GED — General Equivalency Diploma
About the GED
The General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is also known as General Education Development. To earn a GED credential, a student must pass five subject tests, with a passing score on each, and a total score over all five tests that is higher than a passing grade. Earning a GED generally is recognized as having the qualifications equivalent to a high school diploma.
GED Services Available
- Free GED classes for adults are available during the day and evening in Chester. Chester classes are held three times a week for 12-week sessions.
Evening classes are held twice a week in Ardmore. Once enrolled, students must attend all classes.
- Free tutoring and small-group instruction are available for adults who need to improve their skills before studying for the GED. Tutoring occurs twice a week at a public location agreed upon by the tutor and student, such as a local library. Daytime and evening meeting times are available.
To Become a Student
Learners must be 18 years or older. All students are assessed before being placed in a class or with a tutor. Interested adults must call to register for orientation and assessment at 610.876.4811.