Listed in this article are all GED prep class locations and test centers in the Chillicothe area. Ohio is using two exams for high school equivalency testing, the HiSET and GED.
The GED and HiSET exams are available online and at official Ohio test centers.
The exams are for adults without a high school diploma and give them the opportunity to get hold of an equivalent credential.
The GED® must be taken on a computer and has four independent subtests in English Language, Math, Social Studies, and Science.
The GED subtests (or modules) can be taken separately. You don’t have to complete the entire battery in one session.
The HiSET® is offered both in a paper-and-pencil format and fully computerized.
This option includes five subtests; the section “Language Arts” has separate reading and writing tests that may also be taken separately.
It used to be that online GED or HiSET testing was no option. It needed to be done at an official Ohio testing site.
Recently, however, that changed with the launch of HiSET and GED online tests. Read more at the bottom of this page.
In Ohio, the Adult Education program is called ASPIRE.
Chillicothe GED Prep Sites
Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center
895 Crouse Chapel Road, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601, Phone 740.642.1325
Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center is one of five schools to share a state grant to pay for the start-up cost of a new program where students can combine working towards their GED diplomas while also getting vocational college training.
Ross County ASPIRE Program (Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center)
40 W Fifth Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601, Phone 740.779.2035
YouthBuild of Southeastern Ohio
59 W Main Street, Chillicothe, OH 45651, Phone 740.596.1117 option 2
GED Voucher Program – First-time GED test-takers qualify for $80 vouchers to cover the cost of GED testing. For more information, contact:
Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center GED Voucher Program
1410 Industrial Drive, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601, Phone 740.642.1360
Prep Sites Around Chillicothe (Cities By Alphabet)
Pickaway Ross School District GED Classes
424 East Mound Street (Rm 15), Circleville, Ohio 43113, Phone 740.642.1294
Ralph C. Starkey High School (Not open to the public)
640 Island Road, Circleville, OH 43113, Phone 740.477.2500
Ralph C. Starkey High School is located inside the Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility.
Columbus Adult & Community Education-ACE
2323 Lexington Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211, Phone 614.365.5245 x 260
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Southern State Community College ASPIRE Program
200 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133, Phone 800-628-7722 ext. 2687
GED classes are available in Highland, Brown, Clermont, Adams, Fayette, and Clinton counties. Call the school for details. GED classes are free of charge and study materials are provided as well. SSCC’s Adult Opportunity Center offers Adult Basic & Literacy Education classes on the school’s campuses and at various off-campus sites:
- Batavia: Clermont County Dept. of Job and Family Services, 2400 Clermont Center Drive
- Georgetown: Adams Brown Community Action Partnership, 406 W. Plum Street
- Hillsboro: SSCC Central Campus, 200 Hobart Drive
- Mt. Orab: SSCC Brown County Campus, 351 Brooks-Malott Road, Room 209
- Washington Court House: SSCC Fayette Campus, 1270 US Route 62 SW
- West Union: Church of the Nazarene, 108 N Pleasant Street
- Wilmington: Laurel Oaks, 300 Oak Drive
University of Rio Grande Jackson Center (Pike County Career Technology Ctr. ASPIRE)
980 East Main Street, Jackson, Ohio 45640, Phone 740.288.0289
Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action (Adult Learning Ctr)
1743 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130, Phone 740.653.4146
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Ohio University ASPIRE – Hocking
389 W Front Street, Logan, Ohio 43138, Phone: 740.380.4009
Scioto County Career Technical Center Adult Diploma Program
951 Vern Riffe Drive, Lucasville, Ohio 45648, Phone: 740.259.5526/6836
The school offers students 20 years of age or older without a high school or GED diploma the chance to earn a diploma.
GED classes are provided through the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center (740.354.0219)
Sojourners Care Network YouthBuild
605 West Main Street, McArthur, Ohio 45651, Phone 740.596.1117
Tri-County Career Ctr
15676 Ohio 691, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764, Phone 740.753.3511
Nelsonville Correctional Center GED Program
7 West Twenty-Nine Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764, Phone 740.753.5000
Not open to the public
Scioto County ASPIRE Program (South Central Ohio ESC)
522 Glenwood Avenue, New Boston, Ohio 45662, Phone 740.354.0212/0219
GED classes are available at
- The ESC in New Boston
- South Webster High School
- Northwest Middle School
- The 17th Street Learning Annex in Portsmouth
- Shawnee State University
Pike County Career Technology Center ASPIRE
175 Beaver Creek Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661, Phone: 740.289.2282
South Central Ohio Ed. Service Ctr.
17th Street Annex, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662, Phone: 740-354-0219
Buckeye Hills Career Center Adult Education
351 Buckeye Hills Rd, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674, Phone: 740.245.5334 x 334
The campus is located just off Route 35, between Gallipolis and Jackson, Rio Grande Exit.
OhioMeansJobs (The Plains Work Station)
70 North Plains Road, The Plains, Ohio 45780, Phone: 740.797.1405
SSCC Fayette Campus (Adult Opportunity Center)
1270 US Route 62 SW, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160, Phone: 937.393.3431 ext. 2687, Toll-free: 1-800-628-7722, ext. 2687
SSCC’s AOC offers GED instruction on all of the school’s campuses and at many off-campus locations.
Garnet A. Wilson Public Library (Pike County CTC)
207 N Market Street, Waverly, Ohio 45690, Phone: 740.947.4921
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Introducing Online GED And HiSET Options
To earn your HSE (high school equivalency) diploma in Ohio, you were required to come personally to one of the state’s designated HSE testing facilities. Online testing was simply not available. But recently, we witnessed the arrival of online GED and HiSET test-taking options.
To read more about these great developments, check out the post ‘Online HiSET testing’ to learn more about the recently launched online HiSET test, and for information about the newly introduced online proctored GED exam, check out ‘The online GED test.’
GED Testing Sites In The Chillicothe Area
From Chillicothe, Cities in Alphabetical Order
Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center (GED)
1410 Industrial Drive, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601, Phone: 740.642.1359
Pickaway-Ross JVSD (GED)
424 E Mound St, Circleville, Ohio 45601, Phone 740-642-1359
Columbus State Comm. College (GED and HiSET)
315 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215, Phone 614-287-5750
Check here for all Columbus options
Southern State Testing Center (Room 316, GED)
100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133, Phone: 937.393.3431
TeenWorks GED Test Site
2590 Kull Rad, Lancaster, Ohio 43130 | Phone 740-475-1719
714 S. Ewing St, Lancaster, Ohio 43130 | Phone 740-475-1719
Scioto County Career Technical Center (HiSET, GED)
951 Vern Riffe Drive, Lucasville, Ohio 45648, Phone: 740.259.6760/5526
Tri-County Adult Career Ctr GED Testing
15676 Ohio 691, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764, Phone: 740.753.5464/5467
Pike County Career Technology Center (HiSET)
175 Beaver Creek Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661, Phone: 740.289.2282
Shawnee State University (Student Success Ctr, Massie Hall, GED)
940 Second Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662, Phone 740.351.3592
University of Rio Grande (Rio Grande CC, James Rhodes Student Center, Room 115)
218 N College Avenue, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674, Phone: 740.245.7004 (GED)