Congratulations! Passing the GED® test and getting your certification can open a future filled with new opportunities!

The registration for the 2021 fall session is now full and closed. Please fill out this form (click here) to receive the invitation once the registration opens again.  Thank you. 

Please read carefully all the information below.

NEW STUDENTS

The next registration for NEW STUDENTS will be for the  spring 2022 session processed online only. There are limited spaces available. If the enrollment period is open, those who sign up with this form (click here) will receive an email with registration form. Once you complete it, you will get the tuition payment link.

We are hosting our orientation sessions virtually, and only to those who already paid for tuition and is enrolled.

Please read all the details below to understand the program is right for you before you sign up.

You can do this! We have over 340 graduates and know how to help. Enroll, get your GED, and enjoy the benefits of education!

OUR CLASSES

We offer preparation classes for GED® online or on campus (very limited due to COVID), in both English and Spanish. The State of Georgia currently allows individuals to present the GED® subject tests in Spanish or English. The tests for all four subjects must be presented in the same language. Bilingual students should take classes and present their GED® exam in their strongest language.

The GED consists of 4 subject tests: Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science. Each test can be presented separately.

Talented volunteer teachers will help you prepare for each GED® subject. They offer their time, talent and effort to help you succeed. Once you pass the GED Ready® test after a class (a practice test which assess your likeliness to pass the exam), we recommend you schedule your GED® exam right away. Your teachers will guide you on when is the best time. Click here to learn more about the GED® test.

Depending on your academic level and your performance in the admission test, you may be placed in a pre-GED class (remedial) or  advanced class. You will take a subject class at a time depending on how you score in your admission test and teachers availability. The order of classes will depend on how well you did in each section and the availability of classes/teachers.  Your effort and commitment plays an important part in determining how long it will take you to complete the entire program and obtain your GED® certification. It is expected that you will study during the other days of the week when you are not in class and that you will do the required homework. Failure to do either one of these will jeopardize your ability to remain in the GED® program and acquire the GED® certification.

CLASSES TIME AND LOCATION

We are hoping to offer classes in the fall in both formats: online (guaranteed) and on campus (still to be determined).

  • Online: 5-6 weeks duration, online material and software license. Virtual meeting with teacher once a week for 2 hours, usually on Tuesdays 7 PM to 9 PM.
  • On-campus: 6-7 weeks, book or digital book depending on teacher’s preference. Classes are held every Tuesday from 7 PM to 9 PM at Marist School (3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE, Atlanta 30319). These on-campus classes have limited availability or may not be available.

*Note that attending your class is not enough to prepare you for the GED® exam. You need to work on your own.  Please read about “commitment and expectations” next.

COMMITMENT AND EXPECTATIONS

We know you are busy, but we want you to graduate! Our program offers you a second chance to get your equivalent for high school education through a GED® certificate. To increase your success probability, you must commit to attend all 2-hour weekly classes (on time, punctuality counts towards your participation). Also, you will need to work on your own for at least 6+ hours a week on your homework and building your knowledge. We encourage our students to develop self-study skills and practice concepts learned in class.

Attendance to classes alone will not be enough to pass the GED® exam.

If you miss classes without a legitimate excuse, or you do not work on homework, or you are constantly arriving late, you risk being dropped from the program at any time. We want to give the opportunity to those students who do commit to graduate.

*If you are a Centro Hispano Marista DACA student, you won’t want to become a dropout before you graduate. We do not and cannot renew letters for students who have withdrawn or were dropped from our program. Ask your lawyer about the repercussions. You do not want to be left out.

It is important that you understand the commitment before you enroll to the program. You can do this but it is your decision to modify your lifestyle and work on your education. We want you to succeed.

Please read our Frequent Asked Questions section.

TUITION AND COSTS

The tuition is $120 (plus payment fee) per 6-7 weeks sessionTuition will be collected per session. The reason we can offer this low tuition is because of the help we receive from our sponsors and donors. Please remember we want to help you to be successful and we hope one day you can help the Centro and other young adults.

*From May 2021, we will add a $30 fee  to those students who do not re-enroll on time or who are dropouts of our program and coming back. It takes extra resources to process them again and differentiate them from new students. Thank you for understanding.

Books and materials are not included in the tuition, but they can be purchased at cost from the Centro Hispano Marista at registration. The cost of books/material depends on the format.

  • For online material, the cost is $30 (plus payment fee) per term.

Note that you will still have to pay for the GED® test through an official GED® Testing Center in the state of Georgia. We suggest you take the test immediately after passing the GED Ready® at the Centro Hispano Marista. This is your responsibility. The cost for each of the 4 subject tests taken separately is $40 ($46 online version). For more info, go to www.GED.com. When you pass any of those exams, please let us know and send us a copy or picture of your results at ged@marist.com or via text at (770) 742-9090 to update your records.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

To register, you will need the following:

  1. Be 18 years or older
  2. Sign up for information online (sign up with this form to receive more information and an invitation for registration as the day approaches). Make sure you use your full legal name.
  3. Have an email account If you don’t have one, you can create one for free at gmail.com or yahoo.com.
  4. Picture ID. Passport, matrícula consular, drivers license will work. It doesn’t need to be current at the moment, but know that you will need to have a current one for taking the GED.
  5. Take and pass an admission test.
  6. For online classes, you must have daily computer access and internet connection.

*We do not check immigration status neither need your previous academic documents (unless they are GEDs).

REGISTRATION

Next Registration will be for the spring 2022 (limited spaces available)

The next registration for NEW STUDENTS will be for the spring 2022 session processed online only. There are limited spaces available. Only if the enrollment period is open, those who signed up with this form (click here) will receive an email with the registration form. Once you complete it, you will get the tuition payment link.

We are hosting our orientation sessions virtually, and only to those who already paid for tuition and is enrolled.

*Remember you need to fill out the registration form AND pay tuition AND take and pass the admission test to be enrolled in class.

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ADMISSION TEST

For now, the admission test will be only offered online. We will explain more details in the orientation meeting.

The test will have 5 parts, each part for one module (Language Arts, Essay,  Social Studies, Math, and Science). It will also include a typing test.

*Please note that we may not be able to enroll you if your academic level is below our Pre-GED classes. We will be happy to provide other options and help you find another program that fits your needs.

GETTING READY

We highly recommend you prepare for the admission exam. You can work on your reading during the summer/ winter break, working on typing skills, and reviewing basic math concepts before registering. It will help you score higher in your admission test and qualify for advanced classes. All effort pays off. Please check these helpful resources.

If you feel ready to take any of the 4 GED exams before applying, take them! That way you can only work on those subjects you really need and graduate fasterMake sure you let us know in your registration application.

AFTER THE ADMISSION EXAM

You will receive an email  your class information as we get closer to the first day of class. Please make sure your email is working.

First virtual meeting for the fall I session start on the last week of August (details sent by email to each student), at 7 pm sharp. First class with teacher will be the following Tuesday.

AVOID SCAMS

Be aware of scams. The Official GED® is not offered online and should only be taken in an Official Testing Center. Preparing adequately for the GED® requires time and effort. Avoid any GED program that offers to prepare you for the GED® test but without requiring you to attend any actual classes. Also, for those students who need an Official DACA letter, be aware that not all letters from GED® schools will be accepted by Homeland Security. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services only accepts DACA letters from institutions approved by Homeland Security. The Centro Hispano Marista is an approved GED program.

DACA

All information regarding the education component for DACA applications can be found by clicking in this page. Please read carefully.

MORE QUESTIONS...

Do you have more questions? Check our FAQ page by clicking here.