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Support for Obtaining Your GED

If you are considering taking the GED tests, it's important to assess your personal learning style and determine the level of preparation that is right for you. Some factors to consider include your current knowledge of the subject areas covered on the test, your ability to study independently, and your availability to attend classes or work with a tutor.

GED Preparation Centres can be a great resource for students looking to increase their chances of success on the GED tests. These centres offer a variety of options such as tutoring, classes, or online learning programs to help students prepare for the tests. It's important to research different centres and compare the costs and quality of instruction before making a decision.


Whether you choose to prepare intensively or simply brush up on a few subject areas, remember that passing the GED tests requires dedication and effort. With the right tools and resources, you can feel confident and well-prepared to tackle the exams and achieve your academic goals.


Stacey Bole

Community Liaison/Learner Support

Crowsnest Pass Adult Education


Jill Burnell

Executive Director/Literacy Programmer

Crowsnest Pass Adult Education


Adult Students
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Option 1

Apply to Principal of School

You may apply to the principal of a senior high school in the community to obtain a High School Equivalency Diploma if you are:

  • 18 years or older as of September 1 of the current school year

  • have been out of school for at least 10 consecutive months

  • deficit in the credits needed for an Alberta High School Diploma


Additional information about this alternative is in the Guide to Education.


Option 2 

Pass 5 GED Tests

The second method of obtaining a High School Equivalency Diploma requires that an individual write and pass the 5 General Educational Development (GED) tests.


The 5 GED Tests

    Test 1: Language Arts – Writing Test (Part I and Part II)
    Test 2: Social Studies
    Test 3: Science

    Test 4: Language Arts – Reading Test:
    Test 5: Mathematics (Part I and Part II)

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