GED Classes Minneapolis, Minnesota

In this post, we list all GED® prep locations and testing sites in the Minneapolis region. Minnesota uses the computer-based GED exam for high school equivalency (HSE) testing.

GED testing can be done online and at state-approved Minnesota GED testing centers.

The GED exam is a set of four separate tests developed for people who never finished high school.

This way, they can earn an equivalent degree. Testing is done at a level that compares to that of graduating HS seniors.

The exam has four individual subtests in Literacy, Social Studies, Math, and Science. These four tests can be completed separately.

It used to be that online GED testing was not possible. However, this has recently changed with the introduction of a new online test-taking option. Read more below.

Testing happens at a level comparable to what high school seniors must command upon graduation.

Minneapolis GED prep classes (by ZIP)

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401, Ph: 612-543-8000

Adult Education Program
925 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403, Ph: 612-871-2031

Lincoln Adult Education Ctr
730 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403, Ph: 612-871-6350

International Education Center
1128 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403, Ph: 612-871-6350

Franklin Community Library (Adult Learning Ctr)
1314 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404, Ph: 612-543-6934

AIOIC Takoda program (Adult Basic Education)
1845 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404, Ph: 612-341-3358 x 112

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Volunteers of America (Minnesota Education Center)
924 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404, Ph: 612-278-4239
VOA offers classes for adults ages 21 and older who need a high school diploma. New student registration is on Mondays at 3:15 p.m.

Summit Academy OIC
935 Olson Memorial Highway, Minneapolis, MN 55405, Ph: 612-377-0150
Summit Academy offers a GED program for youth ages 19 and older who don’t hold a High School Diploma or GED in combination with certification training for a career in construction or healthcare. Summit Academy will provide support and training to get a GED and be job-ready in 30 weeks. To learn more, please visit Summit’s information sessions every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Summit Academy OIC is found near the intersection of Olson Memorial Highway and Interstate 94 (#19 bus line).

Minnesota Literacy Council (Lake Street Education Ctr)
2700 E Lake Street, Suite 2500, Minneapolis, MN 55406, Ph: 612-483-1763

FATHER Project 
2700 E Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406, Ph: 612-724-3539 x 102

Minneapolis Community Education South Campus
2225 E Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407, Ph: 612-668-3800

CLUES – Minneapolis
720 E Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407, Ph: 612-746-3500

Latino Economic Development Center
1501 E Lake Street (Lower Level), Minneapolis, MN 55407, Ph: 612-724-5332

Minneapolis Community Education ABE
1006 W Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408, Ph: 612-668-3802

Sabathani Life Skills-MN Job Corps Outreach
310 E 38th Street, Ste LL 2, Minneapolis, MN 55409, Ph: 612-821-2311

CHP International – MN Job Corps Outreach and Admission
310 E 38th Street, Ste 304E, Minneapolis, MN 55409, Ph: 612-824-1546
CHP Int’s offers free education and training programs to support youth with earning a GED or high school diploma and find a proper job.

Minneapolis Community Education-North Campus
800 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411, Ph: 612-668-1863

Sumner Library (Open Door Learning Ctr Northside)
611 Van White Memorial Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55411, Ph: 612-377-5399

Minneapolis Community Education Wells Fargo
615 N 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55411, Ph: 612-667-1908

EMERGE Career & Technology Center
1834 Emerson Avenue N, Minneapolis, MN 55411, Ph: 612-529-9267

Urban League
2100 Plymouth Avenue N, Minneapolis, MN 55411, Ph: 612-302-3100

Adult Options In Education – St. Louis Park
1342 Colorado Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55416, Ph: 952-988-5343

Minnesota Literacy Council (Learning Ctr Northeast)
724 NE Lowry Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55418, Ph: 612-789-9024

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Saint Paul area locations are listed here: GED prep facilities in/around Saint Paul

GED prep classes around Minneapolis (cities by alphabet)

Anoka Technical College-Student Success Center (Metro North ABE Consortium)
1355 W Highway 10 (Room 184), Anoka, MN 55303, Ph:

Cedar Valley Learning Center
14420 Glenda Drive, Apple Valley, MN 55124, Ph: 952-431-8316

Dakota Valley Learning Center 
4679 144th Street W, Apple Valley, MN 55124, Ph: 952-388-1980

Metro-North Blaine Learning Lab (Anoka County Human Service Ctr)
1201 89th Avenue NE, Suite 335, Blaine, MN 55434, Ph: 763-433-4200

Huntington Learning Center Blaine
10400 Baltimore Street (Ste 130), Blaine, MN 55449, Ph: 763-786-8000

South Hennepin Adult Programs in Education (SHAPE)
2575 W 88th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431, Ph: 952-681-6119

Normandale Community College (Metro South ABE Daytime Classes)
9700 France Avenue S (Room C1105), Bloomington, MN 55431, Ph: 952-681-6170

Metro South Adult Basic Education (Evening Classes)
2575 W 88th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431, Ph: 952-681-6170
Metro South ABE offers GED instruction in Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Richfield

Northwest Family Service Center
7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429, Ph: 763-566-5452

Brooklyn Center Community Corner
1500 69th Avenue N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430, Ph: 763-706-3833

Brooklyn Center Lutheran Church of the Master
1200 69th Avenue N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430, Ph: 763-706-3833

Osseo School District (Adult Learning Ctr)
1500 69th Avenue N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430, Ph: 763-561-2481

North Hennepin Comm. College Adult Education Program
7411 85th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445, 763-424-0857/488-0445

Buffalo Adult Basic Education
800 Eighth Street NE, Buffalo, Minnesota 55313, Ph: 763.682.8688

Buffalo/Hanover/Montrose Community Education
301 2nd Avenue NE, Buffalo, MN 55313, Ph: 763-682-8688

Burnsville Eagan Savage School (Adult Education Program)
200 W Burnsville Parkway, Suite 104, Burnsville, MN 55337, Ph: 952-707-4125

Cambridge Ad. Basic Education
540 5th Avenue NW, Cambridge, MN 55008, Ph: 763-689-6228

Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Cambridge (MLC)
300 Spirit River Drive S, Cambridge, MN 55008, Ph: 763-433-1940 x 1

SouthWest Metro Educational Cooperative (401 Building)
401 E 4th Street, Chaska, MN 55318, Ph: 952-567-8000

East Creek Family Center (SouthWest Metro Educational Cooperative)
303 E 6th Street, Chaska, MN 55318, Ph: 952-567-8200

Centennial Adult Continuing Education
4203 Woodland Road, Circle Pines, MN 55014, Ph: 763-398-2980
Please enter the door on Village Parkway

Columbia Heights/Fridley Adult Education Center
4111 Central Ave NE, South Building, Ste 100, Columbia Heights, MN 55421, Ph: 763-706-3833

Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Learning Lab
11200 Mississippi Boulevard NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433, Ph: 763-433-4200

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Crystal Learning Center
305 Willow Bend, Crystal, MN 55428, Ph: 763-504-8300

Deephaven Education Center
4584 Vine Hill Road, Deephaven, MN 55331, Ph: 952-401-6800

Delano Community Education Center
140 Elm Street, Delano, MN 55328, Ph: 763-497-6210

Rahncliff Learning Center
2030 Rahn Way, Eagan, MN 55122, Phone: 651-683-8585

Woodland ABE Center
945 Wescott Road, Eagan, MN 55123, Phone: 651-683-6813

Dakota Technical College (IT Training Center)
3140 Neil Armstrong Boulevard, Eagan, MN 55121, Phone: 651-423-8686

Eden Prairie Adult Basic Education
8040 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, Phone: 952-681-6170

New American Academy
6873 Washington Ave S #201, Edina, MN 55439, Phone: 952-212-7446

Elk River Community Education Center (Handke Center)
1170 Main St, Elk River, MN 55330, Ph: 763-241-3400 x 5525

Minnetonka Adult Education
4584 Vine Hill Road, Excelsior, MN 55331, Ph: 952-401-6839

Dakota Prairie ABE
6100 195th Street W, Farmington, MN 55024, Ph: 651-460-3212

Forest Lake Central Learning Center
200 SW 4th Street, Forest Lake, MN 55025, Ph: 651-982-8302

Sandburg Learning Center (MLC)
2400 Sandburg Lane, Golden Valley, MN 55427, Ph: 763-504-8300

Adult Options in Education (Eisenhower Community Center)
1001 Highway 7, Suite 228, Hopkins, MN 55305, Ph: 952-988-5343

Lydia Education Center
20560 Langford Way, Jordan, MN 55352, Ph: 952-567-8150

Juvenile Alternative Facility (JAF)
17681 Valley View Drive, Jordan, MN 55352, Ph: 952-496-8966

River Valley Education Center
100 Hope Avenue, Jordan, MN 55352, Ph: 952-492-3030

Lakeville Area Learning Ctr
20950 Howland Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044, Ph: 952-232-2080

Lester Prairie ABE (MLC)
131 Hickory Street N, Lester Prairie, MN 55354, Ph: 320-395-3001

Chisago Lakes Area Schools (Community Education Building)
13289 St. Croix Ave, Lindstrom, MN 55045, Phone: 612-875-5095

Lino Lakes Correctional Facility (Inner Change Freedom Initiative)
7525 4th Avenue, Lino Lakes, MN 55014, Phone: 651-717-6726

Mankato Area Ad. Basic Education
110 Fulton Street, Mankato, MN 56001, Ph: 507-345-5222
More Mankato area options are listed here

Huntington Center Maple Grove 
11316 86th Avenue N, Maple Grove, MN 55369, Ph: 763-416-0500

Hennepin County Library
12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305, Ph: 612-543-6934

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5213 Shoreline Drive, Mound, MN 55364, Phone: 952-491-8029

Silver View Education Center
2574 County Hwy 10, Mounds View, MN 55112, Ph: 651-621-6250

Pike Lake Education Ctr
2101 NW 14th Street, New Brighton, MN 55112, Ph: 651-621-7410

Adult Academic Program
7940 55th Avenue, New Hope, MN 55428, Ph: 763-504-8302

New Hope Learning Center
8301 47th Avenue N, New Hope, MN, Ph: 763-504-8028

New Prague Adult Education GED (MLC)
420 Central Avenue, New Prague, MN 56071, Ph: 952-758-1734

Chisago County Job Club-North Branch ABE
6241 Main Street, Ste 102, North Branch, MN 55056. Ph: 612-875-5095

Dakota Prairie Adult Basic Education (Northfield Community Center)
1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield, MN 55057, Ph: 507-664-3764

Greenvale Park Elementary (Northfield Public Schools)
700 Lincoln Parkway, Northfield, MN 55057, Ph: 507-664-3649

Emmaus Church (Northfield Public Schools)
712 Linden Street N, Northfield, MN 55057, Ph: 507-664-3649

Metro-North ABE-Lifelong Learning Center (MLC)
18900 Cedar Drive, Oak Grove, MN 55011, Ph: 763-753-7190

Pine Technical College Adult Education
900 4th Street SE, Pine City, MN 55063, Ph: 320-629-4040

Pine City Area Learning Center (Pine City Civic Center)
1400 S Main Street, Pine City, MN 55063, Ph: 651-788-3667

Wayzata Basic Ad. education (Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners building)
1605 Highway 101 N, Plymouth, MN 55447, Ph: 763-745-5200

Community Education at Pilgrim Lane
3725 Pilgrim Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55441, Ph: 763-504-8028

Huntington Learning Center
10100 6th Avenue N (Waterford Plaza), Plymouth, MN 55441, Ph: 763-542-0000

Prior Lake Adult Education (Edgewood School)
5304 Westwood Drive SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372, Ph: 952-226-0081

Hidden Oaks Middle School (SouthWest Metro Educational Cooperative)
15855 Fish Point Road, Prior Lake, MN 55372, Ph: 612-644-0192

Rochester Library GED Classes
101 Second St SE – Rochester – MN 55904 – Ph: 507.328.2309
Check out all Rochester area GED classes at Rochester Area GED Programs

Rockford High School
7600 County Road 50, Rockford, MN 55373, Ph: 763-477-4563

Roseville Ad. Learning Ctr (Fairview Community Center, Room 207)
1910 W County Road B, Roseville, MN 55113, Ph: 651-604-3553

St. Croix River Education District GED Classes
425 S Dana Avenue, Rush City, MN 55069, Ph: 320-629-5139

Northern Waters Learning
P.O. Box 103, Saint Croix Falls, WI 54024, Ph: 715-405-7323

Saint Francis Learning Center
4111 Ambassador Boulevard NW, Saint Francis, MN 55070, Ph: 763-753-7190

Adult Options in Education (St. Louis Park High School Building-AOIE Wing)
6425 W 33rd. Street, Saint Louis Park, MN 55426, Ph: 952-988-5343
Adult Options In Education is an education program for adults offered by the school districts of St. Louis Park, Minnetonka, and Hopkins.

STMA Community Education Center
60 Central Avenue W, Saint Michael, MN 55376, Ph: 763-497-6550

Saint Paul Public Library GED Classes
461 Dale Street North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104, Ph: 651-266-7400
For all Saint Paul area locations go to Saint Paul GED Courses

Savage School for Adults
4735 W 123rd Street, Savage, MN 55378, Ph: 952-707-4125

Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative
792 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, MN 55379, Ph: 952-403-7660

SouthWest Metro Educational Cooperative
792 Canterbury Road S, Shakopee, MN 55379, Ph: 952-567-8136
SouthWest Metro ABE (Adult Basic Education) offers (together with Community Education) GED instruction and other educational programs in these districts:
Districts 108 (Norwood Young America), 110 (Waconia), 112 (Eastern Carver County), 716 (Belle Plaine), 717 (Jordan), 719 (Prior Lake-Savage), 720 (Shakopee), and 721 (New Prague).

GED prep classes are offered in Chanhassen, Chaska, Prior Lake, and Shakopee. Additional instruction may be available by appointment in Belle Plain, New Prague, Jordan, Norwood Young America, and Waconia. If you want more information, please call 952-567-8136.

Minnesota Correctional Facility Shakopee GED Program
1010 6th Avenue W, Shakopee, MN 55379, Ph:952-496-4440
Not open to the general public

Plymouth Huntington Center
10100 6th Avenue N, Waterford Plaza, Plymouth, MN 55441, Ph: 763-542-0000

Watertown-Mayer Primary School
313 Angel Avenue NW, Watertown, MN 55388, Ph: 952-955-0280

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Minneapolis area GED testing centers

Minneapolis Adult Education-South Campus
2015 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407, Ph: 612-668-3808

Minneapolis Adult Education-North Campus
1250 W Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411, Ph: 612-668-1863

American Indian OIC
1845 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404, Ph: 612-341-3358

Anoka Technical College (Metro North ABE-Student Success Ctr, Room 184)
1355 W Highway 10, Anoka, MN  55303, Ph: 763-576-7840

Metro-North ABE Blaine Learning Lab
1201 89th Avenue NE, Suite 335, Blaine, MN 55434, Ph: 763-783-4870

Academy College (Suite 100)
1600 West 82nd Street, Bloomington, MN 55431, Ph: 952-851-0066

North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445, Ph: 763-424-0928

Crystal Learning Center
305 Willow Bend, Crystal, MN 55428, Ph: 763-504-8300

Faribault Learning Center GED Testing
340 Ninth Avenue SW, Faribault, MN 55021, Ph: 507-333-6472

Forest Lake Central Learning Center
200 SW 4th Street, Forest Lake, MN 55025, Ph: 651-982-8334

Adult Options in Education (Room 245)
1001 Minnesota 7, Hopkins, MN 55305, Ph: 952-988-5340

Inver Hills Comm. College
2500 East 80th Street, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076, Ph 651-450-3650

Lakeville Adult Ed. GED Testing
17685 Juniper Path, Lakeville, MN 55044, Ph: 952-232-2150

Mounds View Adult Education
2574 Mounds View Boulevard, Mounds View, MN 55112, Ph: 651-621-6250

Roseville Adult Education (Rm 207)
1910 County Road B West, Roseville, MN 55113, Ph 651-604-3553

Hubbs Lifelong Learning Center
1030 University Ave West, St. Paul, MN 55104, Ph: 651-290-4779

Savage School for Adults
4735 W 123rd Street, Savage, MN 55378, Ph: 952-707-4125

Valley Green Workforce Center
792 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, MN 55379, Ph: 952-567-8136

Online GED testing made possible 

Until recently, GED testing over the internet was not an option. To get hold of your Minnesota GED credential, your personal appearance at one of Minnesota’s state-designated GED testing sites was required. You had to take the four GED subtests face-to-face.

Now, with the arrival of a new online GED testing option, that has all changed. To learn more about this change, go to this page ‘The introduction of a new, online GED testing option’.

Last Updated on January 21, 2021.

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