Program Information

Answers about Adult Education

FAQs for Adult Education

  • How do I get a replacement copy of my GED transcript or diploma?
  • How can I get started taking GED classes?
  • Who can take the GED test?
  • How much does it cost for me to enroll in a GED class?
  • How long will it take me to earn my GED?
  • What is on the GED exam?
  • How will I know when I am ready to test?
  • Do I have to take classes before I go test?
  • How are the classes set up?
  • What happens if I don't pass the GED?
  • How much does the GED test cost?
  • Can I take the GED Test in Spanish?
  • What is a TABE test?
  • How much does it cost to take the TABE test?
  • How do I contact Adult Education if I have more questions about the services offered?

How do I get a replacement copy of my GED transcript or diploma?

Visit http://ged.ky.gov/ and follow the instructions to get copies of your GED.

How can I get started taking GED classes?

The first step is to call us at (270) 686-4454 to sign up for orientation. During orientation you will learn about the GED and the Adult Education program here at SkillTrain.

Who can take the GED test?

GED Tests shall be administered to any Kentucky resident who is certified as test ready and meets one of the following criteria:

  • The applicant has a Kentucky address and is eighteen years of age.
  • The applicant has a Kentucky address, is sixteen years of age and
    • Has been officially withdrawn from public or private school for 90 days as certified by the local school district ** OR
    • Is officially withdrawn from public or private school and receives a superintendents waiver of the 90 days for a postsecondary enrollment deadline, a condition of employment, medical reason or family circumstances. **Student must present proof of withdrawal on school form or letterhead at time of testing.

Exemptions:

An applicant at least sixteen years of age with a Kentucky address is eligible to take the GED if the applicant is:

  • Committed or placed in a state correctional facility.
  • Enrolled in a Job Corps program of instruction.
  • Considered a state agency child.
  • Detained in a juvenile detention or juvenile holding facility and:
    • Is at least one year behind academically.
    • Has a minimum stay in detention of thirty daysand is approved for the GED by the local school superintendent
  • Enrolled in a KDE approved GED Secondary Program and approved for the GED by the superintendent.

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How much does it cost for me to enroll in a GED class?

There is no charge for any service provided by Adult Education. We will provide the books, classes and materials you need to be successful!

How long will it take me to earn my GED?

Our program is designed with you in mind. Our aim is to help you complete your goal within 1-3 months; however, it is impossible to say exactly how long it will take because this depends on you. Your commitment, how much you already know when you get here, combined with how much you study and attend classes will determine how quickly you complete the program. But remember, you will never finish if you don't start!

What is on the GED exam?

The GED test consists of four sections. Your skills in mathematical reasoning, science, social studies and reasoning through language artswill be tested. You will learn more about the test and what is required to pass during the GED orientation. You can also visit our GED Testing page to learn more.

How will I know when I am ready to test?

The Adult Learning Centers have the GED Ready: Official Practice Test. It is half the number of questions and half the time limit. If you follow the guidelines, it is a very good indicator of how you will do on the real test. In Kentucky, test candidates must score a 145 or higher in the subject area being tested to become eligible to schedule your GED test subject.

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Do I have to take the classes before I go test?

If you score below a 11.0 on any of the TABE assessments, you must take GED preparation classes to raise your scores.

How are the classes set up?

The classes run in 4-wee increments so that you will work in large groups, pairs, and/or individually online. You will work on the information upon which you need to focus to prepare for the test. When you are ready to test, your instructor will encourage you to go test.

What happens if I don't pass the GED?

If you pass most but not all of the GED on your first attempt you will only be required to retest in the section still needed.

How much does the GED test cost?

There are four sections to the new GED. The cost is $30.00 per section. If you do not attain the score needed to pass you are currently allowed two retakes at no cost .

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Can I take the GED Test in Spanish?

Yes! Spanish speaking students can take the entire GED in Spanish.

What is a TABE test?

The TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) is required of all SkillTrain students. It helps us determine what areas a student needs to study in order to pass the GED or get into college. The TABE is also used by local employers to test for educational aptitude of prospective employees.  A minimum of 12.9 is required by most employers in the area in the subjects of math computation, applied mathematics and reading before you are considered for employment.

How much does it cost to take the TABE test?

There is no charge for any of our services, including the TABE test.

How do I contact Adult Education if I have more questions about the services offered?

If you have any questions about any of our services call (270) 686-4454 for more information.

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