GED Prep

GED Prep Program

Hartford Public Library offers 2 different options to prepare for the GED Exam

  1. Zoom group classes with a teacher, 3 days a week, 2 hours each day.  This program requires students to do additional work outside of class time and to have regular attendance.  Additional one-on-one tutoring is available to all students on site at the downtown library.
  2. Independent learning using Essential Education computer software.  This route is appropriate for students who are very self-motivated and do not have a significant learning plan.  Students in this track are also encouraged to seek one-on-one tutoring at the downtown library. All students are required to meet with a GED coach regularly to formulate a learning plan and assess progress. 
NOTE: 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.


Registering and Taking the GED test

NOTE:  Students who are interested in taking the GED test in the state of CT must first create an account on On, students may purchase the 4 GET READY practice tests.  Students MUST pass these pre-tests to be allowed to register for the GED test. 

Am I qualified to take the GED test?  

  • be a resident of Connecticut;
  • be 17 years of age or older and officially withdrawn from school for at least six months;
  • not be enrolled in school; and
  • not have graduated from high school

How do I register for the GED Test?  
To register for the GED test, students must call Hartford Adult Education (860) 695-5840 to make a registration appointment. At the time of the appointment, you must bring the following documents to Hartford Adult Education 85 Edwards St, Hartford, CT 06120:

  • Copies of your passing scores from the GET READY pretests on
  • A CT state ID
  • A piece of mail with your current address proving CT state residency. 

How do I schedule my GED Test?  
Once you are registered for the test, you may go back onto to schedule your test.  Hartford Public Library is an official testing site, but GED candidates may choose to test anywhere listed on the site.