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Klamath Adult Learning Center (KALC)

Klamath Adult Learning Center (KALC) offers classes for high school completion, GED test preparation and English as a Second Language (ESL), along with GED testing services. Classes are offered in blocks from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Center is located at 2856 Eberlein Avenue, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603.

Testing for the GED (General Education Development)

WHAT IS A GED?

GED (General Educational Development) is the most widely respected High School equivalency credential. It consists of a series of five tests. Successful completion of the test series earns you a High School Certificate of Equivalency from the Oregon State Board of Education.

The test and time limits for each test are:

Language Arts/Writing 2 Hours
Social Studies 1 Hour & 10 Minutes
Science 1 Hour & 20 Minutes
Language Arts/Reading 1 Hour & 5 Minutes
Mathematics 1 Hour & 30 Minutes

* GED tests are currently only offered in English at this Center

WHAT SCORE DO I NEED TO PASS?

You need a minimum score of 410 on each test AND an average of 450 on all five tests to pass. An average of 450 gives you a total of 2,250 points. If you score at least 410 on each test, but do not have an average of 450, you can retake any test you choose until you obtain 2,250 points.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO TAKE THE GED TESTS?

Adults 18 years or older who have not graduated from an accredited high school may test. If you are 16 or 17, you must provide proof that you are legally released from compulsory school attendance, or are in a GED Options program. Contact your school of residence or your local Education Service District for more information. Parent/guardian signature is required. No one under 16 years of age is allowed to test for the GED.

HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR THE GED?

Preparation classes are available through the Klamath Adult Learning Center. Call 541-883-4719 ex 2 for schedule and registration information. The class curriculum includes direct classroom instruction and skill building for all test skill areas. There is a $30 per-term resource fee for all classes.

I’M READY TO TAKE THE TEST! WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

A one-time registration/orientation is mandatory for all beginning test candidates. These sessions are scheduled on most Thursdays at 4 PM and take approximately one hour. The purpose of these sessions are to:

  • Verify test candidate eligibility
  • Verify test candidate identity
  • Collect test fee (see fee schedule)
  • Complete registration paperwork
  • Explain Official GED testing procedures
  • Verify test schedule
  • Answer questions and concerns

You must be pre-signed up for these session and arrive you should plan on arriving 10 to 15 minutes early. Late arrivals are not allowed to enter once orientation has started.

Call Klamath Adult Learning Center at 541-883-4719 ext. 3 to make a reservation for the registration/orientation.

WHAT IF I HAVE A DISABILITY?

Accommodations may be available if you have a documented disability. You will need to allow at least 4 to 6 weeks for processing after submission of accommodation request. GED candidates requesting accommodations may contact the Chief GED Examiner for further information.

DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING TO THE REGISTRATION OR TESTS?

All testing material is provided by testing center, including test booklets, answer sheets, scratch paper, calculators and pens/pencils. Test material will be collected at the end of each test session.

Official Government Picture ID is REQUIRED at registration/orientation and ALL tests. Accepted forms of ID are:

  • Valid Driver’s License, Permit or State ID Card
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Tribal ID

Contact GED Chief Examiner if you have questions regarding acceptable forms of ID.

GED Test Fees:

Official Test fee $125.00 (covers all five skill areas) Re-Take fee $15.00 per test Cash, checks, bank drafts and money orders are accepted. All fees are non-refundable!

(KALC is unable to accept Debit or Credit Cards at this time)

If you are currently a high school student or were recently enrolled and your graduating class has not graduated, you must meet first with a high school counselor to obtain approval to attend classes at KALC.

If you are over 18 years of age and your high school class has already graduated, you can contact KALC directly.

For additional information please call 541-883-4719.

Phone Extension Program
1 Klamath Institute, KI or High School credit completion
2 GED study program and ESL program.
3 Administrative Assistant

7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls OR 97603 541.882.3521
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