FAQ’s – GED Program
How long will it take to get my GED?
What if I cannot read?
If I speak another language can I still be part of the program?
I am over 40 years old and have always wanted to get my GED. Am I too late?
Will this help me get into the Military?
How is your GED program different from other GED programs?
Is there financial assistance?
You should plan on 10-15 hours of specialized student-focused tutoring. The length of time you take will depend on your individual performance, how quickly you move through the testing material, and how much tutoring you require. We are able to provide these services in small blocks of time (1 hour per session) or in larger blocks (2-3 hours per session, pre-arranged with you and tutor). The total number of days or weeks for your program will depend on how often you can attend, and the length of each session. You must be committed to the necessary hours of self-study time as outlined by your tutor.
Reading is an essential skill in our culture and is required for Adult Basic Education completion. We will suggest an alternate route for those with reading difficulties.
YES! Keep in mind that the purpose of our program is to provide performance-based certification for adults who want to enhance their success in our American culture. Most schools and employers will require English literacy in both spoken and written forms. If you have a different primary language, you should still be able to read, write, and speak basic English in order to function adequately in our society. Our testing program will help identify your level of English proficiency, and will offer alternate routes for success, as needed.
NO. Certainly not! If you’ve always wanted your GED, or if you are finding it hard to get ahead in life through adequate employment or education, contact us today. There is no upper age limit for acceptance into our program. You will find that completing our GED program will open doors you never imagined possible, and will literally change you future – and your life! Adults who have been away from school for a long time often have anxiety about whether they can pass our testing program. Don’t worry, we’ll help you through. Once you are admitted to the program we guarantee you will succeed with our unique testing/tutoring methods. We welcome calls and applications from adults of all ages.
YES! The U.S. military has a standard set of acceptance requirements that change periodically. Currently, someone who is otherwise qualified as a recruit, but didn’t finish high school, can complete our program, and then take one other step to be fully eligible for admittance into any branch of the U.S. Military. Contact our office for an update on the current status.
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Most GED programs have a period of classes, then tests in the basic subject areas. A local community college requires a term of classes, then they offer the tests. Students take three classes per day (one hour per class), four days each week, for ten weeks. The math is as follows: 3 hours times 4 days equals 12 hours per week, times 10 weeks equals 120 hours. If you don’t have 120 hours over a period of 10 weeks to put toward your diploma (and you may need to take more than one term), then you may want to give our program a very good look.
American School of Success offers a program of going directly to the tests of the current subject expectations, with targeted tutoring during the testing session. That way a student can complete the program in 1-3 weeks (depending on frequency and length of the sessions), and earn the diploma by passing the test.
YES. There are several options available to you for financial assistance. Contact us to get your personalized financial assistance information. We work very hard to make sure that money doesn’t become an obstacle between our students and their GED.