Earn My GED

GED® (General Educational Development) instruction is for people who want to earn a Nebraska high school diploma. 

To earn a GED® diploma, students must pass the following four tests:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts: Focuses on the ability to read closely, write clearly and edit and understand written English in context. The test includes giving an extended response.
  • Social Studies: Focuses on social studies reasoning, including civics and government, U.S. history, economics and geography and the world. This test includes giving an extended response.
  • Science: Focuses on science reasoning, including life science, physical science and earth and space science.
  • Mathematics: Focuses on quantitative and algebraic problem solving. An on-screen scientific calculator is available for a portion of the test.

Each test costs $30. These tests were updated effective Jan. 2, 2014, and are more rigorous to meet new GED® Testing Service guidelines.

Adult Education (AE) provides instruction to students who are 16 years or older and have either officially withdrawn from a Nebraska school or have completed home-schooling. 

For more information, contact one of the following local coordinators or Adult Education Director Ann Chambers at 308-398-7446, toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 7446, or by email at achambers@cccneb.edu

The following communities offer GED® classes. Click on the community name to get more information about its GED® program.

Aurora

Coordinator: Jessica Igo at 308-398-7433; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 7433; or jessicaigo@cccneb.edu 

GED® classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Alice M. Farr Public Library, 1603 L St. Classes are closed in July.

Columbus

 Coordinator: Mary Wiegand at 402-562-1432; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 1432; or marywiegand@cccneb.edu 

GED® classes are from 9 a.m. to noon and from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Columbus Family Resource Center, 3020 18th St., Ste. 4. New students can register during GED® class times. Attending orientation and pre-testing are required before students can start classes.

Computer labs offering keyboarding and GED® preparation are available on various days and at various times.

Grand Island

Coordinator: Jessica Igo at 308-398-7433; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 7433; or jessicaigo@cccneb.edu 

GED® orientations are held the first Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. for morning classes and at 6 p.m. for evening classes. Registration and pre-testing are required in our office before a student can attend an orientation. GED® classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at College Park, 3180 W. Highway 34.

Classes are also available at the Hall County Detention Center.

Hastings

Coordinator: Anne Cannon at 402-463-7323 or annecannon@cccneb.edu

GED® classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Head Start, 123 N. Marian Rd.

Students are required to attend an orientation session before they can take the above classes.

Holdrege

Coordinator: Diana Watson at 308-995-8133, toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780 or dwatson@cccneb.edu 

GED® classes meet from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at CCC-Holdrege, 1308 2nd St.

Kearney

Coordinator: Chauncey Patton at 308-338-4009; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 4009; or chaunceypatton@cccneb.edu

GED® classes meet from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at CCC-Kearney, 1215 30th Ave.

Students are required to attend an orientation session before they can take the classes.

Lexington

Coordinator: Marilynn Hersh at 308-324-8483 or mhersh@cccneb.edu

GED® classes meet from noon to 2:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at CCC-Lexington, 1501 Plum Creek Parkway.

Students are required to attend an orientation session before they can take the above classes.

Ord

Coordinator: Crystal Ramm at 308-728-3299 or crystalramm@cccneb.edu

Classes are held at the Ord Learning Center, 1514 K St., Ste 1. Students are required to attend an orientation session (scheduled by appointment only) before they can take the GED® classes.

Schuyler Cargill

Coordinator: Jolene Hake at 402-352-8221 or jolenehake@cccneb.edu

Self-paced GED® study is available from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at Cargill Meat Solutions, 590 Road 9. Students can register for GED® classes during office hours.

GED® Transcripts

The Adult Education Office can provide free transcripts for the Grand Island and Kearney GED® programs and Grand Island Public Schools for any GED® passed prior to 2002. Other individuals can request a transcript from the Nebraska Department of Education.

GED Transcript Request