Baker College, Michigan Works! provide local GED prep, testing
Cadillac, MI
08/15/2016 04:39 PM

Baker College’s Cadillac campus is now offering testing for the GED credential in tandem with test preparation resources provided by Northwest Michigan Works! All services and tests are at no cost for participants.

"Earning a GED credential is the first step many must take to prepare for meaningful careers," said Kelly Smith, Baker College of Cadillac president. "Through our partnership with Michigan Works!, area residents can take their exams close to home, saving them time and money. Baker College truly appreciates this opportunity to share resources for the betterment of our community and its residents."

Northwest Michigan Works! offers self-paced, individualized instruction to prepare for the GED testing. The Cadillac Michigan Works! Learning Lab is open Monday through Thursday, with daytime and evening hours. The instruction is free of charge; each participant also receives free vouchers for the official GED Ready practice tests and the four GED subject tests, valued at a minimum of $174.

“Having Baker College as an authorized testing site is excellent news for our program participants,” said David Carpenter, instructor at Michigan Works! Cadillac Learning Lab. “Previously, they would need to drive 60 to 90 miles round trip multiple times to a test site – most often to Traverse City.”

The subject tests require a total of 7.25 hours. Carpenter said that students usually take one, maybe two tests at each sitting in order to focus on a specific subject and achieve higher scores. They may retake any test as many times as needed until they pass.

The GED testing center at Baker College’s Cadillac campus is authorized by the State of Michigan and tests are administered by a chief examiner who receives annual training. 

For more information about GED test preparation and testing, contact Northwest Michigan Works! at 231.876.1648 or 401 N. Lake Street, Suite 700, Cadillac.

For more information about Baker College, contact Cheri Sprik in the admissions office at 231.876.3119 or, or visit The Cadillac campus is located at 9600 E. 13th St.

The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1911, Baker College grants doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as certificates in diverse academic fields including business, health sciences, engineering, information technology, education and human services. Baker College has on-ground campuses in Michigan and Pennsylvania, and offers online programs that can be completed 100 percent online without ever visiting a campus. In 2016, the Online Learning Consortium recognized Baker College Online with the OLC Quality Scorecard Exemplary Endorsement, the highest ranking for online higher education programs. For information, visit or follow Baker College on Twitter, @bakercollege, or on Facebook,

Cheri Sprik
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