General Educational Development

Take the GED Test for free

The Jefferson Skills U offices and class sites are open virtually, and our staff is working to help you attain your educational goals. If you are a current student interested in continuing your studies online or a new student who wishes to learn more about earning your General Educational Development (GED) credential or improving your English language skills, please contact us at (502) 485-3400 or email Bev Hornback at for more information.  

For a limited time, you can take the GED test free! That's a $120 savings!

Jefferson Skills U can help you every step of the way. If you are 18 years or older and have withdrawn from school, we can help you determine if you're GED-ready and provide free classes if you need to brush up on your skills before the test.

Ways to Enroll

GED Enrollment Process

Need to print those steps? You can access the Intake Process flier here.

Steps to the GED Credential

  1. You will receive a link to complete a short online assessment called the Locator. The Locator helps us determine which level of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) assessment you need to take.

  2. The TABE is an assessment that lets you know if you are GED-ready or if you need to brush up on your reading and math skills before taking the GED Test. You will receive a scheduling form to choose the time that is most convenient for you to test online.

  3. The TABE has two parts—reading and math. You will complete both sections during your scheduled online appointment.

    • If your TABE scores indicate you are GED-ready, staff will provide vouchers for you to take the GED Ready Test (the pre-GED Test required by the state) free of charge. 

    • When you pass a section of the GED Ready Test, staff will help you schedule your official GED Test appointment in that subject.

  4. If your TABE scores indicate you need some brush-up before taking the GED Test, you will be asked to attend an online orientation prior to joining your first virtual class.

  5. You will be given the class name and Zoom link along with your instructor’s name and contact information. We will let you know the days and times your class meets online.

    • Retesting is done periodically to determine academic progress and GED readiness.