This is an overview of all GED prep class sites and testing locations in the Glendale, Arizona region. Arizona is using the GED for high school equivalency testing purposes.
Online GED testing is now an option as well for eligible students. Test-takers with “green” scores on the GED Ready® practice test can take the GED exam in an online proctored format. Read more below.
The GED®exam gives individuals who left high school prematurely another shot at earning an equivalent diploma.
Testing occurs on a level similar to what HS students must know upon graduation.
The exam comes with four independent tests in the subject fields of
- English Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts)
- Math (Mathematical Reasoning)
- Social Studies
You can prepare for, pay for, and take these GED subtests individually and in the order you prefer.
To read all about Arizona eligibility requirements, GED passing scores, or testing fees, go to our page GED Testing In Arizona.
Glendale GED Prep Classes
Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) GED Classes
5487 N 99th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85305, Phone: (623) 738 . 0046
Frank X. Gordon Learning Center (Western Regional Center-WRC)
6655 W Glendale Avenue, Suite 105, Glendale, AZ 85301, Phone: (602) 372 . 5769
Western Regional Center (Probational Services)
6655 W Glendale Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301, Phone: (602) 506-0055
8190 W Union Hills Drive, Suite 120, Glendale, AZ 85308, Phone: (623) 900 . 6518
LifeBridge Community Alliance
14240 N. 43rd Avenue Glendale, AZ 85306, Phone: (602) 281 . 3244
Maricopa County Adult Probation Department
6655 W Glendale Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301, Phone: (602) 372 . 5509
Not publicly available
GED Prep Classes around Glendale (Cities by Alphabet)
Ajo Works (The International Sonoran Desert Alliance)
321 E Taladro Avenue, Ajo, AZ 85321, Phone: (520) 387-3570
The International Sonoran Desert Alliance provides GED classes for young adults aged 16 to 24.
Rio Salado College-Avondale
420 N Central Avenue, Avondale, AZ 85323, Phone: (480) 377.4403
West-MEC Southwest Campus GED Classes
500 N Verrado Way, Buckeye, AZ 85326, Phone: (623) 738.0046
Christian Community Center GED Classes
345 South California Street, Chandler, Arizona 85225, Phone: (480) 963-1423
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Dysart Community Center
14414 N El Mirage Road, El Mirage, AZ 85335, Phone: (623) 249-3812 or (623) 583-0016
13770 W Van Buren Street, Suite 100, Goodyear, AZ 85338, Phone: (480) 676-4723
Mesa Community College GED Classes
145 North Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201, Ph: (480) 461-6220
You can find all Mesa area locations here: Mesa area GED classes
Ann Ott Adult Learning Center (Rio Salado College)
1801 South 12th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034, Phone: (602) 340.0431
For all options, go to Phoenix GED classes
Scottsdale Adult Education
9151 East Bell Road, Suite 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, Phone: (480) 538.0828
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Rio Salado College Lifelong Learning Center
12535 W Smokey Drive, Surprise, AZ 85378, Phone: (480) 377.4250
Hope Community Church (Sylvan Satellite Location)
18731 N Reems Road, Surprise, AZ 85374, Phone: (480) 676.4723
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GED Test Centers in the Glendale Area
Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC)
5405 North 99th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85305, Phone: (623) 738.0045
Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC Testing Center, Komatke Hall)
3000 North Dysart Road, Avondale, AZ 85392, Phone: (623) 935.8860
Rio Salada College-Avondale
420 North Central Avenue, Avondale, AZ 85323, Phone: (480) 517.8553
Rio Salado College-Thomas
3631 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85019, Phone: (480) 377.4300
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Rio Salado College-Surprise
12535 West Smokey Drive, Surprise, AZ 85378, Phone: (480) 377.4290
Online GED Testing
There’s now also an option to sit for the GED exam over the Internet. Until recently, you had to come personally to one of Arizona’s designated GED testing sites when you were looking to acquire your Arizona GED diploma.
Now, with the arrival of an online proctored version of the GED test, that has all changed. An online proctor will be guiding you through the entire process. More details are found here: The online proctored GED exam.
A few years ago, a completely updated edition of the GED (General Education Development) exam was rolled out across the United States. In fact, this was really needed to let the GED test get in line with contemporary college requirements and industry practices.
The GED became fully computerized, which makes sense because you will find only a few jobs out there that do not call for basic keyboarding skills and computer literacy.
The latest version of the GED exam focuses more on analytical and problem-solving competencies, so a number of multiple-choice questions were replaced with questions that require more essay-style answering. So, an applicant’s writing skills can be assessed through these answers as well, instead of only through an essay section.
The four GED tests allow you to demonstrate you have the knowledge and skills at a level that compares to that of a graduating high school senior. Holding the GED diploma opens the doors to a college education and qualifies you for better jobs.
To pass the GED exam, you must attain a score of at least 145 on each subtest, and averaging is not an option. In Arizona, GED test-takers are also required to pass the state’s Civics Exam.
Last Updated on November 8, 2023.