Lakeland Community College is offering a GED preparation program, "First Rung to College," which will also count toward college credit. As a “bridge” program, it is geared to individuals who wish to prepare for the GED exam and plan to enroll in college.
The program will run concurrently with Lakeland’s fall semester from Aug. 23 to Dec. 15, and is offered in collaboration with Auburn Career Center’s Aspire program. Auburn instructors will provide GED preparation instruction, while Lakeland instructors will teach components of the college’s FYEX 1000 (First Year Experience) course, a course taken by Lakeland students during their first semester. Students who successfully complete the First Year Experience component will attain college readiness and earn college credit.
Morning and evening classes will be held at Lakeland. Students in the program will have the same access to Lakeland resources, such as the Athletic Fitness Center, as Lakeland students.
To be eligible for First Rung, individuals are required to take a pretest, which can be scheduled by calling 440-525-7452. Those accepted into the program attend free of cost.