This is an overview of GED and HiSET prep classes and testing facilities in the Lancaster area. Pennsylvania uses two options for High School Equivalency testing, the HiSET and GED exams.
Both exams can be taken online and at state-approved testing centers.
Pennsylvania awards the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) to students who pass one of these exams.
GED® and HiSET® testing occurs at a level that’s similar to what HS seniors must command upon graduation.
The GED is done completely computer-based, whereas the HiSET can be done both on-computer and on-paper.
The GED exam has four subtests (modules) in Math, Literacy, Social Studies, and Science. You have the option to take these subtests one (or more) at a time.
The HiSET comes with five tests (Literacy is split up into writing and reading tests) that can be taken separately as well.
In the past, it was never possible to sit for the HiSET or GED exam over the internet. That has changed, however, with the launch of online HiSET and GED test-taking options. Learn more below.
Lancaster GED prep facilities
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
1020 New Holland Ave | Lancaster | PA 17601 | 717 . 606 . 1708
1641 Old Philadelphia Pk | Lancaster | PA 17602 | 717 . 358 . 2966
Tec Centro (Spanish HiSET- GED classes)
102 Chester St | Lancaster | PA 17602 | 717 . 509 . 6679
PA CareerLink Lancaster County GED Classes
1016 North Charlotte St | Lancaster | PA 17603 | 717 . 606 . 1708
Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon
407 Lafayette St | Lancaster | PA 17603 | 717 . 295 . 5523
GED prep classes are also offered in Elizabethtown and Columbia.
Sylvan Learning Lancaster-multiple locations
Classes are available at the following Lancaster locations. Call 717 . 293 . 0300 for details.
- Bucher Elementary School (450 Candlewyck Rd | Lancaster | PA 17601)
- Nitrauer Elementary School (811 Ashbourne Ave | Lancaster | PA 17601)
- Brecht Elementary School (1250 Lititz Pike | Lancaster | PA 17601)
- John Henry Neff Elementary School (25 Valley Rd | Lancaster | PA 17601)
- Landis Run Intermediate School (25 Blue Streak Blvd | Lancaster | PA 17601)
- Schaeffer Elementary School (875 Pleasure Rd | Lancaster | PA 17601)
Lancaster County Prison GED Program
625 East King St | Lancaster | PA 17602 | 717 . 606 . 1363
Not open to the general public
Locations around Lancaster (cities by alphabet)
Chester County OIC GED Instruction
22 N 5th Ave | Coatesville | PA 19320 | 610 – 235 – 4588/692 – 234
Check here to see all -> Coatesville GED prep locations
Cornerstone Community Ministries
95 South Wilson Ave | Elizabethtown | PA 17022 | 717 . 367 . 1533 x 1117 or 717 . 367 . 0000
HACC Harrisburg Midtown 1 Bldg GED Prep Classes
1523 N 4th St | Harrisburg | Pennsylvania 17102 | 717 – 780 – 2442
Check here for a complete overview of -> Harrisburg GED Classes
735 Cumberland Street | Lebanon | Pennsylvania 17042 | 717 . 270 . 6316
Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon (@the Lebanon CareerLink)
243 Schneider Dr | Lebanon | PA 17046 | 717 . 274 . 2554
One Cumberland St | Lebanon | PA 17042 | 717 . 450 . 1525/1500
Lebanon County Prison GED Program
730 East Walnut St | Lebanon | PA 17042 | 717 . 450 . 1525
Not open to the public
Sylvan Learning Lititz (@Reidenbaugh Elementary)
1001 Buckwalter Rd | Lititz | PA 17543 | 717 . 293 . 0300
Reading Area Community College
10 S 2nd St | Reading | PA 19603 | 610 . 372 . 4721 x 5322
Find all Reading region locations here -> Reading GED Programs
York County Literacy Council
1416 6th Ave | York | PA 17403 | 717 . 845 . 8719
See all York are GED classes here -> York GED Classes
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Launching online HiSET and GED testing options
Until recently, both the GED and HiSET test had to be dealt with in person at one of Pennsylvania’s official HSE (High School Equivalency) testing sites. Taking the HSE test online had never been an option. Well, recently both online proctored GED and HiSET testing options were launched, so that’s all changed.
If you want more information about the newly introduced HiSET online test, check out the following page: ‘The online HiSET test,’ and for more information about the online GED testing option, go to ‘The online GED test.’
Lancaster area GED testing centers
After Lancaster, Cities by Alphabet
Bright Side Opportunities Center (GED)
515 Hershey Avenue | Lancaster | Pennsylvania 17603 | 717.947.1250
Lancaster Lebanon IU 13-PA CareerLink (HiSET)
1016 North Charlotte Street | Lancaster | Pennsylvania 17603 | 717.606.1708
Lancaster Lebanon IU 13- McCaskey East High School (HiSET)
1051 Lehigh Avenue | Lancaster | Pennsylvania 17602 | 717.606.1649
Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (HiSET)
One Cumberland Street | Lebanon | Pennsylvania 17042 | 717.450.1525
Fed Testing Center (GED)
12 Keystone Court | Suite 12 | Leola | Pennsylvania 17540 | 717.661.3217
York County School of Technology (GED)
2179 South Queen St | York | Pennsylvania 17402 | 717.741.0820 ext 4300
York County Literacy Council (HiSET)
800 East King St | York | Pennsylvania 17403 | 717.845.8719
Last Updated on June 17, 2022.