Adult Education and GED

Your first step towards a new beginning starts today!

Fort Scott Community College offers adult education classes to assist students in the following: GED preparation, basic math and reading skills, employment skills, and college preparation and transition. Individuals who have completed the adult education classes will have the opportunity to earn a GED, Basic Computer Skills certificate, and the Kansas Work Ready certificate.


Adult education classes are open to students sixteen and older. Students under eighteen must have a Parental Waiver for Compulsory Attendance in order to attend class. These forms are obtained from the last school district the student attended.


Adult education classes begin with scheduled orientations throughout the year. The 2016-2017 orientation dates are:

  • September 6, 2016
  • November 8, 2016
  • January 11, 2017
  • March 28, 2017
  • May 23, 2017


Attendance is mandatory all days of orientation. Class times are Monday through Thursday from 9 am - 12 pm, 1 - 4 pm, and 4 - 7 pm. The adult education center is located in the Student Success Center of Bailey Hall.


Based on the results of your assessment during orientation, staff members will develop and individualized plan to help you achieve your goals. In order to be eligible to take the GED examination, you must have completed all of the adult education class requirements, passed all required exams, and have a valid government issued photo identification card.


The cost for the class is $30 which covers the COMPASS college entrance exam, NorthStar certification, and WorkKeys Employment Skills Test, TABE assessment, and one GED Ready Practice Test. The GED test fee is $33 per subject (Math, Reasoning Through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies) which can be taken and paid for separately; due when you register for the test.


Upon successful completion of the examination, you will be issued a diploma by the Kansas State Department of Education.


Please call (800) 874-3722 or (620) 223-2700 extension 4400 or 4270 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


"It's never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot