Continuing/Adult Education/inmate high school diploma/ged


are there any resources for (prison) inmates to use that allow them to participate in a high school diploma/GED program through the mail and get a certificate? any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

Hi Chris,
Thanks for asking a question. There are a number of GED programs available. Some are by mail and some by internet. However, most require tuition/payment, and this may restrict whether or not an inmate would be able to afford a program. Also, not every incarcerated individual has the same level of access to mail and the internet.

If I were in this situation, I would check to see if perhaps my state / county through the prison system has some resources available - either classes on site or will pay for the cost of online classes. Some larger systems may have tutors available. For example, the Federal Bureau of Prisons has a program:  Another example from Michigan:

According to The American Council on Education (ACE), which administers the GED exam, the GED cannot be earned via mail, the Internet or any other way aside from sitting for an official GED exam at an authorized GED testing center.

There are many disreputable firms, so it is in your best interest to contact your state Department of Education and the prison system to see if they have GED-prep programs available. There may be some free resources available!

Take care,
Dr. Wolfe

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