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Prepare for the GED Exam

Curriculum is delivered online.  We offer open "labs" in which you can drop in to use our computers or get additional assistance from our teachers and support staff.  Our program is designed to help you prepare quickly and efficiently in class and at home.  Practice exams are available so you'll know when you're ready for the final exam.  Start any time.  Classes are FREE!


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Take the GED Exam

When you're ready for the exam, we offer an official GED Testing Center at our Nevada Union campus (11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley, CA). It is possible to complete your testing in two days. You must create an account at 48 hours prior to testing. You will be required to submit payment when you register.  Nevada County Adult Education will not accept any payments. button
Testing dates:
More will be added soon.
If you are not currently a Nevada County Adult Education student, you also must register with us.  Fee waivers are available, please contact the us for details (530-477-1225 ext. 2304). We look forward to helping you reach your educational goals!

Additional Resources


Aztec Login

Click below for access to your Aztec Online Learning Portal.
Aztec Login button

Aztec Quick Start Student Guide

Once you have your username and password, you can use this document to help you navigate the website.

Aztec PLUS Student Support Guide - Version 9.0.pdf

Watch a helpful video to learn how to navigate Aztec. 

Click HERE.

GED Myths & Facts

Q:  What happens if I do not pass a test?
A:  GED will allow you to try again 2 additional times (at a discounted cost of $15/test). If you do not pass the 3rd time, you must wait 60 days to try again.

GED Testing Voucher Available

You may receive 50% off of your GED testing costs if you meet the following criteria:
* Enrolled as a NCAE student
* Enrolled and active in Aztec online GED prep course through NCAE
* Completed at least 12 hours of active learning in Aztec online GED prep course
* Meet with counselor to go over post secondary options (FASFA, Sierra College, etc.)
* Score at least 70% on the Aztec GED pre tests
Contact us for more information:  530-477-1225, ext. 2304

Incentive Plan

GED Incentive Program - Take your GED exams for FREE (valued at $140)!
Pathway #1 = 1 GED Voucher  for ELA, Social Studies, & Science Exams
Minimum 12 hours
Post CASAS test
Score 70% on Aztec Practice Exam
GED Exam must be taken on NCAE Campus
Pathway #2 = 1 GED Voucher  for Math Exam
Minimum 12 hours
Must participate in a minimum of 3 on-campus Math Support sessions
Post CASAS test
Score 70% on Aztec Practice Exam
GED Exam must be taken on NCAE Campus

Open Lab Hours

We are offering a teacher hosted, IN-PERSON open lab where students can obtain help with their coursework.  Our IN-PERSON lab is available Mondays through Thursdays, 12-3:00.


Onboarding Process:
After you have used Eventbrite to register, you will be contacted by our staff and asked to come on campus for an orientation and educational assessment. This on-campus orientation should take approximately 45-60 minutes.
What to expect at the orientation:
  • Meet our staff
  • Receive a "Welcome Package" & Support Resources
  • Set an educational goal
  • Introduction to navigating your learning resources (Aztec)
  • Learn about our incentive program