Listed here are all GED® prep class locations and testing facilities in the St. Cloud area. Minnesota has welcomed the computer-formatted GED test for high school equivalency (HSE) testing.
The GED exam can be taken online or at a state-certified GED test center.
The HSE program is for adults who left high school without a diploma and offers them one more chance to earn an equivalent degree.
The GED exam consists of four separate subtests in Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
You don’t need to take all the subtests at one time. You have the option to sit for one (or more) of the four subject tests at a time.
Online GED testing has, until recently, never been an option. You had to come personally to an official GED testing site.
Now, this has changed, however, as a new online testing format was introduced using a proctor who checks if all is done in line with the regulations. Read more below.
GED testing is quite challenging. The passing score is set at a level that some 40% of high school graduates could not pass on their first attempt.
St. Cloud GED prep facilities
St. Cloud One-Stop Career Center
1542 Northway Drive (Door 2), St. Cloud, MN 56303, Phone: 320-308-5320
Reach-Up Head Start Adult Education
350 S Highway 10, Suite 100, St. Cloud, MN 56304, Phone: 320-253-8110
To check what you know, take a free GED Practice Test.
Locations around St. Cloud (cities by alphabet)
Albany Area ABE
10 Forest Avenue, Albany, MN 56307, Phone: 320-845-2171/5060
Alexandria Community Education GED
1410 S McKay Avenue, Alexandria, MN 56308, Phone: 320-762-3312
All Alexandria sites are listed here
Annandale High School (Computer Lab)
855 Hemlock Street E, Annandale, MN 55302, Ph: 320-274-3058
Becker High School (Minnesota Literacy Council)
12000 Hancock Street, Becker, MN 55308, Ph: 763-261-4506
Big Lake Adult Basic Education (Independence Elementary)
701 Minnesota Avenue, Big Lake, MN 55309, Ph: 763-262-2523
Brainerd Learning Center Adult Basic Education
311 10th Avenue, Brainerd, MN 56401, Ph: 218-454-5400
You can see all Brainerd prep sites here
Buffalo Adult Basic Education (Phoenix Learning Center)
800 8th Street NE, Buffalo, MN 55313, Phone: 763-682-8688
Cambridge Adult Basic Education (ABE)
540 Fifth Ave NW, Cambridge, Minnesota 55008, Phone: 763.689.6228
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
300 Spirit River Drive South, Cambridge, Minnesota 55008, Phone: 763.433.1940 ext. 1
Dassel-Cokato Adult Basic Education
290 Cokato Street E, Cokato, MN 55321, Phone: 320-286-4100 x 1020/231-8492 x 6334
The Dassel-Cokato Area Learning Center is located in the Coldwell Banker Saber Realty Building next to Cenex on Highway 12. GED classes are offered on Tuesdays from 5 to 8 pm.
Rocori Adult Basic Education
527 Main Street, Cold Spring, MN 56320, Phone: 320-685-8631
Eden Valley Adult Basic Education (Eden Valley High School)
298 Brooks Street N, Eden Valley, MN 55329, Phone: 320-398-7700 x 112
Foley Adult Basic Education (Foley Elementary)
840 Norman Avenue N, Foley, MN 56329, Phone: 320-968-8619
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ABE (MLC)
801 8th Avenue, Howard Lake, MN 55349, Phone: 320-543-3600
Kimball Adult Basic Education
100 W Highway 55, Kimball, MN 55353, Phone: 320-398-7700 x 112
Little Falls Career Center
609 13th Avenue NE, Little Falls, MN 56345, Phone 320-232-2000
Check out all Little Falls options here
Maple Lake High School (Media Center)
200 State Highway 55, Maple Lake, MN 55358, Ph: 320-963-5991
Minnesota Literacy Council
208 1st Street NE, Melrose, MN 56310, Phone: 320-256-2210
Melrose Area Community Adult Basic Education
546 N 5th Avenue East, Melrose, MN 56352, Phone: 320-256-6010
Melrose Adult Education (MLC)
408 E Main Street, Melrose, MN 56310, Phone: 844-265-4480
Milaca Adult Basic Education
500 Highway 23 W, Milaca, MN 56353, Phone: 320-982-7191
Minneapolis Urban League GED
2100 Plymouth Ave North, Minneapolis – MN 55411 – Phone: 612.302.3100
To discover all Minneapolis prep locations visit: Minneapolis GED Courses
Monticello Workforce Center
406 7th Street E, Monticello, MN 55362, Phone: 763-271-3768
WEST Adult Education (Eastview Family Center)
9375 Fenning Avenue, Monticello, MN 55362, Phone: 763-272-2040
WEST Adult Education provides GED preparation at no charge ar various learning sites in central Minnesota.
Mora High School GED (MLC)
400 E Maple Avenue, Mora, MN 55051, Phone: 763-689-6228
Pierz Healy High School (MLC)
112 Kamnic Street, Pierz, MN 56364, Phone: 218-894-2497
Princeton Adult Basic Education
706 1st Street, Princeton, MN 55371, Phone: 763-389-6196
Literacy Council of Minnesota
756 Transfer Road, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114, Ph: 651.645.2277 (ext. 202)
All Saint Paul area locations are available here: Saint Paul GED Courses
Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools GED Program (Hillside School)
30 4th Avenue S, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379, Phone: 320-258-1111
(Enter Door 2 by the playground on 5th Avenue)
Discovery School (St. Cloud Area School District)
700 7th Street S, Waite Park, MN 56387, Phone 320-529-6500 x 6211
McKinley Education Ctr
216 8th Avenue N, Waite Park, MN 56387, Phone 320-529-6500 x 6211
Central Minnesota Adult Education
216 8th Avenue N, Waite Park, MN 56387, Phone 800-228-2428 x 620
Willmar Adult Basic Education
325 Willmar Avenue SW, Willmar, MN 56201, Phone 320-231-8480
All Willmar prep facilities can be found here
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St. Cloud area GED testing centers
St. Cloud State University (Atwood Memorial Ctr, Testing Ctr, Rm 218)
651 1st Avenue & 6th Street South, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301, Phone: 320-308-5456
Central Lakes College (Library, Room E400, southeast end of the Bldg)
501 West College Drive, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401, Phone: 218-855-8265
West Adult Education (Eastview Family Center)
9375 Fenning Avenue NE, Monticello, Minnesota 55362, Phone: 763-272-2040
2101 15th Avenue NW, Willmar, Minnesota 56201, Phone 320-222-5563
Introducing an online GED testing option
It used to be that you could not take the GED exam via the internet. To secure a Minnesota GED degree, your personal appearance at one of Minnesota’s state-approved GED test facilities was required.
Now, we’ve witnessed the introduction of a new online proctored GED test-taking option, so all of that has changed. To learn more about these significant changes, check out the post ‘A new online GED test-taking option welcomed.’
Last Updated on January 21, 2021.