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

2013-2014 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 5, 6 & 7, 2013 - for Session 1 (Aug 19 - Oct 11)
  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday August 12, 13 & 14, 2013 - for Session 1 (Aug 19 - Oct 11)
  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday October 14, 15 & 16, 2013 - for Session 2 (Oct 21 - Dec 20)
  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday January 6, 7 & 8, 2014 - for Session 3 (Jan 13 - Feb 28)
  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday March 3, 4 & 5, 2014 - for Session 4 (Mar 10 - May 2)
  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday May 5, 6 & 7, 2014 - for Session 5 (May 12 - June 28)
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 20, 21 & 22, 2013 - for Session 1 (Aug 29 - Nov 7)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday November 12, 13 & 14, 2013 - for Session 2 (Nov 20 - Feb 13)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday February 18, 19 & 20, 2014 - for Session 3 (Feb 26 - May 23)

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