West ABE is a free program to help adults age 17 years or older (who are not enrolled in high school) develop basic skills; such as Reading, Writing, Math and English.

Student Centered

The ABE program is student-centered. An adult basic education student works independently at his/her own pace. Students set their own pace and determine how long it will take to complete their individual learning goals. Additionally, licensed teachers and trained volunteers help students develop an individual student plan, outlining their goals and objectives.

How To Enroll

Enrolling is easy! Pre-registration is not necessary, just stop in to any class at its scheduled time and we will sign you up. Look on the locations page or call 763.272.2040 for more information.


The mission of Adult Basic Education in Minnesota is to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve their literacy skills necessary to be self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family members, and citizens.

Monticello is an official GED testing site

December: Monday – Thursday:
8:30 am – 3 pm
Saturdays: 11 am – 3 pm
Closed holidays
Official GED test Site:
Eastview Education Center
9375 Fenning Ave. NE

GED Testing is free for MN Residents, while materials last.

Adult Basic Education

For adults of all ages who want to acquire or improve their math, reading, grammar and/or writing skills for work, training, college or for personal enrichment. Classes are free and you can set your own pace and schedule.

General Education Diploma GED

Learn what WEST ABE offers for GED preparation classes, as well as take practice tests and receive answers about the GED testing process. Classes are free! Pick a day and time that works for you and set your own pace.

English as a Second Language

Classes to meet the needs of refugees, immigrants and migrant workers whose native language is other than English. Classes include reading, writing and conversation. Classes are free - to sign up, just go to any class that works for you. Set your own schedule. Classes are free! Pick a day and time that works for you and set your own pace.