GED Classes Scranton, Pennsylvania

Listed here are all GED®-HiSET prep class sites and testing facilities in the Scranton area.

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

The HSE test gives adults that did not graduate high school the chance to obtain an equivalent diploma.

The GED exam contains four individual subtests in Literacy, Math, Science and Social Studies.

You can take one subtest at a time when you feel properly prepared within a period of two years.

HiSET tests (five, as there are separate literacy writing and literacy reading tests) are also available separately.

The HiSET and GED tests cannot be taken online. Personal appearance at a state-designated testing site is required.

GED-HiSET prep classes in Scranton

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Scranton School District Adult Education
425 N Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503, Phone: 570-348-3568

Lackawanna College Adult Education
501 Vine Street, Scranton, PA 18509, Phone: 570-504-0498

Outreach Center for Community Resources
431 N 7th Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503, Phone: 570-348-6484

Scranton School District Adult Education (Northeast Intermediate School)
721 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510, Phone: 570-348-3568

SCOLA Volunteers for Literacy
2013 Boulevard Avenue, Suite 1, Scranton, PA 18509, Phone: 570-346-6203 x 17

Marywood University Adult Education *)
2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509, Phone: 570-961-4558 / 570-348-6211 ext. 2288

Lackawanna County CareerLink
135 Franklin Avenue, Scranton, PA  18503, Phone: 570-963-4671

United Neighborhood Center (Northeastern Pennsylvania)
425 Alder Street, Scranton, PA 18505, Phone: 570-346-0759

Penn Foster High School
925 Oak Street, Scranton, PA 18515, Phone: 888-427-6200

Lackawanna County Prison HSE Program
1371 N Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509, Phone: 570-963-6639
Unavailable to the public
The prison has reinstated the high school equivalency program.

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Locations around Scranton (cities by alphabet)

Center for Adult Literacy 
8 Fountain Crt, Bartonsville, PA 18372, Phone 570.688.9173
See more Bartonsville area options here

LCCC-Berwick (Eagles Building)
107 S. Market Street, Berwick, PA 18603, Phone: 800-377-5222 ext. 7748

Binghampton Ad. Education TASC Program
164 Hawley St, Binghamton, New York 13901, Ph: 607.762.8100
You can see all Binghamton area HSE prep locations at Binghamton GED (TASC) classes

CSIU Adult Learning Center
1000 Market Street, Suite 37, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, Phone: 570-317-2806
The center is located in the Market Street Plaza

Delaware Valley Job Corps Center
9368 State Route 97, Callicoon, NY 12723, Phone: 845-887-5400

100 Abington Executive Park, Clarks Summit, PA 18411, Phone: 570-346-6203

Keystone Job Corps Center
235 W. Foothills Drive, Drums, PA 18222, Phone: 570-788-1164

Susquehanna County Literacy Program (Forest City)
531 Main Street, Forest City PA 18421, Phone: 570-278–9027

Schuylkill County LifeLong Learning Center (North Campus)
 438 Schuylkill Mall, Frackville, PA 17931, Phone: 570-874-137 x 5119

Susquehanna County Literacy Program (Hallstead-Great Bend)
135 Franklin Avenue, Hallstead, PA 18822, Phone: 570-278–9027

Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance HSE Program **)
92 Main Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428, Phone: 570-390-3613

LCCC-Hazleton Center (Broad Street Exchange Building)
100 West Broad Street, Suite 108, Hazleton, PA 18201, Phone: 800-377-5222 ext. 7748

Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program
1406 Main Street, Floor 2, Honesdale, PA 18431, Phone: 570-253-3221

Carbon Career & Technical Institute-Adult Education
77 W 13th Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, Phone: 570-325-4140 x 213

Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18
368 Tioga Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704, Phone: 570-287-9681

LCCC-Kulpmont Center
1100 Spruce Street, Kulpmont, PA 17834, Phone: 800-377-5222 ext. 7748

Red Rock Job Corps Center
Rte 487 N – Lopez – Pennsylvania 18628, Ph: 570.477.2221

Literacy Volunteers of Orange County
70 Fulton Street, Middletown, New York 10940, Phone: 845.341.5460
For all options in the Middletown area go to Middletown GED (TASC) classes

Susquehanna County Literacy Program (Montrose Library)
18 Monument Street, Montrose, PA 18801, Phone: 570-278–9027

Trehab Community Action Agency
36 Public Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801, Phone: 570-278-3338

Luzerne County Community College (ALTA – Adult Learners’ Training & Assistance Program)
1333 S Prospect Street, Nanticoke, PA 18634, Phone: 800-377-5222 x 7325

Saint Marys School  (Luzerne County Head Start)
1010 S Hanover Street, Nanticoke, PA 18634, Phone: 570-740-0325

Skylands Alternative HS (Project Self-Sufficiency) HSE Program
127 Mill St, Newton, New Jersey 07860, Ph: 973.940.3500

Literacy Program of Susquehanna County
17544 Rte 11 – New Milford, Pennsylvania 18337, Ph 570.465.2880

Northumberland Regional Higher Education Center (LCCC)
2 East Arch Street, Shamokin, PA 17872, Phone: 800-377-5222 ext. 7748

CSIU Adult and Family Learning Center
2 E Arch Street, 3rd Floor, Shamokin, PA 17872, Phone: 570-509-2246
The center is located in the Northumberland County Career & Arts Center

Susquehanna County Literacy Program (Susquehanna)
83 Erie Boulevard, Suite C, Susquehanna, PA 18847, Phone: 570-278–9027

LCCC-Morgan Center
234 High Street, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252, Ph: 570.668.6880

Northampton Comm. Coll. Monroe Campus (Ctr for College & Career Readiness)
2411 PA-715, Tannersville, PA 18372, Phone: 570-369-1883

Bradford County Action Agency
500 William Street, Towanda, PA 18848, Phone: 570.265.4434

Tunkhannock Adult School
41 Philadelphia Avenue, Tunkhannock, PA 18657, Phone: 570-836-8213

Trehab Workforce Development
1 Kim Avenue, Suite 10, Tunkhannock, PA 18657, Phone: 570-836-6840

Workplace Literacy Program (PA CareerLink Luzerne County)
32 E Union Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, Phone: 570-822-1101 ext. 271

Luzerne County Community College (ALTA Program)
2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, Phone: 800-377-5222 ext. 7748 / 570-740-0325

McGlynn Learning Center
72 Midland Court, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, Phone: 570-824-8891

Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
165 Amber Lane, Wilkes-Barre, PA  18701, Phone: 570-826-0510

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Scranton area GED-HiSET testing centers

Lackawanna College
501 Vine Street, Scranton, PA 18509, Phone: 570-961-7847

Northeast Intermediate School
721 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510, Phone: 570-348-3568

Luzerne County Community College
100 W Broad Street, Hazleton, PA 18201, Phone: 570-822-3728

Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance Test Center
92 Main Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428, Phone: 570-390-3613

Luzerne County Community College
2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, Phone: 570-740-0601

Can I join the army with a HiSET-GED diploma?

Who is the GED-HiSET for?

In the U.S. we can find almost 41 million people who never finished high school, and the GED (and HiSET) programs are specifically intended for them. Annually, more than half a million adults pass the GED/HiSET test, and you should be one of them too. For qualification requirements go to GED-HiSET Testing in Pennsylvania.

Obtaining the Pennsylvania GED diploma will allow you to get a college education and improve your employment options. You for sure will improve your future if you never finished high school diploma and take this next chance with both hands. Acquiring the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma via the GED or HiSET program is your first big step towards a brighter future and to fulfilling your personal goals.

Can I take the GED or HiSET online?

No, that is not possible. The GED and HiSET can only be taken at designated testing centers where you must report personally to sit for the exam. The GED is a set of four individual tests developed by GED Testing Service, a cooperation between the American Council on Education (ACE) and for-profit company Pearson Vue. You may also want to check out this page that links to all US GED preparatory class locations.

GED registration

To sign up for the GED test(s), go to for all sorts of information on GED matters and register with MyGED to discover everything you want to know about a variety of subjects such as test scheduling, registration, job market trends, university requirements, and many school profiles.

GED and HiSET cost

The Pennsylvania GED battery of four tests costs $120. You can register for, take, and pay for each test individually, and re-testing is available at no cost. You are allowed two years to complete all four tests, and if you take just one test, you only pay for that part ($30 per test). The HiSET contains five testing fields that can not be taken separately. The five HiSET tests are on: Literacy Writing, Literacy Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Math. The HiSET has a price tag of $90.

GED passing score

The GED is offered exclusively on a computer, while the HiSET can be done both on computer and paper. The passing score for each GED test was adjusted from 150 down to 145 points just two years after the new test was introduced because it was apparently set too high when the latest version of the GED exam was implemented. More details are available in this GED Passing Score article. The HiSET has its own scoring system.

Prepare well

It really is in your best interest to attend GED-HiSET preparation classes before you take the exam. These prep classes give you an in-depth review of the subject matter of the actual tests. The most important advantage of taking prep classes is that you can ask questions and receive instant answers from teachers and feedback from other students.

Yet you must go with the flow and study the material at the same pace as all others. Free GED -HiSET prep classes are found all across Pennsylvania and are offered at many adult education centers, community colleges, and private facilities.

Online preparation

If prep classes do not fit into your schedule or you don’t feel comfortable in classroom settings you can sign up for online prep courses or get hold of HiSET-GED study guides and learn for the exam independently. By doing this you can study at the time and where you want and practice test will show you in what topics knowledge or skills are weakest, so where you must concentrate on.

HiSET-GED workbooks and practice tests can be purchased from a bookstore or obtained for free from the library. The HiSET, like the GED (General Education Development), is specially created for persons who never finished high school, and is offering them another chance to acquire a credential that is valued as a high school diploma by all U.S. businesses, employers, government agencies, and universities.

The GED and HiSET examine high school graduation level knowledge and skills. The GED-HiSET diploma is accepted as the equivalency to a standard high school diploma by more than 95 percent of colleges and employers. There are many Pennsylvania facilities that offer preparation for applicants interested in acquiring their GED-HiSET credential.

All across the state, there are not only Adult Basic Education classes but also more advanced preparation classes. Many community colleges offer proper GED or HiSET preparatory courses, and function as official Pennsylvania GED-HiSET test sites.

*) Marywood University GED Fast-Track program

Marywood University offers the GED Fast-Track program to high school students and adults who never completed high school. The program is set up to give applicants the chance to take the General Educational Development (GED) exam confidently so they can access college.

This Fast Track GED program takes six weeks. The program takes place on Marywood University’s campus and classes are from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. for six weeks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the school’s Center for Natural and Health Sciences.

The program has been made possible through state and federal funding and is set up to introduce students aged 16-21 to life at a college. Applicants had the chance to tour Marywood’s campus and had classes in English, math, and writing, and Marywood students introduced the GED students to all parts of the school’s campus and assisted them with their study tasks. Please contact the school for details.

**) Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance

WPWA (Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance) now also is a Pearson VUE Testing Center (also for HSE testing) in the agency’s new location (92 Main Avenue, Hawley). The new testing center offers hundreds of certification examinations including the HSE (High School Equivalency) test.

The WPWA Pearson VUE Test Center could be realized partially thanks to a United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties grant. The Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance partners closely with Wayne Pike Adult Education (Honesdale) and Northampton Community College (Bethlehem, see Bethlehem GED Classes) where HSE preparation classes are offered to adults wanting to earn their HSE (high school equivalency) credential. If you want more information, please contact WPWA at 570-390-3613.

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