Godman Guild Adult Education Program
The mission of the Adult Education program is to provide resources, support and opportunities for lifelong learning to adults in our community. 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: https://www.ohiohighered.org/sites/ohiohighered.org/files/uploads/able/ff/ABLE%20Student%20Eligibility%20Policy%20final%207_1_13.pdf 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 during some class times through the WeePLAY program. Additionally, our program social worker can provide support and resources to students working toward their educational and employment goals.
Class Offerings and Schedule
Godman Guild (map):
303 E. 6th Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Classes are offered: Mornings (Mon – Thurs, 9 AM – 12 PM),
Afternoons (Mon, Tues, Thurs, 12:30 – 3 PM), and
Evenings (Mon-Weds, 5:30 – 8 PM).
South Side (map): Call 614-580-2651 for information about enrolling at this site.
Upstairs of Resurrection Missionary Baptist Church
258 Hosack St., Columbus, Ohio 43207
Classes are offered on Tues and Thurs, 9 AM – 12 PM.
Franklinton Center (map): Call 614-221-9151 for information about enrolling at this site.
2nd Floor of St. John’s Episcopal Church
1003 W. Town St.
Columbus, Ohio 43222
Classes are offered: Mornings (Mon – Thurs, 9 – 11:30 AM),
Afternoons–combined with Online Learning (Mon, Weds, 12:30 – 3 PM), and
Evenings (Tues, Thurs, 5 – 8 PM)
Hilltop Library (map): Call 614-221-9151 for information about enrolling at this site.
511 S Hague Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43204.
Note: Orientations for Hilltop Library classes are at Franklinton Center.
Classes are offered Mon and Weds, 10 AM – 1 PM
Godman Guild is a partner in Columbus State Community College’s Cougar Edge Program. Students, who apply to Columbus State and test at entry level Developmental Education coursework, are referred to Cougar Edge for academic remediation. The program is offered at no-cost to the student and gives them an opportunity to build academic skills while not exhausting their Financial Aid. Classes are integrated with Adult Education and follow enrollment schedules for each site.
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.
Official GED Practice Test
The Official GED Practice is available online through ged.com. 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 a monthly 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 ged.com 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.
A graduation ceremony is held for those participants who earn a GED. This educational milestone is 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.