This article includes an overview of GED prep classes and testing sites in the Hot Springs area. The GED exam is for individuals who have never completed high school and gives them a chance to earn an equivalent degree.
GED hopefuls can take the four GED subtests at an official testing center, and students who score in the “green zone” on the GED Ready® practice test can also take the exam online.
The computer-formatted GED® exam includes four separate subtests (or modules) that may be taken one at a time.
The four modules cover the academic areas of
- Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts)
- Social Studies
- Math (Mathematical Reasoning)
Testing occurs at a level similar to that of graduating HS students.
To read more about the GED test fee in Arkansas, the passing score, and eligibility requirements, check out this post.
Hot Springs GED Prep Locations
National Park College Adult Education
101 College Dr – Hot Springs – AR 71913 – Ph: (501) 760-4335
Students who earn their GED diplomas through NPC’s Adult Education program can be eligible for 50 percent off their tuition at National Park College. Call the school for more details.
National Park College Grand Avenue Center
155 E Grand Ave – Suite B – Hot Springs – AR 71901 – Ph: (501) 321-2744 or (501) 760-4335
National Park College Gardner Elementary
525 Hammond Dr – Hot Springs – AR 71901 – Ph: (501) 620-7841
Literacy Council of Garland County
119 Hobson Ave – Hot Springs – AR 71901 – Ph: (501) 624-7323
Garland County Jail GED Program (NPC)
525 Ouachita Ave – Hot Springs – AR 71901 – Ph: (501) 622-3660
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Locations around Hot Springs (Cities by Alphabet)
Amity Adult Education
319 N Clark St – Amity – AR 71921 – Ph: (870) 246-1104 or (501) 332-1915
637 AR-8 – Amity – AR 71921 – Ph: (870) 223-1844 or (870) 584-1114
GED classes provided by Cassatot Community College
ASU Community Family Enrichment Center
301 N 23rd St – Arkadelphia – AR 71923 – Ph: (870) 246-1104 or (501) 332-1915
Clark County Literacy Council
224 Crawford St – Arkadelphia – AR 71923 – Ph: (870) 246-4567
Little Rock-South GED Classes UA-PTC
13000 I-30 – Little Rock – AR 72210 – Ph: (501) 812.2779
For all Little Rock area GED prep sites, <- check here
Arkansas State University Three Rivers GED Prep Classes
One College Cir – Malvern – AR 72104 – Ph: (501) 332-1914
Arkansas State offers GED instruction in Malvern, Sheridan, and Arkadelphia and satellite classes in Amity, Bismarck, Gurdon, and Leola.
- Malvern-Hot Spring County: call (501) 332-1914
- Sheridan-Grant County: call (870) 942-4402
- Arkadelphia-Clark County: call (870) 246-1104
Hot Springs County Literacy Council
1135 Page Ave – Malvern – AR 72104 – Ph: (501) 229-1686
Ouachita Technical College GED Instruction
1735 E Sullenberger Ave – Malvern – AR 72104 – Ph: (501) 332-5002 or (501) 332-1912 (WAGE)
Rich Mountain Community College
117 Ray Dr – Mount Ida – AR 71957 – Ph: (870) 867-5264
Mt. Ida Adult Education Program
31 Industry Dr – Mount Ida – AR 71957 – Ph: (479) 394-7622 ext. 1380
Ouachita Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
570 Job Corps Rd – Royal – AR 71968 – Ph: (501) 767-2707
Hot Springs Area GED Test Centers
National Park College
101 College Dr – Hot Springs – AR 71913 – Ph: (501) 760-4339
National Park Coll. Adult Education @ Gardner
525 Hammond Dr – Hot Springs – AR 71913 – Ph: (501) 620-7841
Clark County Adult Education (College of the Ouachitas)
301 N 23rd St – Arkadelphia – AR 71923 – Ph: (870) 246-1104
Little Rock Adult Ed. GED Test Ctr
4800 W 26th St – Little Rock – AR 72204 – Ph: (501) 447-1850
Check here -> for all Little Rock GED testing centers
Arkansas State University Three Rivers
One College Circle – Malvern – AR 72104 – Ph: (501) 337-0282
Grant County Adult Ed. (College of the Ouachitas)
1409 S Rock Street – Suite E – Sheridan – AR 72150 – Ph: (870) 942-4402
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Online GED Testing
It is now also possible to take the GED exam online. In former times, test-takers needed to report to one of Arkansas’ state-designated GED test centers in person when they wanted to secure an Arkansas GED degree.
Well, the arrival of an online GED test has changed all of that. An online proctor will oversee if everything occurs according to the rules. For more information, check out this post -> ‘The online proctored GED test.’
Better Job Options
The General Education Development program (commonly referred to as GED) is designed to give adults who quit high school prematurely another chance to obtain a credential that’s across North America recognized as equivalent to a standard high school diploma. GED graduates can go for a college education and will be eligible for better jobs and job advancement. Go to Arkansas GED testing requirements for qualification criteria.
Your Ticket to Higher Education
Millions of Americans have left high school without a diploma, and at the same time, we see millions of unfilled positions that require a secondary education degree. So, getting your GED diploma will surely improve your chances in the job market.
Nowadays, you not only have a second chance to get a secondary education degree via the GED diploma, but you can also take another chance by enrolling in an online high school diploma program and thus demonstrate academic ability.
Both tracks work towards the same goal: to help applicants get better job options, be more competitive in the workplace, and allow them to get a college education.
There are, however, some discrepancies between these two tracks. When you are in doubt about whether to go for a GED diploma or try to get a high school diploma via online learning, contact a school near you.
Last Updated on November 8, 2023.