Savannah Tech to offer GED® Information Sessions

#1242 | January 6, 2012


SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College will offer general information sessions about GED® testing at 10 a.m. on January 9 and February 8 and at 2 p.m. on January 25 and on February 22. The one-hour sessions will be held at the STC Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road in the Academic Commons Building, Room B126.

      “The information sessions will help anyone thinking about testing, currently testing, or studying for the GED®,” said STC’s Executive Director of Adult Education Jermaine Whirl. “We’ll provide information on opportunities and options available to students after receiving their GED®.”

     STC offers testing sites at its Savannah (bi-monthly) and Liberty County (quarterly) Campuses. The exam is 7.5-hours in length. Applicants may pay $95 for the full exam (all five parts), or pay $19 for each part of the exam (writing, social studies, science, math, and reading). Applicants must register one week in advance for the exams. The GED® is currently offered as a paper/pencil exam at Savannah Technical College. Beginning Spring 2012, it will also be offered as a computer-based test in addition to the paper/pencil exam.

     The information sessions will cover resources to prepare for the exam. These resources are available online, in the STC library, local bookstores, and in the Savannah Technical College’s Adult Education preparation program.

     “Adult Education and GED® programming are vitally important to the Savannah Community,” said Housing Authority of Savannah’s Director of Resident Services Yolanda Fontaine. “Increasing one’s level of educational attainment and building stronger skills is key to helping individuals and families reach their self sufficiency goals. Savannah Technical College’s on-campus facility and satellite locations such as ours at the Housing Authority of Savannah enhance our community’s overall access to success.”

     According to the 2010 GED® Testing Program Statistical Report, the exam has a national average pass rate of 72.4 percent. To help students successfully pass the exam, Savannah Tech’s Adult Education GED® preparation program provides free instruction. There are no admission costs for GED® preparation courses.

     In FY2011 (June 1, 2010 – July 31, 2011), 2,600 students attended an adult education program in one of STC’s four county areas, and 1,048 students obtained their GED®. Additionally, 67 percent of STC’s graduates began a college-level program at Savannah Tech. There are also dual enrollment opportunities for some certificate programs in which a student may work on their GED®, while working to obtain a college certificate.

     For more information about the GED informational sessions, contact Savannah Tech’s GED® Chief Examiner Tracy Allen (912.443.5825 or

     Savannah Technical College, the region’s leading provider of market-driven, quality technical and adult education, has been meeting the needs of its community for more than three-quarters of a century. Building on a tradition of partnership, pride and service, the college serves nearly 5,000 students each semester in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties, offering more than 70 certificate, diploma and associate degree programs in fields ranging from automotive technology to surgical technology and from marketing to computer information systems to culinary arts and beyond.


For More Information Contact:
Amy Shaffer, APR

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (