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Godman Guild’s Adult Education Programs

The mission of Adult and Community Education is to “increase economic opportunity through education, employment and supportive services.”

Our goal is to improve an individual’s financial stability by increasing literacy and employment skills.  Godman Guild Association has provided Adult Education, including GED preparation, classes since 1995.  We offer classes for students who have a goal of earning a GED, passing their OGT, getting ready for college, obtaining employment, and/ or earning a career credential.

Students must be 18 years of age or older. Students who are 16 or 17 years of age need to have official verification of withdrawal from their home school district or be able to provide written evidence of a high school diploma. Please visit: for more information about this policy.

Our program is offered at no cost and is designed to be self-paced and tailored to meet the needs of the individual. Students also receive life skills training to help them balance work and family while pursuing their education.

Supportive Services: Free babysitting services (children ages 6 weeks to 12 years) are available at our 6th Ave location during most class times through the WeePLAY program. WeePLAY is always provided during orientation and intake sessions. Additionally, our program social worker can provide support and resources to students working toward their educational and employment goals.

Adult Education Class Offerings and 2015 – 2016 School Year Orientation Dates:

  1. Godman Guild (map):

303 E. 6th Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Classes are offered:

Mornings (Mon – Thurs, 9 AM – 12 PM)

Evenings (Mon-Weds, 5 – 8 PM)

2015-2016 6th Ave Location Orientation Dates:

All orientations occur on Tuesday dates below. WeePLAY babysitting services are available during all sessions. Prospective students must be on time to participate.

Session options include 9 AM – 12 PM, 12:30 – 3:30 PM or 5 – 8 PM

Orientation dates are:

7/7/15, 8/18/15, 10/6/15, 1/5/16, 2/23/16, 4/12/16

  1. South Side:

Reeb Ave Center

280 Reeb Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43207

Classes are offered:

Mornings (Mon – Thurs, 9 AM – 12 PM)

2015-2016 South Side Orientation Dates:

All orientations occur on the dates below, 9AM – 12 PM. Prospective students must be on time to participate.

Orientation dates are:

9/14/15, 10/26/15, 1/12/16, 3/1/16, 4/26/16

  1. Franklinton Learning Center (map):

2nd Floor of St. John’s Episcopal Church

1003 W. Town St.

Columbus, Ohio 43222

Classes are offered:

Mornings (Mon – Thurs, 9 AM – 12 PM)

Evenings (Mon, Tues, and Thurs, 5:30 – 8:30 PM)

2015-2016 Franklinton Orientation Dates:

All orientations occur on the dates below, 9AM – 12 PM, 1 – 4 PM, or 5 – 8 PM. Prospective students must be on time to participate.

Orientation dates are:

7/20/15, 8/31/15, 10/19/15, 1/11/16, 2/29/16, 4/25/16

How to Enroll in Adult Education classes:

Prospective students enter the program by first attending an informational Orientation Session at their preferred class location.  If students decide to enroll, they complete paperwork, a TABE diagnostic pre-test, student success activities, and one-on-one meeting with their instructor. 2015-2016 Orientation Dates are listed by site above. For additional information, please call 614-294-5476.

Official GED Practice Test

The Official GED Practice is available online through  Any person can create a GED account and then take the GED Ready Practice Test under the “Study” link. The cost is $6 per test session ($24 for the full practice test).

Godman Guild offers the Official GED Practice Test at no cost on an on-going basis to ENROLLED students who TABE test at Levels 5 or 6 in Reading and Math.

Official GED Test

The Official GED Test is administered at an approved Pearson VUE testing facility. Log in to to schedule the Official GED Test. First time test takers in Ohio are eligible to receive an $80 voucher toward the $120 cost of the test. Vouchers are issued by Career and Technical Planning Districts in Ohio.

Students who pass the Official GED Practice Test at Godman Guild are eligible for an additional $40 scholarship to cover the rest of the cost of the test.

Graduation: a formal cap and gown Graduation Ceremony is held every June for those participants who earn a GED and/or a Skill Certification. These educational milestones are quite an accomplishment and should be celebrated with family and friends!

How to Volunteer

The Adult Education program is always looking for individuals interested in tutoring students. If you are interested in this rewarding opportunity, please call 614-294-5476.

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