GED, ESL, ABE

If you need to begin training for a new career quickly and you DO NOT have a high school diploma or GED, you may be able to enroll at our campus. Please call one of our Admissions Advisors TODAY @ 1-888-203-0093 for more information!

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Please note, GED TESTING CANNOT be done online.  Do NOT SEND MONEY to any Website that promises to mail you a GED Certificate.

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Click HERE for GED Testing information in Sarasota County.

You must attend a registration session FIRST, and provide the following:

  • Valid driver’s license (any state), Florida picture ID or valid government issued picture ID (passport, military ID) 
  • Proof of Social Security number (if one has ever been issued)
  • A check, major credit card, cash, or money order for $70 for all exams (Retests: $16 for Writing, $14 for all others) 
  • PLEASE NOTE: The registration process begins promptly.  Please allow 1.5 hours to complete all paperwork.  Late arrivals risk not being admitted

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ESL (English as a Second Language)

ABE (Adult Basic Education) 

GED (General Education Diploma)

 

 Bradenton and Palmetto

Manatee Technical Institute
5603 West. 34th Street,  Bradenton
Telephone:  (941) 751-7900  ext. 2110

Instruction:  ESL group classes
Hours for registration: Monday, Wednesday, Friday,  8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Instruction:  ABE and GED

Manatee Technical Institute Satellite Programs

1.  Harley Full Service Center
9th Street East,  Bradenton
Telephone: (941) 753-0958

Instruction:  ESL group classes
Hours:  Monday and Wednesday,  5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 registration fee

2.  Front Porch Program
201 13th Avenue West,  Bradenton
Telephone: (941) 746-7470

Instruction: ESL group classes
Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday,  6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost:  No cost

Instruction:  ABE and GED self-paced classes
Hours:  Monday and Wednesday,   6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost:  No cost

3.  Samoset Elementary School
3300 19th Street East,  Bradenton
Telephone:  (941) 708- 6400

Instruction:  ESL group classes
Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday,  5:30-8:00 p.m.
Cost:  No cost

4. Mary Strong Family Service Center at Tillman Elementary School
1415 East 29th Street,  Palmetto
Telephone:  (941) 723-4993

Instruction:  ESL group classes
Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Cost: No cost

Literacy Council of Manatee County
1701 14th Street West  Suite 3,   Bradenton
Telephone:  (941) 746-8197

Instruction:  ESL -  Individualized language instruction with a volunteer tutor.  Specializes in English for everyday communication in the community and at work.  A tutor will meet with a student at a location convenient to the student.  Instruction is from one to three hours a week.

Hours for registration:  Monday-Friday,  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Hours of instruction:  Flexible
Cost: No cost

Instruction:  ABE -  Individualized reading instruction with a volunteer tutor.  A tutor will meet with a student at a location convenient to the student.  Instruction is from one to three hours a week.

Hours for registration: Monday-Friday,  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Hours of instruction:  Flexible
Cost:  No cost

University of Miami at IMG Academies
5500 34th Street West,  Bradenton
Telephone: (941) 753-9957
Email:  umimg@miami.edu

Instruction:  ESL – Intensive small group instruction.
Hours for registration: Monday-Friday,  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Hours of instruction:  1:00-5:00 p.m.
Cost:  Ranges from $350-$450 a week

Sarasota

Literacy Council of Sarasota
1750 17th Street  Building H,   Sarasota
Telephone:  (941) 955-0421

Instruction:  ESL – Individualized language instruction with a volunteer tutor.  Specializes in English for everyday communication in the community and at work.  A tutor will meet with a student at a location convenient to the student.  Instruction is from one to three hours a week.

Hours for registration:  Monday- Friday,  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Hours of instruction:  Flexible
Cost:   $5 registration fee

Instruction:  ABE -  One on one instruction with volunteer tutor.  A tutor will meet with a student at a location convenient to the student.  Instruction is from one to three hours a week.

Hours for registration:  Monday- Friday,  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Hours of instruction:  Flexible
Cost:   $5 registration fee

Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI)
4748 Beneva Road,   Sarasota
Telephone:  (941) 924-1365

Instruction:  ESL group intensive instruction in English for everyday life skills, workforce preparation, TOEFL preparation and more.  Classes include a computerized language lab.

Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  (No classes Friday nights)
Cost:  $25 processing fee
Instruction:  ABE and GED- Self-paced classes.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m. (No classes Friday nights)
Cost:  $25 processing fee

SCTI North
925 North Brink Avenue,  Sarasota
Telephone:  (941) 373-7656

Instruction:  ESL – Large group intensive instruction in English for everyday life skills, workforce preparation, TOEFL preparation and more.
Hours:  Monday-Friday,  8:00 a.m.-2:30p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m.  (No classes Friday nights)
Cost:  $25 processing fee

Instruction:  ABE and GED- Self-paced classes.
Hours:  Monday- Friday,   8:00 a.m.-Noon
Cost:  $25 processing fee

Jobs, Etc.
3660 North Washington Boulevard,   Sarasota
Telephone (941) 358-4200

Instruction:  ABE and GED- Self-paced classes
Hours:  Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and  5:30-8:30 p.m. (No classes Friday nights)
Cost:  No cost

Venice and North Port

Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County
Venice Library
300 South Nokomis Avenue, Venice
Telephone:  (941) 488-8994

Instruction:  ESL – Individualized language instruction with a volunteer tutor.  Specializes in English for everyday communication in the community and at work.  A tutor will meet with a student at a location convenient to the student.  Instruction is from one to three hours a week.

Hours for registration:  Monday- Thursday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Hours of instruction:  Flexible
Cost:  No cost

Sarasota County Technical Institute- Venice Campus
1130 Indian Hills Boulevard,   Venice
Telephone:  (941) 486-2164

Instruction:  ESL group intensive instruction in English for everyday life skills, workforce preparation, TOEFL preparation and more.
Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost:  $25 processing fee

Jobs, Etc.
897 E. Venice Avenue,  Venice
Telephone: (941) 486-2682

Instruction:  ABE and GED – Self- paced classes.  Students who have a high school diploma already can attend to better prepare for SCF admission.

Hours:  Monday- Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Monday and Wednesday, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost:  No cost

North Port Family Service Center
6950 Pan American Drive (corner of Pan American Boulevard), North Port
Telephone:  (941) 548-0133

Instruction:  ABE and GED – Self-paced classes.
Hours:  Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Monday-Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost:  No cost

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GED Online Multi-media Preparation

Click HERE

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Free GED Preparation Tests and Courses through the Public Library:

The Learning Express Library offers free GED test preparation in the form of online courses, test preparation, and GED Skills Improvement.  There’s also a link for Spanish language GED preparation.

If you live in Sarasota County:

1.  Click HERE, then click on Learning Express Library.

2. If you’re not already registered, please register now (it’s free). Keep your user name and password in a safe place.

3.  Click on GED Preparation.

4.  Click on any of the links that interest you:

  • GED Practice Exams
  • GED Preparation Courses and Guides
  • GED Skills Improvement
  • Spanish-language GED Preparation

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Free Online GED Preparation Courses:

There are other free online GED Preparation Courses that do not require a library card:

GED & College Prep

Online GED Classes from GED for Free

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