In this post, you can find a full listing of GED prep classes and test sites in the Akron region. Ohio uses two options for high school equivalency testing: the GED and HiSET.
The assessments can be taken online or at Ohio’s official test centers.
The exams offer people who did not graduate high school the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
GED® testing is done entirely computer-based, while the HiSET® is offered both on paper and on a computer.
The GED has four individual subtests covering
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
These sub-exams are independent modules that may be completed separately.
The HiSET includes five tests, as there are two literacy tests (writing and reading). These subtests may also be taken separately.
In earlier days, testing had to be done at an official Ohio testing center. Online GED or HiSET testing was not possible!
But recently, there were some interesting developments resulting in online HiSET and GED testing options. Read more below.
Ohio’s Adult Education program is called ASPIRE.
For more extensive information on Ohio’s GED program, qualification criteria, passing scores, or fees, go to The Ohio GED Test.
Akron GED Prep Classes
Project Learn of Summit County
60 S High Street, Akron, OH 44326, Phone: 330 – 434 – 9461
Project Learn is a designated GED test site for Summit County, and GED classes are offered at no charge. GED prep classes are offered in (among other locations):
- Cuyahoga Falls
Akron Urban League
440 Vernon Odom Boulevard, Akron, OH 44307, Phone: 330 – 434 – 3101
Akron YouthBuild Program
230 W Center Street, Akron, OH 44302, Phone: 330 – 761 – 0562
Reach Opportunity Center at Summit Lake
390 West Crosier Street, Akron, OH 44311, Phone: 330 – 252 – 9271
ROC offers Adult Education (High School Equivalency) instruction through Project Learn of Summit County.
I PROMISE School GED Classes
400 W Market Street, Akron, OH 44303, Phone: 330 – 761 – 1516
This LeBron James initiative has over 500 students and includes a food pantry, a GED program, and legal support.
Haven of Rest Ministries
207 E Market Street, Akron, OH 44308, Phone: 330 – 535 – 1563
Summit County Means Jobs Center (For Referral and Advice)
1040 E Tallmadge Avenue, Akron, OH 44310, Phone: 330 – 633 – 1050
Locations around Akron (Cities by Alphabet)
Brunswick Library (through Polaris Career Center)
3649 Center Road, Brunswick, OH 44212, Phone: 440 – 891 – 7647
Project LEARN Brunswick
831 Pearl Road, Brunswick, OH 44212, Phone: 330 – 460 – 6404
Located in Rolling Hills Shopping Plaza, north of 303.
Canton City Adult College & Career Readiness Center (@Souers School)
2800 13th Street SW, Canton, OH 44710, Phone: 330 – 438 – 2559
You can find all Canton area GED programs <- here
Thea Bowman Center GED Classes
11901 Oakfield Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44105, Phone: 216 – 491 – 0699
Take a look at all Cleveland area GED classes here: Cleveland Area GED Prep Classes
2855 W Market Street, Suite 108, Fairlawn, Ohio 44333, Phone: 234 – 226 – 4265
Mansfield City Schools Adult Education
150 W 5th Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44902, Phone: 419 . 525 . 6380
You can find all Mansfield area GED prep options <- here
Project LEARN of Medina County
105 W Liberty Street Lower, Medina, OH 44256, Phone: 330 – 723 – 1314
Located next to Cool Beans just off Medina Square.
Ohio Means Jobs-Medina County
72 Public Square, First Floor, Medina, OH 44256, Phone: 330 – 723 – 9675
Maplewood Career Center ASPIRE Program
7075 State Route 88, Ravenna, OH 44266, Phone: 330 – 235 – 0020
GED prep classes are offered at various sites in Portage County. Classes are located on the bus line in evening, afternoon, and morning sessions to fit everybody’s schedule. Classes and materials are free. Please call for details. Locations include
- Brady Lake
Wayne County Schools Career Center
518 W Prospect Street, Smithville, OH 44677, Phone: 330 – 988 – 1007
8900 Darrow Road, Ste H-106, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087, Phone: 330 – 888 – 1105
Portage Lakes Career Center
4401 Shriver Road, Uniontown, Ohio 44685, Phone: 330-896-8200/8269
130 Main Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281, Phone: 330 – 334 – 3333
Located in downtown Wadsworth, next to the Sub Station.
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Online GED and HiSET Testing
Until recently, to earn your Ohio high school equivalency diploma, your personal appearance at one of the state’s official testing facilities was a requirement. But recently, we’ve seen some great new developments! The GED and HiSET exams can now also be taken in an online format.
To learn more about the new online proctored HiSET exam, check out this post: Online HiSET testing, and for more information about online proctored GED testing, go to this post: Introducing the online GED exam.
GED Testing Centers in and around Akron
From Akron, Cities in Alphabetical Order
Project LEARN of Summit County (GED Testing)
60 S High Street | Akron | Ohio 44326 | Ph (330) 434-9461
University of Akron (HiSET Testing)
277 E Buchtel Avenue | Akron | Ohio 44325 | Ph (330) 972-7084
Alliance Career Center (GED Test Center)
500 Glamorgan Street | Alliance | Ohio 44601 | Ph (330) 829-2267
Canton School District (HiSET)
116 Mckinley Avenue NW | Canton | Ohio 44702 | Ph (330) 438-2559
Canton School District (HiSET)
2800 13th Street SW | Rm 132 | Canton | Ohio 44710 | Ph (330) 438-2559
Medina County Library District (GED)
210 S Broadway Street | Medina | Ohio 44256 | Ph: (303) 725-0588
The Medina Library is an authorized Pearson VUE GED test center. GED testing is offered on a quarterly basis
Community Technology Education Center (GED)
43 S Prospect Street | Ravenna | Ohio 44266 | Ph (330) 296-8720
Maplewood Career Center (N/A)
7075 State Route 88 | Ravenna | Ohio 44266 | Ph (330) 235-0020
Wayne County Career Center (GED or HiSET)
518 W Prospect Street | Smithville | Ohio 44677 | Ph (330) 669-7070/7037
Last Updated on November 3, 2023.