Listed on this page are all GED® prep locations and test facilities in the Mankato area. Minnesota is using the computer-based GED test for its HSE (high school equivalency) testing program.
GED testing can be done both online and at state-certified test centers,
HSE testing is for adults who did not complete high school and gives them the opportunity to acquire an equivalent degree.
The GED exam measures proficiency at a level similar to that of graduating high school students
The GED is fully computerized and consists of four separate subtests in Literacy, Social studies, Math, and Science.
You can take the four GED subtests (modules) separately. No need to complete the GED battery in one take.
Online GED testing was, until recently, no option. You needed to show up at an official Minnesota GED test center and take the four subtests in person. This has changed with the arrival of a new online proctored GED testing option. Read more below.
All across North America, the GED diploma is recognized in the same way as a conventional HS degree.
Mankato GED prep facilities
Mankato Area Adult Basic Education (Lincoln Community Center)
110 Fulton St, Mankato, Minnesota 56001, Phone: (507) 345.5222
Minnesota CareerForce Service Center Mankato
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 1600A, Mankato, Minnesota 56001, Phone: (507) 344-2622
South Central College North Mankato Campus
1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, Minnesota 56003, Phone: (507) 345.5222
House of Hope Mankato GED Program
1429 3rd Ave, Mankato, Minnesota 56002, Phone: (507) 625.4373
Blue Earth County Jail GED Program
401 Carver Rd, Mankato, MN 56001, Ph: (507) 304.4830
No public availability
Locations around Mankato (cities by alphabet)
Brookside Learning Center
211 West Richway Dr, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007, Ph: (507) 379.4866
Workforce Development (@ Riverland Community College)
2200 Riverland Dr, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007, Ph: (507) 369.1488
Albert Lea Detention Center
411 Broadway South, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007, Ph: (507) 377.4683
No public availability
Riverland Community College-Austin
1600 8th Ave NW, Austin, Minnesota 55912, Ph: (507) 460.1860
GED Classes are held in the school’s East Building, Room C138
Blue Earth CareerForce Center
315 East 6th St, Blue Earth, Minnesota 56013, Ph: (507) 526.3172
714 Victoria St, Fairmont, Minnesota 56031, Ph: (507) 235.3141
Faribault Adult Education (Faribault CareerForce)
340 9th Ave SW, Faribault, Minnesota 55021, Ph: (507) 333.6472
Gaylord Library (Gaylord Adult Education)
428 Main Ave, Gaylord, Minnesota 55334, Ph: (507) 665.4626
Ziebarth Learning Center
706 Turril St, Le Sueur, Minnesota 56058, Ph: (507) 665.4620
GED classes are held here two days a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, mornings and evenings.
Southwest Adult Education GED Classes (Madelia High School Library)
320 Buck Ave SE, Madelia, Minnesota 56062, Ph: (507) 642.3232 ext. 214/125
Minneapolis Adult Education South Campus
2015 E Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407, Ph: (612) 668.3800
All Minneapolis area prep facilities are found here
New Prague GED Instruction
420 Central Ave, New Prague, Minnesota 56071, Ph: (952) 758.1734
New Ulm CereerForce Center
17 N Broadway St, New Ulm<, Minnesota 56073, Ph: (507) 345.5222
New Ulm Public Library
17 N Broadway St, New Ulm, Minnesota 56073, Ph: (507) 779.5827
The Library offers GED prep in partnership with Mankato Area Adult Basic Education.
Owatonna Community Education
122 East McKinley St, Owatonna, Minnesota 55060, Ph: (507) 444.7925
Hawthorne Learning Center
700 Fourth Ave SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904, Ph: (507) 328.4440
For all Rochester area options go to GED prep sites in Rochester
St. James Adult Education (Minnesota CareerForce)
600 8th Ave S, Saint James, Minnesota 56081, Ph: (507) 375.4517
Saint Peter Senior High
100 Lincoln Dr, Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082, Ph: (507) 665.4626
Saint Peter Community & Family Education (Pathways to Healthcare Careers Program)
600 South 5th St (Rm 210), Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082, Ph: (507) 665.4626
The Pathways to Healthcare option is especially for those interested in a job in the medical field. Applicants need to be no younger than 17 and not be signed up for high school.
The first element is the “Bridge Class” where students can explore options for healthcare careers while they, at the same time, will get ready for college. Successful students will proceed to South Central College where they will attend the courses Medical Terminology and Basic Nursing 101.
Upon completion of the program, they will earn a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) certificate. The Bridge Class is offered free of charge and the school also offers scholarships to help pay for the cost of tuition and books.
Saint Peter Community and Family Education
600 South 5th St, Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082, Ph: (507) 934.3048/665.4626
Martin County Adult Education Sherburn
16 W 5th St – Sherburn – MN 56171 – 507-764-2597
Springfield Adult Education
12 S Burns Ave, Springfield, Minnesota 56087, Ph: (507) 723.4288
501 E Elm Ave, Waseca, Minnesota 56093, Phone: (507) 665.4626/837.5489
BEA Community Education – Wells (United South Central School)
600 11th St SW, Wells, Minnesota 56097, Ph: (507) 553.5823
Windom Adult Education
1012 5th Ave, Windom, Minnesota 56101, Ph: (507) 831.6915
Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop GED Classes
1001 North Cottonwood St, Winthrop, Minnesota 55396, Ph: (507) 665.4626
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Online GED testing introduced
You could, until recently, not take the GED test over the internet. To earn a GED, you had to appear, personally, at an official Minnesota GED test center and deal with the four GED tests face-to-face. Now, all of this has changed with the introduction of an online GED test-taking option. More information can be found here: ‘Online GED testing’.
Mankato area GED testing centers
Mankato GED Testing Center (Lincoln Community Center, Room 252)
110 Fulton Street | Mankato | Minnesota 56001 | Phone: 507-345-5222
Albert Lea Community Education
211 West Richway Drive | Albert Lea | Minnesota 56007 | Phone: 507-379-4834
Faribault Adult Education Center
340 9th Avenue SW | Faribault | MN 55021 | Phone: 507-333-6472
Lakeville GED Testing Center
17685 Juniper Path | Lakeville | MN 55044 | Phone: 952-232-2150
Owatonna Adult Education
122 East McKinley Street | Owatonna | Minnesota 55060 | Phone: 507-444-7901
Last Updated on August 1, 2021.