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Free GED Prep classes now at SAU's downtown Jackson campus

Free GED Passing the GED is hard enough. Getting help shouldn’t be.

That’s why the Jackson Area Career Center will offer GED help free of charge at Spring Arbor University’s downtown Jackson campus beginning April 8.

Sessions will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 5:30-8:00 p.m. Students can attend any of the sessions as often as they like. SAU’s downtown campus is located at 113 West Michigan Ave.


“We appreciate Spring Arbor University for their commitment to the community and for making it possible to hold GED prep classes in their Jackson facility,” said Dawn Schuen, supervisor of the Career Center’s Adult Career Education program. "Having a convenient, professional environment will enhance the learning experience for our adult students.”

Students receive personalized study plans and have access to textbooks, workbooks, practice tests, and one-on-one tutoring.  The program uses Community Action Agency instructors and proven teaching methods. Most importantly, GED Prep students get the confidence they need to pass the five tests that make up the GED.

 “With CAA’s expertise and success record, the ability to take pre-tests, and the quality textbooks and other resources available, adults have the motivation to study and are better prepared to pass the GED,” Schuen said.


The GED Exam is scheduled to change in 2014, so anyone who has started their GED is required to finish before the new test is introduced. The current version of the GED tests and any previous scores will expire if the series is not passed by the end of 2013.


“Receiving a GED isn’t easy, but the reward is great,” Schuen added. “Completing your GED gives you a great feeling of accomplishment, confidence and motivation. We have the same sense of pride in every one of our students who pass the tests.”

To sign up for the free GED study sessions or receive more information, call 768-5100 or go to