GED® Preparation & Testing

The GED®

Learning is a lifelong process and for adults who did not receive their high school diploma, earning the General Educational Development (GED) certificate is a way to demonstrate that they did not stop learning when they left school. The GED is a recognized credential for job seekers and for admission to technical school or college. Adult Options In Education offers free GED preparation at learning sites in the southwest metro area and online to help students meet—and exceed—their goals.

GED® Classes

Classes for the GED® exam are student-centered and self-paced. Students may opt for individual instruction. Classes are open to students who are at least 17 years old and not attending a secondary school program.

Classes to prepare for the tests are offered morning, afternoon and evening at Adult Options In Education sites in Hopkins, Minnetonka and St. Louis Park. Call 952-988-5343 to make inquiries or to register for any class or program.

i-Pathways Online GED® Preparation

Students in Minnesota may prepare for the GED® battery of exams online with the support of an Adult Options In Education teacher. With the i-Pathways program, adult students who have online access, and are eligible for Adult Basic Education services, may choose to prepare for the GED® exams at home, at their own pace.

i-Pathways students may opt to work solely online, or work online in addition to traditional classroom work at one of our learning sites. For more information about i-Pathways, call 952-988-5343 or send an email to Adult Options In Education.

The Test

The GED® exam is based on a traditional high school curriculum, determined after extensive interviews with a broad range of experts including superintendents, principals, teachers and employers. A GED® provides the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma, a credential recognized as a key to employment opportunities, advancement and further education.

There are four tests to the GED®: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. The questions in each of these tests require the use of general knowledge and thinking skills, as well as basic computer skills like word processing, the ability to do drag-and-drop, fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice questions and a few others.

Testing Information

Adult Options In Education offers GED® testing at Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins.  To schedule a testing session, please visit and register an account.