Adult & Continuing Education

It is not just the GED anymore!  Are you interested in free classes?  If you want to improve your skills, you may qualify for adult education classes!
Our Adult Basic Education program currently runs multiple sessions six to twelve weeks in length. 

You must call or come by to pre-enroll. After attending orientation, you are placed into the proper class based on assessment scores. 

Classes are held Monday through Thursday with individualized lab times on Friday. You can sign up for the 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00-4:00pm or the 6:00-10:00pm classes. Classes will include daily instruction, along with worksheets, practice tests, reading materials, group discussions and even some games.

Blended Class Option

Students may take advantage of blended classes which involve both on-site and online participation. You must qualify for this option, so make sure to ask when enrolling. 

Eligibility for Adult Education

  • Adults over the age of 16 who do not have a high school diploma
  • Individuals holding a high school credential who qualify through initial assessments

If you are 16 or 17, you must complete the following:

  • **Minors are encouraged to complete high school if at all possible.**
  • Obtain a compulsory school attendance disclaimer from the high school in the public school district in which you live.
  • Complete an "underage conference" prior to enrollment. This can be scheduled with the Adult Education office; a parent or guardian must attend and sign off on documentation.

Cost for Adult Education Classes

Colby Community College Adult Education classes are funded by federal and state grants and local support and are provided without charge. Books, calculators, materials and computers are made available for student use by the program.


General Educational Development

The 2014 GED® test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. After passing the GED® test, Test-takers will receive a GED® transcript to apply to college, start training, or get a better job, as well as a diploma issued by the state of Kansas.

Subjects, time, and cost of each test are listed in the following table.

Science$3390 minutes, one single section
Social Studies$3390 minutes, broken down into two sections:
  • Section 1 (65 minutes) tests all content
  • Section 2 (25 minutes) is the Extended Response portion of the test
Mathematical Reasoning$33115 minutes, one single section
Reasoning through Language Arts$33150 minutes, broken down into three sections:
  • Section 1 (35 minutes*) tests all content
  • Section 2 (45 minutes) is the Extended Response portion of the test
  • Student break (10 minutes)
  • Section 3 (60 minutes*) tests all content 

All Test-takers must create a MyGEDTM portal account at Test-takers will use their MyGEDTM portal account to schedule and pay for exams. The MyGEDTM portal account will also provide additional resources to the Test-taker.

Adult Basic Education classes are available. For more information contact Nance Munderloh at 785.460.4663 or Dian Organ at 785.460.5486.

For questions or assistance with scheduling the 2014 GED® test contact Colleen Lopez at 785.460.5480.




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