GED Classes Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This post contains a full listing of GED®-HiSET class locations and testing sites in the Pittsburgh region.

Pennsylvania is using the computerized GED for its high school equivalency (HSE) assessment program.

Additionally, Pennsylvania welcomed the HiSET for this purpose.

The HiSET is available both on-paper and on-computer whereas the GED is done fully computerized.

The GED includes four independent modules (subtests) in Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies, that must be completed within two years.

The HiSET exam has five subtests (that cannot be done separately) as the Literacy part has individual reading and writing tests.

Both tests assess knowledge at a level that is comparable to that of high school seniors upon graduation.

Recommended GED Classes

Literacy Pittsburgh (formerly: Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council)
411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 550
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-393-7600
On May 2, 2018, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council rebranded as Literacy Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh GED-HiSET prep locations (by ZIP)

GED Pennsylvania Requirements

Goodwill Workforce Development Center *)
118 52nd Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, 412-632-1706

Goodwill Literacy Initiative South Side *)
2700 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, 412-390-2214
June 2015. Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania also provides the RISE youth job training/education program (Re-entry through Industry Specific Education – RISE). The program offers qualifying youth the opportunity to attend  GED classes while acquiring an Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certificate at the same time (OSHA-30).

The RISE Project is for individuals aged 17 to 24 who are having barriers to regular employment and who live in Pittsburgh or Allegheny County. Candidates cannot be signed up for a school program but they are not required to hold a high school or GED diploma. Applicants who need their GED credential will be able to attend Goodwill’s GED prep classes at no cost, and they can take the GED exam (four tests) for free as well. The program lasts 12 weeks and is conducted at Goodwill’s East Carson Street facility. If you want more information, please contact Goodwill’s RISE Project at 412-632-1742.

Robinson Township Huntington Center
6563 Steubenville Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15205, 412-859-3707

Pittsburgh Job Corps Center
7175 Highland Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, 412-441-8700

Goodwill East Liberty *)
5993 Pennsylvania Cir S, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, 412-632-1841

Phase 4 Learning Center
5854 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15206, 412-924-0053

Communities in Schools of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County
6435 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, 412-361-4945

CCAC Homewood-Brushton Center
701 N Homewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, 412-237-4699

Millvale Community Library
213 Grant Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15209, 412-822-7081

CCAC Allegheny Campus
808 Ridge Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-4699

Pittsburgh Literacy
114 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212, 412-322-4442

Goodwill North Side *)
509 E Ohio St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-632-1841

Comm. Alliance Spring Garden & East Deutschtown (Literacy Pittsburgh)
810 Tripoli Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-518-9429

Literacy Pittsburgh (formerly Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council)
411 Seventh Ave, Suite 550, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, 412-393-7600

Allegheny County Jail HSE Program (AIU Ad. Education)
950 2nd Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, 412-394-5876
Not open to the public

Hill House Association
1835 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, 412-392-4410

Communities in Schools
225 Blvd of the Allies, Ste 404, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 412-471-7911

Goodwill Southwestern Pennsylvania Downtown (Career Pathway Program)
320 Sixth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 412-632-1841
Goodwill offers also GED instruction at these locations: East Liberty, 5750 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 – Lawrenceville, 118 52nd St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 – McKeesport, 345 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15132 – North Side, 1601 Brighton Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 – South Side, 2400 E Carson S, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 – McKees Rocks, 710 Thompson Rd, McKees Rocks, PA 15136 – Uniontown, 40 Connellsville St, Uniontown, PA  15401.

Allegheny County CareerLink (Pittsburgh Wood Street Commons)
304 Wood St, 1st & 2nd Fl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 412-552-7100

Pennsylvania Women Work Centre City Tower
650 Smithfield St, Suite 520, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 412-742-4362

The Bridge of Pittsburgh
332 Fifth Ave, 5th Fl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 412-575-5877

The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
610 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, Phone: 412-227-4802

YouthBuild-Garfield Jubilee Association
5323 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, 412-665-5200

Academy Charter School Sleepy Hollow
900 Agnew Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15227, 412-885-5200

McKeesport Area Technical Center
3600 O’Neil Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15132, 412-201-2033

Bidwell Training Center
1815 Metropolitan St, Pittsburgh, PA 15233, 412-323-4000

Community College of Allegheny County-North Campus
8701 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, 412-237-4699

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Locations around Pittsburgh (cities by alphabet)

Alle-Kiski Learning Center
1711 Fifth Ave, Arnold, PA 15068, 724-335-0707

Braddock Employment & Training Center
640 Braddock Ave, Braddock, PA 15104, 412-273-6450

Hill House Association Out-of-School Youth Program
849 Braddock Ave, Braddock, PA 15104, 412-273-4604

CCAC Braddock Hills Center
250 Yost Blvd, Braddock Hills, PA 15221, 412-237-4699

Phase 4 Learning Center Brentwood Center (Brentwood Towne Square)
121 Towne Square Way, Brentwood, PA 15227-3254, 412-942-0760

Butler County Community College
107 College Dr, Butler, PA 16002, 724-287-8711
You can find all Butler options here

California Housing Authority (California Terrace)
1263 Zulu St, California, PA 15419, 724-938-2249

Western Area Career and Technology Center (Intermediate Unit 1)
688 Western Ave, Canonsburg, PA 15317, 724-938-3241 ext. 414

Community Action Southwest
203 Valley View Ter, Canonsburg, PA 15317, 724-743-2143

The Salvation Army (Chartiers Valley Service Center)
225 West Main St, Carnegie, PA 15106, ;412-276-4757

Community Action, Inc. Technical Center
30 S Sheridan Rd, Clarion, PA 16214, 877-580-6789

Clarion County Literacy Council
644 Main St, Clarion, PA 16214, 814-226-4626

Community Action 
22 S Second St, Clarion, PA 16214, 814-226-4785

Intermediate Unit 1
1 Intermediate Unit Dr, Coal Center, PA 15423, 724-938-3241

Carnegie Free Library Connellsville
299 S Pittsburgh St, Connellsville, PA 15425, 724-437-2590

Fayette County Community Action Agency
201 E Fairview Ave, Connellsville, PA 15425, 724-626-1070

Connellsville Career & Technical Center
720 Locust St, Connellsville, PA 15425, 724-550-4555

Huntington Learning Center
20636 B. Route 19, Cranberry Township, PA 16066, 724-776-6767

Butler County Community College
250 Executive Dr, Cranberry Township, PA 16066, 724-287-8711 x 8839

Mon Valley CareerLink
570 Galiffa Dr, Donora, PA 15033, 724-379-4750 x 123

Lenape Tech
2215 Chaplin Ave, Ford City, PA 16226, 724-463-5300 ext. 2307

Just Math GED Classes
5047 William Flynn Hwy, Gibsonia, PA 15044, 724-449-MATH

Glenshaw Presbyterian Church (Literacy Council)
300 Glenn Ave, Glenshaw, PA 15116, 412-487-8290

Private Industry Council of Westmoreland and Fayette Counties
219 Donohoe Rd, Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-836-2600 x 207/221

YWCA Westmoreland County
424 N Main St, Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-834-9390

Westmoreland County Prison HSE Program
3000 S Grande Blvd, Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-830-6000
No public availability

Summit Academy
839 Herman Rd, Herman, PA 16039, 724-282-1995

Allegheny Intermediate Unit
475 E Waterfront Dr, Homestead, PA 15120, 412-394-1384

Armstrong Educational Trust
81 Glade Dr, Kittanning, PA 16201, 724-543-2599

Armstrong County Jail HSE Program
171 Staley’s Court Rd, Kittanning, PA 16201, 724-545-9222
No public availability

Armstrong CareerLink
314 S Water St, Kittanning, PA 16201, 724-548-5693

Focus On Renewal Neighborhood Corporation
701 Chartiers Ave, McKees Rocks, PA 15136, 412-331-2400

Focus on Renewal Learning Center
710 Thompson Ave, McKees Rocks, PA 15136, 412-331-2400

Allegheny County McKeesport CareerLink
345 Fifth Ave, McKeesport, PA 15132, 412-673-5621

Goodwill *)
339 5th Ave, McKeesport, PA 15132, 412-632-1841

Community College of Allegheny County
339 Fifth Ave, 2nd Floor, McKeesport, PA 15132, 412-673-7220

Huntington Learning Center
2848 Washington Rd, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-942-1290

Beaver County Community College
1 Campus Dr, Monaca, PA 15061, 724-480-3435 x 202

Southwest PA Area Labor-Management Committee
1107 Brodhead Rd (Ste 3 Lower Level), Monaca, PA 15061, 724-775-7880

Phase 4 Learning Center Beaver Valley Center (Beaver Valley Mall)
570 Beaver Mall Road (Suite 348), Monaca, PA 15061-2431, Phone: 724-770-9080

Douglas Education Center
521 Schoonmaker Ave, Monessen, PA 15062, Phone: 724-684-405

Monessen Municipal Complex
1 Wendell Ramey Ln, Ste 340, Monessen, PA 15062, 724-437-2590

CCAC Boyce Campus
595 Beatty Rd, Monroeville, PA 15146, 412-237-4699

Forbes Road Career and Technology Center
607 Beatty Rd, Monroeville, PA 15146, 412-373-8100 x 223

Huntington Learning Center Monroeville
4326 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146, 412-856-5250

Monongalia County Technical Education
1000 Mississippi St – Morgantown – WV 26501 – 304 . 291 . 9226
All Morgantown area GED prep locations can be found at Morgantown GED Prep Classes

Free Pennsylvania Online GED Classes

Deborah D. Booker Community Center
100 Park Ave, Natrona Heights, PA 15065, 724-224-1656

Redbank Valley High School
920 E Broad St, New Bethlehem, PA& 23219, 877-580-6739

JD Rockefeller IV Career Center
County Hwy 66/1, New Cumberland, WV 26047, Phone: 304-564-3337

Alle-Kiski Regional CareerLink
3 Kensington Sq, New Kensington, PA 15068, 724-339-5025

Alle-Kiski PA CareerLink
1150 Fifth Ave, Ste 200, New Kensington, PA 15068, Phone: 724-334-8600

CACC West Hills Center
1000 McKee Rd. Oakdale, PA 15071, 412-237-4699

Community Action, Inc.
105 Grace Way, Punxsutawney, PA 15767, 814-938-3302
See all Punxsutawney area options here

AIU Highlands Family Center
415 Fourth Ave, Tarentum, PA 15084, 724-570-9959
AIU Highlands Family Center provides prenatal care, family support, early childhood development, even start family literacy, health care referral, and GED prep training to pregnant women and teens, and families with young children till age 5.

Community Action Southwest Adult Education
150 W Beau St, Ste 304, Washington, PA 15301, 877-814-0788 x 539

Washington Co. CareerLink Community Action SW
90 W Chestnut St, Millcraft Center, Washington, PA 15301, 724-938-3241 ext. 417

Penn Commercial BusinessTechnical School
242 Oak Spring Road – Washington – PA 15301 – Phone: 724.222.5330 x 356

CCAC Washington County Center
1500 W Chestnut St, Washington, PA 15301, 412-237-4699

Fairhill Manor Christian Church (Literacy Council of Southwestern PA)
351 Montgomery Ave, Washington, PA 15301, 724-228-6188

Community College of Allegheny County (South Campus)
1750 Clairton Rd, West Mifflin, PA 15122, 412-237-4699

WV Northern Community College
1704 Market Street, Room 220, Wheeling, WV 26003, Phone: 304-214-8948
For all Wheeling options click here

Hosanna House Fatherhood Initiative
807 Wallace Ave, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, 412-243-7711

Westmoreland County Community College
145 Pavillion Ln, Youngwood, PA 15697, 724-925-4133

PA CareerLink Westmoreland
151 Pavilion Ln, Youngwood, PA 15697, 724-755-2330

Operation Outward Reach
227 S Sixth St, Youngwood, PA 15697, 724-925-2419

You could also want to check out: Erie area GED Programs

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Pittsburgh area GED testing centers

Literacy Pittsburgh (formerly: Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council)
411 7th Ave, Ste 525, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, Phone:412-393-7650

Community College of Allegheny County
625 Stanwix St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, Phone: 412-394-6989

University of Pittsburgh
4200 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, Phone: 412-624-6148

Western Area Career & Technology Center
688 Western Ave, Canonsburg, PA 15317, Phone: 724-222-5099

Intermediate # 1
317 N California Dr, Coal Center, PA 15423, Phone: 724-938-3241 x 242

Armstrong School District
410 Main St, Ford City, PA 16226, Phone: 724-763-5256

Private Industry Council
219 Donohoe Rd, Greensburg, PA 15601, Phone: 724-836-2600

Indiana Area Senior High School
450 N 5th St, Indiana, PA 15701, Phone: 724-463-3531

Community College of Beaver County
1 Campus Dr, Monaca, PA 15061, Phone: 724-480-3422

Forbes Road Career & Technical Center
607 Beatty Rd, Monroeville, PA 15146, Phone: 412-373-8100

Pittsburgh Technical Institute
1111 McKee Rd, Oakdale, PA 15071, Phone: 724-938-3241

Penn Commercial Inc (Intermediate Unit 1)
242 Oak Spring Rd, Washington, PA 15301, Phone: 724-938-3241

Community College of Allegheny County
1750 Clairton Rd, West Mifflin, PA 15122, Phone: 412-469-6258

Westmoreland County Community College
145 Pavillion Ln, Youngwood, PA 15697, Phone: 724-925-4133
WCCC no longer offers GED Testing

Can I join the army with a GED?

Is the GED or HiSET available online?

No, the GED and the HiSET exams are not available online. The tests have to be taken face-to-face at a registered GED /HiSET testing center. Websites that claim differently are false! In the United States, we can still find close to 40 million men and women who never finished high school, and the GED and HiSET programs are mainly intended for them. On an annual basis, more than half a million persons complete the GED/HiSET exam, and you could actually be one of them.

GED passing score

The new GED exam’s passing score was 150 on a 100-200 scale, but this recently was adjusted to 145 because studies had shown that GED graduates were often doing better in college than high school graduates, so the bar was apparently raised too high. All details can be read in this website’s new posts. To see if you qualify, go to Pennsylvania GED-HiSET Testing.

GED registration

To register for the GED tests, go to GED.com and make your account at MyGED, a portal that will support you in every step of your GED experience, and show you job opportunities and explain college programs. This is also the location to schedule and pay for your tests. To learn all about the lowered GED passing score (from 150 to 145 in 2016), check this GED News article and see also this page that has links to all U.S. GED prep locations.

GED-one test at a time

The HiSET includes five tests (literacy writing, literacy reading, math, science, and social studies) and will set you back $90. The HiSET is available in both a paper-based and a computer-based version, while the GED is only offered on a computer. The GED test has four sub-tests (modules) that may be done individually. You are given two years to deal with all four sub-tests. The HiSET tests cannot be taken individually.

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