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Adult Basic Education / GED
Located in the CAVE

What is the GED?
GED stands for General Educational Development. The GED Test is a national examination developed by the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education. More than 95% of employers in the U.S. consider GED graduates the same as traditional high school graduates in regard to hiring, salary, and opportunity for advancement.

Is a GED for you?
It is if you want a fast, friendly and effective method of attaining your Kansas State High School Diploma with small class size and quick entry and exit. You will be on your way to meeting your goals with the help of NCCC’s Adult Education program. You will receive a Kansas State High School Diploma upon successful completion of the GED exams. Call for information today! 800-7269-6222 ext. 283

What is on the GED?
The GED exam has five parts: (1) language arts-writing (2) social studies, (3) science, (4) language arts-reading and (5) mathematics. 

Language Arts-Writing – This test has two parts: (1) editing sentences and proofreading for errors, and (2) essay writing.

Science – The test consists of 50 questions and has an 80 minute time limit. Questions cover earth science (20%), life science, and physical science.

Language Arts-Reading –The test consists of 40 questions and has a 65 minute time limit. The test measures how well you understand selections from literary text - poem, drama, fiction, and non-fiction - business documents, prose, critical reviews.

Mathematics – The test has two parts which consist mainly of word problems to be solved in the areas of number operations, measurement/geometry, data, statistics, probability and algebra.

Social Studies: – The test consists of 50 questions and has an 80-minute time limit. Questions cover U.S. history (25%), economics (20%), geography (15%), world history (15%), civics and government (25%).


What do you need to have to do or be

A Kansas resident
Pass the official GED Practice Test with a minimum score of 450 and an average score of 500.
NOT be enrolled in High School
NOT be a high school graduate
Be 16 years of age or older*
*if under 18 years of age you must obtain Compulsory Attendance Exemption Forms from your last high school before you may attend the Adult Education Program
Pay $68 for the official GED test

Where can you learn more?

Adult Education Center

Neosho County Community College

800 W. Fourteenth Street

Chanute, KS 66720

Phone: (620) 431-2820 (ext. 283)
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.