Topeka Public Schools USD 501

Enrolling in GED Classes

Basic academic skills to improve literacy and prepare for GED® testing

The Adult Education Center classes begin with a 3-day Orientation session, during which applicants participate in an assessment to determine their current skill levels. Following Orientation, each participant has a conference with an instructor to determine which skill areas they need to focus on, and when they may begin classes. Progress is determined by the commitment and skill level of the student.

Orientation Information

  • Participants must attend ALL THREE days (or evenings) of Orientation.
  • $30.00 fee for orientation, payable in cash only, and is non-refundable.
  • Seating is limited and is on a first-come walk-in basis, so applicants are advised to arrive early.
  • Applicants age 16 or 17 are required to bring a copy of their Compulsory Attendance Disclaimer from their local high school in order to be eligible for Orientation.
  • All Orientations are held at:
    Washburn Institute of Technology, Bldg D
    5724 SW Huntoon
    Topeka, Kansas 66604

2014-2015 Orientations

Day Orientations

Day orientations take place from 8:30-11:30am. Potential students must attend all three days of orientation. Orientations are for a specific session:

  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday August 4, 5, & 6, 2014 - for Session 1 (Aug 18 - Oct 10)
  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday August 11, 12, & 13, 2014 - for Session 1 (Aug 18 - Oct 10)
  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday October 13, 14, & 15, 2014 - for Session 2 (Oct 20 - Dec 19)
  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday January 5, 6, & 7, 2015 - for Session 3 (Jan 12 - Feb 27)
  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday March 2, 3, & 4, 2015 - for Session 4 (Mar 9 - May 1)
  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday May 4, 5, & 6, 2015 - for Session 5 (May 11 - June 26)
Evening Orientations

Evening orientations take place from 5:30pm-9:00pm. Potential students must attend all three nights of orientation, and must be 18 or older. Orientations are for a specific session:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday August 19, 20, & 21, 2014 - for Session 1 (Aug 28 - Nov 6)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday November 11, 12, & 13, 2014 - for Session 2 (Nov 19 - Feb 12)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday February 17, 18, & 19, 2015 - for Session 3 (Feb 25 - May 21)

Note that persons employed full-time during the day will be given priority for evening class openings. Must be 18 or older to attend the evening class.

Class Locations and Times

The Adult Education Center offers Basic Educational classes at this location:

  • Washburn Tech, Bldg D
    5724 SW Huntoon
    Topeka, Kansas 66604

Class days and times are as follows:

  • Monday through Friday, 8:30-11:30am
  • Monday through Thursday, 12:30-4:00pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6:00-9:00pm