GED Classes Hagerstown, Maryland

Listed here is an overview of all GED® prep classes and test facilities in the Hagerstown area.

To earn your Maryland High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma, you need to pass the GED exam.

The HSE program offers adults who couldn’t finish high school the opportunity to earn an equivalent credential.

The GED is entirely computer-formatted and includes four independent subtests.

The exam assesses fundamental skills and knowledge at the level that can be expected of high school seniors upon graduation.

The four testing fields are Math, Science, Literacy, and Social Studies.

There are NO online GED testing options. You need to show up at a Maryland GED testing site and sit for the tests in person.

Hagerstown GED prep locations

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Hagerstown Community College Adult Education *)
11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742, Phone: 240-500-2313

Washington County Family Center
221 McRand Court, Suite 300, Hagerstown, MD 21740, Phone: 301-790-4002

 Robert W. Johnson Community Center
109 W North Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740, Phone: 301-790-0203

Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown (HARC)
20 S Prospect Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740, Phone: 301-465-0473

Community Life Institute Inc. 
1028 Salem Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740, Phone: 240-347-6237

Roxbury Correctional Institute GED Program
18701 Roxbury Road, Hagerstown, MD 21746, Phone: 240-420-3000
Not open to the public

Washington County One-Stop Job Center
14 N Potomac Street, Ste 100, Hagerstown MD 21740, Phone: 301-393-8200

Horizon Goodwill Industries
14515 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742, Phone: 301-733-7330/784-5445

Maryland Correctional Education Center Hagerstown
Route 3, Hagerstown, MD 21740, Phone: 301-791-7200
Not open to the public

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GED Requirements in Maryland

Locations around Hagerstown (cities by alphabet)

Morgan County Board of Education Annex
247 Harrison Avenue, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411, Phone: 304-258-2430 x 19

Franklin County Literary Council (Juvenile Law Center)
305 W Commerce Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201, Phone: 717-504-4459 x 3507

Franklin County Adult Learning Center (Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12)
305 W Commerce Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201, Phone: 717-504-4459 x 3507

Career Link Franklin County
600 Norland Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201, Phone: 717-264-4584 ext. 4974

Allegany College of Maryland GED Instruction
12401 Willowbrook Road SE, Cumberland, MD 21502, Phone: 301-784-5445
You can find all Cumberland area options right here

Frederick Community College
7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702, Phone: 301-846-2400 \
Check out all Frederick area prep classes here

HACC Gettysburg
731 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: 717-337-3855
See all Gettysburg prep facilities here

Adult Education School
3635 Winchester Avenue, Martinsburg, WV 25405, Phone: 304-267-3585

Berkeley Adult Learning Center
206 Lutz Avenue, Martinsburg, WV 25404, Phone: 304-263-3897

James Rumsey Technical Institute
3274 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg, WV 25403, Phone: 304-754-9712

Shepherd University (HARC)
261 Aikens Center, Martinsburg, WV 25404, Phone: 301-465-0473
By appointment only

Waynesboro Area Senior High School-GED Program **)
550 E Second Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268, Phone: 717-762-1191 x 1297
The Waynesboro Area School District is additionally providing a GED alternative, the HiSET. Students can now choose between HiSET (also available on paper) and the computer-based GED test. The GED costs $120, the HiSET $90.

Horizon Goodwill GED Classes (LFCC)
443 Millwood Avenue, Winchester, VA 22601, Phone: 540-869-0778
For all Winchester-region prep sites go to this post

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Hagerstown area GED testing centers

Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742, Phone: 240-500-2313

Jefferson County Schools
110 Mordington Avenue, Charles Town, WV 25414, Phone: 304-728-9741

Frederick Community College
7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 2170, 301-846-2522

Berkeley County Career, Technical, Adult & Community Center
206 Lutz Avenue, Martinsburg, WV 25404, 304-263-3897

James-Rumsey Technical Institute
3274 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg, WV 25403, Phone: 304-754-7925/9712

Waynesboro Area Senior High School
702 E Second Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268, Phone: 717-762-1191 x 1297

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What is the GED exam?

GED stands for General Educational Development, and the GED program includes is a group of four separate tests developed by the American Council on Education (ACE) in cooperation with Pearson-VUE publishers. For Maryland residents for who the GED doesn’t fit their needs, the External Diploma Program is another option that you may consider. The GED offers adults without a secondary education degree (high school diploma) another chance to secure a diploma that is equivalent to a standard HS diploma. It is recognized and accepted by the vast majority of schools and employers in the same way as a high school diploma.

The four GED tests

The GED exam includes four subtests (modules) on these content areas: Literacy or Reasoning Through Language Arts-150 minutes; Mathematics-115 minutes; Science-90 minutes; and Social Studies-70 minutes. The tests can be taken individually within a period of two years. For qualification criteria visit GED in Maryland.

The GED tests are delivered exclusively on a computer, and you can obtain descriptions of the GED exam in detail from the Maryland Adult Literacy Resource Center, from GED Testing Service, and from the American Council on Education – ACE. If you have any questions regarding the GED program, go to GED.com or contact the Maryland Adult Literacy Resource Center/GED office. You can also take a look at this page that links to all GED programs in America.

GED passing score

At the GED exam, you were required to reach at least a 150 score on each of the four sections, but this was brought back to 145 in March 2016, so in total, a 580 score is needed to pass the GED exam. Read more here.

*) Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown Community College (HCC) offers the Washington Co. Adult Education Program. It is the program’s mission to offer adults education to enhance their basic life skills in the fields of reading, writing, and mathematics. The program is set up to improve their participation in their communities, to be successful in the workplace, and to encourage them to continue their education at college or university. Classes are offered on HCC’s campus and at various other locations throughout Washington County.

To be able to attend GED classes, applicants must come to an orientation/assessment session so they can be placed according to their education level. All classes are offered free of charge, and textbooks are provided as well, but applicants are required to buy them if they want to write in these books or if they want to keep them. HCC’s Adult Education Program is co-funded by the U.S. Departments of Education, and of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

**)Waynesboro Adult Education

Waynesboro Adult Education offers free GED preparation classes at the Senior High School in Waynesboro on Monday through Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. These GED classes are held from September through May during regular school times. GED testing is possible every 1st and 3rd Friday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. during the entire school year.

So this a great opportunity to get well prepared to sit for the exam at an official test center, and Waynesboro Area School District is such a designated GED test center. Any Pennsylvania resident who is 18 or older, who is not currently engaged in a secondary school, and who does not hold a secondary education degree is eligible to take the GED exam. Those applicants 16 or 17 may also qualify but under specific restrictions, please contact the school. The cheaper HiSET alternative (paper-based) is also available in Pennsylvania.

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