KCC certified as Official GED Testing Center

Students take tests on computers in the Testing and Assessment Center on the North Avenue campus

Community members looking to earn a GED can now do so on campus at Kellogg Community College, which became an Official GED Testing Center when certified by the State GED Administrator and the GED Testing Service earlier this month.

Tests will be administered in the College’s Testing and Assessment Center, located in room 108 of the Ohm Information Technology Center, on campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek. Registration, scheduling and payment will be handled through the GED Testing Service, with services available at www.ged.com.

KCC President Dr. Dennis Bona said the service is just one more way the College is working to further its mission of making education more accessible.

“Not having a high school diploma presents a real barrier to those looking to better themselves or improve their situation through higher education, job training or advancing in the workplace, and earning a GED can remove this obstacle,” Bona said. “The vast majority of colleges, universities and employers accept the GED as equal to a traditional high school diploma, and KCC is proud to offer individuals another option for securing the credential to enrich their lives through education.”

GED (General Educational Development) testing in Michigan qualifies passing individuals who have not graduated from high school to receive a High School Equivalency Certificate, which can assist them when applying for college, financial aid, apprenticeships, job training, employment and other services. The test includes four exam modules, including language arts, math, science and social studies.

Testing requirements vary by state, but most individuals must be at least 18 years old to be tested, and state credentials may not be issued until the high school class of which the applicant would have been a member has graduated. For full GED testing requirements for applicants in Michigan, visit www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/policy_mi.

KCC’s Testing and Assessment Center can be reached at 269-965-4136. For more information about GED testing at KCC, contact Admissions Representative Angela Bess at 269-565-2093.

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