This article includes an overview of all GED® prep locations and testing facilities in the Salina region.
The state of Kansas is using the GED exam for it’s High School Equivalency (HSE) testing program.
The HSE program offers adults who did not complete their high school curriculum the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
HSE testing happens at a level that’s comparable to that of graduating HS seniors.
The GED exam includes four independent subtests that must be passed with a 2-year time frame.
The four GED subtests cover the fields of Math, Literacy, Science, and Social Studies.
Salina GED prep facilities (by ZIP)
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SAEC-Salina Adult Education Center
2620 Centennial Road, Salina, KS 67401, Phone: 785 . 309 . 4660
SAEC-Salina Adult Education Center
410 West Ash Street, Salina, KS 67401, Phone: 785 . 309 . 4660
Smoky Hill Education Service Center
830 South Ninth Street, Salina, KS 67401, Phone: 785-825-0435
Be aware that this is Not a GED program. Students may earn a Kansas State Board of Education H.S. diploma from your sponsoring school.
Classes are on the 2nd floor, use the south entrance and go upstairs.
GED prep facilities around Salina (cities by alphabet)
Dickinson Co. Learning Exchange
213 N Broadway, Abilene, KS 67410, Ph: 785.825.0435
Republic County Head Start
1812 L Street, Belleville, KS 66935, Ph: 785.527.2300
408 Lincoln Street, Clay Center, KS 67432, Ph: 785.632.2588
Cloud Co. Comm. Coll.
2221 Campus Drive, Concordia, KS 66901, Ph: 785.243.1435
Council Grove High (Barton Community College)
131 West Main Street, Council Grove, KS 66846, Ph: 316.323.6074
Ellsworth Correctional Facility GED Program
1607 State Street, Ellsworth, KS 67439, Phone: 785-472-5501
Not open to the public
Barton Community College
1025 Main St, Great Bend, Kansas 67530, Ph: 620-786-7560
Barton offers small classes to help students to get all set for the GED test. There is no charge for these classes there is a $50 fee for study materials. The school also offers Computer Literacy training and WorkReady certification instruction.
Great Bend Workforce Center
1025 Main St, Great Bend, Kansas 67530, Ph: 620-793-5445
Barton County Academy
5220 W 10th St, Great Bend, KS 67530, Ph: 620-792-7995
Barton County Academy, found on Great Bend’s west side, offers various services such as a high school credential completion program, ESL instruction for non-native speakers enhance their reading, writing, and speaking skills in English. Child care is provided.
Learning Center of Ellis County
323 W 12th St, Hays, Kansas 67601, Ph: 785.623.2426
The Learning Center of Ellis County provides alternative and online options to assist individuals who want to earn a high school equivalent diploma. The center accommodates those who otherwise would not be able to complete high school. Students can attend classes in the school’s lab in Hays or, if they have a computer, from anywhere via online delivery. The Learning Center’s classes are free for residents.
Hays Adult Education
332 East 8th St, Hays, Kansas 67601, Ph: 785.460.4663
Herington Community Learning Center
20 N Broadway, Herington, KS 67449, Phone: 785-258-2046
Junction City Workforce Center
1012 A West 6th St, Junction City, Kansas 66441, Ph: (785) 762.8870
All Junction City GED prep sites are listed here
Smoky Valley Virtual Charter School (Vision Tek Building)
121 S Main St, Lindsborg, KS 67456, Phone: (785) 227-4292
Manhattan Adult Learning Ctr
205 S 4th Street, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, Ph: (785) 539.9009
Check out all Manhattan options here
Marion High (Butler Comm. Coll. Adult Ed.)
701 East Main St (Hill Building) Marion, Kansas 66861, Ph: (316) 323.6074
Marshall County Lifelong Learning (HCC)
405 North 4th St, Marysville, KS 66508, Ph: (785) 629-8085
Hutchinson Comm. Coll.
2208 East Kansas Ave, McPherson, Kansas 67460, Ph: (620) 665.8004
Stafford Co. Learning Center GED Classes
318 East Broadway, Stafford, KS 67578, Ph: (620) 234.5031
Wichita Area Tech
301 S Grove Street, Wichita, KS 67211, Phone: (316) 677.1150
You can see all Wichita area options here
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Salina area GED testing sites
Salina Adult Ed. Ctr.
2620 Centennial Rd, Salina, Kansas 67401, Ph: (785) 309.4660
Barton Co. Comm. Coll.
1025 Main St, Great Bend, Kansas 67530, Ph: (620) 793.5794
Hutchinson Comm. Coll.
1300 North Plum St, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501, Ph: (620) 665-8004
Manhattan Learning Ctr.
205 S Fourth St, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, Ph: (785) 539-9009
The GED program is for adults who never finished their high school diploma. The GED program gives them another opportunity to earn a credential that is equivalent to a standard high school diploma. For eligibility criteria go to GED in Kansas.
GED pass score
Scoring on the GED exam happens on a 100-200 scale, and the passing score on each of the four GED subtests is 145. Read more in this GED News article.
The diploma that you will receive after you pass the Kansas GED exam is and accepted just like a regular high school diploma by employers, government agencies, and colleges and universities across the U.S. GED prep courses address the four content areas GED exam: Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy. Check out also this link towards all GED prep sites in the USA.
Back to school tips – changing how others see you
The GED credential qualifies you for a college education. Now don’t get distracted by how you will be perceived by other students!
But if you change your appearance in a noticeable way, that already implies some differences. Think if there are any ways to change your appearance for the better: perhaps a new hairstyle, a nice new wardrobe, better hygiene, etc. You should only change what you want to change of course, but the more noticeable it is, this more this can help you, I’ve noticed.
Improving your appearance is all good and well, but it will only get you so far if you don’t improve what kind of person you are to other people. Of course, if you are content with who you are to other people, ignore this. But if you aren’t entirely pleased, maybe it’s time to think of what you would like to change and how to change it.
For example, if you’re a quiet person and you’re tired of it, you know that you’ll have to get used to talking to more people. If you feel like you’re a jerk to people, you see that you need to think before you speak.
Remember, this takes effort. Improving your appearance is relatively easy, but this will be hard. You have to make a constant and conscious effort to do what you know you need to do. Just saying you will is not enough. You need to force whatever change you want to make consistently.
If you combine the two, you’ll be surprised at how much difference people can notice in you. And, when you realize things are working, it gives you a confidence boost that makes it easier to keep on going. Just getting that first help is the hard part. Put in the effort if you want to get anywhere.
Back to school – improving yourself
Developing yourself takes a lot of work too. Much like with visible improvements, you need to gather your thoughts and decide what you want to change and how you would like to change. Maybe you would like to devote more time to school. Perhaps you want to try and get more sleep this year.
To make an internal improvement, you need to have a plan, and you need to implement it immediately. If you decide you want to focus more on schoolwork, don’t plan on doing it later: do it the first day back. Prioritize yourself and don’t allow yourself to become distracted. Put away any temptations that might keep you from your goal.
Once you’ve gotten the hang of your goal, don’t ever drop it. Not even for a day. For example, if you’re trying to be more organized, don’t decide that it will be okay to put something away sloppily. That sets up a precedent for you, making it a lot easier to do the same thing next time.