This article includes an overview of all GED® prep locations and test centers in the Ashtabula area.
Ohio is offering multiple options for its high school equivalency (HSE) testing program, the GED, TASC, and HiSET exams.
HSE testing is for individuals who don’t hold a high school diploma and offers them the chance to earn an equivalent credential.
The GED (General Education Development) exam has four individual modules (subtests) in math, science, literacy, and social studies.
You must take and pass these four subtests within a window of two years to earn your HSE diploma. This does not apply to the HiSET and TASC!
HiSET and TASC testing is done through five subtests. The section Literacy comes with separate writing and reading tests.
The TASC and HiSET exams can be taken on a computer or in a paper-and-pencil format while the GED is entirely computer-formatted.
Ashtabula GED prep facility
Kent State University (Ashtabula Campus – ACTCC)
3300 Lake Road West, Ashtabula, OH 44004, Phone: 440-576-5599
2247 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, OH 44004, Phone: 440-994-1234
Prep sites around Ashtabula (cities by alphabet)
Northwestern High School
200 Harthan Way, Albion, PA 16401, Phone: 814 – 734-8455
Andover First United Methodist Church (ACTCC)
181 S Main St – Andover – OH 44003 – Phone: 440-576-5599
Geauga Job & Family Services Ctr.
12480 Ravenwood Drive, Chardon, Ohio 44024, Ph: 440.358.8027
Geauga Co. Education Service Ct.r
470 Center Street, Chardon, Ohio 44024, Ph: 440.279.1706
Auburn Career Center
8140 Auburn Road, Concord Township, Ohio 44077, 440-357-7542
Conneaut Human Resources Center (ACTCC)
327 Mill Street, Conneaut, OH 44030, Phone: 440 – 576-5599
Lake Erie Correctional Institute GED Program
501 Thompson Road, Conneaut, OH 44030, Phone: 440 – 599-4100
No public availability
GECAC Ad. Learning Ctr.
440 West 18th St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16502, Ph: 814.451.5611
See all Erie area options here
Geneva Community Center (ACTCC)
72 West Main St, Geneva, OH 44041, 440-576-5599
A-tech Aspire Program
1565 State Route 167, Jefferson, OH 44047, 440-576-5599
Madison High School (Madison Schools Adult Education)
3100 Burns Rd, Madison, OH 44057, 440-428-9370
Lakeland CC East Campus (Auburn Career Center)
210 Water Tower Dr, Madison, OH 44057, 440-358-8027
Orwell Country Neighbor Program (ACTCC)
39 South Maple Street, Orwell, OH 44076, 440.576.5599
Painesville Adult Ed.
85 North Park Place, Painesville, Ohio 44077, Ph: 440.354.5551
More Painesville options are listed here
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GED testing centers around Ashtabula
Geauga Co. Education Service Ctr.
470 Center Street, Chardon, Ohio 44024, Ph 440.279.1706
Auburn Career Ctr.
8140 Auburn Rd, Concord Township, OH 44077, Ph 440.357.7542
Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) Adult Learning Center
1006 W Tenth Street, Erie, PA 16502, Phone: 814 – 451-5611
More Erie options can be found here
A-Tech Technical and Career Center
1565 St Route 167, Jefferson, Ohio 44047, 440-576-5599
Painesville City Publ. Schools
58 Jefferson Street, Painesville, Ohio 44077, Ph 440.354.5551
Auburn Career Ctr.
8221 Auburn Road, Painesville, Ohio 44077, Ph 440.357.7542
The GED exam – who is it for?
The GED program is developed to help grown-ups improve their employment prospects and to offer them the possibility to get into an institution of higher education. In the US there are many millions of people who, for whatever reason, never finished high school, and the GED program is mainly created for them, and completing the GED test successfully gives them the chance to build a better future. Every year around half a million people complete the GED exam, and you could be among them as well.
The four GED tests
The GED exam includes four subject field tests that are timed as follows: Science (90 minutes), Social studies (70 minutes), Mathematics (115 minutes), and Language Arts (150 minutes). Many multiple choice answers have gone and test subjects now involve more essay-style answering. Individuals thinking about sitting for the new GED exam really must study and prepare well. The certificate that you receive is recognized as equivalent to a regular high school diploma by educational institutions and employers throughout the United States.
In early 2016, the GED passing score was reduced from 150 down to 145 for each individual subtest. It appeared that the passing standard had been set too high when the new GED exam was implemented (2014). More information is found on this GED News page. Check GED in Ohio for qualification requirements, and see also this page that has links to all GED programs in America.
Alternative payment options for college
Grants are given to students on the basis of many different factors, but you do not have to pay them back and the requirements are not usually as high as those of scholarships. There are usually state grants available that are based on your income level and the amount of financial need. If you look beyond that, you will be able to find thousands of grants offered by various nonprofit organizations and companies. You should definitely ask your guidance counselor if there are some that they can recommend to you and then start to search for them independently online or through the use of books and library resources.
Scholarships are often available from nonprofit organizations and they usually require that you continue to perform up to their standards in order to receive funding each year. You can buy books that have detailed listings about scholarships all over the country or you can simply find them by searching online. You should apply to as many as possible because that will increase your chances of winning.
Most colleges allow students to participate in the Federal Work-Study program, which provides jobs on campus to students in order to help them pay for their college expenses. The main benefit of this program is that you will have a job conveniently located on campus, a decent wage, and hopefully, a positive job reference to list on your application.
Earn high test scores and grades
If you are serious about getting a free college education, then it is essential that you try your very best to earn high grades and test scores. The only way that you will qualify for many of the grants and scholarships is to have at least a 3.0 GPA and above average scores on the ACT or SAT exams. You may still have a chance even if you have less than stellar grades, but that will limit your opportunities.
Live at home or with a roommate
If you are attending a local college, then you can probably live at home to save money on room and board. Room and board expenses at most institutions will cost roughly $5,000-$10,000 per semester, so it is best to avoid that if you can. Sometimes you can try to find an apartment and live with a roommate if you will be attending college in a different location.
Tuition reimbursement programs
Tuition reimbursement programs provide college funding to employees at the company. It may cover the entire tuition bill or just a percentage of the costs and every company handles it differently. Some companies will only support certain types of college programs or they may require that you maintain a certain GPA. Check with your company to see if they offer anything like that and inquire about what you can do to qualify.
Avoiding the trap of student loans will keep your head and shoulders above your counterparts, so definitely take the time to get all of the funding you are eligible for.