This article lists all GED® prep locations and testing sites in the Fort Morgan region.
Colorado also offers the TASC and HiSET alternatives for HSE (high school equivalency) testing.
The HSE exam is for persons who never graduated high school and offers them the chance to earn an equivalent credential.
The GED is taken exclusively on a computer and comes with four separate subtests (modules) that must be finished within two years.
The four modules cover the fields of Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts), Math (Mathematical Reasoning), Social Studies, and Science.
The TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) and the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) exams are available both on paper and on a computer.
The HiSET and TASC exams include 5 subtests that can be taken separately as well. Here, the Literacy part is split up into separate English reading and English writing tests.
Fort Morgan HSE prep classes
Fort Morgan Adult Education
117 Main St – Fort Morgan – Colorado 80701 – Phone: (970) 542.3270
Morgan Comm. Coll. Adult Basic Education Program
920 Barlow Rd – Cedar Hall – Fort Morgan – CO 80701 – Ph: (970) 542-3270
HSE instruction is offered on Tuesdays-Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and on Tuesday & Thursday nights from 6 – 8 p.m.
MCC provides ESL (English as a 2nd Language) and ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes at locations in Fort Morgan, Burlington, and Limon.
Cargill Meat Solutions (Morgan Comm. Coll. Workplace Education)
1505 E Burlington Ave – Fort Morgan – CO 80701 – Phone: (970) 867-1575
Prep sites around Fort Morgan (cities by alphabet)
The Homework Center (Morgan Comm. Coll.)
506 Cameron St – Brush – CO 80723 – Phone: (970) 542-3270
Burlington Community Ctr (Morgan Community College)
340 South 14th St – Burlington – CO 80807 – Ph: (970) 542-3270
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Aims Comm. Coll. Adult Education
5401 W 20th St – Greeley – CO 80634 – Phone: (970) 378-3578
For all Greeley area options click here
Northeastern Junior Coll. Adult Basic Education
100 College Ave – Sterling – CO 80751 – Phone: (970) 521-6761
For more Sterling area options click here
Wray Adult Education (Morgan Comm. Coll.)
32415 Hwy 34 – Wray – CO 80758 – Ph: (970) 332-5755
Fort Morgan area testing centers
Morgan Comm. Coll.
920 Barlow Rd – Ft. Morgan – Colorado 80701 – Ph: (970) 542-3188
Aims Comm. Coll.
5401 West 20th St – Greeley – Colorado 80632 – Phone: (970) 339.6299
University of N. Colorado
1700 Ninth Ave – Greeley – Colorado 80631 – Phone: (970) 351.2790
Northeastern Junior College
100 College Ave – Sterling – Colorado 80751 – Phone: (970) 521.6604
GED passing score
The passing score on each of the four subtests was lowered by five points to 145. To read more about this decision, go to this GED passing score news post. The tests are scored on a 100-200 scale: passing score 145-164; college-ready 165-174; college-ready plus credits 175-200. The TASC and HiSET exams have their own scoring systems.
Online HSE testing?
The HSE exam is NOT offered online. If you come across websites with different information, you can be sure that information is false. Getting all set for the four GED or five HiSET/TASC tests by using online prep resources is perfectly okay, and a great solution for students in remote areas or who have busy schedules, but testing must be done at an official state-designated testing center. Visit GED testing criteria in Colorado to see if you qualify, and maybe you also want to take a look at this page that links to all GED prep programs in America.
The economy and the GED
The GED program is developed by GED Testing Service, a combination of the American Council on Education (ACE) and testing program developer Pearson, and according to GED Testing Service, there are some 39 million American adults who don’t have a secondary education degree (high school or GED diploma).
In Colorado, there are more than 435,000 individuals who for some reason did not complete their high school training. Adults who don’t hold a secondary diploma will encounter huge problems finding a good job, and will not be able to achieve their full potential. People without a high school or HSE diploma usually have higher unemployment rates and jobs with lower wages than their counterparts who do have a degree.
Adults who never get their secondary education credential don’t have the chance to get into post-secondary education and training, and nowadays for practically all jobs, a secondary credential is required. HSE exam applicants who attend a preparation program and take a few practice tests have a much higher pass rate than those candidates who study on their own, so be wise and, if you are serious about your HSE diploma, contact one of the above-listed locations. Check out also our totally free HSE video instruction and practice tests, a fantastic help to get you on the road towards your high school equivalency diploma.
College Interview Questions
Your Colorado HSE credential opens the door to a college education. If you decide to go that path (which we highly recommend), you’ll often be confronted with the college admission interview. Here’s some advice:
The college interview is often the final step in the application process. Interviews are taken seriously so be sure to arrive at your meetings prepared!
Here are my top 9 college interview tips:
- Do your research. Consult the school’s website and view other review sites, so you appear informed and knowledgeable.
- Practice! Interviews go much smoother when you have practiced with potential questions and have planned a variety of answers. Practice with your parents, counselor, or even your friends.
- Dress professionally. You do not need to wear a suit and tie but be sure to dress conservatively and in professional business style.
- Bring a copy of your transcript and activity resume. It will show your interviewer you have come prepared. But be sure to know your personal history. Interviewers may ask about specific courses or grades and expect you to be able to explain your experiences and activities in each class and any part-time jobs you have had and how the compensation related to a regular income.
- You should have five intelligent questions prepared. It is okay to bring a sheet of paper or notebook with your questions written out. Create questions that are unique to the school and do not have obvious answers on the website. Try to ask open-ended questions that will open up the conversation for further dialogue.
- Have reasons behind your five questions. An experienced college admissions interviewer recently told us that after a student asks him questions, he responds by asking why that question matters to the student.
- Engage the interviewer. Interviewers often want to talk about themselves and their experiences with the college. Remember to stay involved in an active conversation and let your interviewer talk as well.
- Aim for a personal connection. Try to find something in common with your interviewer and leave them with a lasting impression. This one is hard to prepare for as you may not know anything about your interviewer beforehand. Look for opportunities to make a connection outside of college topics during the interview.
- Follow-up and say thank you. Get your interviewer’s card or contact information and send a handwritten note or email within one week of the interview. In your “thank you” note be sure to remind the interviewer of the day, time and location of your interview to help jog their memory.
Here are a handful of sample college interview questions:
- Tell me about yourself.
- How would your friends and teachers describe you?
- Why are you interested in our college?
- Tell me about your high school experience. What has been the best part and what would you change? Is there anything you would do differently?
- Is there anything you’d like to change about your past?
- Tell me about your favorite teacher.
- What are your academic interests? Are you interested in a particular major?
- What have been your strongest and weakest subjects in high school?
- What are your greatest personal strengths and weaknesses?
- What do you do with your free time? Tell me about your favorite sports, hobbies, interests.
- What are some of your favorite books and authors? Why?
- What’s your favorite book that was not required reading for a class?
- What have you done during your summers?
- What do you hope to get out of college?
- What academic and extracurricular activities would you like to pursue in college?
- What are your goals?
- How would you contribute to our university?
- What current social/political issues are you interested in or concerned about right now?
- Tell me about a challenge you have faced and how you dealt with it.
- What other colleges are you looking at and why?
- Is there anything else you would like me to know about you?
- Do you have any questions for me?