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Adult Education

  • Requirements for Participation

    The Adult Education Program is open to Bridgeport residents. The minimum age for enrollment in Adult Education is 17 years of age and not enrolled in school.

    GED Exam Information Eligibility


    In order to register for the GED test, an individual must:

    • be a resident of Connecticut.
    • be 17 years of age or older and officially withdrawn from school for at least six months.
    • not be enrolled in school.
    • not have graduated from high school.


    Proving Identity and Residency for GED testing in Connecticut

    Proof of identity and proof of residency can be mutually exclusive

    All test-takers require proof of identity and Connecticut residency. Individuals with a current and valid State of Connecticut issued photo identification, such as a driver's license, learner's permit, or non-driver's identification, can use that ID as proof of identity and Connecticut residency.

    Individuals without a State of Connecticut photo identification will need:
         - A current, valid (not expired) government issued photo identification for proof of identity
       - A current utility bill, mortgage document, lease or rental agreement with the individual's name and current address as verification of Connecticut residency. A post office box is not acceptable.

    If there is a situation that does not fit these criteria, please contact the GED office at 860-807-2110/2111.

    *During the registration process, the Connecticut adult education program must validate a test-taker's identification and residency as noted above. The proctor at a Pearson VUE Testing Center need only verify identification no the day of testing.

    All test-takers who are 21 years of age and older and a non-veteran must pay a $13 registration fee to take the GED test. This fee includes the cost of the diploma. Only veterans and test-takers under the age of 21 are exempt from this fee.

    Nondiscrimination Policy


    Bridgeport Adult Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

    Inquiries regarding Bridgeport Adult Education’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Lynn Stephens,  Director- (