Listed here are all GED® prep class locations and testing facilities in the Columbus, Nebraska region. The GED exam offers adults who could not finish high school another option to acquire an equivalent credential.
GED testing is available online, from your home, and at state-approved Nebraska test centers.
The GED diploma is all across North America recognized in the same way as a common HS credential.
The GED tests assess an applicant’s knowledge at a level that is comparable to that of graduating high school seniors.
The GED exam is administered completely computer-formatted and contains four separate subtests (modules) in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy.
You can take these modules separately. You are not required to sit for the GED battery all at once.
In the past, there was no GED exam testing option over the internet. Personal appearance at one of Nebraska’s state-approved test centers was required.
Recently, though, we witnessed the launch of an online proctored GED testing option. Read more below.
Columbus GED prep locations
Platte Valley Literacy Association GED Instruction
2504 14th. Street | Columbus | NE 68601 | Ph: (402) 564-5196
Central Community College-Columbus
3020 18th Street | Suite 3 | Columbus | NE 68601 | Ph: (402) 562.1432 or toll-free 1-877.222.0780 x 1432)
For classes in Schuyler/St. Edward call (402) 562.1432 and for Schuyler Cargill (402) 352.8221
Family Resource Center
3111 19th Street | Columbus | NE 68601 | Ph: (402) 562.1432
Centro Hispano Columbus
3020 18th Street | Suite 7 | Columbus | NE 68601 | Ph: (402) 564.2110
Platte County Jail (CCC)
1125 E 17th Street | Columbus | NE 68601 | Ph: (402) 562.1432
Not available to the public
Prep sites around Columbus (cities by alphabet)
David City Library (Platte Valley Literacy Association)
399 N 5th Street | David City | NE 68632 | Ph: (492) 564.5196
Metropolitan Community College-Fremont
835 N Broad Street | Fremont | NE 68025 | Ph: (402) 457.2312
Central Comm. Coll.-Grand Island GED Instruction
3134 W Highway 34 | Grand Island | NE 68802 | Ph: (308) 398.7446 (or toll-free 1.877.222.0780 x 7446)
More Grand Island area sites are found on this page
Southeast Comm. Coll. GED Classes
8800 O St – Lincoln – NE 68520 – Ph (402) 437-2717
Click here for all Lincoln area prep locations
Northeast Comm. Coll. GED Classes
801 E Benjamin Avenue | Norfolk | NE 68701 | Ph: (402) 844.7252
For more Norfolk area prep sites go to this post
Schuyler Library GED Instruction
1124 A Street | Schuyler | NE 68661 | Ph: (402) 562.1432
Cargill Community Learning Center (Cargill Meat Corporation)
590 Road Nine | Schuyler – NE 68661 – Ph (402) 352-8221
St. Edward Public Schools (CCC)
601 Clark Street | St. Edwards, NE 68660 | Ph: (402) 562.1432 (or toll-free 1-877-222-0780 ext. 1432)
Please use the door on 7th Street
West Point Education Ctr
202 Anna Stalp Avenue | West Point | NE 68788 | Ph: (402) 372.2269
York Public Schools GED Instruction
1501 Washington Ave | York | Nebraska 68467 | Ph: (402) 362-7677
Columbus area GED testing sites
Columbus Central Comm. Coll. GED testing
4500 63rd St – Columbus – Nebraska 68601 – Phone (402) 562-1206
Crete School District GED Testing
325 E. 9th St – Crete – Nebraska 68333 – Phone (402) 826-5228
Fremont Area Metropolitan Comm. College
835 N. Broad St – Fremont – Nebraska 68025 – Phone (402) 721-2507/(531) 622-3000
Grand Island Comm. Coll. GED testing
3134 W Highway 34 – Grand Island – Nebraska 68802 – Phone (308) 398-7481
Southeast Community Coll. GED testing (Testing Ctr-Rm L3)
8800 O Street | Lincoln | Nebraska 68520 | Ph (402) 437.2626
See more Lincoln testing sites on our lincoln page
Northeast Comm. College GED testing
801 E Benjamin Avenue | Norfolk | NE 68701 | Ph (402) 371-2020
Should this page be updated? Is maybe a prep location not listed? We welcome your contributions.
To see if you can enroll in the program check out Nebraska GED testing requirements.
If you want to take the GED exam, there are requirements. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, but exceptions are made for those who are 16 and 17. They must come up with proof of withdrawal from school, and also have relevant application forms from Nebraska’s Department of Education.
You cannot already have a secondary education degree, and not be registered for any other educational program. The passing score on each GED module (or subtest) is 145 on a 100-200 scale. Testing takes place at a level that compares that of high school grads.
Introducing an online GED test-taking option
In earlier days, taking the GED testing online from your home was not possible. If you wanted to earn your Nebraska GED diploma, you needed to come to an official Nebraska GED testing site in person to take and pass the four GED subtests.
Recently, however, a great new option was launched with the introduction of an online version of the GED test. So that has changed, but to be able to take the GED exam at home, you need to have a good internet connection. Check out this page: ‘Launching a new online GED test-taking option’ if you want to learn more about this interesting development.
Using a calculator
On the GED Math, Social Studies, and Science modules, you can use a scientific calculator, but it has to be the Texas Instruments Model TI-30XS. You have the option to bring your own hand-held version to the test room but there’s also be an embedded, on-screen, version available to you.
At the beginning of the GED Math module, there’ll be a tutorial with instructions on how to use the calculator. The scientific calculator is a very powerful machine that can help you solve practically all math problems found on the 2nd part of the Math subtest.
The GED Math exam is split up into two sections and using the calculator is only permitted in the second part. Please note that only the TI30XS calculator can be used. Any other calculator cannot be used on the GED Math, Science, and Social Studies exams.
Last Updated on April 5, 2021.