How to Take the GED For Free in Florida: LIBRE Institute’s High School Diploma Initiative

How to Take the GED For Free: LIBRE Institute’s High School Diploma Initiative

Take a moment to review the following statistics on the reasons why someone may be interested in obtaining a GED:

Reasons for obtaining a GED credential
Meet requirements for additional study 66%
Train for a new job/career 51%
Improve/ keep up to date on current job 47%
Improve basic reading/writing/math skills 36%
Required or encouraged by employer 23%
For personal/family/social reasons 71%

Source: National Center of Education Statistics.

The General Educational Development Test (GED) has become a minimum requirement for most jobs. But passing the test is a big struggle for around 700,000 of the adults who take it each year for economic reasons.

The GED test consists of four modules; each module costs $32 in the state of Florida. While there are many eager adults who wish to obtain a GED can
not because they cannot afford to take the test. Luckily, The LIBRE Institute has partnered with Essential Education to create the High School Diploma Initiative (HSDI).

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GED statistics in Florida, year 2012.

Available to residents of Miami and Orlando, the HSDI offers a free online GED® prep course to those selected to participate. Students will also receive a voucher to take the GED® test upon successful completion of the program.

Students interested in applying for the program or finding out more information can do so at: http://academy.thelibreinstitute.org/hsdi/.