GED in Ohio

Ohio is offering multiple options for high school equivalency testing, the GED®, TASC, and HiSET.

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 it residents through ASPIRE programs available in all 88 counties.

GED Ohio Requirements

In Ohio, you need to be 18. For younger test takers (16, 17), there are special arrangements. You should contact a GED testing site in your area.
GED Fee: $120 for the entire test (computer-based). First-time test takers $40 (the state will subsidize the test); HiSET and TASC are cheaper.
Re-testing is $30 per GED subtest.
There is no requirement to be an Ohio resident.
You have not graduated from high school and do not attend another school activity.

To check what you know take a free GED Practice Test.

Ohio GED Practice Test

GED prep classes in Ohio

You can prepare for the GED, HiSET, or TASC by studying online.

Ohio GED Online Classes

You can also choose traditional HSE Prep classes near you. Select your nearest city:

 Ohio HSE testing sites

Akron
Project LEARN of Summit Co | 2728 Euclid Ave | Cleveland | OH 44115 | (330) 434-9461
Alliance
Alliance Career Center | 530 N Lincoln Ave | Alliance | OH 44601 | (330) 829-2267
Archbold
Four Co. Career Ctr | 22-900 Rte 34 | Archbold | OH 43502 | (800) 589-3334
Ashland
West Holmes Career Center | 1783 State Rte 60 | Ashland | Ohio 44805 | (419) 289-3313
Batavia
U. C. Clermont College | 4200 Clermont College Dr | Batavia | OH 45103 | | (513) 732-5200
Beachwood
DeVore Technologies, Inc. | 2340 Chagrin Blvd | Ste 525 (5th Fl) | Beachwood | OH 44122 | (440) 232-3846
Bellefontaine
Ohio Hi-Point Career Ctr | 2280 Rte 540 | Bellefontaine | OH 43311 | (937) 599-6275
Canfield
Mahoning Co Career & Tech Ctr | 7300 North Palmyra Road | Canfield | Ohio 44406 | (330) 729-4100
Canton
Canton City Schools | 619 W Tuscarawas Street | Canton | OH 44702 | (330) 438-2559
Centerville
Fortis College | 555 E Alex Bell Rd | Centerville | OH 45459 | (937) 433-3410
Chardon
Geauga Educational Ctr | 470 Center St | Chardon | OH 44024 | (440) 279-1706
Chillicothe
Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Ctr | 895 Crouse Chapel Rd | Chillicothe, OH 45601 | (740) 642-1359
Cincinnati
State Tech and Comm Coll | 3520 Central Pkwy | Cincinnati | Ohio 45223 | (513) 569-1831/1831
Tactix Consulting Group, Inc | 11353 Reed Hartman Hwy | Cincinnati | OH 45241 | (513) 333-4140
East End Adult Education Ctr | 5721 Dragon Way | Ste 401 | Cincinnati | OH 45227 | (513) 321-6744
Diamond Oaks Career Ctr | 6375 Harrison Ave | Cincinnati | Ohio 45247 | (513) 574-1300
Scarlet Oaks Career Ctr | 3254 E Kemper Rd | Cincinnati | Ohio 45241 | (513) 771-8810
Circleville
Pickaway-Ross JVSD – Circleville Campus | 424 E Mound St | Circleville | OH 45601 | (740) 642-1325
Clayton
Miami Valley CTC | 6800 Hoke Rd | Clayton | OH 45315 | (937) 854-6297
Cleveland
Project Learn | 2728 Euclid Ave | Ste 200 | Cleveland | OH 44115 | (216) 621-9483
Cuyahoga Community College | 2415 Woodland Ave | Cleveland | OH 44115 | (216) 987-4113
Remington College | 414801 Broadway Ave | Cleveland | OH 44137,  216-584-2482
Columbus
Columbus State Community College | 315 Cleveland Ave | Columbus | OH 43215 | (614) 287-2733/5750
Franklin University | 300 E Main St | Columbus | OH 43215 | (614) 947-6800
Coshocton
Central Ohio Technical College | 200 N Whitewoman St | Coshocton | OH 43812 | (740) 364-9676
Dayton
Sinclair Community College | 1900 Founders Dr | Ste 100 | Dayton | OH 45420 | (937) 512-5740
Defiance
Defiance College | Pilgrim Library | 201 College Pl. | Defiance | OH 43512 | (419) 783-2490
Delaware
Delaware Area Career Ctr | 4565 Columbus Pike | Delaware | OH 43015 | (740) 203-2267
Dublin
Dublin Regional Learning Ctr | 6805 Bobcat Way | Rm 311 | Dublin | OH 43017 | (614) 287-7062
The Computer Workshop | 5131 Post Rd | Ste 102 | Dublin | OH 43017 | (614) 798-9505
Elyria
Lorain Co. Comm College | Business & Entrepreneurship Ctr | Ste 153 | Elyria | OH 44035 | (440) 366-7003
Fairborn
New Horizons Computer Learning Ctr | 1890 Commerce Center Blvd | Fairborn | OH 45324 | (937) 879-6080
Fairfield
Fairfield Training Center | 2830 Mack Rd | Fairfield, OH 45014 | (513) 442-1528
Findlay
Owens Comm College | 3200 Bright Road | Findlay | Ohio 45840 | (567) 429-35473508
Fostoria
Fostoria City Schools | 500 Parkway Drive | Fostoria | Ohio 44830 | (419) 436-4163
Fremont
Vanguard Career Ctr. | 1220 Cedar Street | Ste B | Fremont | Ohio 43420 | (419) 334-6901
Terra State Comm. Coll. | 2830 Napoleon Rd (Academic Service Ctr B-105) | Fremont | OH 43420 | (419) 559-2289
Greenville
Greenville Career Test Center | 100 Green Wave Way | Greenville | OH 45331 | (937) 548-4188
Grove City
S.W. Career Academy | 4750 Big Run South Rd | Grove City | OH 43123 | (614) 801-3461
Groveport
Eastland-Fairfield Tech Career Center | 4465 S Hamilton Rd | Groveport | OH 43125 | (614) 836-4541
Hamilton
Butler Tech | 3603 Hamilton-Middletown Rd | Hamilton | OH 45011 | (513) 645-8200
Highland Hills
Cuyahoga Comm College East | 4250 Richmond Road | Highland Hills | OH 44122 | (216) 987-3258
Hillsboro
Southern State Comm College | 100 Hobart Dr | Hillsboro | Ohio 45133 | (937) 393-3431
Ironton
Collins Career Ctr | 120 N 3rd St | Ironton | OH 45638 | (740) 532-3140 x 1261
Lawrence Co Joint Vocational School | 120 N 3rd St | Ironton | OH 45638 | (740) 532-4223
Jefferson
A-Tech | 1565 Rte 167 | Jefferson | OH 44047 | (440) 576-6015
Kings Mills
Warren County Career Center | 1797 King Ave | Kings Mills | OH 45034 | (513) 932-8145
Kirtland
Lakeland Comm. Coll. (SkillsMAX Ctr) | 7700 Clocktower Dr | Kirtland | OH 44094 | (440) 525-7544
Lancaster
TeenWorks | 714 S Ewing St | Lancaster | OH 43130 | (740) 475-1719
Lebanon
Warren Co Career Ctr | 3525 N State Route 48 | Lebanon | OH 45036 | (513) 932-8145
Lima
Apollo Career Ctr | 3325 Shawnee Rd | Lima | OH 45806 | (419) 998-2930
Rhodes State College | 4240 Campus Dr | Lima | OH 45804 | (419) 995-8476
Lisbon
Columbiana Co Career Ctr | 9364 Rte 45 | Lisbon | OH 44432 | (330) 424-9561
Lucasville
Scioto Co. Career Technical Ctr | 951 Vern Riffe Dr | Lucasville | OH 45648 | (740) 259-6760
Mansfield
Mansfield City Adult Education | 150 W Fifth St | Mansfield | OH 44903 | (419) 525-6380
Maple Heights
Project Learn | 5225 Library Lane | Floor M | Maple Heights | OH 44137 | (216) 706-7423
Marietta
Washington Co. Career Center | 21740 Rte 676 | Marietta | OH 45750 | (740) 373-6283
Marion
Marion Tech | Ctr for Workforce Development | 1467 Mt Vernon Ave | Marion | OH 43302 | (740) 389-4636
Mason
Sinclair Comm. Coll. | 5386 Courseview Dr | Mason | OH 45040 | (513) 339-1212
Massillon
R.G. Drage Career Ctr | 6805 Richville Dr SW | Massillon | Ohio 44646 | (330) 832-9856
Medina
Medina County Career Center| 1101 W Liberty Street | Medina | Ohio 44256 | (330) 725-8461
Middleburg Heights
Polaris Career Ctr | 7285 Old Oak Blvd | Middleburg Heights | OH 44130 | (440) 891-7750
Middletown
Fairfield Training Ctr-Middletown | 6730 Roosevelt Ave | Middletown | OH 45005 | (513) 318-5927
Milan
EHOVE Adult Career Ctr | 316 W Mason Rd | Milan | OH 44846 | (419) 499-4663
Milford
Live Oaks Career Ctr | 5956 Buckwheat Road | Milford | Ohio 45150 | (513) 575-1900
Mount Vernon
Knox Co Career Ctr | 306 Martinsburg Rd | Mt. Vernon | OH 43050 | (740) 397-5820
Mt. Vernon Nazarene University | 800 Martinsburg Rd | Mt. Vernon | OH 43050 | (740) 392-6868
Nelsonville
Hocking Tech | 3301 Hocking Pkwy | Nelsonville | OH 45764 | (740) 753-3591
Tri-County Adult Career Ctr | 15676 State Rte 691 | Nelsonville | OH 45764 | (740) 753-5467
New Philadelphia
Buckeye Career Ctr | 545 University Dr NE | New Philadelphia | OH 44663 | (330) 308-5720
Newark
C-TEC Ad Education | 150 Price Rd | Newark | OH 43055 | (740) 366-2267 / 364-2333
AlphaLink Technologies | 1496 W Main St | Newark | OH 43055 | (740) 788-9000
Norwalk
Norwalk City Schools | 134 Benedict Avenue | Norwalk | OH 44857 | (419) 668-2779
Orrville
University of Akron-Wayne College | 1901 Smucker Rd | Orrville | OH 44667 | (330) 684-898
Painesville
Painesville City Schools | 58 Jefferson Street | Painesville | OH 44077 | (440) 354-5551
Auburn Career Center | 8221 Auburn Rd | Painesville | OH 44077 | (440) 357-7542
Parma
Parma City Schools | 5311 Longwood Ave | Parma | OH 44134 | (440) 885-8762
Perrysburg
Owens Community College | 30335 Oregon Rd | Perrysburg | OH 43551 | (567) 661-7547
Piqua
Upper Valley Career Center | 8901 Looney Rd | Piqua | OH 45356 | (937) 778-8419
Plain City
Tolles Technical Center | 7877 Rte 42 NE | Plain City | OH 43064 | (614) 873-4666
Portsmouth
Shawnee State University | 940 Second St | Portsmouth | OH 45662 | (740) 351-3390 / 3594
Ravenna
Maplewood Career Center | 7075 Rte 88 | Ravenna | OH 44266 | (330) 296-2892
Community Technology Learning Ctr | 243 S Prospect St | Ravenna | OH 44266 | (330) 296-8720
Reynoldsburg
Reynoldsburg Regional Learning Ctr (Columbus State) | 6699 E Livingston Ave | Rm 115 | Reynoldsburg | OH 43068 | (614) 287-7204
Rio Grande
Buckeye Hills Career Center | 351 Buckeye Hills Rd | Rio Grande | OH 45674 | (740) 245-5334
University of Rio Grande (Rio Grande CC) | James Rhodes Student Center (Rm 115) | 218 N College Ave | Rio Grande | OH 45674 | (740) 245-7004
Sandusky
Sandusky City Schools | 2130 Hayes Avenue | Sandusky | OH 44870 | (419) 621-2717
Sharonville
Great Oaks Adult Ed. Center | 303 Scarlet Oaks Dr (entrance 3) | Sharonville | OH 45241 | (513) 771-8925
Sheffield Village
OH Business College | 5066 Waterford Dr | Sheffield Village | OH 44035 | (440) 934-3101
Smithville
Wayne County Career Center | 518 W Prospect St | Smithville | OH 44677 | (330) 669-7070
Springfield
Clark State Community College | 570 E Leffel Ln | Springfield | OH 45505 | (937) 328-7934 / 3847
St. Clairsville
Belmont College | 120 Fox Shannon Place | St. Clairsville | OH 43950 | (740) 695-9500
St. Marys
St. Marys City Schools | 101 W South St | St. Marys | OH 45885 | (419) 394-4011
Steubenville
Eastern Gateway Comm Coll | 4000 Sunset Blvd | Steubenville | OH 43952 | (740) 264-5591
Toledo
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West | 2275 Collingwood Blvd | Toledo | OH 43620 | (419) 246-3120
Toledo University College | Scott Park Campus ASC 1200 | 2225 Nebraska | Toledo, OH 43607 | (419) 530-3056
Van Wert
Vantage Career Center | 818 Franklin St | Van Wert | OH 45891 | (419) 238-5411
Warren
Trumbull Co. Career & Tech Ctr | 528 Educational Hwy | Warren | OH 44483 | (330) 847-0503 x 1611
Washington Court House
Ctr For Economic Opportunity | 101 E East Street | Washington Court House | OH 43160 | (800) 752-5480
Westerville
TechSkills LLC | 380 Polaris Pkwy | Ste 110 | Westerville | OH 43082 | (614) 891-3200
Wilmington
Southern State Comm. Coll. – North Campus | 1850 Davids Dr | Wilmington | OH 45177 | (937) 393-3431
Xenia
Greene Co Career Ctr | 2960 W Enon Rd | Xenia | OH 45385 | (937) 372-6941
GreeneWorks | 581 Ledbetter Rd, Xenia | OH 45385 | (937) 372-6141
Youngstown
Choffin Career & Technical Career | 200 E Wood St | Youngstown | OH 44503 | (330) 744-8700 / 8715
American National University | 3487 Belmont Ave | Youngstown | OH 44505 | (330) 759-0205
Zanesville
Mid-East Career & Tech Ctr | 400 Richards Rd | Zanesville | OH 43701 | (740) 455-3111 x 6620

If you have any questions, call Ohio’s state office at (877) 644-6338

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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.

Lowered passing score

GED preparation classes, organized to get you prepared to successfully take on the four GED tests, are offered all across Ohio. The publisher of the GED tests (GED Testing Service) decided to lower the required score for each of the four tests from 150 to 145 in early 2016 as the level appeared to have been set too high. TASC and HiSET exams come with their own scoring methods.

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. Check out testing dates and fees. Learn about their registration deadline policy, as this may differ. Become perfectly prepared. Your local bookstore 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. Get Prepared, Pass the Exam and Get your GED credential.

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: literacy (writing and reading), social studies, science, and math, and the GED test is applicable for career development and college degree purposes. The GED test is now totally computer-formatted, but you need to report to an official testing site to sit for the exam. Please don’t forget to bring your valid photo ID every time you go to a GED test center. The HiSET and TASC come with individual writing and reading subtests, so five in total that cannot be taken separately.

One GED test at a time

The new GED exam in built up of four separate tests (modules) that can be taken individually within a time frame of two years. There no longer is the need to sit for the entire battery in one take. This only applies to the GED.

GED and your future

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 opportunities to secure a well-paying job, and you’ll be working toward a brighter future for your family too.

GED – What’s new

In early 2014, the latest version of the GED test was rolled out across the nation. In fact, it was the biggest change since its inception some 70 years ago, and it hasn’t got any easier. But now you can be certain that the GED test is aligned again with the needs of the workplace and the requirements of colleges and universities. The GED exam must be done on a computer, many multiple-choice questions have disappeared, registration is done online (GED.com), and test results are available right away.

You can also check our article about signing up for your GED exam with the MyGED website.

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