High School Equivalency (GED) | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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General Education Development (GED)


Earning an Arkansas high school diploma allows students to compete in the job market and prepare for post-secondary education and technical training. 

High School Equivalence (GED®) classes are held at NWACC's Adult Education Center, at various local industries, and other locations as the need arises. The pace of learning and length of attendance are determined by the student's needs and scheduling constraints. 

GED® courses include the following:

Courses are designed for students needing reading improvement between 4th and 7th grade levels. Emphasis is on vocabulary development, comprehension improvement, dictionary skills, and critical thinking. Specific reading materials in areas of Science, Literature, and Social Studies. 

Courses are designed for those at a 7th to 9th grade level. Preparation in the areas of writing skills, social studies, natural science, literature, and mathematics.  

Courses are designed for students at a 10th to 12th grade level. Preparation in the areas of writing skills, social studies, natural science, literature, and mathematics. Readiness for GED testing is indicated by a passing score on the official GED practice test.  

To request an official diploma or transcript for the GED® test in Arkansas, contact the Arkansas Department of Career Education online, or call 501-682-1980.