Barton Community College’s Center for Adult Education will start its nine-week General Educational Development (GED) diploma preparation class on Monday.
The orientation sessions, which are a prerequisite for the course, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 22-26 at 1025 Main St. in Great Bend. Those interested can call ahead or arrive on the first day of orientation Monday. They need to attend the full week of orientation to participate in the actual coursework that starts July 29.
Barton’s Coordinator of Adult Education Chris Lemon said he hopes students will view their GED as an open doorway to greater opportunities in post-secondary education. Barton has taken steps to incentivize this type of long-term thinking among its GED students with some significant scholarship opportunities.
A passing score on the GED exam earns students a scholarship to cover the cost of tuition and fees for six credit hours at Barton.
A score of 3100-3499 will earn students a scholarship covering tuition and books for 30 credit hours.
Those who score 3500 or better on their exam will be rewarded with a scholarship covering their books and tuition for 60 credit hours, which could be the entirety of an associate’s degree.
There is a one-time $50 fee for materials. Once students have completed the preparation courses, they will take the practice tests. Upon passing the practice tests, they will be able to take the official GED test. The cost to take the GED test is $85.
Individuals who are interested in taking the GED exam without any preparation instruction will be charged $50 for the practice tests and $85 for the GED exam.
For more information or to sign up for these classes, contact Barton’s coordinator of Adult Education at email@example.com or 620-786-7563.