2018-2019 Catalog

General Education Development

General Education Development is a high school completion program jointly sponsored by the Nebraska State Department of Education and MCC for adults 19 years of age or older; however, people who are at least 16 years of age and not in a regular high school program may enroll with special permission.

This program consists of GED preparation classes and GED testing. These classes prepare adults for the GED examination, which is a nationally standardized test of high school equivalency for adults. Classes are free; however, there is a $25.00 annual student registration fee. There is also an application fee for the high school diploma and a testing fee. The high school diploma is issued by the Nebraska Department of Education upon successful completion of the examination.

The GED examination consists of the following four timed tests:

  • Reasoning through language arts (150 minutes)
  • Social studies (90 minutes)
  • Science (90 minutes)
  • Mathematical reasoning (115 minutes)

MCC is also authorized by GED Testing Service to provide official GED testing.