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Student Success Center
 Adult Education Program

The Student Success Center houses the LCC Adult Education Program. 

The LCC Adult Education Program serves individuals 16 years and older:

  • Prepare to take the GED test, in order to receive their Kansas State High School Diploma from the Kansas Board of Regents. 

  • Receive instruction to improve basic skills in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.

  • Raise skill levels to gain employment or promotion. 

Classes are held year round at the Student Success Center in Parsons, Kansas.  Classes are held Monday through Thursday and three class times are available:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 - 4:00 pm or 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Adult Education classes are currently held in one outreach location: Baxter Springs.  Dates and times vary, please check calendar for complete list of dates or call extensions 820-1124 or 820-1125.

What is the GED?

GED stands for General Educational Development. This battery of tests is for people who do not have a high school diploma. If you pass the GED test, you get a high school diploma from the Kansas Board of Regents.


The GED is comprised of five multiple-choice tests.

  1. Writing Skills - This test includes questions that measure your ability to use standard written English clearly and effectively. (35 questions - 75 minutes) and (Essay - 45 minutes)

  2. Social Studies - Questions are from United States history, economics, geography, political science, and behavioral science. (64 questions - 85 minutes)

  3. Science - Questions are from the areas of biology, earth science, chemistry, and physics. (66 questions - 95 minutes)

  4. Understanding Literature and the Arts - Questions are based on passages from newspapers, magazines, literature, poetry, and drama. This test requires you to demonstrate an understanding of what is read. (45 questions - 65 minutes)

  5. Mathematics - Questions cover arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. This test can be passed if competent in arithmetic skills only. (56 questions - 90 minutes)

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 at least a 450 on each subtest and 500 average on all of the practice tests

  • Have a current photo id

How much does the GED cost?

GED orientation classes have a $25 material fee and include the practice test. Practice test without orientation classes is $25. The GED test costs $85 and all subsequent retakes are $75 as well. (See GED testing schedule 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.


For more information contact:
Karen Barger
GED Chief Examiner and Assessment Coordinator
Phone (620) 421-6700 or
1-888-labette (522-3883) ext. 1182

Labette Community College   200 S. 14th Street    Parsons, KS 67357
1-620-421-6700 or 1-888-Labette

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