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What Are GED Classes Like?

June 16, 2022

What it is like to be inside a GED class

Congratulations on taking this important step towards a brighter future! When preparing for the GED and deciding between online and in-person classes, you’ll need to know what GED classes are like. You get out of them what you put in, so prioritize the class, homework, and study time. Whether you take the class online or in-person, supportive professionals will help you.

How Long Are GED Classes

Traditional, in-person classes, require around 31 learning hours for each subject. The lessons make up approximately two hours for each subject. You can take a class three times a week, study outside class for the same amount of time, and take the test in three months.
Alternatively, you can take just one class a week, with an hour or two of study time, and be test-ready in about a year.

Unlike in-person classes, online courses allow you to set your own pace. Depending on your other responsibilities, you can break each subject into sections made up of two hours each and study when it’s convenient for you. You should be ready in around four months if you take one class a week.

The Importance of Work-Life Balance

Some students don’t have a lot of time for studying and classes. This is especially true if you’re balancing full-time work, child care, or other responsibilities. Online classes can make this less of a struggle. With this option, you don’t have to waste time in traffic and can log on from home or your office.

You also have more flexibility with online classes because the curriculum is self-paced. You get to decide how much time to spend studying and how often you take the classes. You also might find the online lessons go by a lot faster than the in-person options.

Find out more to see if GED online classes work for you

Local GED Classes

If you learn better in a traditional classroom setting and benefit from group interactions, you can find local classes that offer different lesson plans to fit your individual learning needs. Each instructor is skilled, and these classes are often free to adult students who left high school before graduating. These last between 4-12 months. 

A local GED class provides:

  • Support throughout your GED journey
  • Expert instruction on GED test subjects
  • Practice for the GED test
  • Help with career and college planning

Open a free account and discover in-person classes with availability near you.

Online GED Classes

Our popular GED Live program, developed by GED Testing Service and Kaplan Test Prep, covers each test subject with online classes that last between an hour and an hour and a half. Recorded classes mean you can easily review each subject when it’s convenient for you. 

Do you want to study with a team? No problem. Live, interactive classes with experienced teachers get you ready for the exam in no time. Supportive instructors answer questions quickly through email.

An online class provides:

  • Customized and efficient preparation
  • Exactly the information you need to get to a passing score
  • Flexible schedules
  • Live classes or recorded videos 
  • A step-by-step breakdown of subject fundamentals

Open a free account and discover online classes that fit your needs.

See How it Works

View this informative PDF of class schedules.


What are GED classes like? Supportive, skilled online and in-person instructors get you ready for this important step. In-person students benefit from group learning. Online students benefit from flexible schedules and focused learning.

Your free account will provide specific answers, class availability, and so much more. Sign up for a free GED account and find the class that makes sense for you.


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Learn at your pace with GED Live online classes

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