Adult Education Program
Godman Guild Association has provided GED and Adult Basic Education classes since 1995. We also offer classes for students who have a HS Diploma, but want academic preparation and remediation for college level coursework. Students must be 18 years of age or older.
The mission of the GED/ABLE (General Educational Development/Adult Basic Literacy Education) program is to provide resources, support and opportunities for life-long learning to adults in our community. Staff and volunteers carry out this mission by working with community members to improve their basic skills and meet educational and career goals, like obtaining a GED or going to college.
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.
Childcare (children ages 6 weeks to 12 years) is available during some class times through the WeePLAY program. Transportation is also available for students in some ABLE/ GED evening classes who live in Godman Guild’s neighborhood service area. All of these services are free of charge.
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!
Class Offerings and Schedule
Godman Guild (6th Ave. Location): Classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Classes can be scheduled for morning, afternoon or night.
South Side (located at South Side Learning and Development Center): Classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the mornings.
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. These classes are only for Columbus State students and are offered at their downtown location.
How to Enroll in adult education classes:
Prospective students enter the program by first attending and informational Orientation Session. If students decide to enroll, they complete paperwork, a TABE pre-test and meet one on one with their instructors. Classes run in 6 week cycles.
Please call 614-294-5476 ext.501 for information on upcoming enrollment dates.
Official GED Practice Test
Godman Guild offers the Official GED Practice Test at no cost on a monthly basis. Individuals are encouraged to take the Practice Test in order to see if they are prepared for the Official GED Test which costs $40. If you are interested in taking the Official GED Practice Test, please call 614-294-5476 ext. 131.
How to Volunteer
The GED/ABLE program is always looking for individuals interested in tutoring students. If you are interested in this rewarding opportunity, please call 614-294-5476 ext.133