Listed here are all GED or HiSET prep sites and testing centers in the Altoona region. Pennsylvania embraced the computer-formatted GED exam for High School Equivalency (HSE) testing.
The state additionally welcomed the HiSET for this purpose which is available on-computer and on-paper.
Both options are offered in an online format and at certified HSE test centers.
The GED and HiSET are available online and at state-approved test centers.
The HSE exam is for adults without a high school diploma and gives them the opportunity to earn an equivalent credential.
Both exams measure an applicant’s knowledge at a level that compares to that of graduating high school seniors.
The GED has four separates tests in Math, Science, Literacy, and Social Studies that can be taken one test at a time.
The HiSET exam has individual writing and reading tests, so five in total, that can also be taken separately.
It used to be that online HSE testing was not an option, but this has changed now with the arrival of both online GED and HiSET options. Check below for more information.
Altoona GED prep classes
Literacy Council of Blair County
1600 5th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602, Ph: 814.946.1544
AASD Community Education Ctr
200 East Crawford Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602, Ph: 814.946.8330
Career Link of Blair County
3001 Fairway Drive, Altoona, PA 16602, Ph: 814.940.6200
Altoona Area Public Library
1600 5th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602, Ph: 814.946.0417
Greenwood Head Start HSE Program (Altoona Community Education)
319 Sycamore Street, Altoona, PA 16602, Ph: 814.946.8229
Sacred Heart Church Adult Education
200 E Crawford Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602, Ph: 814.946.8229
The Nehemiah Project (the former Wright Elementary School)
1800 11th Street, Altoona, PA 16601, Ph: 814-201-2096
Locations around Altoona (cities by alphabet)
PA CareerLink-Bedford County
1 Corporate Drive, Ste 103, Bedford, PA 15522, Ph: 814.623.6107
Bedford County Jail HSE Program
Imlertown Road, Bedford, PA 15522, Ph: 814.623.2955
Not open to the public
Bellwood Hope Center (Altoona Comm. Education)
421 Main Street, Bellwood, PA 16617, Ph: 814.946.8229
Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School (Altoona Comm. Education)
240 C K Elementary Drive, Claysburg, PA 16625, Ph: 814.946.8229
Appalachian Youth Services
115 S Marion Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931, Ph: 814.472.7875
Admiral Peary AVTS (Altoona Comm. Education)
948 Ben Franklin Hwy, Ebensburg, PA 15931, Ph: 814.946.8229
Cambria County Prison HiSET Program
425 Manor Dr, Ebensburg, PA 15931, Ph: 814.472.7330
Not open to the public
Center for Community Action
195 Drive-In Ln, Everett, PA 15537, Ph: 814.623.9129
Glendale Junior-Senior High (Altoona Comm. Education)
1466 Beaver Valley Road, Flinton, PA 16640, Ph: 814. 946.8229
Hagerstown Community College GED Classes
11400 Robinwood Dr, Hagerstown, Maryland 21742, Ph: 240.500.2313
More Hagerstown area locations are here: Hagerstown GED Classes
Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School (Altoona Community Education)
1000 Hewitt Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, Ph: 814.946.8229
Employment and Training Inc.
54 Pennsylvania Avenue, Huntingdon, PA 16652, Ph: 814.641.6408
Huntingdon County Child and Adult Development Corporation
52 Juniata Avenue, Huntingdon, PA 16652, Ph: 814.643.5199 x 125
Employment and Training, Inc.
Fairground Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652, Ph: 814.643.3093
SCI Smithfield GED Program
1100 Pike St, Huntingdon, PA 16654, Ph: 814.643.6520
Not open to the public
Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center
445 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904, Ph: 814.266.6073
To see all options, check out our Johnstown page
Saint Francis University HSE curriculum
117 Evergreen Drive, Loretto, PA 15940, Ph: 814.472.3149
Northern Cambridge HSE Classes
813 35th Street, Northern Cambria, PA 15714, Ph: 814.946.5184
Adult Education HSE Program
4200 Crawford Avenue, Suite 200, Northern Cambria, PA 15714, Ph: 814.269.9549
Community Action-Career Development Project
200 E Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767, Ph: 814.226.4785
See all Punxsutawney options here
Spring Cove Middle School (Altoona Community Education)
185 Spring Garden Cir, Roaring Spring, PA 16673, Ph: 814.946.8229
Adult Education Center State College
411 S Fraser Street, Room 119, State College, Pennsylvania 16801, Ph: 814.235.5582
For all State College-area locations go to State College GED or HiSET Classes
Tyrone-Snyder Public Library
1000 Pennsylvania Avenue, Tyrone, PA 16686, Ph: 814.684.1133
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Altoona area GED testing centers
After Altoona, Cities in Alphabetical Order
Altoona Area School District GED Test Center
1400 7th Avenue | Altoona | PA 16602 | Phone 814.946.8332
Center for Community Action-Altoona (HiSET)
200 East Crawford Street | Altoona | PA 16602 | Phone 800.323.9997
Center For Community Action-Everett (HiSET)
195 Drive-In Lane | Everett | PA 15537 | Phone 800.323.9997
Center for Community Action-Huntingdon (HiSET)
207 Fifth Street | Huntingdon | PA 16652 | Phone 800.323.9997
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (GED Test Center, 107 Pratt Hall)
201 Pratt Drive | Indiana | PA 15705 | Phone 724.357.4994
ARIN Intermediate Unit 28 (HiSET Testing Center)
2895 West Pike Rd | Indiana | PA 15701 | Phone 724.463.5300
ARIN IU #28 Center for Education (HiSET Testing Center)
300 Indian Springs Rd | Indiana | PA 15701 | Phone 724.463.5300 ext 2307
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College-Richland Campus (GED)
101 Community College Way | Johnstown | PA 15904 | Phone 814.262.3815
Center for Community Action HiSET Testing Site
216 North Second Street | Suite D | McConnellsburg | PA 17233 | Phone 800.323.9997
HCCTC-Fulton County HiSET Testing Center
122 West Market Street | McConnellsburg | PA 17233 | Phone 717.485.5131
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HiSET)
11893 Technology Drive | Mill Creek | PA 17060 | Phone 814.643.0951
Jefferson County/Dubois AVTS GED Test Center
576 Vo-Tech Road | Reynoldsville | PA 15851 | Phone 814.653.8265
Uptown Works, LLC (HiSET Testing)
109 E Main Street | Somerset | PA 15501 | Phone 814.701.0762
Somerset County Technology Center GED testing
281 Technology Drive | Somerset | PA 15501 | Phone 814.443.3651
Introducing online GED and HiSET tests
Pennsylvania awards the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) to applicants who took the GED or HiSET exam successfully. Both the GED and HiSET had to be taken personally at one of the state’s official HSE testing centers. However, that’s now changed with the introduction of online proctored GED and HiSET testing options.
For more information about the newly launched online HiSET exam, check out this post: ‘Introducing online HiSET testing’ and for more detailed information on the online GED test-taking option, check out this page: ‘Welcoming an online proctored GED test’.
Last Updated on October 31, 2020.