Listed in this article are all GED or HiSET prep classes and testing sites in the Reading region. Pennsylvania offers two options for high school equivalency (HSE) testing, the GED and the HiSET.
Both exams are offered in online formats and at official Pennsylvania HSE test centers.
HSE testing is done at a level that is comparable to that of high school students upon graduation.
The GED must be taken on a computer while the HiSET is offered in both a paper-based and a computerized format.
The GED has four individual subtests (or modules) in Literacy, Math, Science, and Social studies.
You can take one (or more) of the four GED modules at a time. No need to complete the entire GED battery in one session.
The HiSET exam contains five subtests as it comes with two literacy tests, one in writing, one in reading.
If you want, you may also take the five HiSET subtests individually.
For information on the newly launched online HiSET and GED proctored testing options, check below at the bottom of this page.
Reading GED prep classes
Reading Area Community College Adult Basic Education Program
10 S 2nd St, Reading, PA 19603, Phone: 610-372-4721 ext. 5322
RACC offers also the KEYS GED Bridge program where students can prepare for and take the GED test while at the same time receive academic support to navigate college.
Multicultural and Literacy Institute (MALI)
201 Washington St, Reading, PA 19601, Phone: 610-375-2316
MALI is a non-profit organization that promotes Education and Literacy via Cultural Understanding. MALI provides after-school tutoring programs, GED prep classes, and computer literacy programs.
The Literacy Council of Reading-Berks
35 S Dwight St, West Lawn/Reading, PA 19609, Phone: 610-670-9960
Pennsylvania CareerLink-Berks County
1920 Kutztown Rd, Suite F, Reading, PA 19604, Phone: 610-988-1300
Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center
2615 Warren Road, Reading, PA 19604, Phone: 610-921-7300 x 7321
United Community Services YouthBuild Reading
1251 N Front Street, Reading, PA 19601, 610-374-3319
The Salvation Army of Reading
301 S Fifth Street, Reading, PA 19602, 610-373-5208
Berks Community Action Program
518 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601, 610-376-6571
I-LEAD Charter School HiSET Program
401 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601, 855-453-2327
GED prep classes around Reading (cities by alphabet)
Lehigh Valley CareerLink
555 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA 18109, Ph: 610-437-5627
All Allentown area classes are listed here: Allentown GED Courses
Coatesville Public Library HSE Classes (DCCC)
501 U.S. 30, Coatesville, Pennsylvania 19320, Phone: 484-237-6244
Ephrata Middle School (Literacy Council – Lancaster-Lebanon)
957 Hammon Ave, Ephrata, PA 17522, Phone: 717-606-136
Hamburg Area Middle School
701 Windsor St, Hamburg, PA 19526, Phone: 610-562-3990
Harrisburg High HSE Classes
2451 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17003, Ph: 717-703-4300
Discover all Harrisburg area GED courses here Harrisburg GED Programs
Lancaster Adult Education (HACC)
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike – Lancaster – Pennsylvania 17602 – Phone: 717.358.2966
Check out all Lancaster area locations at Lancaster GED Programs
735 Cumberland St, Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17042, Phone 717-270-4222
Lebanon Adult School HSE Program
1 Cumberland St, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Phone 717-606-1793
Lebanon County PA CareerLink
243 Schneider Dr, Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17046, Phone 717-274-2554
Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29
17 Maple Ave, Mar Lin, PA 17951, 570-544-9131
Norristown Adult School
1900 Eagle Dr, Norristown, PA 10401, 610-630-5066 x 6
You can find all Norristown area options here
The Open Link HSE Classes
425 Penn St, Pennsburg, PA 18073, Phone: 215.679.4112
The Open Link provides HSE (high school equivalency) preparation via an 8-week course that is delivered by a committed and experienced teacher. Classes meet two times per week for 2.5 hours, and issues addressed are the testing subject areas of the HSE exam: writing, reading, math, social studies, and science. HSE instruction covers also topics such as essay writing and test-taking strategies. The Open Link (TOL) offers three courses starting in spring, in fall, and one in the winter.
YWCA Adult Literacy Ctr
315 King St, Pottstown, PA 19464, Phone: 610-326-7323
YWCA Literacy Center
1830 E High St (Lower Level), Pottstown, PA 19464, Phone: 610-326-7323
HiSET testing is possible on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month at 724 N Adams St, Pottstown
Lifelong Learning Center (Yorkville Center)
2221 W Market St, Pottsville, PA 17901, 570.628.5761
203 East Arch St, Pottsville, PA 17901-3512, 570.622.5253
Keystone Opportunity Center
104 Main St, Souderton, PA 18964, 215.723.5430 x 115
Abraxas Youth Detention Center HSE Program
10058 South Mountain Rd (Building 3), South Mountain, PA 17261, Phone: 717-749-3066
Not publicly available
Lehigh Carbon Community College (Morgan Center)
234 High St, Tamaqua, PA 18252, Phone: 570-668-6880
Literacy Council of Reading-Berks (Joan M. Breisch Adult Learning Center)
35 S Dwight St, West Lawn, PA 19609, Phone: 610-670-9960
Berks Technical Institute HSE Classes
2205 Ridgewood Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610, Phone: 866-542-8237
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GED test centers in the Reading area
After Reading, Cities by Alphabet
Reading Area Community College (Berks Hall, Room 200-201, GED)
10 South Second Street | Reading | Pennsylvania 19603 | Ph (610) 372-4721
I-LEAD Inc. (HiSET)
401 Penn Street | Reading | PA 19601 | Ph (484) 529-3293
Chester County OIC (HiSET/GED)
479 Thomas Jones Way | Suite 500 | Exton | PA 19341 | Ph (610) 280-1010
Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13 (HiSET)
One Cumberland Street | Lebanon | PA 17042 | Ph (717) 450-1525
The Open Link HiSET Testing
452 Penn Street | Pennsburg | PA 18073 | Ph (215) 679-4112
Montgomery County Community College West Campus (South Hall, Library, GED)
101 College Drive | Pottstown | PA 19464 | Ph (610) 718-1995
YWCA-Pottstown (Tri-Co. Education and Training Ctr, HiSET)
724 Adams Street | 2nd Fl | Pottstown | PA 19464 | Ph (610) 326-7323
The Literacy Council of Reading-Berks (GED or HiSET Testing)
35 South Dwight Street | West Lawn | Pennsylvania 19609 | Ph (610) 670-9960
Berks Technical Institute (GED)
2205 Ridgewood Road | Wyomissing | Pennsylvania 19610 | Ph (484) 651-1824
Launching online GED or HiSET testing options
In earlier days, both the GED and the HiSET exam were not available over the internet. The tests had to be dealt with at official Pennsylvania HSE testing sites. But recently, we saw introductions of both an online proctored GED exam and a new online HiSET test-taking option.
To learn more about the HiSET online testing option, read this post: ‘Introducing an online HiSET test-taking option’ and if you want to learn more about the recently introduced GED online test, visit this page: ‘Welcoming online proctored GED testing’.
Last Updated on October 31, 2020.