GED Classes Saint Louis, Missouri

Posted here are all GED® (in Missouri: HiSET) prep classes and testing sites in the Saint Louis region.

Missouri uses the HiSET for HSE (high school equivalency) testing.

The HSE program gives adults who never finished high school the chance to earn an equivalent credential.

Testing is done at a level similar to what HS seniors must command upon graduation.

The HiSET exam includes five tests in the subject areas of Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

HiSET testing can be done on paper and in a computer-based format.

Saint Louis GED (HiSET) prep sites (by ZIP)

MO GED Requirements

LIFT
815 Olive St, Suite 22, St. Louis, MO 63101, Phone 314 – 678-4443 ext. 205

Slate (St. Louis Agency on Training & Employment)-Downtown
1520 Market St, 3rd Fl, St. Louis, MO 63103, Phone 314 – 589-8000

Vashon High School Adult Education Literacy
3035 Cass Ave, St. Louis, MO 63106, Phone 314 – 652-9961

Gateway Classic Foundation
2012 Martin Luther King Dr, St. Louis, MO 63106, Phone 314 – 269-5210

MERS-Goodwill Innovative Concept Academy
1927 Cass Ave, St. Louis, MO 63107, Phone 314 – 231-3720

Slate (St. Louis Agency on Training & Employment)-Central West End
4811 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108, Phone 314 – 877-0916

Adult Education Family Literacy
5078 Kensington St, St. Louis, MO 63108, Phone 314 – 367-5000

Forest Park Community College-FastTrack HiSET Program
5600 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, Phone: 314 – 514-5311
To see if you’re ready for the FastTrack program, you can take a placement test every Thursday (except in June and July) at 8:30 a.m.  Students who test at the 9th-grade level or higher are accepted immediately and can study at their own pace. Fees for the HiSET test are covered and after graduation, more support services are offered as well. HiSET instruction is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Forest Park Community College (Room F327).

St. Louis Community College-Forest Park
5600 Oakland Ave (Room G 111), St. Louis, MO 63110, Phone  314 – 984-7777

South City Services Broadway
6827 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111, Phone 314 – 353-1457

Historic Carondelet YMCA Community Literacy
600 Loughborough Ave, St. Louis, MO 63111, Phone: 314 – 768-9622

The Carondelet Family Literacy Center
6418 Michigan Ave, St. Louis, MO 63111, Phone: 314 – 481-6090

Hi-Tech Charities YouthBuild
1371 Hamilton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63112, Phone 314 – 389-5737

North City & Wellston Services Cook Elementary School
5935 Horton Pl, St. Louis, MO 63112, Phone 314 – 862-6270

Ritenour School District Adult Education
8762 St. Charles Rock Rd, St Louis, MO 63114, Phone 314 – 426-7900

Thomas Dunn Learning Center
3113 Gasconade St, St. Louis, MO 63118, Phone: 314 – 353-3050

YMCA Literacy Program
2635 Gravois Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118, Phone 314 – 776-7102

St. Louis Job Corps Center
4333 Goodfellow Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63120, Phone 314 – 679-6200

St. Louis Career Center
26 N Oaks Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63121, Phone: 314 – 381-6700

Operation Excel YouthBuild
93 North Oaks Pl, St. Louis, MO 63121, Phone 314 – 261-0202

St. Louis Community College-Meramec
11333 Big Bend Rd (Lecture Hall 102), St. Louis, MO 63122, Phone: 314 – 984-7777

St. Mark Catholic Church (STLCC)
8300 Morganford Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123, Phone 314 – 984-7777

Affton High School (STLCC)
8309 Mackenzie (Room 32), St. Louis, MO 63123, Phone 314 – 984-7777

St. Louis Community College-South County Education and University Center
4115 Meramec Bottom Rd, Room 101, St. Louis MO 63129, Phone: 314  -984-7777
Applicants can apply for orientation on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. The orientation session last two days and applicants are required to fully attend this session two consecutive days (Tuesdays – Wednesdays 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.).

Bernard Middle School (STLCC)
1054 Forder Rd, St. Louis, MO 63129, Phone 314 – 984-7777

University City Ad. Education & Literacy
8136 Groby Avenue, University City, Missouri 63130, Ph: 314.290.4052

Women In Charge HiSET Instruction
1483 82nd Boulevard, University City, Missouri 63132, Ph: 314.432.7300
For more information check below under University City

MET (Metropolitan Education & Training) Ctr
6347 Plymouth Ave, St. Louis, MO 63133, Phone 314 – 746-0707

Doors To Success HSE Classes
121 S Meramec Ave, St. Louis, MO 63138, Phone 314 – 615-4429

Bethany Peace UCC
11952 Bellefontaine Rd, St Louis, MO 63138, Phone: 314 – 615-4429

Parkway Adult Education and Literacy
13157 N Olive Spur Rd, St. Louis, MO 63141, Phone 314 – 415-4940

Christ Church UCC
2200 Bellevue Ave, St. Louis, MO 63143, Phone: 314 – 615-4429

Goodwill Lippman Center
2545 South Hanley Rd, St. Louis, MO 64144, Phone 314 – 647-7453

St. Louis Medium Security Facility (‘City Workhouse jail’) GED Program
7600 North Hall St, St. Louis, MO 63147, Phone: 314 – 621-5848
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Locations around Saint Louis (cities by alphabet)

Alton Community Learning Center-The Scott Bibb Center (LCCC)
1004 E 5th St, Alton, IL 62002, Phone 618 – 468-4141
Lewis and Clark Community College has renovated the former St. Patrick’s school building (corner of Fifth & Central) which was also given a new name: the Scott Bibb Center.  The center is a community adult education center, providing services such as, just to mention a few, family literacy education, GED instruction, Project Read tutoring, Community Technology, and YouthBuild. The programs are targeted towards helping adults who did not complete high school get further education and create a brighter life for themselves and those around them.

Missouri Career Center HiSET Program
3675 W Outer Rd, Suite 102, Arnold, MO 63010, Phone 636 – 797-3000 x 437

Southwestern Illinois College Adult Education *)
2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, IL 62221, Phone 618 – 235-2700 x 5525

Saint Clair County Community Action Agency 
9 Public Sq, Ste 200, Belleville, IL 62220, Phone 618 – 277-6790 ext. 326

Illinois Valley South Macoupin Head Start
314 E Central Ave, Benld, IL 62009, Phone 217 – 835-2239

Bethalto Community Technology Center (Lewis and Clark)
213 N Prairie St, Bethalto, IL 62010, Phone: 618 – 468-4101

Bonne Terre Adult Education
7163 Raider Rd, Bonne Terre, MO 63628, Phone 573 – 358-3011

MERS-Goodwill Lippman Ctr
2545 S Hanley Rd, Brentwood, MO 63144, Phone 314 – 647-7453

St. Louis Community College Continuing Education
3221 McKelvey Rd, Suite 250, Bridgeton, MO 63044, Phone 314-984-7777

Faith Baptist Church (Parkway Adult Education)
11330 Saint Charles Rock Rd, Bridgeton, MO 63044, Phone 314 – 415-4940

Even Start Program Cahokia
1040 Camp Jackson Rd, Cahokia, IL 62206, Phone 618 – 332-3623

Cahokia High School (SWIC)
800 Range Ln, Cahokia, IL 62206, Phone 618 – 235 – 2700 ext. 5525

Cahokia Public Library
 140 Cahokia Park Dr, Cahokia, IL 62206, Phone 618 – 332-1491

Macoupin County Community Education Center (LCCC)
18400 Shipman Rd, Carlinville, IL 62626, Phone: 217 – 854-5400

Chester Public Library (Monroe-Randolph Regional Office of Education)
733 State Street, Chester, IL 62233, Phone 618 – 826-5471

Crestview Middle School (Rockwood Adult Ed.)
16025 Clayton Rd, Room 114, Clarkson Valley/Balwin, MO 63011 – 636 – 733-2161

Doors to Success
121 S Meramec Ave, Clayton, MO 63105, Phone 314 – 615-4429

Collinsville High School (SWIC)
2201 S Morrison Ave, Collinsville, IL 62234, Phone: 618 – 235-2700, ext. 5525

St. Charles Community College
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, Cottleville, MO 63376, Phone 636 – 922-8411

Parkway-Rockwood Adult Education Center
13157 North Olive Spur, Creve Coeur, MO 63141, Phone 314 – 415-4940

Dupo Junior High School (SWIC)
600 Louisa Ave, Dupo, IL 62239, Phone 618 – 235-2700, ext. 5525

Lewis & Clark Community College (National Great Rivers Campus)
One Confluence Way, East Alton, IL 62024, Phone 618 – 468-4141

Bethalto Community Education Center (St. Louis Regional Airport Complex)
1136 E Airline Drive, East Alton, IL 62024, Phone 618 – 468-4141

Christian Activity Center (SWIC)
540 N 6th St, East St. Louis, IL 62201, Phone 618 – 874-6526

East St. Louis Community College Center (SWIC)
601 James R. Thompson Blvd, East St. Louis, IL 62201, Phone 618 – 235-2700 x 5525

Lewis & Clark Community College (N.O. Nelson Campus)
600 Troy Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025, Phone 618 – 468-4141

Daniel Boone Library (Lower Level, Parkway-Rockwood Community Education)
300 Clarkson Road, Ellisville, MO 63011, Phone: 636 – 891-6649

Crestview Middle School (Room 110, Parkway-Rockwood Comm. Ed)
16025 Clayton Road, Ellisville, MO 63011, Phone: 636 – 891-6649

Rockwood Community Adult Education & Literacy
500 N Central Avenue, Eureka, MO 63025, Phone 636 – 733-2162

Farmington Home Base Center
309 North Franklin St, Farmington, MO 63640, Phone 573 – 701-1395

Calvary Fellowship Church (Buchanan Bldg, Lower Level, Parkway-Rockwood Comm. Ed)
1811 Smizer Station Road, Fenton, MO 63026, Phone: 636 – 891-6649

Rockwood Summit High School (Parkway-Rockwood Community Education)
1780 Hawkins Road (Room 110), Fenton, MO 63026, Phone: 636 – 891-6649

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Glen Carbon Centennial Library
198 S Main St, Glen Carbon, IL 62034, Phone: 618 – 288-1212
The Library offers GED preparation workshops in the Community Room. Part 1 is an Informative Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and part 2 in a hands-on GED practice test on Thursday, Sept. 17, also from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Lewis and Clark Community College Project Read
5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, IL 62035, Phone: 618 – 468-4141
Lewis and Clark Community College also provides GED instruction in Alton, Bethalto, Carlinville, Edwardsville, and Jerseyville. The school additionally offers you the chance to earn your GED diploma while studying in your preferred career field. The college is also offering the Building Futures program towards three career tracks in Health Science, Construction, and Information Technology (new). The ‘Building Futures YouthBuild’ program helps to complete their GED and develop career interests.

Southwestern Illinois College
4950 Maryville Rd, Granite City, IL 62040, Phone 618 – 235-2700 x 5525

Kaskaskia College-Greenville 
209 N Third St, Greenville, IL 62246, Phone 618 – 545-3121/3112

Hannibal Career Center
203 N Sixth St, Hannibal, MO  63401, Phone 573 – 248-2520
You can see all Hannibal area prep facilities here

Jefferson College
1000 Viking Dr, Hillsboro, MO 63050, Phone 636 – 481-3154

Goodwill Ironton
109 N Main St, Ironton, MO 63650, Phone 573 – 546-0225

Jefferson City Ad. Learning Ctr
204 E Dunklin St, Jefferson City, MO 65101, Phone 573 – 659-3122
See all Jefferson City area options here

Tri-County Community Education Center (LCCC)
100 Lincoln, Rt. 16, Jerseyville, IL 62052, Phone 618 – 468-4141

St. Louis Community College at Meramec
11333 Big Bend Blvd, Kirkwood, MO 63122, Phone 314 – 984-7777

Marissa High School (Southwestern Illinois College)
300 School View Dr, Marissa, IL 62257, Phone 618 – 235-2700 x 5525

Pattonville High School (Parkway Adult Education & Literacy)
2497 Creve Coeur Mill Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043, Phone 314 – 415-4940

Mount Vernon Alternative School GED Program
1714 Broadway St, Mt. Vernon, Il 62864, Phone 618 – 244-8044
Click here for all Mount Vernon area prep locations

Northeast Community Action Corporation (St. Charles CC)
3400 Meadow Pointe Dr, O’Fallon, MO 63366, Phone 636 – 922-8411

Tri-County Senior Center (East Central College)
800 W Union St, Pacific, MO 63069, Phone 636 – 584-6533

Park Hills Career Center
403 Parkway Drive, Park Hills, MO 63601, Phone 573 – 431-5191 x 1180

Southwestern Illinois College
500 W S Fourth St, Red Bud, IL 62278, Phone 618 – 235-2700 ext. 5525

MO Online Free GED-HiSET Classes

The Center at Spanish Lake
12075 Bellefontaine Rd, Spanish Lake, MO 63138, Phone: 314 – 615-4429

Trinity United Presbyterian Church (Monroe-Randolph Regional Office of Education)
301 West Broadway, Sparta, IL 62286, Phone 618 – 826-5471

Lawrence Learning Center GED Classes
101 East Laurel St – Springfield – Illinois 62704, Ph 217 – 525 – 3025
Find all Springfield area GED courses here: Springfield GED prep facilities

St. Louis County Library-Rock Road Branch (Adult Learning Center)
10267 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, MO 63074, Ph 314-426-7900

St. Charles High School (St. Charles CC)
725 N. Kingshighway, St. Charles, MO 63301, Phone 636 – 922-8411

Alternative School Annex Building (ECC)
760 East Gravois Avenue, St. Clair, MO 63077, Phone 636 – 584-6533

First Baptist Church (ECC)
450 East Springfield Road, St. Clair, MO 63077, Phone 636 – 584-6533

Harmony United Methodist Church
2730 Walton Rd, St. John, MO 63114, Phone 314 – 423-8230

Ritenour Adult Learning Ctr
8762 St. Charles Rock Rd, St. John, MO 63114, Phone 314 – 426-7900

St. Charles Community College
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, St. Peters, MO 63376, Phone 636 – 922-8411

St. Peters Career Center
212 Turner Blvd, St. Peters, MO 63376, Phone 636 – 255-6060

Kaskaskia College Trenton Education Center
520 E Broadway, Trenton, IL 62293, Phone: 618 – 224-2666

Lincoln County Probation & Parole
311 Travis Blvd, Troy, MO 63379, Phone 636 – 922-8411

East Central College (Adult Education and Literacy Program)
1964 Prairie Dell Rd, Union, MO 63084, Phone 636 – 584-6533/844 – 322-4235
GED day classes are offered in Union, Rolla, Washington, and Sullivan. Evening classes are offered Union, Pacific, Washington, Cuba, St. Clair, Sullivan, Owensville, St. James, Rolla, and Hermann.

University City Adult Education and Literacy Program
8136 Groby Ave, University City, MO 63130, Phone 314 – 290-4052

Women In Charge
1483 82nd Blvd, University City, MO 63132, Phone 314 – 432-7300
Women In Charge provides HiSET (former GED) instruction via individualized classes, and women can progress at their own speed. The program is affiliated with the University City School District. The HiSET diploma demonstrates that the holder has skills and knowledge comparable to a high school graduate, and the exam includes five tests in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts-Reading, and Language Arts-Writing.

Missouri University Extension Center (St. Charles CC)
107 W. Walton (behind the Court House), Warrenton, MO 63383, Phone 636 – 922-8411

Warrenton Career Center
111 Steinhagen Road, Warrenton, MO  63383, Phone 636 – 456-9467

Missouri Career Center (ECC)
1108 Washington Square Shopping Center, Washington, MO 63090-5304, Phone 636 – 239-6703

Timberland High School (St. Charles CC)
559 East Highway N, Wentzville, MO 63385, Phone 636 – 922-8411

Winfield High School (St. Charles CC)
3920 E Highway 47, Room 317, Winfield, MO 63347, Phone 636 – 922-8411

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Saint Louis area GED (HiSET) testing centers

Harris-Stowe State University
3026 Laclede Ave | St. Louis | MO 63103 | Phone 314 . 340 . 3654

Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park
5600 Oakland Ave | St. Louis | MO 63110 | Phone 314 . 644 . 9233

SWIC Belleville (Main Complex, Rm 0603, Adult Ed Computer Lab)
2500 Carlyle Ave | Belleville | IL 62221 | Phone 618 . 235 . 2700 x 5525

St. Charles Community Coll. | HiSET testing
4601 Mid-Rivers Mall Dr | Cottleville | MO 63376 | Phone 636 . 922 . 8629

SWIL Sam Wolf Granite City Campus (Rm 408)
4950 Maryville Rd | Granite City | IL 62040 | Phone 618 . 235 . 2700 x 5525

Jefferson College
1000 Viking Dr | Hillsboro | MO 63050 | Phone 636 . 797 . 3000 ext. 154

The Regional Office of Education #3
203 S Main St, Hillsboro, IL 62049, Phone: 217-532-9591

Mineral Area College – Arts and Sciences Bldg Rm C-6
5270 Flat River Rd | Park Hills | MO 63601 | Phone 573 . 518 . 2202

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GED – HiSET and the economy

The GED exam, just like the HiSET and the TASC assessment systems, continues to play a key role in the economy. It can be a great help to those who never finished high school as employers and universities accept the GED diploma as equivalent to a standard high school diploma. Without a high school or similar diploma, it will practically impossible to find a reasonably paying job.

Missouri stopped offering the GED for high school equivalency testing in January 2014 and uses the HiSET for this purpose. See also this page that links to all US GED test locations and prep programs. At the locations listed above, you can become all set for the HiSET exam. For eligibility requirements visit HiSET testing criteria in Missouri.

Earning the HSE credential will definitely improve job options and allow for continued education at a trade school, technical college, or university. If you want to take the HiSET or GED exam, you need to appear face-to-face at an official testing center, the exam is not available online. To pass the HiSET exam, a score of at least 8 (out of 20) is required on each of the five tests, and an overall score of 45. The essay must have no less than a 2 points score.

Online GED or HiSET testing?

The HiSET and GED exams are NOT available online. Your presence at an official testing site is required to take the tests in person. Online preparation is a great solution for students in remote areas or for people with busy schedules, but there is no HSE (high school equivalency) testing over the internet.

GED – what’s new

A few years ago, the GED program went through its biggest overhaul in its 70 years of existence. The test is now entirely computer-formatted though you still need to go to a GED testing center to sit for the exam. The exam assesses students to find out if they understand basic subject areas taught in high school. Test takers should not expect so many multiple choice questions anymore on the GED exam. Instead, math has become more interactive, and Social Studies is not about comprehension but focuses more on critical thinking, while the answers must be in essay-style.

About every ten years, the GED exam is appraised and changed to remain a credible alternative to a high school degree. This time the changes were massive, and this was needed to satisfy education requirements of universities and demands from the industrial sector. Now successful applicants will be educated again in line with work floor realities.

The HiSET- GED diploma & your future

You will need 7.5  hours to complete the HiSET exam, often divided over a few days. The GED exam, however, has become modular. This means you can take the tests (modules) separately. You GED scores count for two years from the time of initial registration. So you have the liberty to take each of the four GED tests (or more) at the time you feel all set to take that portion.

Nowadays you absolutely need to have a high school diploma, because it is the least education level that you must have for pretty much every kind of occupation, and you will also need to have it if you would like to carry on with a college education. The state of Missouri awards the Missouri Certificate of High School Equivalence to people who pass the HiSET exam which is offered in English, Spanish, and French.

*) Southwestern Illinois College

In case you’re thinking about earning your HSE diploma, now is the right time, and the Adult Basic Education Department of Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) has set up classes to help you achieve your goals. At several locations throughout St. Clair and Madison Counties, SWIC organizes free HSE preparation classes to get you ready to sit for the high school equivalency exam successfully.

Classes start in September and are available to anyone 16 or older who have not earned a high school diploma. For applicants 16 and 17, there are specific requirements, so get informed. You can go to swic.edu/ged for more information on these classes. Daytime prep classes are available at the following locations: Christian Activity Center (540 N 6th Street, East St. Louis), and the SWIC Red Bud Campus (500 W South 4 Street, Red Bud). These prep classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday (9 a.m. to noon).

HSE preparation classes will also be offered on Monday through Thursday at these locations: SWIC’s Belleville Campus (2500 Carlyle Avenue, Belleville), SWIC’s Sam Wolf Granite City Campus (4950 Maryville Road, Granite City), and at East St. Louis Community College Center (601 James R. Thompson Boulevard, East St. Louis). These classes are offered from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. or from 11 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Additionally, a daytime HSE preparation class will be offered at Cahokia High School (800 Range Lane, Cahokia). Furthermore, an evening HSE prep class is available at Dupo Junior High School (600 Louisa Avenue). Applicants must come to a mandatory pre-registration and orientation session. These sessions are held at the SWIC’s Belleville and Sam Wolf Granite City campuses and the East St. Louis CCC.

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