GED Classes Columbia, South Carolina

Posted here are all GED® prep class locations and testing centers in the Columbia region.

South Carolina uses two options for HSE (high school equivalency) testing, the GED and TASC.

The HSE exam offers persons that never graduated high school the opportunity to get hold of an equivalent degree.

The GED test comes with four independent modules (subtests) in Science, Social Studies, Math, and Literacy.

You can take one GED module at a time and your scores count for two years from initial registration.

The literacy section of the TASC has separate subtests in writing and reading, so five overall, that are also modular.

The GED must be done on a computer while the TASC is offered both on paper and on a computer.

Columbia GED-TASC prep sites classes (by ZIP)

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SC Works Columbia Center 
701 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201, Ph: 803-343-2935

SC Works Columbia Center
700 Taylor St, Columbia, SC 29201, Ph: 803-343-2935

United Way of the Midlands-Midlands Housing Alliance
1800 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201, Ph: 803-733-7312

Richland Main Library
1431 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201, Ph: 803-799-9084

Christ Central Ministries 
2401 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201, Ph: 803-622-1375

South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
PO Box 7187, Columbia, SC 29202, Ph: 803-779-1113

University of South Carolina (Library)
8500 Farrow Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, Ph: 803-788-5027

LRADAC (Rogers)
2711 Colonial Dr, Columbia, SC 29203, Ph: 803-736-8787

The Columbia Center (Rogers)
501 Beckman Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, Ph: 803-736-8787

Richland One-Adult and Community Education
2612 Covenant Rd, Columbia, SC 29204, Ph: 803-343-2935

Newberry Adult Education
11 Middleburg Dr, Ste 213, Columbia, SC 29204, Ph: 803-254-5601

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
2711 Middleburg Dr, Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29204, Ph: 803-254-0230

Columbia Housing Authority
1917 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29204, Ph: 803-254-3886 ext. 220

Turning Pages
10 Calender Crt, Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29206, Ph: 803-765-2555

Goodwill Decker Boulevard (Rogers Center)
2736 Decker Blvd, Columbia, SC 29206, Ph: 803-736-8787

Midlands Community Development Corporation *)
2430 Atlas Road, Columbia, SC 29209, Ph: 803-647-1003

Goodwill Training Center
555 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29210, Ph: 803-476-8230

St. Andrews HSE Prep Center
230 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210, Ph: 803-798-7325

South Carolina Virtual Charter School
140 Stoneridge Dr, Ste 420, Columbia, SC 29210. Ph: 866-467-5184

Midlands Workforce Development Board
100 Executive Center Dr, Ste 218, Columbia, SC 29210, Ph: 803-744-1670

Lexington-Richland Ad. Education (Irmo High Technology Ctr)
6745 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29212, Ph: 803-476-8230

Irmo High School
6671 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29212, Ph: 803-476-8230

Palmetto Unified School District
4444 Broad River Rd, Columbia, SC 23219, Ph: 803-896-1547

Virginia College (Rogers)
7201 Two Notch Rd, Ste 1000, Columbia, SC 29223, Ph: 803-509-7100

Windsor United Methodist Church (Rogers)
9500 Windsor Lake Blvd, Columbia, SC 29223, Ph: 803-788-1858

W.R. Rogers Education Center
750 Old Clemson Rd, Columbia, SC 29229, Ph: 803-736-8787

Goodwill Hard Scrabble Road (Rogers)
111 Highland Center Dr, Columbia, SC 29229, Ph: 803-736-8787

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Locations around Columbia (cities by alphabet)

Lifelong Learning Center
101 W Columbia Ave, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006, Ph: 803-532-2141

Muller Road Middle School (Rogers)
1031 Muller Rd, Blythewood, SC 29016, Ph: 803-736-8787

Woolard Technology Center
70 Innovation Way, Camden, SC 29020, Ph: 803-425-8980

Camden One-Stop Career Center
205 E Dekalb St, Camden, SC 29020, Ph: 803-432-5153

Lexington Two Adult Education
1407 Dunbar Rd, Cayce, SC 29033, Ph: 803-739-4048

Academy For Success
11629 Broad River Rd, Chapin, SC 29036, Ph: 803-575-5300

Chapin Adult Education (Chapin High School-Lexington/Richland District 5)
300 Columbia Ave, Chapin, SC 29036, Ph: 803 – 476 – 8230

SC Youth ChalleNGe Academy (at McCrady Training Center)
5471 Leesburg Rd (Bldg 3891), Eastover, SC 29044, Ph: 803-299-4879

First Baptist Church Gaston
121 Oakey Springs Dr, Gaston, SC 29053, Ph: 803-568-1025

Gilbert Primary School
520 Main St, Gilbert, SC 29054, Ph: 803-821-1400

Literacy Council of Lancaster County
610 East Meeting St, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720, Ph: 803-285-7660
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Lexington High School
2463 Augusta Rd, Lexington, SC 29072, Ph: 803-821-2950

Rosenwald Community Learning Center 
420 Hendrix St, Lexington, SC 29072, Ph: 803-821-2950

SC Works Lexington Adult Education
201 Duffie Dr, Lexington, SC 29072, Ph: 803-359-6131

Newberry Co. Adult Education
 591 McSwain St, Newberry, SC 29108, Ph: 803-321-2112

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
3250 St. Matthews Rd, Orangeburg, SC 29118, Ph: 803-535-1321
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Pelion High Adult Education
600 Lydia Dr, Pelion, SC 29123, Ph: 803-894-2100

Saluda County Adult Education
401 North Calhoun St, Saluda, SC 29138, Ph: 864-445-3346

Saluda Adult Education & Lifelong Learning
404 North Wise Rd, Saluda, SC 29138, Ph: 864-445-3346

Sumter Co. Adult Education
905 N Main Street, Sumter, SC 29150, Ph: 803-778-6432
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Lexington Four Adult Education (Early Childhood Center)
135 Lewis Rast Rd, Swansea, SC 29160, Ph: 803-399-7979

Christ Central Institute
159 Church St NE, Wagener, SC 29164, Ph: 803-564-5902

Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School
3300 W Campus Rd, West Columbia, SC 29170, Ph: 803-896-6480

Lexington Two Adult Education (Pair Education Center)
2325 Platt Springs Rd, West Columbia, SC 29169, Ph:  803-739-4048

Fairfield County School District
240 Roosevelt St, Winnsboro, SC SC 29180, Ph: 803-635-7823

South Carolina free online GED classes

You can also check out: Greenville GED Courses

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Columbia area GED testing centers

Ad. Education Center | Richland One | HSE testing
2612 Covenant Road | Columbia | SC 29204 | Ph: 803 – 343 – 2939 / 251-4512

Lexington/Richland District 5 – Irmo
6671 St. Andrews Road | Columbia | SC 29212 | Ph: 803 – 476 – 8229

W R Rogers Adult/Continuing Education
750 Old Clemson Road | Columbia | SC 29229 | Ph: 803 – 736 – 8787

Virginia College
7201 Two Notch Road | Columbia | SC 29223 | Ph: 803 – 509 – 7100

Lifelong Learning Center
101 W Columbia Avenue | Batesburg-Leesville | SC 29006 | Ph: 803 – 532 – 2141

Kershaw County Adult Education
874 Vocational Lane | Camden | SC 29020 | Ph: 803 – 425 – 8980

Rosenwald Adult Education Ctr
420 Hendrix Street | Lexington | SC 29072, Ph: 803 – 821 – 2950

Newberry County Adult Ed.
 591 McSwain Street | Newberry | SC 29108 | Ph: 803 – 321 – 2112

Sumter School District | HSE testing
1345 Wilson Hall Road | Sumter | SC 29150 | Ph: 803 – 469 – 6900

Lexington 4 Adult Education
135 Lewis Rast Road | Swansea | SC 29160 | Ph: 803 – 399 – 7979

Pair Ed. Center (Lexington 2 Adult Ed.)
2325 Platt Springs Road | West Columbia | SC 29169 | Ph:  803 – 739 – 4048

You may also want to take a look at Augusta GED Classes

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Adjusted GED scoring

The earlier GED exam required you to score at least 150 points (on a scale that runs from 100 to 200) per individual test, but this was adjusted to 145 points just twonyears after the new GED test’s implementation. See also this GED Pass Score news page. The GED exam comes with four independent tests on the academic fields of Literacy, Science, Math and Social Studies. The TASC exam has a passing score of 500 out of 800 for all five sections, so a minimum score of 2500 is needed to pass and the essay part must have a 2-score or higher.

Online GED or TASC testing is NOT possible. Websites that have a different message are fraudulent. If you want to see if you qualify, check GED-TASC in South Carolina, and you may also want to take a close look at this article that has links to all GED programs and prep locations in the US.

GED and the job market

GED holders now have the necessary background knowledge they will expand upon through university studies, something that has been lacking in the past. People that never finished high school are finding it increasingly difficult to land a job in today’s job market. Adults without a high school diploma face a heavy burden just to make ends meet and going back to high school is not an option for most of them. The HSE diploma is the only alternative, but it has to be a true equivalent of a high school diploma.

*) Midlands Community Development Corporation

Midlands Community Development Corporation’s GED preparation program has built up a great track record, and the majority of GED students passed the test upon completing the classes. The organization’s prep classes are provided for a 10-week period and offer day and night settings. The non-refundable fee for this GED prep class is $85.00, and this includes ten weeks of lessons, all study materials, and support with registration for the actual GED test. If you want more information you can call the school at 803-647-1003.

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