GED® Preparation & Testing

GED® Test Preparation Program

GED® Preparation classes are for adults who are 16 years old or older, who are not enrolled in high school, and who wish to improve their ability to pass the GED test. To give adults the flexibility to prepare for this high-school equivalency exam, students may choose from two instructional methods: online or classroom. Our counselors will help you decide which option is best for you! 

Students must be 16 or older and not currently enrolled in high school.  Locations are subject to change.


GED® Testing

Manatee Technical College is the official GED® Testing Center for all of Manatee County. For more information on testing, visit
If you are under the age of 18, you are required to complete the GED Underage Waiver.
To obtain an underage waiver, please follow the instruction and download the waiver form:

Students must be 16 or older and not currently enrolled in high school. Registration is ongoing. Locations are subject to change.

The Florida GED® Testing Program
Underage Waiver Procedure

An individual who is 16 or 17 years of age must have approval from the school district in which he/she resides prior to scheduling test appointments.

Required steps:

  1. The candidate must have an email account.
  2. The candidate must provide proof of withdrawal from high school.
  3. The candidate must complete the registration process at prior to the school district’s submission of the form to the Florida Department of Education.

The Florida GED® Testing Program Underage Waiver.
Please make sure the waiver is completed legibly (printed) with the following information:

  1. Full legal name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Email address used to register at

Please complete both pages of the form. The second page is required for processing and in the event that we need to contact the student and/or parent/guardian (for example: denied waivers, problems uploading the form, incorrect email listed, etc.)
Completed forms should be forwarded to via email or hand delivered to any MTC campus’ front desk.

Notification of the waiver will be uploaded into your account in approximately one week after receipt of completed form. If notification has not been received in your account by that time, please contact the GED® Testing Office at 941.751.7900 ext. 1173.

GED® Preparation Classes

Fees are payable only by Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Debit cards are accepted if they have a major credit card logo. No checks or cash will be accepted. Financial aid is not available for GED® Preparation classes

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Adult Education – School Year 2023-2024
Semester Deadlines
Fall 2023 Term:  
9/5/2023 – 12/21/2023 Apply between 7/10/2023 – 8/4/2023  
Spring 2024 Term
1/29/2024 – 5/24/2024 Apply between 11/13/2023 – 11/28/2023  
Fall 2023 Term (short):
10/23/2023 – 12/21/2023
Apply between 9/18/2023 – 9/29/2023  
Spring 2024 Term (short):
4/01/2024 – 5/24/2024
Apply between 2/12/2024 – 2/23/2024  

Check your email for your login username and password. Once you have your username and password, you can log into your student account at and review what documentation you need to provide to complete your application.

*Manatee Technical College reserves the right to cancel any program prior to the start of a semester if a pre-determined minimum quota of enrolled students is not met. Minimum quotas vary from program to program. Refunds will be made in accordance with MTC’s refund policy as outlined in the MTC Catalog and MTC Student Handbook. 

Contact Student Services at or 941.751.7900 x 46108 or see the video below.

Have Questions? Contact:

Gwen Smith-Warzyk

6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203
Call 941.751.7900 x 46027
or schedule an appointment: