Georgia is using two options for its High School Equivalency (HSE) testing program, the GED® (General Education Development) and the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test).
In this post, you can find an overview of GED and HiSET preparatory facilities and testing sites in the Alpharetta area.
To acquire your HSE diploma in Georgia, you’ll need to pass the four independent subtests of the GED test or the five subtests that make up the HiSET exam.
The four GED separate tests, or modules, are in Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math. The HiSET has separate reading and writing subtests, so five in total.
You can take one or more of the four GED or five HiSET modules at a time. No need to take the entire battery all at once.
GED testing can only be done in a computer-based format while the HiSET is offered both on paper and on a computer.
Online GED and HiSET testing is now also possible. It used to be that you needed to show up at an official Georgia testing site and sit for the four tests in person, but the introduction of the online GED and HiSET testing option has changed all of that. Read more below.
Alpharetta GED prep locations
Gwinnett Technical College North Fulton Campus
2875 Old Milton Parkway – Alpharetta – GA 30009 – Ph: (678) 491.4948/(470) 367.4345
Gwinnett Technical College’s ESL/EL Civics classes are developed for adults with limited or no ability to speak the English language, and classes offer English instruction and also some information useful for immigrants who live and work in the state of Georgia.
Independence High School GED Instruction
86 School Drive – Alpharetta – GA 30009 – Ph: (770) 521.7611
Sylvan Learning of Alpharetta
3960 Old Milton Parkway – Suite 200 – Alpharetta – GA 30005 – Ph: (404) 301.2390
Peach State Tutoring & Test Prep
11005 Jones Bridge Road – Suite 101 – Alpharetta – GA 30022 – Ph: (678) 824.6890
GED prep sites around Alpharetta (cities by alphabet)
Gwinnett County Public Library Buford-Sugar Hill Branch
2100 Buford Hwy – Buford – GA 30518 – Ph: (770) 822.5356
Forsyth County Literacy
7745 Majors Rd – Ste A 250 – Cumming – GA 30041 – Ph: (770) 781.6987
Lanier Tech-Forsyth Campus
3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd – Cumming – GA 30041 – Ph: (678) 341.6606
Cumming First United Methodist Church GED Program
770 Canton Hwy – Cumming – GA 30040 – Ph: (770) 887.2900 (ext. 213)
Omega Learning Center South Forsyth
2585 Peachtree Pkwy – Ste 100 – Cumming – GA 30041 – Ph: (770) 205.5586
University of North Georgia Cumming Campus HEP Program
300 Aquatic Circle – Cumming – GA 30040 – Ph: (678) 717.3586
Asian-American Resource Center Adult Education
3635 Peachtree Industrial Blvd | Ste 450 | Duluth | GA 30096 | Ph: (770) 270-0663 (ext 405)
Cherokee YouthWorks HSE Classes
100 Hickory Circle – Holly Springs – GA 30115 – Phone: (770) 345.5483
Gwinnett Technical College Adult Education
5150 Sugarloaf Pkwy – Lawrenceville – GA 30043 – Ph: (678) 226.6702
Gwinnett Tech offers qualifying students also the opportunity to sign up for the school’s Take Ten+ program which offers them the chance to work towards their GED while earning certification in fields of phlebotomy, medical assisting, or welding simultaneously.
North Fulton Community Charities
11270 Elkins Rd – Roswell – GA 30076 – Ph: (770) 640.0399
115 Norcross Street – Roswell – GA 30075 – Ph: (770) 640.3075
Sandy Springs United Methodist Church (Gwinnett Tech)
86 Mt Vernon Hwy NW – Sandy Springs – GA 30328 -| Ph: (678) 334-1486
Click here for all Sandy Springs area options
Snellville City Hall (Gwinnett Tech)
2342 Oak Road SW – Snellville – GA 30078 – Ph: (470) 539-2923
Chattahoochee Tech Woodstock Campus
371 Main St – Woodstock – GA 30188 – Ph: (770) 528.4545
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Online GED and HiSET testing option
Until recently, taking the computerized GED exam could be done only at state-designated Georgia GED testing sites. There simply was no possibility to take the four GED modules online. If you were looking to secure your Georgia GED degree, your personal appearance was needed to take and pass the exam.
Well, Georgia has also allowed the HiSET exam for HSE testing and with the introduction of online, proctored GED and HiSET exams, that has changed. When you use the online format, a proctor will help you with the test-taking process and determine if everything goes in line with strict regulations.
Alpharetta area GED test centers
Gwinnett Technical College GED Test Center
2875 Old Milton Pkwy – Alpharetta | GA 30004 – Ph: (470) 282.5420
Atlanta Tech GED Test Center
1560 Metropolitan Pkwy | Atlanta | GA 30310 – Ph: (404) 225.4681
More Atlanta testing centers can be found here
Chattahoochee Tech-Canton Campus (Room A202, 2nd Floor)
1645 Bluffs Pkwy – Canton – GA 30114 – Ph: (706) 253-4318 (GED), (706) 253-4318 (HiSET)
Lanier Technical College GED Test Center
3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd | Cumming | GA 30041 | Ph (404) 375-1103
(Forsyth Conference Ctr @ Lanier Tech, Building C, Room 204
Georgia Piedmont Tech-Decatur
2460 Wesley Chapel Road – Decatur – GA 30035 – Ph: (404) 297-9522 x 2511
Gwinnett Tech Test Center
5150 Sugar Loaf Pkwy | Lawrenceville | GA 30046 – Ph (678) 226.6399
Cobb County Adult Ed. GED testing
240 Barber Rd – Marietta – GA 30060 – Ph: (678) 594-8011
Free GED prep
Through the Georgia College System, GED prep classes are free. Check with one of the above-listed Adult Education Centers to learn more about free classes.
Scholarships are also available to assist students with GED test fees. your local GED education center can provide all the necessary information. In Georgia, GED grads may also qualify for receiving a $500 HOPE Grant to help them with paying for post-secondary education in college.
Last Updated on June 27, 2021.