GED Classes Athens, Georgia

Last Updated on April 10, 2024.

Posted in this article are all GED and HiSET class locations and testing sites in the Athens region. The state of Georgia is using two options for High School Equivalency testing: the GED and HiSET exams.

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The exams offer students who never completed their high school curriculum one more chance to acquire an equivalent educational credential.

GED® or HiSET® testing occurs at a level similar to that of graduating high school seniors.

There are four separate GED subtests covering the academic subjects of

  • Math
  • Science
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies

You can complete these sub-exams one or more at a time and in the order you wish.

The HiSET exam comes with five subtests, as the language arts section includes individual reading and writing subtests.

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Online GED and HiSET testing is now possible as well. It used to be that you had to come to a state-designated testing site to sit for the four GED or five HiSET subject tests in person.

The introduction, however, of online GED and HiSET testing formats has changed all of that. Read more below.

Visit GED Testing in Georgia to learn all about Georgia GED testing fees, qualification criteria, or GED and HiSET passing scores.

Athens GED Prep Facilities

Athens Technical College GED Program
800 Highway 29 N, Athens, GA 30601 – Phone: 706-552-0946/0955 or (706) 583-2551
Students 16 and 17 years of age must meet additional requirements and enroll in a free adult education class. Call 706-583-2551 for additional information. Athens Technical College provides GED instruction in these Counties:

  • Clarke
  • Elbert
  • Greene
  • Hart
  • Madison
  • Oconee
  • Oglethorpe
  • Taliaferro
  • Walton
  • Wilkes

Paxen Learning Center Athens
840-B Hawthorne Avenue, Athens, GA 30606 – Phone: 706-850-7220

Women to the World (PALS Program – Rocksprings Comm. Ctr – Women only)
250 Rocksprings Court, Athens, GA 30606 – Phone: 706-548-8000
PALS (Partnering Ambassadors for Life and Service) is a non-profit program that offers a new approach and equips adult women for further education and steady employment. The agency offers GED preparation classes, computer literacy, job placement, and skill development to support adult women in their efforts to get a brighter future. GED classes are free and available in English and Spanish.

Athens Latino Center for Education and Services (ALCES)
445 Huntington Road, Athens, GA 30606 – Phone: 706-549-5002

Casa de Amistad (Spanish GED Classes)
1875 Commerce Rd, Athens, GA 30607 – Phone: 706-621-5464

Athens-Clarke County Correctional Institution GED Program
3015 Lexington Rd, Athens, GA 30605 – Phone: 706-613-3270
Not open to the public

Locations around Athens (Cities by Alphabet)

Perry-Rainey Center (Adult Literacy Barrow)
16 College Street, Auburn, GA 30011, Phone: 770-531-3361
The Perry-Rainey Center is located next to Auburn Elementary School.

PALS (Partnering Ambassadors for Life and Service) (Women only)
799 Christmas Avenue, Bethlehem, GA 30620, Phone: 770-307-4628
PALS is a one-of-a-kind developmental program developed to support disenfranchised women based in Athens, Georgia. The Bethlehem site was recently launched, and also here, GED classes are available in English and Spanish at no cost at all.

Lanier Technical College (Jackson County Adult Education Center)
631 S Elm Street, Commerce, GA 30529 – Phone: 706-335-6277

Certified Literate Community Partnership (CLCP)
632 S Elm Street, Commerce, GA 30529 – Phone: 770-601-1240
CLCP is located at the Jackson County Lanier Tech Campus

Oglethorpe County Adult Education (@Lena Wise Community Center)
134 Church Street, Crawford, GA 30630 – Phone: 706-552-0949

Taliaferro County Adult Learning Center
116 Commerce Street, Crawfordville, GA 30631 – Phone: 706-552-0947

Madison County High School (Athens Technical College)
600 Madison Street, Danielsville, GA 30633, Phone: 795-2197 ext. 3064

Elbert Co. Adult Learning Ctr (Athens Technical College)
1317 Athens Highway, Building 300, Room 316, Elberton, GA 30635 – Phone: 706-213-2141

Hall Adult Education (@Lanier Tech)
2535 Lanier Tech Drive, Gainesville, GA 30507, Phone: 770.531.3356/3354
See all Gainesville area GED prep sites <- here

Athens Technical College (Greene County Campus)
1051 Athens Tech Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642 – Phone: 706-454-1262 or 706-552-0925

Jackson County School District
1660 Winder Highway, Jefferson, GA 30549, Phone: 706-367-5151

NGTC Adult Education Center
84 Hartwell Road, Lavonia, GA 30553, Phone: 706-491-3820

Gwinnett Technical College Ad. Education
5150 Sugarloaf Parkway – Lawrenceville – GA 30043 – Phone: 678-226-6702
For all Lawrenceville area GED prep sites, <- check here

Athens Technical College Walton County Campus
212 Bryant Road, Monroe, GA 30655 – Phone: 770 207-4091

North Georgia Tech-Currahee Campus GED Classes
9238 Highway 17 S, Toccoa, GA 30577, Phone: 706-779-8116
-> Check here for more Toccoa GED prep locations

Wilkes County Adult Education (@Washington-Wilkes Career Center)
20 Lexington Avenue, Washington, GA 30673 – Phone: 706-552-0948

Oconee County Adult Learning Center
9 Simonton Bridge Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677 – Phone: 706-552-0968

The University of North Georgia HEP Program
1201 Bishop Farms Parkway, Watkinsville, GA 30677 – Ph: (678) 717-3586
The HEP (High School Equivalency Program) helps seasonal and migrant workers improve their education.

Adult Literacy Barrow
163 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Winder, GA 30680 – Phone: 770-531-3369/3361
GED classes in English and Spanish

Barrow County Detention Center GED Program
652 Barrow Park Drive, Winder, GA 30680 – Phone: 770-307-3090
No public availability

Online Proctored GED and HiSET Testing

Until recently, taking the Georgia GED exam could be done exclusively at state-approved GED testing centers. There was simply no option to sit for the GED exam over the Internet. If you were looking to secure your Georgia GED, your personal appearance was required if you wanted to pass the four GED tests. Now, Georgia uses the HiSET exam as well for High School Equivalency testing.

Well, all of this has now changed with the introduction of an online proctored GED and HiSET testing format. When using this GED or HiSET testing format, an online proctor guides you through the entire test-taking process and will see if all is going according to strict rules.

To learn more, go to ‘The Online GED Exam’ for more details about the online GED test, and to learn more about the online HiSET-at-Home option, <- check here.

Athens Area GED Testing Centers

Athens Technical College (Bldg. K)
800 Highway 29 N, Athens, GA 30601 – Phone: 706-583-2551

The following cities by alphabet

Jackson County Adult Learning Center (Lanier Tech)
631 S Elm Street, Commerce, GA 30529 – Phone: 770-535-6277

Madison County High School (Athens Technical College)
600 Madison Street, Danielsville, GA 30633 – Phone: 706-357-0014

Athens Technical College Elbert Co. Campus
1317 Athens Highway, Elberton, GA 30635 – Phone: 706-583-2551

Lanier Tech (Nathan Deal Economic Development Ctr)
2535 Lanier Tech Drive, Gainesville, GA 30507 – Phone: 770-533-7067

Athens Tech-Greene County Campus
1051 Athens Tech Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642 – Phone: 706-583-2551

Athens Technical College
110 Benson Street, Hartwell, GA 30643 – Phone: 706-583-2551

Lanier Technical College
127 Hudson Valley Drive, Homer, GA 30547 – Phone: 706-677-4302

Gwinnett Technical College
5150 Sugar Loaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 – Phone: 678-226-6399

Athens Technical College-Walton County Campus (212 Bryant Road, Room 405)
212 Bryant Road, Monroe, GA 30655 – Phone: 706-552-0919

Barrow County AEC (Lanier Technical College)
163 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Winder, GA 30680 – Phone: 770-531-3361

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