General Education Development (GED) Preparation Program - Distance
GED Distance is a self-paced, 150 hours/ 4 month course that prepares the learner to write the GED exams. The learner can start at any time throughout the year. However, it is important to keep in mind that there are specific writing dates for the GED test. It is not possible to write the GED Test via distance. It must be done in person in one of the testing centers in the province and the learner must give 2 weeks notice prior to the date they wish to write the test.
The learner must have a minimum of grade 9 and have completed their education in New Brunswick. The learner must either be 19 years of age or be turning 19 within a 4 month period of starting the GED program. However, in some cases, depending on the age and the experience of the person, exceptions may be made. These are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
The learner is provided with a mentor who resides in their area to guide them through the course. The mentor usually contacts the learner within a week of receiving an email with the completed application form. The learner can choose to take the course in English or in French. It can be done from home if they have a computer with access to the internet. A username and password will be provided by the mentor. The mentor will also give the learner their email address and telephone number should the learner need them at any point during the program. The mentor will also give the learner an information package that includes information on testing dates, who to contact when the learner is ready to write, pamphlets about the GED distance program, and frequently asked questions.
In order to register for the distance course, please contact Regional Consultant, Dawn Spilman, at 1-506-453-7946 to complete a pre-GED screening.
Format of the GED Distance Program
• Everything is done by distance (1 month per subject) by the learner
• There are 5 GED subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Reading and Language Writing
• 5 pre-tests (one for each of the GED subjects) are completed
• Depending on the results obtained on the pre-tests, a number of lessons are assigned for each subject. The pre-test determines what the learner needs to learn and avoids having to review concepts that are already understood.
• 5 post-tests (one for each of the GED subjects) are completed to determine if the learner is ready to write the GED test
• If needed, lessons can be reassigned and redone to review