What is a GED Bootcamp?

Our GED Graduates of December 2020
Photo credit: Barry Peters Photography

Greenville Literacy’s GED Bootcamps are accelerated programs designed to help participants graduate with their GEDs in 16 weeks or less.  Because these programs move quickly, qualifying TABE scores in reading and mathematics are required to enroll. Bootcamp students prepare for the four GED subject tests one at a time and take their practice tests and official GED tests as they complete each subject. This allows new students to enroll every two to five weeks rather than waiting for the beginning of the next 16 week cycle.

Some More information about our GED Bootcamps:

 GED Bootcamp         Address Hours Fees Contact
McAlister Square 225 S. Pleasantburg Dr,
Ste. C-10Greenville, SC 29607

5:30 – 8:30 pm


Participants may self-pay or apply for Goodwill sponsorship.  

Office: 864-467-3456


Goodwill Youth and Family Services Center 45 East Main Street

Greenville, SC 29611

Mon and Wed

9am – Noon

Participants may self-pay or apply for Goodwill sponsorship.  

Office: 864-467-3456


Students who are not academically prepared for GED Bootcamp are encouraged to enroll in our traditional GED classes at McAlister Square. These classes move at a more moderate pace, providing instruction in a single subject over a period of 10 weeks.  Fees for traditional GED classes are as follows: Registration fee:  $20 annually. Class fees: $60 per 10-week term.

Please note that:
  • Students may qualify for funding through a sponsoring partner such as Goodwill Industries, SC Works, Eckerd Connects, SNAP2WORK, or other sponsorship.
  • Students who do not qualify may be required to self-pay which could include a $20 annual registration fee, $60 per subject area, supplies, materials, and all pre and post testing fees.
  • Greenville Literacy is a SNAP2WORK training partner.  Students who receive SNAP benefits may have all costs covered by DSS.
  • Most young adults (ages 17 – 24) who have not earned a diploma may qualify to have their educational fees covered by Eckerd Connects, which operates Greenville County’s WIOA Youth program.
  • Students over the age of 24 may qualify for funding through SC Works.

Do you qualify for SNAP?

Visit our SNAP page for more information