Listed in this post are all GED® prep class locations and testing facilities in the Columbus, Ohio region.
Ohio uses multiple options for high school equivalency (HSE) testing. The GED is one of three options.
Additionally, Ohio welcomed two alternative options for this purpose, the TASC and HiSET exams.
The HSE program is for persons who quit high school prematurely and wish to earn an equivalent credential.
The GED (General Education Development) exam includes four independent subtests in English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
The GED subtests can be taken one at a time within a 2-year time frame.
The HiSET and TASC have five tests that may also be taken separately. The Literacy part is split up in a reading and a writing subtest.
Online testing is NOT an option. Testing must be done at an official Ohio HSE testing site.
Ohio’s Adult Basic Education program is named ASPIRE.
Columbus GED preparation classes
Godman Guild Association
303 E 6th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201, Phone: 614 – 294-5476
YouthBuild Columbus Community School
1183 Essex Ave, Columbus, OH 43201, Phone: 614 – 291-0805
Columbus Metropolitan Library Hilltop Branch
511 S Hague Ave, Columbus, OH 43204, Phone: 614 – 221-9151
St John Learning Center
640 S Ohio Ave, Columbus, OH 43205, Phone: 614 – 252-3132
St John Learning Center provides GED classes at three other sites: The Salvation Army, The Neighborhood House, and YWCA
Ohio Means Jobs COWIC
1111 E Broad St (Suite 201), Columbus, OH 43205, Phone: 614 – 559-5025
Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
899 E Broad St (Suite 200), Columbus, OH 43205, Phone: 614 – 466-6031
The Salvation Army Career Enhancement Center
966 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43205, Phone: 614 – 358-2611
Alvis House Community Reentry Center (Career counseling for ex-offenders)
1991 Bryden Rd, Columbus, OH 43205, Phone: 614 – 849-0028
Dominican Learning Ctr
1111 Stewart Ave, Columbus, OH 43206, Phone 614 – 444-7330
Columbus Urban League
788 Mt. Vernon Ave, Columbus, OH 43206, Phone: 614 – 849-0028
Center for New Directions
370 S 5th St, Columbus, OH 43206, Phone: 614 – 849-0028
South Side Learning and Development Center-Godman Guild *)
280 Reeb Ave, Columbus, OH 43207, Phone 614 – 294-5476
Ohio State University Reach 1
105 Raney Commons, 47 Curl Dr, Columbus, OH 43210, Phone 614 – 292-1238
Columbus Adult and Community Education (ACE)
2323 Lexington Ave, Columbus, OH 43211, Phone 614 – 365-5245 ext. 260
ACE Columbus provides GED prep classes at these sites:
Columbus Urban League (788 Mt. Vernon Avenue, 43203)
Monroe Middle School (474 N.Monroe Avenue, 43203)
West High School (179 S Powell Avenue, 43204)
West Broad Elementary School (2744 W Broad Street, 43204)
COWIC (1111 E Broad Street, 43205)
St. John Learning Center (640 S Ohio Avenue, 43205)
South High School (1160 Ann Street, 43206)
Linden Library (2223 Cleveland Avenue, 43211)
Windsor STEM Academy ( 1219 E 12th Avenue, 43211)
Whetstone High School (4405 Scenic Drive, 43214)
Downtown High School (364 S 4th Street, 43215)
Columbus Metro Main Library (95 S Grant Avenue, 43215)
Mifflin Middle School (3000 Agler Road, 43219)
Franklinton Library (1061 W Town Street, 43222)
Africentric Personal Development Shop (1409 E Livingston Avenue, 43224)
Northern Lights Library (4093 Cleveland Avenue, 43224)
Karl Road Library (5590 Karl Road, 43229)
Woodward Park Middle School (5151 Karl Road, 43229)
Yorktown Middle School (5600 E Livingston Avenue, 43232)
Please call Columbus ACE for orientation and schedules at 614-365-5245 ext. 260
Columbus Works Inc.
1330 Trailway St, Columbus, OH 43211, Phone: 614 – 297-6733
Somali Community Access Network SomaliCAN
700 Morse Rd, Ste 101, Columbus, OH 43214, Phone 614 – 489-9226
COVA (Center of Vocational Alternatives)
3770 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214, Phone: 614 – 294-7117
Ohio Board of Regents Adult Education
30 E Broad St, 36th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: 614 – 752-1642
Columbus State Comm. College Adult Education
550 E Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone 614 – 287-5771
The GED Adult Education Office is located at 315 Cleveland Ave (Room 1090), Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: 614-287-5858
Child Development Council of Franklin County
300 E Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone 614 – 221-1709
Columbus Literacy Council
195 N Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone 614 – 221-5013
Columbus Literacy Council
92 Jefferson Ave, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: 614 – 282-7661
New Directions Career Center
199 E Rich St, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: 614 – 849-0028
Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
2012 Kenny Rd (Suite 201) Columbus, OH 43221, Phone: 614 – 466-7798
Franklinton Learning Ctr
1003 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43222, Phone 614 – 221-9151
Capital Park Family Enrichment Center
2365 Innis Rd, Columbus, OH 43224, Phone: 614 – 416-432
Franklin County YouthBuild
1394 Courtright Rd, Columbus, OH 43227, Phone: 614 – 222-4705
Westland Area Library (South-Western Career Academy)
4740 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43228, Phone 614 – 801-3477
Ohio Literacy Network
6161 Busch Blvd, Ste 84, Columbus, OH 43229, Phone 614 – 505-0716 ext. 104
Huntington Education Ctr. Worthington
2704 Sawmill Place Blvd, Sawmill Plaza, Columbus, OH 43235, Phone: 614 – 889-7667
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Locations around Columbus
Cities by alphabet
Fairfield Career Center
3985 Coonpath Rd NW, Carroll, OH 43112, Phone 614 – 837-9443
Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center
895 Crouse Chapel Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601, Phone: 740 – 642-1200
Check out all Chillicothe prep sites here
Columbus State Community College-Delaware Campus
5100 Cornerstone Dr, Delaware, OH 43015, Phone: 614 – 287-5858
Delaware Area Career Center
1610 SR 521, Delaware, OH 43015, Phone 740 – 203 – 2267
Delaware Area Career Center-South Campus
4565 Columbus Pike (Route 23), Delaware, OH 43015, Phone 740 – 203 – 2267
Hayes County Building (DACC)
140 N Sandusky St (Room 213), Delaware, OH 43015, Phone 740 – 203 – 2267
Delaware City Vineyard
425 S Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015, Phone 740 – 203 – 2267
Columbus State Regional Education Center (at Ohio University Dublin Campus)
6805 Bobcat Way, Dublin, OH 43017, Phone: 614 – 287-5858
South-Western Career Academy-Community Education Program
4750 Big Run South Rd, Grove City, OH 43123, Phone 614 – 801-3477
Grove City Library (South-Western Career Academy)
3359 Park St, Grove City, OH 43123, Phone 614 – 801-3477
Eastland-Fairfield Adult Workforce Development
4465 S Hamilton Rd, Groveport, OH 43125, Phone 614 – 836-4541/5725
Fairfield County Job & Family Services
239 W Main St, Lancaster, OH 43130, Phone 614 – 836-3903
Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Adult Learning Center
1743 E Main St, Lancaster, OH 43130, Phone: 740 – 653-4146
Community Transition Center HSE Program (Ohio Corrections)
151 E Hubert Ave, Lancaster, OH 43130, 740 . 689 . 1200
Madison Adult Education Mansfield
600 Esley Lane, Mansfield, OH 44906, 419 – 525-6380
Find all Mansfield options here
940 London Ave, Suite 1600, Marysville, OH 43040, Phone 937 – 644-2796
Tolles Adult Education (Union County Services Building)
940 London Ave, Marysville, OH 43040, Phone: 614 – 873-4666 ext. 4248
C-TEC Career and Technology Center
150 Price Rd, Newark, OH 43055, Phone 740 – 364-2263
Chech out all Newark sites here
Perry County Adult Education
1605 Airport Rd, New Lexington, OH 43764, Phone 740 – 342-3502
Perry County Senior Center
520 First St, New Lexington, OH 43764, Phone 740 – 342-3694
Tolles Career & Technical Center
7877 US Hwy 42 S, Plain City, OH 43064, Phone 614 – 873-4666 ext. 4240 or 4248
Reynoldsburg High School Eastland Career Center
6549 E. Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068, Phone 614 – 836-3903
Springfield Adult Education HSE Classes
1500 W Jefferson St, Springfield, OH 45506, Phone 937 – 505-2800
See all Springfield region options here
Vineyard Church of Delaware County
1001 W Cherry St, Sunbury, OH 40374, Phone 740 – 203-2267
SSCC-Fayette Campus Education Opportunity Center
1270 US Route 62 SW, Washington Court House, OH 43160, Phone 800 – 628-7722 x 2687
Center for Economic Opportunity
101 East Street, Washington Court House, OH 43160, Phone: 800 – 752-5480
West Jefferson Library
270 Lilly Chapel Rd, West Jefferson, OH 43162, Phone: 740 – 852-9843 (ext. 984)
Vineyard Community Center
6000 Cooper Rd, Westerville, OH 43081, Phone 740 – 203-2267 / 614 – 259-5296
Kae Avenue Elementary School (Eastland Career Center)
3785 Kae Ave, Whitehall, OH 43213, Phone 614 – 836-3903
Zane State College-Zanesville
1555 Newark Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701, Phone: 740 – 588-4148
All Zanesville prep sites are listed here
You may also want to check Akron area GED Programs
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Columbus area GED testing centers
Columbus State Community College Community & Professional Testing Services
315 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43215. Phone 614 . 287-2733
300 East Main St, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone 614 . 947-6800
Pickaway County Educational Service Center
2050 Stoneridge Dr, Circleville OH 43113, Phone 740 . 477-2927
Delaware Area Career Ctr
4565 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015, Phone 740 . 203-2267
Dublin Regional Learning Center
6805 Bobcat Way, Room 311, Dublin, OH 43017, Phone 614 . 287-7062
The Computer Workshop Inc.
5131 Post Road, Suite 102, Dublin, OH 43017, Phone 614 . 798-9505
South-Western Career Academy
4750 Big Run South Rd, Grove City, OH 43123, Phone 614 . 801-3461
Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical School
4465 S Hamilton Road, Groveport, OH 43125, Phone 614 . 836-4541/5725
714 S Ewing Street, Lancaster, OH 43130, Phone 740 . 475-1719
C-TEC Career & Technology Center
150 Price Rd, Newark, OH 43055, Phone 740 . 364-2263
1496 W Main St, Newark, OH 43055, Phone 740 . 788-9000
Columbus State Comm. Coll. (Reynoldsburg Regional Learning Center)
6699 E Livingston Ave, Room 115, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068, Phone: 614 . 287-7204
380 Polaris Pkwy, Ste 110, Westerville, OH 43082, Phone: 614 . 891-3200
Mid-East Career and Tech Center
400 Richards Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701, Phone: 740 . 455-3111 ext. 6620
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Ohio GED testing requirements
In Ohio, you must be at least 16 years old but for test-takers 16 and 17 years of age special requirements apply. Please contact a GED prep or test site in your area.
GED testing in Ohio costs $120 for the entire test (computer-based). First-time test-takers pay $40 as Ohio subsidizes the test). Retesting is $30 per GED subtest.
Computer-based HiSET testing in Ohio costs $93.75 but first-time test-takers pay $13.75
Paper-based HiSET testing costs $115 but first-time testers have to pay $35
The TASC costs $94 and first-time test-takers pay $14
In Ohio, there is no residency requirement.
Test-takers cannot already hold a high school diploma and not attend any other educational program.
GED passing score
The GED passing score is 145 on each of the four GED subtests. Two years after the latest edition of the GED test was rolled out across America, the GED passing score was reduced from 159 to 145 as studies had shown it was initially set too high. The four GED modules are measured on a 100-200 scale.
100-144: below passing
145-164: high school equivalency
175-200: college-ready plus up to 10 college credits
The five HiSET modules (HiSET is short for High School Equivalency Test) require you to score at least 8 out of 20 points on each subtest. Your essay score must be at least a 2 score (out of 6) and your total score must be at least 45.
The five TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) subtests are measured on a 300-800 scale and your minimum score on each subtest is 500 so your overall score cannot be less than 2500. The essay result must be at least 2 out of 8.
The tests are open to any student at any age, though applicants must meet the minimum age and other requirements.
For who is the GED exam?
People who never finished high school now get the opportunity to receive the Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma by completing the 4 GED, or the five TASC or HiSET tests successfully. Throughout the U.S., employers, government institutions and colleges are recognizing the HSE diploma. Earning the Ohio HSE diploma will definitely improve your employment options and the degree also allows for a college education. So get all the help you can at one of the above-listed prep locations or by using this website’s free online practice tests and video lessons!
Contact the staff at the adult education department of a public or private school (if it is included in the list above) by phone or email with any questions and to see if they provide academic training courses for adults at a time that suits you well so you can apply to their courses to improve your skills and knowledge and work towards better financial health and a better overall life.
So support is offered at many locations and you should also regularly check this website’s news pages to learn about study options and updates and news regarding high school equivalency testing. Your diploma allows you to sign up for credit-bearing courses at public and private colleges and universities all across America. Once you’ve successfully taken the GED exam, you can view your test results online.
No online GED, HiSET, TASC testing
There is NO online GED, HiSET, or TASC testing option. If you want to sit for the Ohio HSE exam you need to appear in person at a designated Ohio HSE testing center. When you come across a website that presents the GED test online (or the diploma), you can be assured that the site is false.
GED & the economy
The GED exam is important for the economy and is very helpful for individuals who did not finish high school. Employers and colleges regard the GED diploma as the equivalency to a standard high school degree. If you don’t possess a high school or comparable degree it is going to be virtually impossible to get a regular job these days.
Not so long ago the GED exam went through the most impressive overhaul in the 70-year-old existence of the program and is now entirely computer-based. Mind you that still need to come to an official GED testing site to take the exam, because the GED test is NOT available online.
One test at a time
Students will need around 7.5 hours to complete the entire battery of four tests, but the good thing about the GED program is that you can take one subtest whenever you feel all set to take it. No need to do everything at one time. Scores count for two years from your first registration. This does also count for the TASC and HiSET. In the modern-day world, the least you are going to need is a high school diploma or equivalent for pretty much every sort of work, and you definitely will need it in order to continue your education.
*) South Side social-services center
The former Reeb Elementary School now functions as a community social-services center for the South Side and offers also GED prep classes at the facility. Redevelopment of the 110-year-old brick school building into a South Side anchor (the Reeb Avenue Center) started a few years back.
The Social Services Center (280 Reeb Avenue) will include the South Side Learning and Development Center, a Boys and Girls Club, and job-training facilities. Columbus’ Neighborhood Pride will also have its office there, and St. Stephen’s Community House is going to set up a program at the Center for families at risk of abuse and neglect. Additionally, the Center will provide the area’s poor with hot lunches and offer a food bank as well. The GED classes will be offered by the Godman Guild.
Holding the Ohio high school equivalency diploma will certainly result in better job opportunities and the credential also qualifies for an education in college, vocational school, or university. Students who score in the GED “college-ready” or “college-ready plus credit” range may see admissions requirements like SAT or ACT score waived.
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