GED Preparation and Basic Academic Skills

Offered by: Region 5 Adult Education
Type: Testing Preparation
Format: On site
When Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

About the Program

Region 5 | Testing Preparation | On-site – Roanoke Valley – Alleghany Region 5 Adult Education works with local school divisions and community partners to offer GED Preparation and Basic Academic Skills Classes in Alleghany County, Botetourt County, Covington City, Craig County, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and Salem City. In addition, English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes are offered in several locations across Roanoke City and Roanoke County.  Region 5 will soon be offering the National External Diploma Program (NEDP) to students who desire to earn an Adult High School Diploma by providing a portfolio of work instead of timed testing.

All classes are FREE to adult students seeking to earn a GED® credential.

Courses & Requirements

GED Preparation and Basic Academic Skills Classes will focus on preparing students to take and pass the tests required to obtain a GED Credential. In addition, students may enroll to receive basic academic skills instruction needed to enter post-secondary institutions or other training programs.


No cost for class. Enrollment fee & purchase of workbooks may be required.

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

How to Apply

Students must complete an Enrollment & Orientation event before beginning class. Details can be found at

Visit the program page for more information.