General Educational Development

Take the GED Test for free


The Jefferson Skills U offices and class sites are currently closed and are expected to reopen Monday, April 20. 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, please email Beverly Hornback at for more information. While we apologize for the inconvenience this break in services may cause, our priority is the health and well-being of our students and staff. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Please take care during this time of great uncertainty, and don't hesitate to reach out via email if there is anything we can do to assist you. 

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  If you are 18 years or older and have withdrawn from school, we can help you determine if you're GED-ready and provide free classes if you need to brush up your skills before the test.

Ways to Enroll

  • Call (502) 485-3400 to schedule an appointment.
  • Walk in to the Student Services Center at Ahrens (546 South First Street, Room 103).

Steps to the GED Credential

  1. Schedule an appointment to take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Assessment (an assessment that helps staff determine if you are GED-ready or if you need to brush up on your skills before taking the GED test).
  2. If your TABE Assessment determines that you are GED-ready, staff will schedule you for the GED Ready test (a pre-GED test required by the Commonwealth of Kentucky). The cost of the GED Ready test is covered by vouchers provided by Kentucky Skills U.
  3. When you pass a section of the GED Ready test, staff will help you schedule your official GED test appointment in that subject. For a limited time, there is no cost to take the test.
  4. If your TABE Assessment determines that you need some brush-up prior to taking the GED test, you will be scheduled for a class that best suits your needs. 
  5. Retesting is done periodically to determine academic progress and GED readiness.