This page lists all GED® preparatory class locations and test centers in the Grand Island area. Nebraska is using the GED exam for the state’s HSE (high school equivalency) testing program.
The GED test is available online and at state-certified testing facilities.
The HSE program offers adults who never finished high school one more shot at acquiring a diploma that’s recognized in the same way as a regular HS degree.
The GED comes with four separate subtests in Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
You have the option to take one (or more) of the four GED modules (subtests) at a time.
The GED exam measures knowledge at a level that’s similar to that of high school graduates.
In the past, testing was exclusively done at official Nebraska test centers. Online GED testing was, until recently, not available.
But now, we’ve seen the launch of an online proctored GED test-taking option. For more information, check the bottom of this page.
The GED is a pretty challenging exam. Some forty percent of HS graduates would not be able to pass the exam on the first attempt.
Grand Island GED prep locations
Central Community College-Grand Island
3134 W Highway 34, Grand Island, NE 68802, Phone: 308-398-7446 (or toll-free 877-222-0780 ext. 7446)
Sands Alternative School
1912 N Lafayette Avenue, Grand Island, NE 68803, Phone: 308-385-5885
Grand Island Career Center
203 E Stolley Park Road, Suite A, Grand Island, NE 68801, Phone: 308-385-6300
Literacy Council of Grand Island (Community Humanitarian Resource Center)
410 W 2nd, Suite 8, Grand Island, NE 68801, Phone: 308-385-5515
Hall County Corrections (CCC)
123 S Webb Road, Grand Island, NE 68803, Phone: 308-398-7433
No public availability
Locations around Grand Island (cities by alphabet)
Alice M. Farr Library (CCC)
1603 L Street, Aurora, NE 68818, Phone: 308-398-7433 (or toll-free 1-877-222-0780 ext. 7433)
Central City Public Library (CCC)
1604 15th Avenue, Central City, NE 68826, Phone: 308-398-7433
Central Community College-Columbus
3020 18th Street, Suite 3, Columbus, NE 68601, Phone: 402-562-1432 (or toll-free 1-877-222-0780 ext. 1432)
All Columbus options are listed in this post
Youth Rehabilitation Center-Geneva
855 N 1st Street, Geneva, NE 68361, Phone: 402-759-3164
Jesse’s Tree (Not a GED program)
141 S 11th Street, Geneva, NE 68361, Phone: 402-759-3200
Jesse’s Tree does NOT offer GED instruction but it can be a great help to get signed up for a class!
Central Community College (Head Start Building)
3385 E Community Drive, Hastings, NE 68901-1024, Phone: 402-463-7323
Hastings Literacy Program
123 N Marian Road, Hastings, NE 68901, Phone: 402-463-7323
Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska-Hastings
422 N Hastings Avenue (Suite 203), Hastings, NE 68901, Phone: 402-463-7679
Hebron Public Library
146 N 4th St – Hebron – NE 68370 – Ph: 402.228.8236
Central Community College-Holdrege Center
1308 2nd Street, Holdrege, NE 68949. Phone: 308-995-6102/995-8133 (or toll-free 1-877-222-0780)
Central Community College-Kearney Center
3519 2nd Avenue, Kearney, NE 68847, Phone: 308-338-4024/338-4009 (or toll-free 1-877-222-0780 ext. 4009)
Central Community College-Lexington
608 N Lincoln Street, Lexington, NE 68850, Phone: 308-324-8483
See more Lexington prep locations here
Literacy Council of Lincoln
745 South 9th St | Lincoln | NE 68508 | Ph: 402.476.7323
Check out all GED prep locations in the Lincoln area at Lincoln GED Programs
Mid-Plains Community College (von Riesen Library, Lower Level)
1205 East Third St | McCook | NE 69001 | Phone: 308-345-8128
Ord Learning Center (CCC)
1514 K Street – Ord – NE 68862 – Phone: 308-728-3299
York Adult Education
1501 Washington Ave – York – Nebraska 68467 – Ph: 402.362.7677
York Middle School
1730 N Delaware Ave – York – NE 68467 – Ph: 402.362.6655
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Grand Island area GED testing centers
Grand Island Community Coll. | GED testing
3134 West Highway 34 | Grand Island | NE 68802 | Phone 308-398-7481
Hastings Central Community Coll. | GED testing (Howard Bldg, Rm 126)
550 Technical Boulevard | Hastings | NE 68901 | Phone 402-461-2429
Kearney Central Community Coll. GED testing
1215 30th Avenue | Kearney | NE 68845 | Phone 308-338-4024
Lexington Centr. Community Coll. | GED testing
1501 Plum Creek Parkway | Lexington | NE 68850 | Phone 308-324-8480
The GED program is far more than only a set of four tests. Go to GED.com to become fully informed and sign up at MyGED, your online portal for registration, studying, scheduling your tests, to check your scores, and to learn about the job market developments and college programs.
Holding the GED diploma will definitely lead to better jobs with decent earnings and the degree also opens the door to a college education. Two years after the new GED implementation, the GED passing score was lowered from 150 points to 145 on each of the four subtests.
The state of Nebraska requires that candidates be 18 years old. If 16 or 17-year-old’s want to take the GED exam, they must meet strict requirements and provide specific documentation. These candidates must contact a local test center to determine the requirements for their specific location. Furthermore, GED test-takers cannot be holders of a high school degree, and they can also not be registered for any other school course.
Launching an online proctored GED test
In the past, taking the four GED subtests was never possible over the internet. To earn your Nebraska GED diploma, you personally had to report to one of Nebraska’s official GED test centers and pass the four GED modules.
Recently, though, we witnessed the launch of a new online proctored option to sit for the GED exam. So all of that has now changed. To learn more about this fantastic development, visit ‘The introduction of an online GED test’.
Last Updated on January 21, 2021.