Get your High School Equivalency Diploma

About GED

Whether it's because you need it for a job or you promised yourself you'd get a high school diploma, Lakeland College is the place where you can write the test.
 
In Alberta, writing 5 general educational development (GED) tests is one way to earn a high school equivalency diploma. The tests cover:blue button GED prep course
  • Language Arts—Writing Test (Part I and Part II)
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Language Arts—Reading Test:
  • Mathematics (Part I and Part II)
 Lakeland College's Lloydminster campus is one of the centre where regular GED testing is available. See the drop down for our schedule.
 

Need help?

If you are comfortable reading newspapers and you can add, subtract, multiply, and divide without a calculator, you're halfway there.
 
We recommend you prepare by doing one or more of the following:
  • Use a GED Preparation Book. Copies are available at our campus bookstore as well as retail outlets. You may also be able to borrow a copy from the public library. Make sure you are using an edition after 2002.
  • Take Lakeland's GED prep course.
  • Take an online course through Ed2Go.
For more information, contact Robyn
Toll-free: 1 800 661 6490 ext. 5746
Direct in Lloydminster: 780 871 5746
Email: robyn.burzynski@lakelandcollege.ca

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Eligibility Criteria
  • You may register to write the GED exam if you are 18 years of age or older, and have been out of school for at least 10 consecutive months.  
  • We recommend checking with your employer or with the educational institution you plan to attend to find out if they will accept the GED
Create your own GED account
Follow the instructions with visuals from the GED site in the e-document, or use the written instructions below. You do need to set up your own GED account to book exams.
  1. Start by going to the GED site at www.GED.com.
  2. If you don't have an account you'll be prompted to create an account.
  3. You enter your email and choose a password.
  4. Then, you'll add your specific information - name, address, birthday.
  5. You'll be asked to accept the terms and conditions of using the site.
  6. Next you'll need to put in your Alberta Student Number. The system will help you find yours if you went to high school in Alberta. Otherwise you'll apply for a number.
  7. Then you can test the system.
 
Schedule your GED exam
You can register and pay for your GED exams on the GED site. It's open all day (24 hours/7 days per week). Or, contact the GED Call Center at 1 877 392 6433.
  • You will be required to complete a personal profile at www.ged.com before scheduling your exam. You need an email address for this process.
  • You can schedule tests over more than one testing day.
Scheduled 2018 dates at Lakeland College in Lloydminster. All sessions are  are 9 am to 4 pm: 
  • May 23 and 24
  • June 27 and 28
  • July 25 and 26 
  • August 29 and 30 
Take a GED prep course - next offering starts April 25
 If you want help preparing for your GED, Lakeland is offering an evening prep course.
 
It starts on the evenings of April 25 & 26, and then continues Monday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings through the end of June.
 
For more details, check out our GED prep course page.
Prepare for your GED test
The GED Preparation Book is available from the Lakeland College Bookstore, or major bookstores (such as Chapters or Coles), as well as your public library. Please note you should use a Canadian edition more recent than 2002.

Online GED Test Preparation Ed 2Go will help you develop the additional reading and thinking skills you'll need to succeed in all five GED test areas.
After completion of this course, you should be well-equipped to take--and pass--the GED.
Other notes
  • Rewrites are available for a $175 fee, regardless of the number of tests you need to rewrite.
  • The non-refundable examination fee can't be transferred to another writing location.
  • Examination dates are not transferable.
  • You must present photo identification to write the exam 
 







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