GED Classes Bennington, Vermont

Listed in this post are all GED® prep facilities and testing centers in and around Bennington.

Vermont is using the completely computer-formatted GED Test for HSE (high school equivalency) testing.

The GED is for adults without a high school diploma and offers them a chance to earn an equivalent degree.

The GED exam measures basic knowledge and skills in comparison to that of graduating high school seniors.

There are four independent GED subtests or modules, in the academic fields of Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Math.

You may take one (or more) of the subtests at a time as long as you complete the entire battery within two years.

There is no online GED test. You must show up in person at an official Vermont GED test center.

Bennington GED prep sites

GED Requirements in VT

Bennington Tutorial Ctr.
208 Pleasant St | Bennington | Vermont 05201 | Ph: (802) 447-0111

United Counseling Services of Bennington County
100 Ledge Hill Dr | Bennington | VT 05201 | Ph: (802) 442.5491

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Locations around Bennington (cities by alphabet)

Free Vermont GED Practice Test

Albany Ad. Learning Ctr. (TASC)
141 Western Ave | Albany | New York 12203 | Ph (518) 475-6540
You can see all Albany area options here

Manchester Tutorial Center
3511 Richville Rd | Manchester Center | Vermont 05255 | Ph: (802) 362-0222

Vermont Reading Partners GED Instruction
5167 Main St (Suite 2) | Manchester Center | Vermont 05255 | Ph (802) 362-2323

Pittsfield Adult Education
141 North St | Pittsfield | Massachusetts 01201 | Ph: (413) 499.9530
See all Pittsfield area options here 

Vermont Adult Learning Ctr Rutland
1 Scale Ave | Suite 93 | Rutland | VT 05701 | Ph: (802) 775.0617
For more Rutland area prep locations click here

Saratoga Learning Ctr TASC Classes
120 West Ave | Saratoga Springs | NY 12866 | Ph: (518) 450.1538
For all Saratoga Springs area prep sites go to Saratoga Springs GED (TASC) programs

Williamstown Public Library (N. Berkshire Adult Basic Ed.)
1095 Main St | Williamstown | Massachusetts 01267 | Ph: (413) 662.5314

Vermont Free GED Online Classes

Bennington area testing centers

The Tutorial Ctr.
208 Pleasant Street | Bennington | Vermont 05201 | Ph: (802) 447-0111

Phillip Livingston School TASC testing
315 Northern Blvd | Albany | NY 12210 | Ph: (518) 462.7292

Berkshire Comm. Coll. HSE testing
1350 West St | Pittsfield | Massachusetts 01201 | Ph: (413) 236.1655

Vermont Adult Learning Ctr Rutland
1 Scale Avenue (Ste 93) | Rutland | Vermont 05701 | Ph: (802) 775-0617

Alternatives to the GED by state

Who is the GED for?

Adults without a high school diploma who want to get a good job or a career change, often choose the GED pathway as earning the GED diploma can open up the doors of colleges, universities and vocational training schools. Completing the GED exam will show employers that you have the right attitude and that you have the critical thinking skills needed in the contemporary workplace.

Online GED testing is NOT possible. Websites that try to make you believe something different are fraudulent. Online-acquired documents have no value whatsoever and are sure to be rejected by schools and employers. The GED diploma is across North America accepted in the same way as a common HS diploma. For eligibility criteria, go to GED in Vermont. You can also check out this page that links to all GED prep locations in the U.S.

The four GED tests

The new GED (General Educational Development) exam consists of four tests that upon successful completion provides adults who don’t hold a secondary education degree with a credential that all over the world regarded and accepted as equivalent to a high school diploma. Practically all colleges and universities, employers, the armed forces, technical and trade schools accept the GED diploma. In early 2016, the passing score on all four modules was lowered from 150 to 145. Read more on this GED scoring news page.

GED information and registration

Go to the website of GED Testing Service, the organization that produces the GED program, a cooperation between ACE (The American Council on Education and mega-publisher Pearson. This website is GED.com where you can become all educated on all things related to the GED program.

At the portal My GED you can register and make your test appointments, as well as become familiar with the process that will lead to your GED diploma. The four GED tests are developed to measure the knowledge and skills of students at the level that may be expected of high school students after four years of education.

GED and the economy

The GED program was established in the 1940’s to support returning World War II veterans and give them a chance to get a high school degree and better job options. The GED credential is actually an alternative to a high school diploma, and in the course of the years, more than 44,000 residents of Vermont successfully taken the exam. This shows how valuable this academic degree really is.

How to clean up your credit report

You may want to pursue a great academic career when you’ve passed the Vermont GSE test. But what about paying for college, especially if you have a pretty bad credit report? Here is some useful advice:

Your credit score determines whether or not you will be approved for a loan and greatly affects the interest rate you will pay for borrowing the money. Your credit score also influences your insurance rates and can also affect whether or not an employer will hire you. Cleaning up what’s on your credit report will help you increase your credit score and improve your credit-worthiness. Cleaning up your credit report takes a little time and effort but it’s worth it. The following steps will help walk you through the process.

Step 1 Get a copy of your credit score

Before you can clean up your credit you’ll need to find out what your credit score is.  You can search online to find free credit score offers. Credit scores range from 300 to the perfect 850.  The average credit score in the U.S. is 723.  If yours is under 620 chances are you will have a difficult time finding any type of financing but there are things you can do to clean up your credit and improve your score.

Step 2 Get a copy of your credit report

You can request a free copy of your credit report from one reporting agency once a year from annualcreditreport.com. This will get you started on the road to your credit clean up, however, you will need to clean up any errors in your credit report with each of the three major credit reporting agencies; Experian, Equifax, and Transunion.  This means at some point you will have to pay for your credit reports from the other agencies.

Step 3 Dispute any inaccuracies

All three of the major credit reporting agencies have an electronic process for disputing errors on your credit report. If you dispute an inaccuracy the creditor has thirty (30) days to validate the item.  If they don’t the credit agency must remove the item from your credit report. If you are the victim of identity theft you should place an identity theft alert on your credit report. Contact the police and file a police report.  That way the flag on your credit report will stay on it permanently.  You will also need to contact the fraud department of each creditor and provide them with the police report so the items can be removed from your credit report.

Step 4 Request validation of charge-offs

Items you never paid and the creditor gave up on collecting the debt are called “charge-offs”.  Request that the credit agency validates the debt as yours.  If the creditor does not validate the account is yours within thirty (30) days then the agency must remove it from your report. Typically derogatory items will stay on your credit report for seven (7) years, bankruptcies for ten (10).

Step 5 Settle your charge-offs

Just because an account is charged off doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay it.  It just means that the creditor gave up on collecting on it.  Charge-offs are often turned over to a collection agency to be collected.  Contact the creditor collection agency listed on the debt and make them a settlement offer.  Very often you can offer 40-50% of the original debt amount.  A settled debt is better than a charge-off.  Make sure that the settlement offer is put into writing and ask the creditor/agency to mark the debt as “settled in full” as part of the offer.

Step 6 Ask for a goodwill adjustment of a late payment

Reach out to creditors with whom you have made a late payment by sending them a goodwill letter.  This is a letter in which you ask the creditor to correct the late payment that has been reported to the credit agency.  This will usually work if you have just one late payment with the creditor in the past year.

Step 7 Ask that problem accounts be re-aged

If you have a number of late payments with a creditor, contact them and ask that they be re-aged.  Creditors may reward a serious of twelve (12) timely payments by correcting the previous late payments as on-time payments.

Step 8 Monitor your report

Once you’ve cleaned up your credit report keep it clean by checking it 1-2 times per year to monitor and maintain it.

 

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