AEL Logo_WebThe General Education Development (GED) Preparation Program prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully take the GED exam. Classes are offered year-round at Temple College. Students must first attend an orientation and then may attend classes as their schedules allow so long as they meet minimum time requirements.  Students work at their own pace with individualized lesson plans that adequately and intentionally prepare them to pass their GED test. Please call 254-298-8620 or 298-8599 or email for more information.

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Contact GED

Student Success Center (SSDC), Room 3600


Orientations and classes are located in the Student Success Center (SSDC)  – Room 3600 on the Temple College Campus

May Orientations

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Class Schedule

Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free GED Preparation Classes in the Community


Feed My Sheep
613 South 3rd Street, Temple, TX
Monday thru Friday – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Salvation ArmyMcLane Center of Hope

419 West Avenue G, Temple, TX

Monday & Wednesday – 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.



Belton Goodwill Learning Center

*New student orientations are done every Monday on a walk-in basis during the hours of 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

2601 Commerce Street, Belton, TX

Monday & Thursday – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



Rockdale Workforce Center
313 North Main Street, Rockdale, TX
Monday thru Thursday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday Evenings – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.



Salado Civic Center
601 North Main Street, Salado, TX
Tuesday and Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Distance Learning (Online)

Available – 24/7
Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take me to prepare for the GED?

Everyone is different. Student success is usually determined by the amount of time that a person is able to commit to study for the GED. You might be ready for some parts of the test, but need to work longer on other sections.

Should I let you know if I get my GED or reach any of my goals?

Yes, please let us know when you pass your test, get a job, go to college, etc., for three reasons:

  1. It helps us keep our records updated.
  2. It’s exciting for the staff to hear about your success.
  3. You may want to participate in our GED graduation ceremony in May or June. It’s free (and optional)!

What if I miss a few weeks (or months)?

Let us know if you won’t be able to attend classes for a few days or longer. We may be able to give you something to work on while you are out so that you can keep focused on preparing for the GED. An extended absence will require approval by staff.

What if I need to change my schedule?

After you complete the new student orientation, you can attend classes at any time they are held, depending on the site schedule and regulations.

How do I know if I am ready to take an official exam?

You may take a practice exam at any time to determine your readiness for the official exam. The cost is $6.00 per exam on

When do I have to attend classes?

You may attend any time during our hours. 10 hours a week are mandatory.  Please let us know if you must miss class.

Do I have to take all four sections of the GED test at one time?

No, you may take one at a time or all. However, it is recommended that you do not take language and math on the same day. If your are taking two in one day, schedule a break between tests.

Do I need your permission to take the GED?

No, only if your are under 19 years of age. There is a form to complete before you may register to take a GED test.

How is the GED scored?

Each test is scored individually by computer. A passing score of 145 is required for each test.

When can I find out what I need to study?

After you complete the new student orientation a lesson plan is designed. The scores on these exams correlate with the scores you will likely receive on the official exams. Talk with your instructor about your scores and she or he will help you determine what you need to study.