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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Adult Learning Center located?
The Adult Learning Center is located in the Vocational Technical Center building at 1200 College Drive on the campus of Bismarck State College in Bismarck.

Where is the GED Testing Center located?
The GED Testing Center is located in the Technical Center building at 1200 College Drive on the campus of Bismarck State College in Bismarck.

What is the phone number of the Adult Learning Center?
The phone number is 701.323.4530.

What are the office hours of the Adult Learning Center?
The office of the Adult Learning Center is open 8:00am-3:15pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8:00-11:30 on Fridays.

Is an appointment needed to register for classes?
Yes, you do need to register for classes. A group registration takes place approximately every two weeks. An initial placement test is taken shortly after group registration. Finally, an individual intake appointment is set up to determine into which class you will be placed.

Is an appointment needed to take a GED test?
Yes, you will need an appointment to take a test. The GED Testing service is only open at certain times. If testing times are currently set up, those times would be listed on the website once you have registered yourself and opened an online account for yourself.

What are the hours of the GED testing Center?
The testing center is open only during testing sessions. You can reach the center by phone and leave a message at (701) 323-4530 if testing personnel are not available.

Can I take all of the GED tests in one day?
No. The GED Testing Center is only open a few hours a week. Generally, only one test may be taken during one testing period. In some circumstances, two tests may be taken, but this is only available by previous arrangement with testing personnel.

Is there a fee to take each test?
Yes, there is a fee. The fee for each test is $30.

Are GED prep classes mandatory in order to take a GED test?
No, prep classes are not mandatory, but they are highly encouraged for a number of reasons. Our instructors have a good sense of what you will need to know for the test and have practice tests available that will help you not only pass the tests but to get higher scores on those tests.

Is there a website that would provide some preparation?
Yes, there are several websites available, but not all are official or free. is the official website. You may find other information elsewhere, but be careful of websites that ask you to pay a lot for information.

Do I have to pay to take classes at the Adult Learning Center?
The classes we offer are free; however, there is an initial registration fee of $50.

Is there anything else that I should know?
If we haven't answered all of your questions, please check out our complete website. You can also get information at Feel free to give us a call at 701.323.4530.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bismarck Adult Learning Center is to offer a variety of positive educational opportunities for learners in transition by assessing needs and abilities and providing individualized instruction to meet those needs.

Dale Hoerauf
Director/Principal Dale Hoerauf

Vocational Technical Center
1200 College Dr.

Phone: 701-323-4530
Fax: 701-323-4477

Director/Principal: Dale Hoerauf
Coordinator: Sandy Wollan
Administrative Assistant: Secretary

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