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The Family Literacy Center is based out of Lapeer and can help YOU earn your GED!  Students complete an intake interview and a reading and math skill assessment before being matched with a trained tutor.  Once you have been matched with a tutor you will start working on your specific areas in need of improvement.  Contact the office to get more information or make an appointment.  We also have tutors working in partnership with the GST MI Works! offices in Lapeer, Sandusky, Caro, Bad Axe, and Owosso. 

Check out the GED checklist for more information.



  • How can I get started? Congratulations on starting your GED journey! We would love to help you. You can contact our office for more information or to make an appointment; Call 810-664-2737 or email  The Family Literacy Center serves the Lapeer area. We also have At your first appointment, we will walk you through the GED process, take some information down, and have you do a reading and math assessment. This is a useful tool to let us know where your skills are at so we can help you get to your GED goals.

  • What does the GED stand for?  GED stands for Generalized Educational Development Test. 

  • What's the difference between a GED and a HISET test? One key difference between the two is that the GED counts also as a college entrance exam for most colleges and universities. Over 95% of employers and colleges accept a GED.  The GED also has only 4 tests instead of five. ​​

  • How much will this cost me?  There is no cost for our tutoring services, thanks to our generous donors and volunteers. We are supported through individual donations, community partnerships, and grants.  Students who follow our GED program will get access to free GED Ready practice tests.  Additionally, students will be supported throughout our program in getting vouchers to cover the costs of the official GED tests.  At the Family Literacy Center, we want to help you get your GED with as little cost to you as possible. 

  • How long will getting my GED take?  There is no set time limit for getting a GED. Every student's needs and learning style is different. Often getting a GED comes down to how much time a student can devote to working with our trained tutors and studying at home. We recommend at least one to two-hour tutor sessions once a week. 

  • Where do I go to take my GED?  Nearly all of the testing you need for the GED can be done at our office in Lapeer. For the official GED test, our staff will help you sign up and schedule your GED at an official testing center. 

  • What if I don't pass the GED test?  You can always try again! If you do not get a passing score on the first try, you will be offered a second chance to take the test at a heavily discounted rate. There is no limit to how many times you can take the GED test but you may have to wait in between testing times. The Family Literacy Center provides support and testing strategies to help you succeed.

  • What should I bring to my first appointment?  You'll need a valid photo ID and know your social security number. A driver's license or state ID is best. If you don't have one right away, that's okay. We can help you with the process of getting one. Also having a growth mindset and being ready to learn helps a lot! 


Contact the office for more information or to make an appointment;

Call 810-664-2737 or email

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Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) is Michigan’s branch of the national JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) Program and serves enrolled students from ages 16 to 24. JMG’s mission is to “equip young adults with the skills to overcome barriers and succeed in education, employment, and in life.” 

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