The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) is pleased to announce the Michigan GED®-To-School Program. The purpose of the program is to inspire and encourage Michigan residents who are pursuing the GED®, to transition to Michigan community colleges or universities for academic and career focused coursework and programs. Based on available funding, the GED®-To-School Program covers the cost of one attempt on the four different GED® test content areas for Michigan residents who meet eligibility requirements established by the WDA GED® office. Approximately $475,000 in funding will be available after May 16, 2016 to directly cover content area testing fees. Use of GED®-To-School vouchers is dependent on the availability of funding provided by Michigan's 2015 P.A. 143.
GED®-To-School Program Participant Requirements
Test Taker Minimal Requirements:
- The individual has not previously taken a GED® content area test free of charge under the GED®-To-School Program.
- The Individual must meet at least one of the following requirements:
- Prior to taking the GED® content area test, the individual successfully completed a WDA approved GED® preparation program and receives "likely to pass" on the appropriate GED® Ready test.
- Prior to taking a GED® content area test, the individual completes the appropriate GED® Ready practice tests with a score of “likely to pass”.
WDA GED® Preparation Program Requirements
One of the eligibility requirements will be successful completion of a WDA approved GED® preparation program. This announcement specifically provides the minimal program requirements for WDA approved GED® preparation programs.
A WDA-approved GED® preparation course shall include all of the following:
- The GED® preparation program must be currently funded by state and/or federal adult education funds administered by WDA.
- Instructional and tutorial assistance.
- Official content area GED® practice tests.
- Required attendance at program instructional sessions.
- A curriculum that prepares students for opportunities in postsecondary education and the job market.
- Information on potential postsecondary and career pathways.
- Counseling on preparing for and applying to college.
- Personal and job readiness skills development.
- Comprehensive information on college costs and financial aid.
- College and career assessments.
- Computer-based instruction, practice, or remediation.
WDA GED® Preparation Program Approval
WDA program staff will follow-up with local programs to verify course content is appropriate and give approval. WDA administered adult education programs may also contact WDA by e-mail at GEDProgram@michigan.gov.
- Approved GED-To-School Providers
- GED-To-School Information Brochure
- GED-To-School Participant Information Release Authorization
- WDA's GED®-To-School Program Overview
Questions about the GED®-To-School Program:
Phone: 517-373-1692 or Email: WDA-GEDToSchool@michigan.gov