Adult Education – GED

Adult Education - GED and English Language Programs

Where challenges are met and opportunities for success are developed.

Contact us for more information:  269.580.6399

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What Does GED Stand For?

GED technically has a few different meanings depending on who you talk to.  Two of the most common definitions are General Educational Development and Graduate Equivalency Degree.

What is a GED and How Do I Get One?

The GED is technically a test (more specifically a series of tests) designed to show that a person has high-school level academic skills.  By passing the GED Test, a person is awarded with a Certificate of High School Equivalency.  Many people simply refer to this certificate as a GED.

This is not actually a high school diploma but carries about the same authority as one.

The GED is a series of five tests, each one representing a different school subject.

The tests are:

  • Reasoning: Includes Reading and Writing

  • Social Studies

  • Science

  • Mathematics

The point is to show that you know all of the information a high school graduate is expected to know.  The tests are standardized.

Each test is graded on a scale to  200.  Typically, a person must get at least 145 to pass an individual test. If a person fails one of the tests but passes the others, they only need to retake the parts they failed.


Coldwater High School Library

275 N. Fremont St., Coldwater, MI 49036

Adult Basic Education & High School Equivalency/GED Classes

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3:30-6:30 PM

English as a Second Language (Beginning and Intermediate)

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 5:00-6:30 PM

*This is our primary location.

Union City/ Community Unlimited - (G.E.D)

221 Ellen St. Union City, MI 49094

  • Contact Jan Storrs 269-580-6399

Michigan Works! (G.E.D)

398 Marshall St., Coldwater, MI 49036

Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency/GED Classes

  • Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

This location typically has much smaller class sizes.

Lincoln Learning Center - E.S.L (Ladies Only)

70 Tibbits St., Coldwater, MI 49036

ESL (English as a Second Language)

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00-11:00 AM

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1:00-3:00 PM

K.C.C/Grahl Center

125 Seeley St. Coldwater, Room #118

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00-10:30 AM - Beginning

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30-12:00 PM - Intermediate