Tests and Careers

Impor­tant Infor­ma­tion about the GED Test

Please read this if you are plan­ning on tak­ing the GED test.

Test Prepa­ra­tion (GED, ASVAB, & many others)

The Library has test prepa­ra­tion for exams such as the GED, SAT, CDL, CCRT, and ASVAB.

The Gen­er­al Edu­ca­tion Devel­op­ment Exam (GED) gives stu­dents who do not have a diplo­ma from an accred­it­ed high school the oppor­tu­ni­ty to earn a high school equiv­a­len­cy diplo­ma. The Exam, made up of five parts, cov­ers the fol­low­ing sub­jects: writ­ing skills, social stud­ies, sci­ence, lit­er­a­ture and arts, and math­e­mat­ics. More infor­ma­tion about the GED can be read at the Tech­ni­cal Col­lege Sys­tem of Geor­gia.

The Armed Ser­vices Voca­tion­al Apti­tude Bat­tery (ASVAB) is a group of eight (8) sub­tests that mea­sures the test tak­er’s apti­tude for var­i­ous careers in the mil­i­tary. Only four (4) of the eight sub­tests count toward your Armed Forces Qual­i­fy­ing Test (AFQT) score. The AFQT score decides whether or not you can enlist in the Armed Forces. More infor­ma­tion is avail­able from The ASVAB Pro­gram.

DCPL Pro­grams & Services

All DCPL branch­es have mate­ri­als which can help those study­ing for the GED and TOE­FL exams. Learning­Ex­press Library offers online prac­tice tests for the GED, TOE­FL, ASVAB, SAT, PRAX­IS, and many oth­er tests. Learning­Ex­press Library can be used from any inter­net com­put­er at any branch, or from out­side the library with DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library card num­ber and PIN.

Oth­er Agencies

Geor­gia Pied­mont Tech­ni­cal Col­lege
404.297.9522 ext. 4000
GED class­es.

There have been some recent changes to the GED test includ­ing the option to take it on the com­put­er. For more infor­ma­tion, click here.

Lit­er­a­cy Action
GED class­es.


All DCPL branch­es pro­vide print and audio­vi­su­al mate­ri­als on career guid­ance, career skills for all ages, inter­view prepa­ra­tion, cov­er let­ters, and resumes. Resumes can be cre­at­ed and typed using Microsoft Word, which is avail­able on all pub­lic access computers.

For more infor­ma­tion, please call the Lit­er­a­cy Ser­vices Office at 404.508.7190, ext. 2248.

Job and Career Accelerator

Learning­Ex­press Job & Career Accel­er­a­tor™ pro­vides per­son­al­ized, step-by-step job search assis­tance — from explor­ing and match­ing suit­able occu­pa­tions from over 1,000 detailed occu­pa­tion pro­files to find­ing avail­able jobs from a data­base of over 5 mil­lion up-to-date job post­ings. With Job & Career Accel­er­a­tor, you can eas­i­ly cre­ate pro­fes­sion­al and effec­tive resumes and cov­er let­ters, mas­ter inter­view­ing and net­work­ing tech­niques, improve your work skills, and pre­pare for occu­pa­tion-relat­ed exams.