How To Get Started?

Gateway has three easy options to get started: face-to-face, completely virtual, or hybrid (individualized to fit YOUR needs)

Onsite: Stop by one of our conveniently located centers. From there we will:

1) Have you fill out your intake application

2) Provide a brief orientation and answer any questions

3) Begin TABE and Ed Ready Testing and look at your next steps

Virtual: If you can’t make it and need to work from home, we can accommodate you! Email your intake application. From there we will:

1) Provide testing remotely

2) Provide online options of study

Hybrid: Whether you want to come in at first and study from home later, we will be happy to make reasonable accommodations to assist you with your GED preparation. If you want to take advantage of this great option, please email me at

To download a copy of your intake application, you can click HERE. Make sure to save a copy to your computer, and email it to We are excited that you have started on your journey!

Upon orientation and intake, every student will take a TABE Locator test in Reading, Math, and Language. If a student can score a D or an A in a subject, then we will assist them in setting up their GED account and taking their first Ready test in the related subject. If a student scores an E or an M, then we will provide them a TABE to determine what skills in said subject they specifically need to work on in order to get GED Ready

For example: If a student scores an A in Reading, a D in Language, and an M in Math, then the student will take a TABE on the M level in Math, then we will assist them in setting up and taking their GED Ready tests in Reasoning, Social Studies, and Science. If the student passes a Ready test, then they are eligible to sign up for the GED in that subject.

For subjects that the student still needs to work on, we will assist the student in creating a study schedule where they will either study from home, at one of our offsite locations, or a mixture of both, based on their schedule and availability.

When a GED Ready test is passed, the student is then eligible to schedule the GED in that subject. The test can be scheduled through the students account, and can be taken at a local testing assessment center, or from home if the student has a laptop or computer with the required technology and a camera, so a proctor can watch the student take the test.

Once all four Ready tests and all four GED tests are passed, the student will have their GED diploma and official transcripts mailed to them!

You've come too far to stop now! Please fill the intake application, or email me, Alex, at if you have any questions! We are deeply committed to your success and look forward to helping you!