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This is the week of September 17, 2017

Now accepting enrollments for GED Class 1710

As of January, 2014, the GED is no longer the only state-approved high school equivalency (HSE) exam. Some states now require residents to take one of he new alternative exams, the TASC or HiSET.

The good news  is that all three HSE exams cover the same material.  So the material and  learning opportunities offered through our GED &College Prep  program applies  to  the TASC and HiSet exams.

Program FAQ

These are the most frequently asked questions (and our answers) for the GED & College Prep program.

When does the next class start?
New classes begin on the first Sunday of each month.
What subjects do you cover in this program?
The program covers the four main topics on  the high school equivalency (HSE) exams: Math, language arts, science, and  social  science. In addition, the program  helps members understand what to expect when they arrive at the testing place.
How long does it  take to complete the program?
The complete program requires approximately one year. Some members require more time because  personal  circumstances require them to  drop back a week or two. Some require less time  because they manage to pass their HSE exam earlier  than scheduled.
How much study time do I need each week.
That varies a lot according to individual learning habits, but the study units are designed for six hours of activity per week.
What days and times do we meet as a class?
There are no "classes" in the traditional sense. However, many members choose form their own study groups and online study sessions. Larger informal groups have actually set up their own Facebook pages and Google Groups.
What are the costs associated with this program?
There are no direct costs, but of course you will need to purchase your own study supplies such as a notebook, pens or pencils, and notepaper. You will need a calculator for some of the math, but  free online versions will do the job as well. Finally, you will need a copy of a contemporary novel, but you can  borrow it  from your local library or purchase a Kindle copy for less than $5.
Are the books we need for the course also free?
The program does not use hardcopy books. All the text materials you need are available online and free of charge.
How many people are in my class?
There will be about 80 people in the class.
How qualified are the teachers?
The program director has 20 year's teaching experiences at the post-high school level and 15 year's experience running this GED program for Free-Ed.Net. We have class moderators (not teachers) who volunteer under the supervision of the director.
When and how to we meet with our teachers?
The program does not use teachers in the traditional sense. Your authority figure for this program is mainly YOU. You are free to associate and collaborate with others in your study group. Get help from others, and give help to others. Ask questions of others, and answer the questions of others. It's how the real world works in the 21st century -- and that is what you are preparing for.
I have a learning disability and need someone to slowly explain the material to me. Will this teacher contact me please? 
Free-Ed.Net is not qualified to assist those with learning disabilities. Our program can be very helpful, but strongly suggest you locate a flesh-and-blood teacher or mentor in your area who can go through the program with you.
Do  I get my GED certificate when I complete this course?
No, not from us. GED (or other HSE) certification can be obtained only by taking the exam at a location in your area that is approved by your state or US territory where you live. You are here to prepare for that exam.
What  good is all this study if I don't get a diploma or certificate of some sort?
Being able to pass the official GED exam will provide all the credential you need.
Do I at least get a record of my grades?
There are no grades. The quality of your work in today's workplace (including this program) is quite apparent from the body of work that you present to prospective employers or college admissions officers.
I need you to sign a document that states I am taking this course. How do I go about doing that?
Contact your class moderator for instructions.
If I miss a week of class because of personal  obligations, how do  I  make up the work.
You have easy access to all of your past study units. You can try making up the lessons you missed and still keep up with your class. Your classmates  can be very supportive.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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