On this page, we list all GED prep sites and test centers in the Ithaca area. New York is using the GED test for its high school equivalency testing program.
The GED test measures knowledge at a level comparable to what high school students must command upon graduation.
New York State offered the TASC exam in the past years, but that exam was not continued. If you already passed portions of the TASC exam, you can transfer your scores to the GED exam!
The GED (General Education Development) exam comes with four independent sub-exams that cover the academic fields of
- Language Arts (Reading and writing in 1 sub-exam)
- Social Studies
New York State takes up the tab for GED testing, so the exam is, understandably, only open to state residents.
The GED exam is a fully computerized assessment that must be taken at designated New York high school equivalency testing sites. Online testing is not (yet) available in the state.
Go to our page GED Testing in New York if you want to learn more about New York qualification requirements, testing fees, the GED passing score, and more.
Ithaca GED Prep Locations
555 Warren Road | Ithaca | NY 14850 | Ph: 607 . 257 . 1561
Tompkins Community Action Amici House (TST BOCES)
701 Spencer Road | Ithaca | NY 14850 | Ph: 607 . 257 . 1561
TST BOCES Tioga Street Extension
118 N Tioga Street | Ithaca | NY | Ph: 607 . 257 . 1561
Tompkins Learning Partners
124 W Buffalo Street | Ithaca | NY 14850 | Ph: 607 . 277 . 6442
NOT a GED prep program, but Tompkins Learning Partners helps Tompkins County residents meet their personal or educational goals by improving their English reading, writing, speaking, math, and keyboarding skills at no charge.
Tompkins Workforce New York (Referral Only)
171 E MLK Jr./State St | Suite 241 | Ithaca | NY 14850 | Ph: 607 . 272 . 7570 ext. 118
Black Hands Universal (Southside Community Center)
305 S Plain Street | Ithaca | NY 14850 | Ph: 607 . 273 . 4190 or 607 . 277 . 6961
Black Hands Universal, in cooperation with volunteers from Ithaca College and Cornell University, gives community members to chance to earn a GED diploma for free. The GED classes are offered together with the Just Because Nonprofit Development Center at the center (1013 W. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone 607 . 277 . 6961
Locations around Ithaca (Cities by Alphabet)
Afton Central School District
29 Academy Street | Afton | NY 13730 | Ph: 607 . 639 . 2811
Binghamton East Education Center (Broome-Tioga BOCES)
164 Hawley Street | Binghamton | NY 13901 | Ph 607 – 763 – 3638
Find all Binghamton region locations at Binghamton GED Classes
1710 NYS Route 13 | Cortland | NY 13045 Ph: 607 . 758 . 5111
CAPCO Adult Education Program
32 North Main Street | Cortland | NY 13045 | Ph 607 . 753 . 6781 ext. 1413
The CAPCO program is located at Cortland County Community Action
Cortland Works Career Center
99 Main Street | Cortland | NY 13045 | Ph: 607 . 756 . 7585 or 607 . 758 . 5111
Greater Southern Tier BOCES (Bush Campus)
459 Philo Rd | Elmira | NY 14903 | Ph: 607 . 739 . 7684
More Elmira GED prep sites <- can be found here
Broome-Tioga Literacy Volunteers (NOT a GED program)
130 West Main Street | Endicott | NY 13760 | Phone 607-748-5478
NOT a GED program, but Broome-Tioga Literacy Volunteers supports adults in improving their writing, reading, and math skills.
6678 Co. Road 32 | Norwich | NY 13815 | Ph: 607 . 335 . 1245
CDO Workforce Ctr-Norwich GED Classes
1 Ohara Drive | Norwich | NY 13815 | Phone 607-335-1210 or 607 . 639 . 2811
ONC BOCES Adult Education-Oneonta
31 Center St | Oneonta | NY 13820 | Ph: 607 . 433 . 3645
CDO Workforce Center (Afton CSD)
12 Dietz St | Oneonta | NY 13820 | Ph: 607 . 639 . 2811
For youth only
Oneonta Job Corps Ctr
21 Homer Folks Avenue | Oneonta | NY 13820 | Phone 607-433-2111
Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates Counties
117 East Elm St | Penn Yan | NY 14527 | Ph: 315 . 536 . 6799
Johnson Vocational Center (Syracuse Adult and Continuing Education)
573 E Genesee St | Syracuse | NY 13202 | Ph: 315 . 435 . 4135/4150
For all Syracuse-region classes, go to Syracuse GED Classes
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Ithaca Area GED Testing Centers
Tompkins|Seneca|Tioga BOCES GED testing center
555 Warren Rd | Ithaca | NY 14850 | Phone 607.257.1561
Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES GED Test Center
1879 West Genesee St | Auburn | NY 13021 | Phone 315.253.0361
OCM BOCES (Center for New Careers)
250 Port Watson St | Cortland | NY 13045 | Phone 315.453.4408
Greater Southern Tier BOCES
303 North Main St | Elmira | NY 14901 | Phone 607.739.7684 ext. 1167
Broome Tioga BOCES (Johnson City Learning Center)
500 Main St | Johnson City | NY 13790 | Phone 607.763.3692
DCMO BOCES GED Testing Center
6678 County Rd 32 | Norwich | NY 13815 | Phone 607.335.1210
Is the NY GED Exam free?
Yes. For New York State residents, the GED exam is free. While most states let test-takers pay for the exam, New York State foots the bill for its residents, as state laws require the state to pay for high school equivalency testing. Three more states offer the High School Equivalency Exam at no charge, while several states partially subsidize GED testing.
Last Updated on November 2, 2023.