GED Services

Through creative and responsive partnerships, the literacy council supports several GED programs throughout Cobb County. All GED services are free but individuals must meet eligibility requirements. Follow the tabs below for further information.

GED Application Process

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Eligibility Criteria

GED Testing Center


Eligibility Criteria

In order to enroll in GED services, interested individuals will need to verify the following:

  1. U.S. Citizenship
  2. Cobb County Resident
  3. An individual with income in the following ranges:

At one of our supported GED locations, you will need to meet the eligibility criteria and provide the following:

  • A completed application, signed and dated appropriately.
  • Driver's license or picture ID
  • Social Security Card
  • The most recent month of check stubs for everyone working in the household (if you get paid every 2 weeks, we need 2 check stubs. If you get paid every week, we need 4 check stubs). You may also provide TANF, Unemployment, or SSI letters in lieu of check stubs. However, there must be some documented proof of income.
  • Proof of residency which can be a bill or a lease agreement with your name and address on it.

* Please take a minute to complete a survey about your experience with the GED program.

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GED Testing Center

Refer to the information below regarding GED testing in Cobb County. We try to keep all information up to date but please contact Cobb Adult Education Center or go for complete test information.

Cobb County Adult Education Center

21595 Hawthorne Avenue SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

678-594-8011 ext. 247

Total battery fee: $184.00 or $46.00 per test.

GED Test Process:

  1. You will need to provide a VALID non-expired government-issued ID is required the day of testing.
  2. Register online at or call 877-EXAM-GED. You will create an account, complete registration, schedule, and pay for testing
  3. Walk-ins may be accepted if space allows but individuals will still need to register online before testing begins.

At this time, all testing is by appointment only. Please visit for the exact dates and times available.