only to persons who:

  • have not graduated from an accredited high school or received a high school equivalency certificate or diploma;
  • are not currently enrolled in a regular high school;
  • are at least 16 years of age.*

* Applicants must receive special needs approval. Contact the local GED® Testing Center for more information.


Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s Office of Adult Education provides assistance to students registered in the program to transition to post-secondary education after completing their GED®.

GED® Step UP Program

The GED® Step UP Program has been designed to give adult education students who have obtained program-ready ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, or SAT/ACT scores and who have achieved a General Equivalency Diploma (GED®) as their goal, an opportunity to begin technical certificates of credit or diploma programs while still enrolled in the adult education program. To participate in the program a student must have obtained passing scores in at least two of the four GED® test subject areas.

Integrated Education and Training

The Integrated Education & Training program (IET) is designed to prepare Adult Education students for a job and boost their earning potential. Adult Education students will earn industry-recognized credentials in the areas of Manufacturing, Construction, or Welding while attending Adult Education classes. All IET students will also earn their Georgia BEST soft skills certification. IET classes are held quarterly on rotating campuses. Please contact Darrell Hill at for more information on the IET program.