If you plan to pursue a GED, there are two testing sites in Polk County that are directly associated with Polk County Schools. In Lakeland, the West Area Adult School at 604 South Central Avenue can help you, while the East Area Adult School at 300 East Bridgers Avenue in Auburndale serves Auburndale/ Winter Haven/Haines City GED applicants.

  • For more information about the GED, call Pam Bodwell at (863)534-7450.
  • East Area Adult School 965-5475
  • West Area Adult School 499-2835

GED Testing

In order to take the GED tests you must attend a one time registration and orientation session. These sessions, as well as the actual GED testing are scheduled for the GED Testing Center at the West Area Adult School in Lakeland.

Registration dates are tentative. Orientation and testing sessions are capacity controlled and will close early if capacity is reached.

At the orientation session you will complete a required demographic information packet and the forms necessary for your GED tests. Additionally you will be a shown a video designed to familiarize you with the scientific calculator provided for the math section of the test. Also at this session, you will choose which available test dates to attend.

Applicants must have the following at orientation:

  • FL Driver's License/FL Photo ID Indicating Polk County Residency
  • Authentic Social Security Card (no photocopies)
  • Your receipt for GED fees
  • Completed GED Test Application Form

Testing Adults with Disabilities: The GED Testing Program has long provided accommodations to candidates with disabilities and is committed to compliance with the requirements of the americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In an effort to make GED Tests accessible to all applicants, accommodations are made for candidates with diagnosed physical, mental, sensory, or learning disabilities who can provide appropriate documentation from a qualified professional of their impairment and its effect on their ability to take the GED Tests under standard conditions.

GED Prep Centers

Online GED Preparation Course

Traviss Career Center Now Offers On-Line GED Preparation Course

Earn Your High School Diploma From The Comfort Of Home!

The GED (General Education Development) is designed to enable individuals who have not graduated from high school to demonstrate the attainment of high school-level skills.

Although not required, examinees are encouraged to enroll in GED Preparation classes for a nominal fee. Individuals passing the GED Test are awarded the State of Florida High School Diploma.

Benefits of an On-Line Course:

  • No classes to attend
  • You can enroll anytime of the year
  • Course work completed at your pace and place
  • On-Line GED instructor support provided
  • GED practice tests available
  • Adult Basic Skills (ABE) course available if needed

Contact Information:

Bonita Ruffin, Adult Counselor
Phone: (863) 499-2700 Ext. 246

TABE Test required $15 one-time fee. 9th Grade level score recommended. www.fatdec.com Florida Adult Technical Distance Education Consortium