GED Prep

GED Prep Program

The American Place offers a facilitated GED Learning Circle for those preparing for the GED Exam. 

The library is an official GED Test center. Due to the ongoing repairs at the Downtown location, testing will be conducted at West Middle School on 44 Niles St, Hartford, CT 06105. You will need to enter the building by going to the school staff parking lot. This is located past the fire station and past the apartment building, but before the school entrance. When you turn in, go all the way to the end of the parking lot towards the second red brick building. Once you’re infront of the white door, please call the security desk number (860)-695-5510 to be allowed in.

 If you are ready to take the GED Test, please visit Connecticut’s GED test website for more information, and the official GED website for registering.

GED Learning Circle sessions are held in person two times a week at West Middle School on the 927 Asylum Ave Hartford, CT 06105 side:

Tuesdays – 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesdays –  3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Circle members can attend all sessions, Tuesdays only, Wednesdays only or both as their schedules allow. Free parking is available, please discuss with instructor to learn more.

 Individual plans are drawn up with the instructor at the time of enrollment. This program uses specialized GED preparation computer programs. Students are required to do additional work outside of class time and to maintain regular attendance according to the schedule they set with the instructor. Additional one-on-one tutoring for GED math skills is also available to all students.


The General Education Diploma (GED) is one of three options towards attaining a high school diploma in Connecticut. The other two options include:

  • Adult High School Credit Diploma (AHSCD): Credits toward a local diploma are obtained through a prescribed plan that requires a minimum of 20 credits in academic and elective areas. Credits for work or military experience, independent study projects and online courses are additional ways to obtain credit.
  • National External Diploma Program (NEDP): This program is designed for adults who have gained skills through life experiences and demonstrated competence in a particular job, talent or academic area. The NEDP is an online portfolio assessment program that offers no classroom instruction. An adult who successfully completes the portfolio assessment, as required, is awarded a high school diploma.


Your instructor will recommend the most appropriate program for you. The determination is based on your prior education, work experience, and a placement test during your enrollment. To schedule an interview please complete the form below:

Please note that you may Opt Out at any time by replying "STOP" to our text messages.

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