To prepare a student for the General Educational Development (GED) test of high school equivalency, the Literacy Council offers preparation classes, free of charge, to adults in our community. These classes meet both mornings and evenings at the Joan M. Breisch Adult Learning Center. Visit our High School Equivalency Certification Classes page.
The GED® test is administered at the Literacy Council through Pearson Vue testing. Pennsylvania residents (adults 18 years and older, as well as 16- and 17-year-old participants meeting specific qualifications) are eligible to take the computerized exam. All registrations, testing times, locations and payment with credit card are completed at the website www.gedtestingservice.com. Payment is required at the time of registration.
To earn a GED®, candidates must demonstrate a specific level of competency in the following four content areas:
Reasoning Through Language Arts
Everyone who successfully meets the scoring requirements established by the state of Pennsylvania will receive a Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This diploma is accepted, by law, as a legitimate high school diploma by business, industry, colleges, and most branches of the armed services.
GED® TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION
Individuals who have passed the GED® tests may request a transcript through DiplomaSender: www.diplomasender.com, create an account, request documents (electronic or paper).
Effective October 1, 2016, all Pennsylvania high school equivalency diplomas and transcripts fro the GED® test will be handled by DiplomaSender.
Initial diploma and transcripts will continue to be free. All documents are $15.00 per document. Documents include transcripts, duplicate diplomas, and letters of verification.