High School Equivalency (GED) Preparation

FAMILY PRIDE “After going 25 years with only a sixth-grade education, I came to the Literacy Council to fulfill one unaccomplished goal: to capture my high school equivalency diploma,” says Bill Killinger. Bill earned his GED and encouraged his daughter Danielle to do the same. A year after Bill reached his goal, Danielle reached hers. Appropriately enough, she cites her own children as motivation: “I wanted to get my GED to get a better job and create a better life for my kids.”

About High School Equivalency and GED Preparation

Adults who do not have a high school diploma may study for their high school equivalency at Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC).

The GED®, a computer-based test offered at various test sites in Pennsylvania, is one type of high school equivalency. To earn a GED credential, a student must pass four subject tests, with a passing score on each. Earning a GED generally is recognized as having the qualifications equivalent to a high school diploma. For more information or to register for a test, visit www.ged.com.

HiSET is another high school equivalency test accepted in Pennsylvania. HiSET is offered on paper or on computer and includes five subject tests. For more information or to register for a test, see the  HiSET Pennsylvania test-takers page.

GED Preparation Services Available

Free GED preparation classes for adults are available during the day and evening in Chester. Evening GED classes are available in Ardmore. Once enrolled, students must attend all scheduled 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

Interested adults must register in person during New Student Intake dates at Delaware County Literacy Council, 2217 Providence Avenue, Chester PA 19013. Please call 610.876.4811 to learn the dates of the next New Student Intake.