What is the GED?
GED stands for General Educational Development. This battery of tests is for individuals who do not have a high school diploma. When you pass the GED tests, you will receive a Kansas State High School Diploma from the Kansas Board of Regents.
The GED is comprised of four tests with a varying number of questions:
- Reasoning Through Language Arts - The test includes reading and interpreting passages, using evidence to support conclusions and grammar and sentence structure.
- Social Studies - The questions are from the areas of reading and writing in Social Studies, applying Social Studies concepts, and applying mathematical reasoning in Social Studies.
- Science - The questions are from the areas of reading and writing in Science, applying Science concepts, and applying mathematical reasoning in Science.
- Mathematical Reasoning - The questions are from the areas of algebra and quantitative problem solving. The Mathematics test has 2 parts; calculator allowed on second part.
Who can take the GED?
To be eligible to take the GED tests you must:
- Be at lest 18 years of age OR
- Be 16 or 17 years of age and obtain a Compulsory School Attendance Disclaimer from an official of the school district in which you live
- Have taken the official practice tests at an authorized testing center
- Have a current photo id
How much does the GED cost?
GED orientation classes have a $35.00 material fee and include the practice tests. The GED Test battery costs $132.00 and all subsequent retakes are $13.00. Please contact the SSC for testing dates.
Scholarships for GED graduates
Students who obtain their GED may be eligible for tuition scholarships at Labette Community College. Usually, these scholarships are based on financial need. We will help you apply for scholarships if you are interested in taking college-level courses.