Kansas is using the latest edition of the GED® exam for the state’s high school equivalency testing, The new GED exam totally computer-based and contains four individual tests in the subject areas of Social Studies, Science, Math, and Literacy.
Testing in person, not online
Please be aware that the GED exam is not offered via the internet. You must go in person to a designated Kansas GED testing site. Earning the GED diploma will positively influence your life, and GED prep classes are offered at numerous locations in Kansas. Don’t forget to check our article about signing up for your GED exam with the online portal MyGED.
You will receive the GED diploma or certificate when you pass all four GED tests (one at a time if you wish, within two years), and this document is recognized and accepted as comparable to a standard high school diploma by virtually all U.S. government agencies, employers, recruiters, and universities. Going for the GED is important for people who never finished high school, and offers them another chance to get a similar diploma.
The GED certificate will improve employment opportunities and clear the way into colleges and universities.
GED prep classes in and around (click on your nearest city):
GED – Kansas requirements
- You must be 18 years old (if you are 16 or 17 special regulations apply, so contact your nearest GED testing site)
- You FIRST need to take the official GED practice test
- Fee: computer-based $132 ($33 per subject)
- Retesting: $33 per test
- Residency Requirements: you do NOT have to be a Kansas resident
- You don’t hold a secondary degree and are not attending a school program
Kansas GED Testing Centers
Cowley Co. Community Coll. | 125 S Second St | Arkansas City |KS 67005, 620 – 441 – 5258
DCCC Adult Learning Center | 700 Ave G | Dodge City | KS 67801 | 620.225.0186
Butler Co. Community Coll. | 131 North Haverhill Rd | El Dorado | KS 67042 | 316.321.4030
Garden City Comm. Coll. | 801 Campus Dr | Garden City | KS 67846 | 620.276.9654
Barton County Comm. Col. | 1025 Main St | Great Bend | KS 67530 | 620.793.5794
Highland Comm. Coll. | 602 W Main St | Highland | KS 66035 | 785.442.6055
Hutchinson Comm. Coll. | 1300 N Plum St | Hutchinson | KS 67501 | 620.665.3512
Independence Comm. College | 2615 W Main St | Rm 111 | Independence | KS 67301 | 620.332.5630
Kansas Comm. College | 7250 State Ave | Kansas City | KS 66112 | 913.288.7246
Westside HS GED testing | 1389 Scenic Dr | Larned | KS 67550 | 620-285-0300
Lawrence Ad. Learning Ctr | 2017 Louisiana St | Lawrence | KS 66046 | 785.832.5960
Seward County Comm. Coll. |930 N Kansas Ave | Liberal | KS 67901 | 620.417.1310
Adult Learning Center USD 383 – 205 S 4th St., Upper Level, Manhattan – KS 66502, 785.539.9009
Johnson Co. Community Coll. | 12345 Coll. Blvd | Overland Park | KS 66210 | 913.469.2309
Paola Ad. Education Ctr | 1710 Industrial Park Dr | Paola| KS 66071 | 913.294.8018
Adult Education Center | 410 W Ash | Salina | KS 67401 | 785.309.4660
Topeka Public Schools | 5724 Huntoon St | Topeka | KS 66604 | 785.235.7693
Wichita Area Tech | 301 South Grove St | Wichita | KS 67211 | 316.677.1966
Kansas Board of Regents, 1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520, Topeka, KS 66612-1368, Phone: 785-291-3038
Questions? Call Kansas’s state office at 785-296-3191
Are adjustments required? This is the link to our contact page.
How to start with GED preparation
You cannot have a high school diploma if you would like to sit for the GED exam, and you cannot be signed up for any school program as well. Please contact a GED prep site near to you to discover if you qualify, and read some of our relevant posts for more information.
When you feel you are all set to go the GED test path, follow these guidelines that will get you ahead: Go to the GED test organization’s website GED.com and create your personal account at MyGED. Discover everything the new GED test has to offer and you will be taken through the processes of registration and be scheduling your tests very efficiently. Use also our totally free video classes to get ready for the GED tests.
Everything is now done online, so become well-informed, and attend preparation classes at a local GED preparation center (see our post on a city near you). Every local bookstore can supply you with materials too, but our experience is that you best can go to a GED prep classes close to you (check out the listed areas above) where GED preparation is available, often at no charge.
The four GED tests
The Kansas GED examination measures an applicant’s level of skills and knowledge that may be expected of somebody who had four years of high school education. The GED program provides a great opportunity for individuals who did not graduate from high school and allows them to earn the Kansas high school certificate which is regarded as a high school equivalency.
The GED exam is a set of four tests that measure competencies and knowledge these four subject areas: Social Studies, Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, and Science. The four subtests can be taken separately with a 2-year time frame. Show up at the GED exam well prepared, pass the exam, and obtain your GED credential. Kansas requires test takers to be 18 years of age or older, but special conditions apply to those who are 16 or 17.
The GED passing score
To pass the Kansas GED exam, you needed to have a minimum score of 150 points on each individual section, but that changed to 145 in January 2016, so now a total of at least 580 points is required, and averaging is not possible. More information is available in our GED News posts.
The GED (General Education Development) test program was launched in the 1940’s, and since then more than 240,000 Kansas residents have received their GED test diploma. Nowadays, without a secondary degree (HS or GED test diploma) it will become extremely hard to land a good position with a decent salary. To that comes that the state of Kansas has a lower-than-national-average unemployment rate and also a very competitively trained workforce.
Jobs with the GED diploma
Over the last few years, we saw a great increase of entry-level jobs that all called for a secondary education in the professional sectors of Financial Services, Healthcare, Education, and Information Technology. In Kansas, these professional fields generated more than 4,100 new jobs annually and this trend will continue. These jobs are reliable, will lead to better wages, long-lasting employment, and a prosperous career outlook. To secure one of these jobs, all you need to do is invest in your secondary education.
Although the GED program was totally revamped and has become more expensive, it still offers a very accessible and affordable path toward a great career. Sign up for a GED prep class to continue your education just where you dropped out, and get ahead in life and your career.
No online GED testing
The GED exam is done on a computer, but the test is NOT available online. Beware of fraudulent websites that want you to believe something different! Their documents are worthless and will no be accepted by employers and schools of higher education. The GED exam offers a computerized testing format, and you can study and enroll via the internet to take the GED tests (or only one if you want – you have two years to complete all four subtests) whenever fits you best. The fact that you can register online does not imply online testing. You must report personally to take the set of four tests.
We still can find some 240,000 Kansan residents who did not complete their regular high school education, and the GED credential forms a perfect alternative. Both instructors and potential GED applicants can use the official GED Ready Test results as an indicator of a candidate’s readiness.
The practice test comes with a detailed score report that lists specific competencies and sectors that the candidate needs to improve to take the GED exam successfully. Nearly one in five Americans lack a secondary degree (high school or GED diploma). and it is crucial that they are given encouragement to earn their GED test credential if they want to improve their lives.