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If you didn't finish high school, we can help you prepare to take the GED (high school equivalency test). Skill Building (GED Preparation) classes are offered throughout the year in several locations in Washtenaw County. You can also take advantage of test coaching to help you prepare for the COMPASS test, which is required for WCC enrollment.

2. How long is the GED test?
The GED test is a 7 ½-hr. test in five subject areas: Math, Language Arts: Reading, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts: Writing. Each test is 1-1 ½ hours in length.

The Math and Language Arts: Writing tests each have two parts. You will be required to use a Casio fx 260 solar calculator on the first part of the math test. Most students take the tests 1 or 2 tests at a time.

1. What is the GED test?
2. How long is the GED test?
3. How hard is the test?
4. Do I need to review science and social studies?
5. What about the essay?
6. Do I need the Adult Transitions Skill Building (GED Preparation) Class?
7. Can I just take the test?
8. If I want to do my own preparation, how do I do that?
9. What materials should I use to prepare for the GED Test?
10. How do I know if I've passed?

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