Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Phyllis Noah, Communications Coordinator
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740)
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Shawnee State University in Cooperation
With Scioto County ABLE Offers GED Courses Year Round
Shawnee State University, in cooperation with Scioto County
Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE), offers courses year
round to anyone in the community who is interested in
obtaining their GED.
previously two sites, a county site and a SSU site but
recently the two were combined to make Scioto County ABLE,”
Marcia Tolliver, BASICS coordinator, said.
State University site is called Shawnee Basic Adult Skills
in College Setting (BASICS) and is available year round.
more than just the GED course,” “We also offer a college
brush- up course for students.”
course is for students who have a high school diploma and
want to brush up on their skills before entering college.
was a student in the program for two months. He is now a
freshman at SSU
“Before I got
my GED, I had trouble getting a job because employers want
educated people,” Messer said.
attending the GED courses, Messer also was a student in the
college brush-up course.
orientations are scheduled every Monday and Tuesday at SSU.
On Mondays, orientation is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every
Tuesday, orientations are at 5 p.m.
is a preparation course and is completely free. The GED test
itself is $40.
in this program can expect to be in the course a week and
others may be in the course six months.
locations are available for taking the courses. These
locations can be found in the Northwest Family Resource
Center, Career Tech Center, Minford High School, South
Webster, Portsmouth and SSU.
is funded through a grant from the Ohio Board of Regents and
is considered part of the University System of Ohio.