I was recently asked for a recommendation of a GED course so I went on a shopping spree. I learned about several GED programs but so far, the best is Covcell GED prep. It’s effective, it’s designed with simplicity, it’s for adults (not some stupid cartoon). Here are the details.
Let’s start with general information about the GED test. When passing the GED test (actually four independent tests), you receive a credential that takes the place of a high school diploma. It is the equivalent of earning your high school diploma.
While you cannot take the GED online, you may very well take an online course to pass the GED. Taking a good GED preparation course can help you pass the test in one try. This will save you a tremendous amount of time, money, and stress.
Additionally, taking an online GED prep course means you can study during your free time instead of taking time off from work while commuting or trying to retain information when you’re tired. You can learn and study when it suits you best.
I checked 5 different courses and without any doubt, Covcell.org is the best. The price is friendly: $27 for 3 months and $47 for 6 months.
No Drive Time!
Driving back and forth to work is enough. Who wants to add driving to school too? And all that driving is expensive and time-consuming. It adds up to fuel expense and the wear and tears on your car. When you invest in online education, you don’t have to drive anywhere to learn. You can learn from your kitchen table or couch. Just ask my husband how I think about that!
Price: Free v. Paid
Free GED courses are widely available but if you really want to pass the GED test, sooner or later you will need to get a full GED course which means a paid course. There are many pricing models, from one time payments, yearly payment, or monthly.
Content: All in Once v. Scheduled
In my research, I found 2 types of GED courses: where all content is available to students immediately after registration and there are courses that give students access to limited materials and the rest of the content is realized after some time or when you pass some quiz.
For example, you will get access to five lessons when you sign up for the course and another five after a week and so on. So check out also this Robert Kiyosaki post. Very compelling!
So after checking several courses, Covcell is the best, no doubt. The price is very acceptable: $9,90 a month or a one-time $74 payment, and renewal is just $1 per year.
You have access to all the lessons at once, so you can speed-run the course and watch everything once. Nobody is trying to control you and tell you what you need to do.
I like the fact that at Covcell they explain which lessons are the most important and if your study time is limited, you can focus on these lessons, and even if you have all the time in the world, you should prioritize these lessons.
The design of the course.
I have seen talking head courses when a teacher stands in front of a blackboard and explains stuff, a course with cartoon characters (and racial profiling) and there is the Covcell course that features high-quality videos with a lot of pictures and great narration.
Lessons and Practice Tests
Covcell has a lot of short videos that focus on just one small problem, and after each video, there is a short quiz. There are tons of these videos and quizzes. You can always come back and watch them again. I really like that.
As a part of my research, I sent questions to the support team and all answers came pretty fast usually within 24 hours. Covcell, again, responds in a friendly tone and with compassion.
Conclusion and Recommendation
I said on the begging that Covcell.org is the best GED prep so you know my opinion. Whatever course you will choose, keep in mind that you need to make time to learn.
Make sure you set this time aside every week to ensure you gain the knowledge you’re paying to get.