This article includes an overview of GED® prep classes and testing sites in the Hot Springs area. The GED exam is for individuals who never completed high school and gives them the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
GED hopefuls can take the four GED subtests at an official testing center and students that score in the “green zone” on the GED Ready® practice test can also take the exam online.
The computer-formatted GED exam includes four separate subtests (or modules) that may be taken one at a time.
The four modules are in Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts), Social Studies, Math (Mathematical Reasoning), and Science.
Testing occurs at a level that’s similar to that of graduating HS students.
Hot Springs GED prep locations
National Park College Adult Education
101 College Dr – Hot Springs – AR 71913 – Ph: (501) 760-4335
Students who earn their GED diplomas through NPC’s Adult Education program can be eligible for 50 percent off their tuition at National Park College. Call the school for more details.
National Park College Grand Avenue Center
155 E Grand Ave – Suite B – Hot Springs – AR 71901 – Ph: (501) 321-2744
National Park College Gardner Elementary Facility
525 Hammond Dr – Hot Springs – AR 71901 – Ph: (501) 620-7841
Literacy Council of Garland County
119 Hobson Ave – Hot Springs – AR 71901 – Ph: (501) 624-7323
The Hope Movement (LakePointe Church)
1343 Albert Pike Rd – Hot Springs – AR 71913 – Ph: (501) 623-4237
The Salvation Army of Hot Springs Pathway of Hope program
115 Crescent Ave – Hot Springs – AR 71901 – Ph: (501) 623-1628
Potters Clay Ministries
Hot Springs National Park – AR 71901 – Ph: (501) 624-1366
Adult & Teen Challenge of Arkansas
155 Walnut Valley Road – Hot Springs Village – AR 71909 – Ph: (501) 624-2446
Not open to the public. Adult & Teen Challenge of Arkansas is a faith-based residential program for males struggling with life-controlling problems such as addiction.
Garland County Jail GED Program (NPC)
525 Ouachita Ave – Hot Springs – AR 71901 – Ph: (501) 622-3660
Not publicly available
Locations around Hot Springs (cities by alphabet)
Amity Adult Education
319 N Clark St – Amity – AR 71921 – Ph: (870) 246-1104
ASU Community Family Enrichment Center
301 N 23rd St – Arkadelphia – AR 71923 – Ph: (870) 870-246-1104
Arkadelphia Public Schools
235 N 11th St – Arkadelphia – AR 71923 – Ph: (870) 246-1104
Delight Adult Education (Hendrix Building-Rich Mountain Comm. Coll.)
621 E Cherry St – Delight – AR 71940 – Ph: (870) 379-2579
Arkansas Adult Education Resource Center
525 W Capitol Ave – Little Rock – AR 72201 – Ph: (501) 907-2490
For all Little Rock-area prep sites click here
Arkansas State University Three Rivers GED Prep
One College Cir – Malvern – AR 72104 – Ph: (501) 332-1914
Hot Springs County Literacy Council
122 E Page Ave – Malvern – AR 72104 – Ph: (501) 332-4039
Ouachita Technical College GED Instruction
1735 E Sullenberger Ave – Malvern – AR 72104 – Ph: (501) 332-5002
Rich Mountain Community College
117 Ray Dr – Mount Ida – AR 71957 – Ph: (870) 867-5264
Ouachita Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
570 Job Corps Rd – Royal – AR 71968 – Ph: (501) 767-2707
Hot Springs area GED test centers
National Park College
101 College Dr – Hot Springs – AR 71913 – Ph: (501) 760-4339
Clark County Adult Education (College of the Ouachitas)
301 N 23rd St – Arkadelphia – AR 71923 – Ph: (870) 246-1104
Saline County Adult Education (Pulaski Technical College)
16936 I-30 – Benton – AR 72019 – Ph: (501) 778-3235
College of the Ouachitas
One College Circle – Malvern – AR 72104 – Ph: (501) 332-5000
Grant County Adult Ed. (College of the Ouachitas)
1409 S Rock Street – Suite E – Sheridan – AR 72150 – Ph: (870) 942-4402
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Online GED testing
It is now also possible to take the GED exam online. In former times, test-takers needed to report to one of Arkansas’ state-designated GED test centers in person when they wanted to secure an Arkansas GED degree.
Well, the arrival of an online GED test has changed all of that. An online proctor will oversee if everything occurs according to the rules. For more information, check out the introduction of the online proctored GED test.
Better job options
The General Education Development program (commonly referred to as GED) is designed to give adults who quit high school prematurely another chance to obtain a credential that’s across North America recognized as equivalent to a standard high school diploma. GED graduates can go for a college education and will be eligible for better jobs and job advancement. Go to GED AR testing requirements for qualification criteria.
Your ticket to a college education
Millions of Americans left high school without a diploma, and at the same time, we see millions of unfilled positions that require a secondary education degree. So getting your GED diploma will surely improve your chances on the job market.
Nowadays you not only have a second chance to get a secondary education degree via the GED diploma, but you can also take another chance by enrolling in an online high school diploma program, and thus demonstrate academic ability.
Both tracks work towards the same goal, to help applicants get better job options and more competitive in the workplace, and to allow them to get a college education.
There are, however, some discrepancies between these two tracks. When you are in doubt about whether to go for a GED diploma or try to get the high school diploma via online learning, contact a school near you.
Last Updated on June 17, 2021.