General Education Degree

Addressing the Gap

As of 2017, about 14% of our community didn’t have a General Education Degree (GED). Since this can be a large barrier to entry for the workforce, our community has been hard at work to provide resources for those who are seeking out GEDs.

Our GED Taskforce has partnered with Denso Manufacturing to host a forum that could de-velop new ways to address the shortage of GED testing centers in our community. Other testing sites have opened at Michigan Works! and the Battle Creek YMCA.

Check back here for more information about our GED Taskforce and the future of GEDs in our community.

Take a Free GED Test

Battle Creek Public Schools has vouchers that are available for a Free GED Test.

Contact the Battle Creek Public Schools: Adult Education Center at

(269) 965-9514
77 Capital Avenue NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Hours of Operation (There are three periods open per day from Monday-Thursday).
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Tests are administered on the following days at the locations below:
Mondays and Tuesdays
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Michigan Works! SW
(269) 660-1401
200 W. Van Buren St.
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tuesdays and Thursdays
4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Battle Creek Family YMCA
(269) 788-0159
182 Capital Avenue NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tests are given on one Saturday every month. Call to confirm the dates.
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Battle Creek Family YMCA
(269) 788-0159
182 Capital Avenue NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017


Our action teams are working hard to increase college and career readiness in our community. Check back here soon for more information about our current initiatives.

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