GED Prep

GED Prep Program

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

The library is NOT an official GED Test center. 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 three times a week at Center Church House on 60 Gold Street, Hartford, CT 06103:

Tuesday evenings, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Wednesday mornings, 9:30 am  – 11:30 am

Thursday evenings, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Circle members can attend all three days, Tuesdays only, Wednesdays only, or Thursdays only, as their schedules allow.

 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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