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GED Programs

A GED is equivalent to a high school diploma that can be used to apply for college or a job. It is a credential a student earns by passing exams on four key high school subjects: language arts, mathematics, social studies and science. 

With a GED, an individual may have more job opportunities and the potential to earn a higher salary than without earning a high school diploma. Today, many colleges accept students with a GED in place of a traditional high school diploma.

Jeffco GED Programs and Adult Education

Jeffco offers adult education, GED and GED Plus programs that provide students with academic and workplace skills in addition to GED prep and testing.

Jefferson County Business and Workforce Center Youth Services

Business and Workforce Center Youth Services offers numerous free services to individuals, ages 14 to 24, in Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek Counties. This is a federally-funded program that helps youth develop job readiness skills and get connected to employment opportunities.

Youth Services also offers free assistance in supporting youth to obtain their high school diploma, GED or post-secondary certificate and training (two years or less).

Call 303-271-4700 to learn more.

Jefferson County Business and Workforce Center

GED Pretest and Study Options

The GED Ready test preview and practice website will ask for some demographic information and then create an individualized portal for your access.

Visit GED Ready

Students may also explore the GED test and prep information at Arapahoe Community College

GED Testing Centers

Please see the following for a complete listing of GED testing centers.

Testing Centers

This information is subject to change. You may want to call prior to visiting any location. 

GED and the Military

The most consistent guidance over the past three years has been that a GED alone is not sufficient for enlistment. Students have been able to join with a GED and 15 semester hours of college. It is advised that you work directly with the recruiter.