Our Skills U program provides free GED preparation for the Northern Kentucky/Covington area. Below is a list of these services and the eligibility requirements for enrollment in our program. We have numerous locations throughout Kenton County for your convenience. Call us at 859-442-1166.


Every adult education student must be at least 18 years of age or older and have proof of residency in the state of Kentucky with either a Driver's License or other form of state ID.

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GED preparation

Students can visit one of our conveniently located learning centers to enroll in the Gateway Adult Education program. Please visit the home page or click on LOCATIONS to find a list of sites and requirements specific to those sites. If students can only work online, please email

All students must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test if they score a level E (easy) or M (medium) on their Locator test. The State of Kentucky requires that everyone using adult education services in the state have a valid TABE on file for enrollment purposes.

After appropriate training in any skill area that is needed, students progress to the Official Practice Tests or GED Ready tests that are required by the state of KY. There are four subjects: Reasoning through Language, Social Studies, Science, and Math. Students must pass a Ready test in a subject with at least a 145 before moving on to taking the GED in said subject.

The GED stands for the Test of General Educational Development. The test is a national standardized test that is offered to individuals ages 18 and over who did not receive a high school diploma

Educational Enrichment Services

Adult Basic Education

Instructors provided individualized self-paced instruction and non-credit classes covering various subjects to help students successfully pass the GED.

Corrections Education

Academic and life skills instruction are provided for adults receiving services in various settings.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English classes engage students to improve their proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English. Students have the opportunity to take classes ONLINE and/or IN-PERSON at the Boone Campus of Gateway Community and Technical College. For more information, please call us at (859) 982-9375 or visit our website at


Where can I obtain a copy of my official GED transcript?

Please visit

Where can I get more information about higher education?

Please visit

Or talk to your instructor for more information

Where can I find more adult education centers in Kentucky?

For a list of centers across the state, click on

I have already taken the GED test. Can I check my scores online?

You can check your scores by going to and logging into your account