GED Classes Columbia, South Carolina

Posted here are all GED prep class locations and testing centers in the Columbia, South Carolina region. South Carolina uses the GED exam for high school equivalency testing.

The GED test is entirely computer-formatted and can be taken only at one of South Carolina’s state-certified test centers. Online GED testing is NOT available in the state.

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The exam offers persons that never graduated high school the opportunity to get hold of an equivalent degree.

The GED® test comes with four independent modules (subtests) in Science, Social Studies, Math, and Literacy.

You can take one (or more of the four GED modules at a time. You are not required to complete the four subtests in one take.

In the past, online GED testing had never been possible, but the recent launch of an online GED test-taking option has changed that in most states, though not (yet) in South Carolina, Vermont, and New York State. Read more below.

Columbia GED prep classes (by ZIP)

SC Works Columbia Center
700 Taylor St, Columbia, SC 29201, Ph: 803-343-2935/978-0190

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Christ Central Ministries
2401 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201, Ph: 803-622-1375/765-1998

LRADAC (Rogers)
2711 Colonial Dr, Columbia, SC 29203, Ph: 803-736-8787

Richland One-Adult and Community Education
2612 Covenant Rd, Columbia, SC 29204, Ph: 803-343-2935
Richland One School District also offers a GED program at the Booker Washington Heights Community Center. Please call for details.

Columbia Housing Authority Resident & Family Services Department
1917 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29204, Ph: 803-254-3886 ext. 330

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Goodwill Decker Boulevard (Rogers Center)
2736 Decker Blvd, Columbia, SC 29206, Ph: 803-736-8787

St. Andrews Baptist Church GED Prep Center
230 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210, Ph: 803-798-7325

Lexington-Richland Ad. Education (Irmo High School)
6671 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29212, Ph: 803-476-8230

Sylvan Columbia-Irmo
1270 Bower Pkwy, Suite C10, Columbia, SC 29212, Ph: 803-832-4966

Virginia College (Rogers)
7201 Two Notch Rd, Ste 1000, Columbia, SC 29223, Ph: 803-509-7100

Windsor United Methodist Church (Rogers)
9500 Windsor Lake Blvd, Columbia, SC 29223, Ph: 803-788-1858

W.R. Rogers Education Center
750 Old Clemson Rd, Columbia, SC 29229, Ph: 803-736-8787

Sylvan Columbia
130 Forum Dr, Suite 9, Columbia, SC 29229, Ph: 803-4935 636-8328

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GED prep classes around Columbia (cities by alphabet)

Lifelong Learning Center
101 W Columbia Ave, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006, Ph: 803-532-2141

Kershaw County Adult Education (@ Woolard Technology Center Campus)
70 Innovation Way, Camden, SC 29020, Ph: 803-425-8980
Located behind Fatz at I-20 and Hwy 521

Kershaw County Detention Center GED Program
101 Bramblewood Plantation Rd, Camden, SC 29020, Ph: 803-425-1500
Not available to the public

Chapin Adult Education (Chapin High School-Lexington/Richland District 5)
300 Columbia Ave, Chapin, SC 29036, Ph: 803 – 476 – 8230

SC Youth ChalleNGe Academy (at McCrady Training Center)
5471 Leesburg Rd (Bldg 3891), Eastover, SC 29044, Ph: 803-299-4872

Gilbert Primary School (Lexington SD 1 Adult Education)
520 Main St, Gilbert, SC 29054, Ph: 803-821-1400

Literacy Council of Lancaster County
610 East Meeting St, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720, Ph: 803-285-7660

YouthBuild 
1609 Pageland Hwy, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720, Ph: 803.285.2311

Rosenwald Community Learning Center
420 Hendrix St, Lexington, SC 29072, Ph: 803-821-2950

SC Works Lexington Adult Education
201 Duffie Dr, Lexington, SC 29072, Ph: 803-821-2950

Newberry Co. Adult Education
709 Kendall Rd, Newberry, SC 29108, Ph: 803-321-2112

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
3250 St. Matthews Rd, Orangeburg, SC 29118, Ph: 803-535-1321/1214
Check here for all Orangeburg area GED prep locations 

Pelion High Adult Education
600 Lydia Dr, Pelion, SC 29123, Ph: 803-821-2200

Saluda County Adult Education
401 North Calhoun St, Saluda, SC 29138, Ph: 864-362-6080

Sumter Co. Adult Education
905 N Main Street, Sumter, SC 29150, Ph: 803-778-6432
For all Sumter GED prep sites, <- go to this page

Lexington Four Adult Education
135 Lewis Rast Rd, Swansea, SC 29160, Ph: 803-399-7979

Christ Central Institute
159 Church St NE, Wagener, SC 29164, Ph: 803-564-5902

Wagener-Salley High School (Aiken County Adult Education)
272 Main St S, Wagener, SC 29164, Ph: 803-663-4920

Lexington Two Adult Education
114 Hook Ave, West Columbia, SC 29169, Ph:  803-739-4048
Through the GED By 23 Initiative, a partnership between the South Carolina Technical College System (SCTCS) and the SC Department of Education (SCDE), qualifying adult education students who complete their high school or GED diploma during the academic years 2021-22 and 2022-23 (July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2023) can have technical college tuition and fees for both non-credit and credit programs covered.

The Scooter Scott Project GED Classes (@Airport High School)
1315 Boston Ave, West Columbia, SC 29170, Ph: 803-818-3931

Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School
3300 W Campus Rd, West Columbia, SC 29170, Ph: 803-896-6480

Gordon Odyssey Academy
1451 US Hwy 321 N, Winnsboro, SC 29180, Ph: 803-635-4859

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Online GED testing

In the past, the GED test was never offered online. To get hold of your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma, you were required to show up, in person, at an official HSE (high school equivalency) testing facility. That is still the case in South Carolina.

In most states, we’ve seen the introduction of a new online way to deal with the four GED subtests, the online proctored GED test. South Carolina, like Vermont and New York, however, does not provide the exam in an online format. More information is found here: ‘Welcoming the online GED exam.’

South Carolina free online GED classes

You can also check out: Greenville GED Courses

Columbia area GED testing centers

From Columbia, cities in alphabetical order

Richland One Adult Education Center
2612 Covenant Road | Columbia | SC 29204 | Phone 803-251-4512/343-2939

Lexington-Richland Counties Adult Education
6671 St. Andrews Road | Columbia | SC 29212 | Phone 803-476-8230/8231

WR Rogers Adult and Continuing Education
750 Old Clemson Road | Columbia | SC 29229 | Phone 803-736-8787

Lexington School District 2 Lifelong Learning Center
101 W Columbia Avenue | Batesburg-Leesville | SC 29006 | Phone 803-532-2141

Kershaw County Adult Education
874 Vocational Lane | Camden | SC 29020 | Phone 803-425-8980

Edgefield County Adult Education Center
117 Cardinal Street | Johnston | SC 29832 | Phone 803-275-4158

Lexington School District One Adult Education
420 Hendrix Street | Lexington | SC 29072, Phone 803-821-2950

Newberry Adult Education
709 Kendall Road | Newberry | SC 29108 | Phone 803-321-2112

Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech (Building C, Room 120)
3250 St Matthews Road | Orangeburg | SC 29118 | Phone 803-268-2539/535-1420

Saluda Adult Education Center
401 North Calhoun Street | Saluda | SC 29138 | Phone 864-445-3346

Sumter Adult Education
905 North Main Street | Sumter | SC 29150 | Phone 803-778-6432

Lexington School District Four Adult Education
135 Lewis Rast Road | Swansea | SC 29160 | Phone 803-399-7979

Lexington School District 2 
114 Hook Avenue | West Columbia | SC 29169 | Phone 803-739-4048

Fairfield County Adult Education Center
1451 Highway 321 North | Winnsboro | SC 29180 | Phone 803-635-7823

Last Updated on June 15, 2022.