GED in Ohio

Ohio is offering multiple options for high school equivalency (HSE) testing, the GED®, TASC, and HiSET® exams. HSE testing offers individuals who couldn’t complete high school the chance to obtain an equivalent degree.

The GED is entirely computer-formatted while the TASC and HiSET are offered both on paper and on a computer.

In Ohio, you can find numerous locations where HSE prep classes are offered, often free of charge.

The state of Ohio provides free GED prep classes to its residents through the ASPIRE program that’s available in all 88 counties.

Online GED, TASC, or HiSET testing was not possible but that’s changing. You needed to come in person to an official HSE testing site, but the GED and HiSET exams are now also offered in an online version (read more below).

Your Ohio HSE diploma will definitely lead to better job opportunities and allows for a college education.

GED Ohio requirements

In Ohio, you need to be at least 16 years old to qualify. For test-takers 16 and 17 years of age, though, additional requirements apply. Please check with a testing site in your area.

Underage applicants must submit a current withdrawal form signed by the school administrator and notarized and signed permission from a parent, guardian, or a court official.

GED testing fee: $120 for the entire test (computer-based). First-time test-takers pay $40 (the state will subsidize the rest).
HiSET computer-based testing is $93.75 while first-time testers pay $13.75
HiSET paper-based testing is $115 while first-time testers pay $35
TASC testing costs $94 and here, first-time testers pay $14

GED testing in Ohio is only for state residents.
You have not graduated from high school and do not attend another school activity.

GED prep classes in Ohio

You can prepare for the GED, HiSET, or TASC by studying online. You can also choose to attend a traditional HSE prep class near you to earn your degree. Select your nearest city to discover all the options.

Ohio GED testing sites

Akron
Project LEARN of Summit Co (GED) – 60 S High St – Akron – OH 44326 – Ph: (330) 434.9461
University of Akron (HiSET) – 277 E Buchtel Ave – Akron – OH 44325 – Ph: (330) 972.7084
Alliance
Alliance Career Ctr (GED) – 500 Glamorgan St – Alliance – OH 44601 – Ph: (330) 829.2267
Batavia
U.C. Clermont Coll (GED-HiSET) – 4200 Clermont College Dr – Batavia – OH 45103 – Ph: (513) 732.5200/5219
Beachwood
DeVore Technologies (HiSET-GED) – 23240 Chagrin Blvd (Ste 525 Fl – Beachwood – OH 44122 – Ph: (440) 232.3846

Blue Ash
New Horizons Ed Center (GED) – 10653 Techwoods Circle (Ste 100) – Blue Ash – OH 45242 – Ph: (513) 554.0111
Byesville
Guernsey Co Library (HiSET) – 100 Glass Ave – Byesville – OH 43723 – Ph: (740) 455.3111GED in Ohio
Canfield
Mahoning Co Career & Tech Ctr (GED-TASC) – 7300 N Palmyra Rd – Canfield – OH 44406 – Ph: (330) 729.4100
Canton
Canton City SD (HiSET) – 116 Mckinley Ave NW – Canton – OH 44702 – Ph: (330) 438.2559
Canton City SD (HiSET) – 2800 13th St SW – Canton – OH 44710 – Ph: (330) 438.2559
Centerville
Fortis College (GED) – 555 E Alex Bell Rd – Centerville – OH 45459 – Ph: (937) 433.3410
Chillicothe
Pickaway-Ross Career & Tech Ctr (GED) – 1410 Industrial Dr – Chillicothe – OH 45601 – Ph: (740) 642.1359
Cincinnati
State Tech & Comm Coll (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 3520 Central Pkwy – Cincinnati – OH 45223 – Ph: (513) 569.1830/4993
East End Adult Ed Ctr (Ste 401, GED) – 5721 Dragon Way – Cincinnati – OH 45227 – Ph: (513) 321.6744

Tactix Consulting (GED-TASC-HiSET) – 11353 Reed Hartman Hwy (Ste 200) – Cincinnati – OH 45241 – Ph: (513) 333.4140
Great Oaks Career Ctr (HiSET) – 303 Scarlet Oaks Dr – Cincinnati – OH 45241 – Ph: (513) 612.5861
Circleville
Pickaway-Ross JVSD (GED) – 424 E Mound St – Circleville – OH 45601 – Ph: (740) 642.1359
Clayton
Miami Valley CTC (GED-HiSET) – 6800 Hoke Rd – Clayton – OH 45315 – Ph: (937) 854.6297
Cleveland
Cuyahoga Comm Coll (GED-HiSET) – 2415 Woodland Ave – Cleveland – OH 44115 – Ph: (216) 987.4040
Remington Coll (GED) – 14445 Broadway Ave – Cleveland – OH 44137 – Ph: (216) 475.7520
Speak Into The Light (GED-TASC) – 2490 Lee Blvd – Ste 222 – Cleveland – OH 44118 – Ph: (216) 421.5085
Columbus
Columbus State Comm Coll (GED-HiSET) – 315 Cleveland Ave – Columbus – OH 43215 – Ph: (614) 287.5750
Franklin University (GED) – 303 S Grant Ave – Columbus – OH 43215 – Ph: (614) 947.6807
Columbus City Schools (HiSET) – 2740 Lockbourne Rd – Columbus – OH 43207 – Ph: (614) 365.5414
Franklin Medical Ctr (HiSET) – 1800 Harmon Ave – Columbus – OH 43223 – Ph: (614) 877.4362

Ohio Teaching & Education Ctr (HiSET) – 4545 Fisher Rd – Columbus – OH 43228 – Ph: (740) 845.3240
Godman Guild Assoc. (TASC) – 303 E 6th Ave – Columbus – OH 43201 – Ph: (614) 294.5476 x 133
Coshocton
Central Ohio Tech (GED-TASC) – 200 N Whitewoman St – Coshocton – OH 43812 – Ph: (740) 622.1408
Dayton
Sinclair Comm Coll (GED) – 444 W 3rd St – Dayton – OH 45402 – Ph: (937) 512.2953
Defiance
Defiance Coll (Pilgrim Library, GED) – 201 College Pl – Defiance – OH 43512 – Ph: (419) 783.2490
Dublin
Columbus State (Dublin Reg Ed Ctr, GED) – 6805 Bobcat Way – Dublin – OH 43017 – Ph: (614) 287.7062
Elyria
Lorain County Comm. Coll (GED-TASC) – 151 Innovation Dr (Ste 153) – Elyria – OH 44035 – Ph: (440) 366.7003
Fairborn
New Horizons Learning Ctr (GED) – 1890 Commerce Ctr Blvd – Fairborn – OH 45324 – Ph: (937) 879.6080
Fairfield
Fairfield Training Ctr (GED-HiSET) – 2830 Mack Rd – Fairfield – OH 45014 – Ph: (513) 442.1528
Findlay
Owens Comm Coll (GED-HiSET) – 3200 Bright Rd – Findlay – OH 45840 – Ph: (567) 429.3508/661.8378
Fostoria
Fostoria Learning Ctr (HiSET) – 342 Perry St – Fostoria – OH 44830 – Ph: (419) 408.5540
Fremont
Terra State Comm Coll (GED) – 2830 Napoleon Rd – Fremont – OH 43420 – Ph: (419) 559.2319
Grove City
S.W. Career Academy (GED) – 4750 Big Run South Rd – Grove City – OH 43123 – Ph: (614) 801.3461
Groveport
Eastland-Fairfield Tech Ctr (GED) – 4465 S Hamilton Rd – Groveport – OH 43125 – Ph: (614) 836.4541
Hamilton
Tri-State Testing Ctr (HiSET) – 2820 Bobmeyer Rd (Hangar C-7) – Hamilton – OH 45015 – Ph: (513) 426.8378
Hillsboro
Southern State Comm Coll (GED) – 100 Hobart Dr – Hillsboro – OH 45133 – Ph: (937) 393.3431
Ironton
Collins Career Ctr (GED) – 120 N 3rd St – Ironton – OH 45638 – Ph: (740) 532.3140 x 1261
Jefferson
Ashtabula Co Technical & Career Ctr (GED) – 1565 Rte 167 – Jefferson – OH 44047 – Ph: (440) 576.6015
Kirtland
Lakeland Comm Coll (SkillsMAX Ctr, GED) – 7700 Clocktower Dr – Kirtland – OH 44094 – Ph: (440) 525.7568

Lancaster
TeenWorks (GED) – 2590 Kull Rd – Lancaster – OH 43130 – Ph: (740) 475.1719
TeenWorks (TASC) – 714 S Ewing St – Lancaster – OH 43130 – Ph: (740) 475.1719
Lebanon
Warren Co Career Ctr (GED-TASC-HiSET) – 3525 N State Rte 48 – Lebanon – OH 45036 – Ph: (513) 932.8145/933.3936/477.0796
Lima
Apollo Career Ctr (GED) – 3325 Shawnee Rd – Lima – OH 45806 – Ph: (419) 998.2930
Rhodes State Coll (GED) – 4240 Campus Dr – Lima – OH 45804 – Ph: (419) 995.8476
Lisbon
Ohio Means Jobs (TASC) – 7989 Dickey Dr – Ste 4 – Lisbon – OH 44432 – Ph: (740) 996.4111
London
OH Centr School System Ed Ctr (HiSET) – 1581 OH 56 – London – OH 43140 – Ph: (740) 845.3240
Lucasville
Scioto Co Career Tech Ctr (GED-TASC-HiSET) – 951 Vern Riffe Dr – Lucasville – OH 45648 – Ph: (740) 259.6760/5526
Mansfield
Mansfield City Adult Ed (GED) – 176 Hedges St – Mansfield – OH 44902 – Ph: (419) 525.6380
Maple Heights
Cuyahoga Co Library (GED) – 5225 Library Ln (1st Fl) – Maple Heights – OH 44137 – Ph: (216) 706.7423
Marietta
Washington Co Career Ctr (GED-HiSET) – 21740 Rte 676 – Marietta – OH 45750 – Ph: (740) 373.6283
Marion
Marion Tech (GED) – 1467 Mt Vernon Ave – Marion – OH 43302 – Ph: (740) 386.4138
Marysville
Ohio Women Reformatory (HiSET) – 1479 Collins Ave – Marysville – OH 43040 – Ph: (937) 642.1065
McConnelsville
Morgan Co Learning Ctr (HiSET) – 4277 OH 376 NW – McConnelsville – OH 43756 – Ph: (7400 455.3111
Middletown
Fairfield Training Ctr (HiSET) – 6730 Roosevelt Ave – Middletown – OH 45005 – Ph: (513) 318.5927
Cincinnati State (GED) – 1 N Main St – Middletown – OH 45042 – Ph: (513) 217.3700

Milan
EHOVE Adult Career Ctr (GED-TASC) – 316 W Mason Rd – Milan – OH 44846 – Ph: (419) 499.4663
Monroe
Butler Tech (GED) – 101 Jerry Couch Blvd – Monroe – OH 45050 – Ph: (513) 645.5448
Mount Vernon
Knox Co Career Ctr (HiSET) – 306 Martinsburg Rd – Mt. Vernon – OH 43050 – Ph: (740) 397.5820
Nelsonville
Tri-County Adult Career Ctr (GED) – 15676 OH 691 – Nelsonville – OH 45764 – Ph: (740) 753.5467
New Philadelphia
Buckeye Career Ctr (GED) – 545 University Dr NE – New Philadelphia – OH 44663 – Ph: (330) 308.5720
Newark
C-TEC (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 150 Price Rd – Newark – OH 43055 – Ph: (740) 364.2333/2832
AlphaLink Technologies (GED) – 1496 W Main St – Newark – OH 43055 – Ph: (740) 788.9000
Painesville
Auburn Career Ctr (HiSET-GED) – 8221 Auburn Rd – Painesville – OH 44077 – Ph: (440) 357.7542
Perrysburg
Owens Comm Coll (GED-TASC-HiSET) – 30335 Oregon Rd – Perrysburg – OH 43551 – Ph: (567) 661.8378
Piketon
Pike Co Career Tech Ctr (HiSET) – 175 Beaver Creek Rd – Piketon – OH 45661 – Ph: (740) 289.2282
Piqua
Upper Valley Career Ctr (GED) – 8901 Looney Rd – Piqua – OH 45356 – Ph: (937) 778.8419
Plain City
Tolles Technical Center (GED) – 7877 US Hwy 42 S – Plain City – OH 43064 – Ph: (614) 873.4666
Portsmouth
Shawnee State University (GED) – 940 2nd St – Portsmouth – OH 45662 – Ph: (740) 351.3592
Ravenna
Maplewood Aspire (TASC) – 7075 Rte 88 – Ravenna – OH 44266 – Ph: (330) 235.0020
Community Technology Ed Ctr (GED-TASC) – 243 S Prospect St – Ravenna – OH 44266 – Ph: (330) 296.8720
Reynoldsburg
Columbus State (Reynoldsburg Reg Ed Ctr, GED) – 6699 E Livingston Ave – Reynoldsburg – OH 43068 – Ph: (614) 287.7204
Rio Grande
Univ of Rio Grande (Rio Grande CC, GED-TASC) – 218 N College Ave – Rio Grande – OH 45674 – Ph: (740) 245.7004
Sandusky
Sandusky GED Testing (GED) – 407 Decatur St – Sandusky – OH 44870 – Ph: (419) 984.1100
Sandusky Career Ctr (HiSET) – 2130 A Hayes Ave – Sandusky – OH 44870 – Ph: (419) 984.1100
Sharonville
Great Oaks Center (GED) – 140 Great Oaks Dr – Sharonville – OH 45241 – Ph: (513) 771.8925
Smithville
Wayne Co Career Ctr (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 518 W Prospect St – Smithville – OH 44677 – Ph: (330) 669.7070/7073
Springfield
Clark State Comm Coll (GED) – 570 E Leffel Ln – Springfield – OH 45505 – Ph: (937) 328.7974
St. Clairsville
Belmont College (GED) – 68094 Hammond Rd – St. Clairsville – OH 43950 – Ph: (740) 699.3907
Steubenville
Eastern Gateway Comm Coll (GED) – 4000 Sunset Blvd – Steubenville – OH 43952 – Ph: (740) 264.5591
Toledo
Ed Service Ctr Lake Erie West (GED) – 2275 Collingwood Blvd – Toledo – OH 43620 – Ph: (419) 725.2064
Adelante Inc. (TASC) – 520 Broadway – Toledo – OH 43604 – Ph: (419) 244.8440
Van Wert
Vantage Career Ctr (GED) – 818 N Franklin St – Van Wert – OH 45891 – Ph: (419) 238.5411
Warren
Trumbull Career & Tech Ctr (GED-HiSET) – 528 Educational Hwy – Warren – OH 44483 – Ph: (330) 847.0503
Westerville
TechSkills LLC (GED) – 380 Polaris Pkwy (Ste 110) – Westerville – OH 43082 – Ph: (614) 891.3200
Wilmington
Southern State Comm Coll (GED) – 1850 Davids Dr – Wilmington – OH 45177 – Ph: (937) 393.3431
Youngstown
Choffin Career & Technical Ctr (GED) – 200 E Wood St – Youngstown – OH 44503 – Ph: (330) 744.8700
Zanesville
Mid-East Career & Tech Ctr (GED-HiSET) – 400 Richards Rd – Zanesville – OH 43701 – Ph: (740) 455.3111

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Better job and education options

If you never finished high school you should really think about getting your GED diploma as it will put you in the position to get a decent or better job, and the GED test will clear the way for a college education.

Obtaining your GED diploma will surely improve your life. Additional support is also offered at no cost on this website without the need to submit an email address or some other personal data and all help is based on computer-formatted lessons.

Online GED and HiSET

To take the GED or HiSET, you were required to come to an official testing center in person. Online GED, HiSET, or TASC testing was just not offered. Now, that has changed. The HiSET exam is now also offered online and GED Testing Service has introduced an online proctored GED test as well.

Retesting

If you fail a GED subtest, you can retake that section twice without any waiting period. If you need a third attempt, you must wait for at least 60 days before you can try again. You get two retests for each of the four subject tests at a discounted rate of $10 for the testing site fee.

These retests must be taken within one year or the original fees will apply again. The HiSET and TASC exams also include two free retakes per subject field but the test center fee is due at all attempts.

GED, HiSET, TASC passing scores

The GED subtests are scored on a 100-200 scale. If you score in the 145-164 range, you attain a high school equivalency score; 165-174 means a college-ready score; 175-200 indicates you are college-ready and you’ll receive up to 10 college credits as well.

The TASC subtests are scored on a 300-800 scale and you must attain at least 500 points on each of the five subtests, so 2500 at least overall and your essay result must be at least 2 out of 8 possible points. On the HiSET, your essay score must also be no less than 2 (out of 6) and on each of the five sections, you must score at least an 8 out of 20 and your total score needs to be at least 45.

GED – How to start

When you are feeling ready to walk the GED path, remember the following guidelines: first locate your nearest GED preparation or test center. Learn about their registration deadline policy, as this may differ.

Become perfectly prepared. Your local bookstore and community library can provide studying material, and there are quite some online preparation options, but probably the best help is offered at the many locations close to you where (mostly free) GED preparation classes are organized. Online prep courses offer a fine alternative as well.

The four GED tests

The GED (General Educational Development) examination gives students who don’t have a high school diploma an opportunity to acquire a High School Equivalence Certificate. The GED exam includes four subject areas: English Language Arts (writing and reading), Social Studies, Science, and Math, and the GED test is applicable for career development and college degree purposes.

The HiSET and TASC come with individual writing and reading subtests, so five in total that can also be taken separately. You can also check our article about signing up for your GED exam with the MyGED website.

Free GED online prep in Ohio

The GED test is totally computer-formatted. You needed to report to an official testing site to sit for the exam and this was also the case with the HiSET and TASC exams. The GED and HiSET are now available online as well. Please don’t forget to bring your valid photo ID every time you go to a GED test center and when you take an online version, the proctor will check your identity as well.

One test at a time

The GED exam is built up of four separate tests (modules) that can be taken individually. There no need to sit for the entire battery in one take. This not only applies to the GED, but the TASC and HiSET subtests may be taken separately as well.

Year after year, more than a half-million adults successfully take the GED exam, and why don’t you become one of them! You will get better employment opportunities to secure a well-paying job, and you’ll be working toward a brighter future for your family too.

 

 

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