Adult Learning Center

MSU Adult Learning Centers are grant-funded through Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) to provide free services for Kentucky residents who fulfill one of the following criteria:

  • 19 years of age or older and never received a high school diploma 
  • Obtained a high school diploma but demonstrate a need in any of the basic skill areas on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). The TABE is administered during orientation.
  • Age 16-18 and provide official documentation of withdrawal from school 

Our Mission is to provide adults in our service region with the means and opportunities to develop and improve skills essential to greater financial stability and self-sufficiency. We believe learning is a key element in individual pursuits of well-being and happiness, as well as community growth and economic development.


  • Group and individual instruction in basic skills areas (reading, writing, math)
  • Preparation for the certification exams (GED, WorkKeys) 
  • GED Readiness Tests – a pre-requisite to taking the GED exam 
  • WorkKeys exam - to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate 
  • Preparation for college entrance exams (ACT, Compass)
  • Diverse study options with flexible schedules 
  • Commonwealth Educational Opportunities Counselor – on-site 
  • English as a Second Language
  • Connections to community resources

Getting Started

Pursuing your educational goals is as easy as registering for an orientation with the MSU Adult Learning Center.

  1. Call (606) 783-2871 to register for orientation.
  2. At orientation, you will learn about the available services and complete a series of initial assessments.

GED Information

The General Educational Development certificate (GED) is a high school equivalency diploma recognized by businesses, technical colleges and universities.

To take the GED, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • 19 years of age (applicants 16-18 years of age may take the GED after being officially withdrawn from public or private school for a minimum of 90 days)
  • Kentucky resident
  • Pass the official practice GED (administered free of charge at the Adult Learning Center)

Locations and Hours

Bath County
19 Water St.
Owingsville, KY 40360
Phone: 606-674-2664
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Montgomery County
3400 Indian Mound Dr.
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
Phone: 859-499-0760
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. & Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Morgan County
155 University Dr.
West Liberty, KY 41472
Phone: 606-743-1500
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Powell County
226 Rose Way
Stanton, KY 40380
Phone: 606-663-1948
Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Thursday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Rowan County
316 E. Main St.
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2871
Hours: Monday/Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Wednesday/Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wolfe County
168 Old Wolfe Co. Elem. School Rd.
Campton, KY 41301
Phone: 606-668-3989
Hours: Monday/Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Tuesday/Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
  • MSU at Ashland
    1400 College Dr., Ashland, KY 41101
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling
    3400 Indian Mound Dr., Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
  • MSU at Prestonsburg
    6 Bert Combs Dr., Prestonsburg, KY 41653
  • MSU at West Liberty
    155 University Dr., West Liberty, KY 41472
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