Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on the background knowledge you are bringing with you. Some students need a brief review (2-4 weeks) while others take longer.

The Skills U Centers administer the GED Ready. It is half the number of questions and half the time as the actual GED test; therefore it is a good indicator of how you will do on the real test. In Kentucky, test candidates must score a 145 or higher in the subject area being tested to become eligible to schedule that section of your GED test.

No, if you score benchmark on the TABE assessments, you can take GED READY test to see if you are ready for the actual GED test.  

We offer day and evening classes at all levels.  We have classes that will meet everyone's needs! 

The TABE is the Test of Adult Basic Education. It comes infive different levels and tests reading, math, and language skills. Everyone in Skills U will take the TABE test because it is recognized at the state and national levels as an approved assessment of basic skills. We use the results to determine where you need to begin your studies so you wont have to study what you already know. 

There is no easy answer. It depends on the following questions:

  • What are your goals?
  • What are your skills?
  • How motivated are you?
  • How much time can you devote to this?
  • How do you learn?

The only answer we can give you is that it is different for each person.

If you pass some sections and not others, you only have to retake the sections you do not pass! You will need to come back to the center, brush up, and retake the GED Ready test in the sections you are retaking. We will help you sign up your account GED.com; each section you retake will cost $10 each, not to exceed two retakes.
Everything we do in the WKCTC Skills U Centers is FREE! You can pay as you go with the GED test. This means you can pay for each subject individually or when you are ready to test. In Kentucky the fee per subject is $30 or $120 for the total battery.
The GED test standard scores range from 100 to 200. A passing score is a minimum of 150 on each subject. Score of 170 or higher in each subject will be GED with Honors. However, the better the score is, the more likely you are to earn scholarships for college. 

GED Tests shall be administered to any Kentucky resident who is certified as test ready and meets one of the following criteria:

  • The applicant has a Kentucky address and is eighteen years of age with proper documents.
  • The applicant has a Kentucky address and
    • Has been officially withdrawn from public or private school for 90 days as certified by the local school district ** OR
    • Is officially withdrawn from public or private school and receives a superintendents waiver of the 90 days for a postsecondary enrollment deadline.

An applicant at least sixteen years of age with a Kentucky address is eligible to take the GED if the applicant is:

  • Committed or placed in a state correctional facility.
  • Enrolled in a Job Corps program of instruction.
  • Considered a state agency child.
  • Detained in a juvenile detention or juvenile holding facility and:
    • Is at least one year behind academically.
    • Has a minimum stay in detention of thirty daysand is approved for the GED by the local school superintendent
  • Enrolled in a KDE approved GED Secondary Program and approved for the GED by the superintendent.

A dedicated staff that will:

  • Keep your best interest in mind.
  • Be knowledgeable of adult education materials and options.
  • Maintain regular contact.
  • Be knowledgeableabout outside services.
  • Be prepared for class.
  • Offer professional, courteous service