GED, National External Diploma Program

Offered by: Region 5 Adult Education
Type: Testing Preparation
Format: Hybrid

About the Program

Region 5 | Testing Preparation | Hybrid – To provide students with the skills necessary to pass the GED subject test exams to earn a GED Credential, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Region 5 Adult Education provides instruction in the basic academic skills for reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. After enrollment and diagnostic testing, students are given the opportunity to improve their skills and increase their knowledge through direct instruction, online instruction, and continued diagnostic testing so they may receive the basic academic skills to enter post-secondary institutions or other training programs after passing the GED Test.  While there is no cost for the class, an enrollment fee and the purchase of workbooks may be required.  Students must complete an enrollment and orientation event before beginning class.

Career Paths

  • Community College, College
  • Job-Training Programs

Courses & Requirements

Students will improve their basic academic skills in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.


Classes are free. There may be a registration fee and recommended workbook purchase.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

As a student of the Region 5 Adult Education, you will have access to:

  • Tutoring available for eligible students
  • FREE GED® Ready and official GED® test vouchers
  • Career and Transition Services

How to Apply

To apply for the class, students must complete enrollment forms at a designated enrollment event listed on Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Region 5 Adult Education’s website at

Visit the program page for more information.