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GED Test Preparation Classes

Online GED®

Complete your GED® test preparation classes any time, any place. No USA residency is required.

Rio Salado College’s Online GED®  test preparation classes are open to all students with a valid government-issued picture identification from any country. USA residency is not required. 

Instructors help you achieve your High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma through the GED® test, which measures students’ knowledge and academic skills against high school graduates. Completion of an Online GED® test preparation class does not guarantee you will pass the GED® test.


Online GED® courses are 14 weeks long and are taught in English. You complete your coursework at your own pace, and instructors are available to answer questions by email, phone, and face-to-face virtual meetings.

The curriculum for Online GED® is divided into two separate courses. 

  • GED - Language and Social Studies, which covers Civics, Reasoning through Language Arts, and Social Studies
  • GED - Math and Science, which covers Civics, Mathematical Reasoning, and Science.

Courses can be taken consecutively and more than once. If you cannot decide which course to take first, it is recommended that you complete GED-Language and Social Studies before enrolling in GED-Math and Science. If you do not complete the course within 14 weeks, you may re-register to continue your studies. Each course requires registration and fees.


  • Registration, fees, and instructional materials total $175 per class.
  • Registered students have access to online instruction and their instructor for 14 weeks and may re-enroll until they feel ready to take the GED® test.

Registering for Online GED classes

Continuing students who have previously taken Online GED courses and met requirements, please skip to step 6.

Brand new students, follow these steps:

Registering Online:

  1. Start your College Admission application by following this link.
  2. Fill out the first page and click NEXT
  3. Write down your UserName and the password you set up. Click NEXT.
    1. The UserName will be referred to as MEID in the future.
  4. Fill out the entire application following the prompts.
  5. You must complete your Identity Verification to be admitted. If you are disconnected at the Identity Verification, log in again here using your newly created UserName and password. Allow 3-5 days to process your admission application.
  6. Call 480-517-8000 again to register for your Online GED class.

Registering via phone:

  1. Call 480-517-8000. A representative will start your college admission application over the phone.
  2. Write down your UserName (also referred to as MEID) and password.
  3. At this point, you must verify your identity by logging in here using your newly created UserName and password. Allow 3-5 days to process your admission application.
  4. Call 480-517-8000 again to register for your Online GED class.

Need Help?

For assistance, call 480-384-9620 or email

Don't get Dropped from Classes!

IMPORTANT: Please pay upon registration to avoid being dropped. Tuition is due starting 35 days prior to the start of Rio Salado classes. Students without a form of payment set up for their courses within that period will be dropped for non-payment. 

Printable invoices are available through the Account Summary in your Student Center at Invoices include class information, current and future payment due dates, and other important dates. 

Payment Options

  • Online (preferred method): 
    • Log into your Student Center (MEID & Password)
    • Click ‘My Payment Options/Manage my Payment Plan”
    • Select payment in full or setting up a payment plan
    • Follow the steps accordingly
  • Phone: call the Cashier's Office at 480-517-8330 (credit card & payment in full only)
  • In-Person (BE SURE TO CHECK the Special Hours schedule for availability during COVID 19): 
    • Credit card, check, cash, or money order 
    • Student Business Services Office (2nd floor of the Tower at Rio)
      2323 W. 14th Street
      Tempe, AZ  85281
  • Tuition Assistance (TA): 
    • Available to those who qualify within defined deadlines
    • More info found here 
    • Note: Students need to be admitted to Rio Salado College prior to applying for TA. 

FAQs About the GED Test