GED Classes Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This article lists all GED®-HiSET prep locations and testing sites in the Philadelphia area.

Pennsylvania offers two options for HSE (high school equivalency) testing, the GED and the HiSET.

The (HSE) program offers adults who never completed high school the chance to acquire an equivalent credential.

Both HSE exams measure knowledge at a level that compares to that of graduating HS seniors.

The GED exam has four subtests (modules) in Math, Science, Literacy, and Social Studies that can be taken separately in maximally two years.

The HiSET has two literacy tests (reading and writing), so five in total, but these tests cannot be taken separately.

There is NO online HSE testing option. Applicants must show up at an official Pennsylvania HSE test center.

Philadelphia GED-HiSET prep sites (by ZIP)

GED Requirements in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Center For Literacy
1515 Market St, Ste 1325, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 215-474-1235

E3 Power Center City
112 N Broad St, 12th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 267-238-3180

Welcoming Center For New Pennsylvanians
1 Penn Center, Ste 555, 1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103, 215-557-2626

Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, 215-686-5250

Educational Opportunity Center (Penn State University)
1617 JFK Blvd, Ste 425, Philadelphia, PA 19103, 215-246-3509

The Bridge E3 Youth Opportunity Center
4111 Lancaster Avenue, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-387-2134
PYN (Philadelphia Youth Network) offers the E3 program at four centers:
Congreso de Latinos Unidos in North Philadelphia, E3 North
The Bridge in West Philadelphia, E3 West
Communities in Schools in Southwest Philadelphia, E3 Southwest
JEVS Human Services in Center City, E3 Center City

JEVS Human Services HSE Program
1845 Walnut St (7th Floor), Philadelphia, PA 19103, 215-854-1800

West Park Cultural Center (West Philadelphia Senior Community Center)
1016 N 41st St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-473-7810

Second Chance Mission (Woodland Presbyterian Church)
401 S 42nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-290-9972

Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church
428 N 41st St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-386-6181

Lutheran Settlement House (Jane Addams Place)
25 S 43rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-426-8610 ext. 1242

E3 Youth Opportunity Center (JEVS Human Services)
4111 Lancaster Ave, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-387-2134

Center for Literacy
399 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-474-1235
Temporarily Closed

Center For Literacy
1315 Walnut St 2, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-546-3519

Library For The Blind And Physically Handicapped
919 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Phone: 215-683-3213

YMCA
125 S 9th St, Suite 502, Sheridan Building, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-674-4545

Philadelphia FIGHT (Jonathan Lax Center)
1233 Locust St, 3rd Fl, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-985-4448

District 1199 C Training & Upgrading Fund
100 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19110, 215-568-2220

STRIVE Philly Youth Initiative (Metropolitan Career Center)
100 S Broad St (Land Title Building-Ste 830), Philadelphia, PA 19110, 215-568-9215

Northeast HSE Center
1928 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111, 215-745-0141
This GED prep program costs $185

Project WOW (World of Work)
2770 Red Lion Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19114, 215-728-4212
Applicants must be Philadelphia residents, not have a high school diploma, between 18 and 24 years old, and meet income requirements.

Episcopal Community Services (ECS)
4950 Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19120, 215-329-6155

Beckett Life Center HSE Classes
1410 N 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, 215-235-9292

Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs
1936 N Judson St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, 215-235-2900 ext. 6117

Institute for Schools & Society (College of Education – Temple University)
Ritter Annex, 4th Fl, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122, 215-204-5975

Temple University
Wachman Hall, 1805 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, 215-204-8613 or 215-204-8615

YES Philly HSE Program (at the OIC Building)
1231 N Broad St, 2nd Fl, Philadelphia, PA 19122, 215-769-0340 x 233

OIC of Philadelphia
1231 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, 215-236-7700 x 348

Pan-African Studies Community Education Program (PASCEP)
1114 W Berks St, Anderson Hall 840, Philadelphia, PA 19122, 215-204-1993

Center For Literacy (CareerLink)
990 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, 215-474-1235

Lutheran Settlement House
1340 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, 215-426-8610 ext. 1242

Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, 215-751-8371

Salvation Army Learning Center
1340 N Brown St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, 215-825-3636

School District Of Philadelphia
440 N Broad St, Education Center, Philadelphia, PA 19130, 215-400-4270

Community Learning Center
2701 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19132, 215-426-7940

ODAAT HSE Classes
2532 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19132, 215-226-7860

Project YES (Connection Training Services)
2243 W Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132, 215-430-0381 x 5557

Congreso (JEVS Human Services)
2800 North American St, Philadelphia, PA 19133, 215-763-8870 ext. 7245

Community Learning Center
2801 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, 215-426-2200

The Parent Leadership Academy
8800 Jackson St – Senior Building, Philadelphia, PA 19136, 215-335-5339

IHM Center for Literacy
7341 Cottage St, Philadelphia, PA 19136, 215-338-3120
The IHM Family Literacy Program is provided by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Community Learning Center HSE Classes 
229 N 63rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19139, 215-426-7940

Sayre-Morris Recreation Center (Center for Literacy)
5835 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19139, 215-474-1235 ext. 351

Women’s Empowerment Initiative HSE Program
4950 Aspen St, Philadelphia, PA 19139, 215-878-4862

School District of Philadelphia
4224 N Front St, Ste 213, Philadelphia, PA 19140, 267-336-6090

Phase 4 Learning Center Hunting Park
4224 N Front St (Communities C & D), Philadelphia, PA 19140, 215-324-0829

Center For Literacy
636 S 48th St, Philadelphia, PA 19143, 215-474-1235

IHM Center for Literacy
929 S Farragut St, Philadelphia, PA 19143, 215-382-0292
IHM Family Literacy is a program of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The One Less Foundation
38 W Maplewood Mall, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19144, 215-278-4400

Philadelphia Job Corps Center
2810 S 20th St, Bldg. 12, Philadelphia, PA 19145, 267-386-2888

YMCA (Marian Anderson Recreational Center)
740 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146, 215-636-5015

Adult Education
1200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146, 215-952-4292

Old Pine Community Center HSE Classes
401 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, 215-627-2493

Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association
900 E Howell St, Philadelphia, PA 19149, 215-288-8504

Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
2800 Cheltenham Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19150, 215-276-7200 ext. 1009

Free Pennsylvania HiSET-GED Practice Test

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Locations around Philadelphia (cities by alphabet)

Abington Township Public Library
1030 Old York Rd, Abington, PA 19001, 215.885.5180

Abington Adult School (Abington Senior High School)
900 Highland Ave, Abington, PA 19001, 215.884.4967

Abington Adult School (Abington Junior High School)
2056 Susquehanna Rd, Abington, PA 19001, 215.884.4967

Camden County College Adult Education
200 North Broadway – Camden, New Jersey 08102, 856-968-1315
For all Camden area GED prep sites, visit: Camden area GED Programs

Camden Co. College (William G. Rohrer Center)
1889 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, 856-874-6000
Check out all Cherry Hill area options here

Delaware County Literacy Council
2217 Providence Ave, Chester, PA 19013, 610-876-4811
For more Chester area locations go to Chester GED Courses

Gloucester County College (Continuing Education Center)
1492 Tanyard Rd, Deptford, NJ 08080, 856-468-5000 (ext. 6227)

Won Community Services Center
423 Abington Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, 215-884-8443

Highland Park School (Gloucester City Adult High School)
1300 Market St, Gloucester City, NJ 08030, 856-456-7000 (ext. 1756)

Montgomery Co. Opportunities Industrialization Ctr.
1101 Arch St, Norristown, PA 19401, 610-279-9700
For all Norristown area options click here

Rowan College at Gloucester County
1400 Tanyard Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080, 856-468-5000 x 6228

Gloucester County Institute of Technology HSE Test Prep
1360 Tanyard Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080, 856-468-1445

Academy Park High School- Adult Education
300 Calcon Hook Rd, Sharon Hill, PA 19079,  610-522-4330

Delaware County Community College *)
2000 Elmwood Ave, Sharon Hill, PA 19079, 484-237-6244

Neighbor to Neighbor Community Development Corporation
814 Clifton Ave, Sharon Hill, PA 19079, 610-461-8140

Fishermen Ministries & Outreach
690 Gray Circle, Southampton, PA 18966, 215-322-0587

Turnersville Huntington Learning Center
860 Route 168 (Lakeside Plaza Ste 102), Turnersville, NJ 08012, 856-227-0033

Delaware County Community College (Barclay Square Shopping Center)
1570 Garrett Rd, Upper Darby, PA  19082, 610-723-1250

MCFS Upper Darby Office
7016 Terminal Sq, Suite 1-A, Upper Darby, PA 19082, 484-461-8660

Burlington Co. College (Willingboro)
200 Campbell Dr (Suite 201), Willingboro, New Jersey 08046, 609-894-9311 (ext. 3016)
See all Willingboro locations here: Trenton HSE Classes

Job Corps Ctr Wilmington
9 Vandever Ave, Wilmington, Delaware 19802, Ph: 302.575.1710
Check out all Wilmington area GED courses here: Wilmington GED Classes

Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester County
36 Carpenter St, Woodbury, NJ 08012, 856-218-4743

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Free online Pennsylvania HiSET-GED classes

GED-HiSET test centers in the Philadelphia area

District 1199 C Training & Upgrading Fund
100 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19110, 215-568-2220

Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, 215-751-8006

Temple University M and R Center
1803 North Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, 215-204-8613

Center for Literacy
399 Market St, 2nd Fl, Suite 202, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-474-1235

Community Learning Center
229 North 63rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19139, 215-426-7940

Congreso
216 West Somerset St, Philadelphia, PA 19133, 215-763-8870 ext. 7223

Camden County College
200 College Dr, Blackwood, New Jersey 08012, 856.227.7200 ext. 4180

Chester Upland School District
200 West 9th St, Chester, PA 19013, 610-447-3733

Penndale Middle School
400 Penn St, Lansdale, PA 19446, 215-853-1029 x 1029

Norristown Area High School
1900 Eagle Dr, Norristown, PA 10401, 610-630-5066 x 5130

Rowan College at Gloucester County
1400 Tanyard Road – Sewell – New Jersey 08080, 856.468.5000 ext. 6228

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The GED exam

A few years ago, significant changes were implemented in the GED exam, and if you are planning on taking the test in the Philadelphia area, make sure you will be optimally prepared. Visit GED-HiSET in Pennsylvania for eligibility requirements.

The four GED tests are fully computer-based. A great new feature of the GED program is that you can take one of the four subject tests (modules) at the moment that you think you are optimally prepared, no need to take everything in a row! Your scores will have a validity of 24 months from the time of your first registration.

The GED passing score was reduced from 150 to 145 at the beginning of 2016. Learn all about this decision in this GED News post. See also this page that links to all US GED prep schools and testing locations.

Four GED tests

The GED exam includes four segments, Language Arts (reading and writing), Math, Science and Social Studies, and you will need 7.5 hours to complete all four tests but you can take one test at a time. Just about once every decade, the GED test is revised to bring it up to date, but the recent adjustments were the most significant since the GED was introduced. Technological advancements and other innovations are integrated into the GED test to bring it up to par with industries changing wishes and needs.

Requirements to pass the exam were increased as a larger portion of the population gains wisdom and standards change too. The advent of the Internet and the widespread access to knowledge has necessitated a significant lifting of the bar. In its 70-year history, this has been the greatest overall change in the test’s progression.

Computer-based testing exemplifies this fact. You will no longer be able to wing the test or make educated guesses since many multiple-choice questions are gone in favor of essays. The HiSET has two literacy tests (writing and reading so five in total) and is still mostly multiple-choice (only the essay part is not). The HiSET is cheaper than the GED ($90 versus $120), can also be done on paper, but is not modular, meaning you cannot take the tests separately.

Jobs with a GED-HiSET diploma

The GED (General Education Development) program supports a huge number of men and women and out-of-school students in their attempts to accomplish a high school diploma and become What is MyGEDeducated to their full capacities.

In the United States, there are actually around 40 million men and women who don’t possess a high school diploma, and finishing the GED test successfully will offer much better employment possibilities and clear the way into colleges and universities.

There are over four million jobs currently unfilled in the United States, in large part due to the fact that not enough workers have a high school diploma. This shortfall of qualified applicants affects the economy in a negative way. The economy is not running at its full potential.

If you get your GED diploma, you will have the opportunity to secure one of these well-paying jobs, improve your living conditions and income, and help stimulate the economy as a whole. Getting your GED diploma is the first step on the road to a better life for you and your family.

Can I take the GED-HiSET online?

No, you can not. If a website indicates that you can obtain the GED or HiSET certificate online it is not legitimate. To take the GED or the HiSET test, you will have to appear in person at one of the official GED/HiSET testing sites. Online preparation, on the other hand, is fine. To get all set fast, you can use our entertaining and free GED video classes.

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