This post includes an overview of GED prep sites and testing centers in the Aiken area. South Carolina is using the GED exam for its high school equivalency testing program.
In South Carolina, GED testing is available at state-designated test centers only.
The exam offers adults who never completed high school the chance to obtain an equivalent credential.
The GED® is computer-based and has four independent modules (subtests) in Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, and Math.
You have the option to sit for the four GED modules one at a time. So prepare for one subject test, pass that part, and move on to the next subtest.
For details about the recently launched GED online proctored test (available in most GED-using states), check the bottom of this page.
Aiken GED Prep Classes
Christ Central North Campus GED Fast Track
1411 York Street | Aiken | SC 29801 | Phone: (843) 640.1685
Located in the River of Life Education Building
Aiken Goodwill Job Connection
1015 Pine Log Road | Aiken | SC 29803 | Phone: (803) 649.7694/663.4920
SC Works Lower Savannah Job Corps Program
2748 Wagener Road | Aiken | SC 29801 | Phone: (803) 649.7981
St. John’s United Methodist Church
104 Newberry Street NW | Aiken | SC 29801 | Phone: (803) 663.4920
Second Baptist Church Aiken
1151 York Street NE | Aiken | SC 29801 | Phone: (843) 640.1685
Prep Sites Around Aiken (Cities By Alphabet)
Augusta Tech GED Instruction
3200 Augusta Tech Drive (300 Bldg) | Rm 305 | Augusta | GA 30906 | Phone: (706) 771.4131
For all Augusta GED prep locations, <- check out this post
SC Works Center – Barnwell
248 Wall Street | Barnwell | SC 29812 | Phone: (803) 450.1000
Bamberg-Barnwell Adult Ed. GED Classes
10370 Ellenton Street | Barnwell | SC 29812 | Phone: (803) 541.6021
Batesburg-Leesville Lifelong Learning Center
101 W Columbia Avenue | Batesburg-Leesville | SC 29006 | Phone: (803) 532.2141
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church
2429 Augusta Road | Gloverville | SC 29828 | Phone: (803) 663.4920
Aiken Technical College POST ChalleNGe program
2276 Jefferson Davis Hwy | Graniteville | SC 29829 | Phone: (803) 508.7337 / 508.7263
The POST ChalleNGe is a 20-week program set up by the Aiken County Public School District, Aiken Tech, the South Carolina Army National Guard, Clemson University, and the Lower Savannah Council of Governments Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act. The program includes a 20-week extension to the ChalleNGe Academy of South Carolina Army National Guard at McCrady Training Center in Eastover, SC.
Aiken County Adult Education Center
2432 Jefferson Davis Hwy | Graniteville | SC 29829 | Phone: (803) 663.4920
Byrd Learning Ctr (Aiken County Ad. Education)
1 Willis Circle | Graniteville | SC 29829 | Ph: (803) 663.4920
The Hope Center (Christ Central GED Fast Track)
3 Hickman Street | Graniteville | SC 29829 | Phone: (803) 640.1685
Edgefield County Adult Education & Family Literacy
117 Cardinal Street | Johnston | SC 29832 | Phone: (803) 275.4158
Second Providence Baptist Church
1202 Old Edgefield Road | North Augusta | SC 29841 | Phone: (803) 663.4920
Trenton Correctional Institution GED Program
84 Greenhouse Road | Trenton | SC 29847 | Phone: (803) 896.3000
Not available to the public
Wagener-Salley High (Aiken Co. Adult Ed)
272 Main Street S | Wagener | SC 29164 | Phone: (803) 663.4920
Christ Central Wagener GED Classes
159 Church Street NE | Wagener | SC 29164 | Phone: (803) 564-5902
Are updates required? Do we have to add a prep location? We welcome your advice on this contact page. Thanks for your support.
Introducing An Online GED Testing Option
The GED exam was, until recently, not offered online. To secure their high school equivalency diploma, students had to come, in person, to an official HSE (high school equivalency) testing center, and this still applies to South Carolina.
But the introduction of an online proctored GED test has now put an end to that in most states. More information can be found in this post: ‘Introducing the online GED test.’ Online GED testing is NOT available in South Carolina and New York State.
Aiken Area GED Testing Centers
Augusta Technical College
3200 Augusta Tech Drive | Augusta | GA 30906 | Phone 706-771-4153
101 W Columbia Avenue | Batesburg-Leesville | SC 29006 | Phone 803-532-2141
Aiken County Adult Education Center
2432 Jefferson Davis Highway | Graniteville | SC 29829 | Phone 803-663-4920
Edgefield County Adult Education
117 Cardinal Street | Johnston | SC 29832 | Phone 803-275-4158
Saluda GED Testing Center
401 N Calhoun Street | Saluda | SC 29138 Phone 864-445-3346
GED Passing Score
Your GED results are calibrated on a 100 to 200 scale. The minimum score on each of the four modules is 145, and there is no averaging. So your overall result needs to be 580 or higher.
100-144: Below Passing Score; 145-164: High School Equivalent Score; 165-174: College-Ready Score; 175-200: College-Ready Plus Credit Score (up to 10 college credits, depending on the school and the academic program).