Listed in this article are all GED prep classes and testing sites in the Reading region. Pennsylvania offers two options for high school equivalency testing, the GED and the HiSET.
Both exams are offered in online formats and at official Pennsylvania test centers.
Testing is done at a level comparable to that of high school students upon graduation.
The GED® must be taken on a computer, while the HiSET® is offered in both a paper-based and a computerized format.
The GED has four individual subtests (or modules) covering these academic fields:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
You can take one (or more) of the four GED modules at a time; no need to complete the entire GED battery in one session.
The HiSET exam contains five subtests as it comes with two literacy tests, one in writing and one in reading.
If you want, you may also take the five HiSET subtests individually.
For information on the newly launched online HiSET and GED proctored testing options, check below at the bottom of this page.
Go to “The GED Exam In Pennsylvania to learn all about Pennsylvania GED and HiSET testing fees, qualification criteria, and passing scores.
Reading GED Prep Classes
Reading Area Community College Adult Basic Education Program
10 S 2nd St, Reading, PA 19603, Phone: 610-372-4721 ext. 5322
RACC also offers the KEYS GED Bridge program, where students can prepare for and take the GED test while at the same time receiving academic support to navigate college.
The Literacy Council of Reading-Berks
35 S Dwight St, West Lawn, Reading, PA 19609, Phone: 610-670-9960
Pennsylvania CareerLink-Berks County
1920 Kutztown Rd, Suite F, Reading, PA 19604, Phone: 610-988-1300
United Community Services YouthBuild Reading
1251 N Front Street, Reading, PA 19601, 610-374-3319
The Salvation Army of Reading
301 S Fifth Street, Reading, PA 19602, 610-373-5208
I-LEAD Adult Education (Alvernia University Upland Center)
540 Upland Avenue, Reading, PA 19611, 855-453-2327
Tec Centro Berks HiSET Classes (Berks Latino Workforce Development Corporation)
450 S 6th Street, Reading, PA 19602, 484-513-3348
GED Prep Classes around Reading (Cities by Alphabet)
Sylvan Learning Adamstown
3000 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, Pennsylvania 17501, Ph: 717-293-0300
Lehigh Valley CareerLink
555 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA 18109, Ph: 610-437-5627
All Allentown area classes are listed here -> Allentown Area GED Courses
Coatesville Public Library GED Classes (DCCC)
501 U.S. 30, Coatesville, Pennsylvania 19320, Phone: 484-237-6244/6246
Check here for all -> Coatsville GED prep sites
HACC Harrisburg Campus
1 HACC Dr, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110, Phone: 717-780-2442
Discover all Harrisburg area GED courses here -> Harrisburg Area GED Programs
Lancaster Adult Education (HACC)
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike – Lancaster – Pennsylvania 17602 – Phone: 717.358.2966
Check out all Lancaster area locations here -> Lancaster Area GED Programs
735 Cumberland St, Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17042, Phone 717-270-6316
Tec Centro Lebanon (WEPA Empowerment Center)
9 S 9th St, Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17042, Phone 717-954-7928
Lebanon Adult School GED Program
1 Cumberland St, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Phone 717-450-1500
Lebanon County Community Action Partnership
503 Oak St, Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17042, Phone 717.273.9328
Lebanon County PA CareerLink (Lancaster-Lebanon Literacy Council)
243 Schneider Dr, Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17046, Phone 717-274-2554
Lebanon Co. Jail GED Program
730 E Walnut St, Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17042, Phone: 717-450-1525
Not open to the public
Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29
17 Maple Ave, Mar Lin, PA 17951, 570-544-9131
The Open Link GED Classes
425 Penn St, Pennsburg, PA 18073, Phone: 215.679.4112
The Open Link provides HSE (high school equivalency) preparation via an 8-week course that is delivered by a committed and experienced teacher. Classes meet two times per week for 2.5 hours, and the issues addressed are the testing subject areas of the HiSET exam: writing, reading, math, social studies, and science. The instruction also covers topics such as essay writing and test-taking strategies. The Open Link (TOL) offers three courses starting in spring, in fall, and in the winter.
Montgomery County Comm. College West Campus
101 College Dr, Pottstown, PA 19464, Phone: 610-718-1807
YWCA Literacy Center
1830 E High St (Lower Level), Pottstown, PA 19464, Phone: 610-326-7323
HiSET testing is possible on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month at 724 N Adams St, Pottstown
Lifelong Learning Center (Yorkville Center)
2221 W Market St, Pottsville, PA 17901, 570.628.5761
203 East Arch St, Pottsville, PA 17901, 570.622.5253
Sylvan Learning Reinholds
3000 N Reading Rd, Reinholds, PA 17569, 717.826.0125
Sylvan Learning Richland (@Richland Community Library)
111 E Main St, Richland, PA 17087, 717.473.4199
Keystone Opportunity Center
104 Main St, Souderton, PA 18964, 215.723.5430 x 115
Souderton Area School District Adult Education
760 Lower Rd, Souderton, PA 18964, 215.723.6061
Abraxas Youth Detention Center GED Program
10058 South Mountain Rd (Building 3), South Mountain, PA 17261, Phone: 717-749-3066
Not publicly available
Lehigh Carbon Community College (Morgan Center)
234 High St, Tamaqua, PA 18252, Phone: 570-668-6880
Literacy Council of Reading-Berks (Joan M. Breisch Adult Learning Center)
35 S Dwight St, West Lawn, PA 19609, Phone: 610-670-9960
Launching Online GED and HiSET Testing Options
In earlier days, the GED and the HiSET exams were unavailable over the Internet. The tests had to be dealt with at official Pennsylvania HSE (High School Equivalency) testing sites. But recently, we saw introductions of both an online proctored GED exam and a new online HiSET test-taking option.
To learn more about the HiSET online testing option, read this post: ‘The online HiSET test,’ and if you want to learn more about the recently introduced GED online test, visit this page -> ‘The online proctored GED test.’
GED Test Centers in the Reading Area
Reading Area Community College (Berks Hall, Room 200-201, GED)
10 South Second Street | Reading | Pennsylvania 19603 | Ph (610) 372-4721
I-LEAD Adult Education HiSET Test Center (Alvernia University Upland Center)
540 Upland Avenue | Reading | PA 19611 | Ph (484) 529-3293
From here, cities by alphabet
Chester County OIC (HiSET)
479 Thomas Jones Way | Suite 500 | Exton | PA 19341 | Ph (610) 280-1010 or (610) 235-4594
PA CareerLink (Lancaster Lebanon IU 13, HiSET Test Site)
1016 North Charlotte Street | Lancaster | PA 17603 | Ph (717) 947-1326
I-LEAD (at TecCentro West, HiSET Test Site)
57 Laurel Street | Lancaster | PA 17603 | Ph (877) 428-8092
Fed Testing Center (GED and HiSET Test Site)
12 Keystone Court | Suite 12 | Leola | PA 17540 | Ph (717) 661-3217
The Open Link HiSET Testing
452 Penn Street | Pennsburg | PA 18073 | Ph (215) 679-4112
Phoenixville Area School District (GED)
386 City Line Avenue | Phoenixville | PA 19460 | Ph (484) 927-5071
YWCA-Pottstown (Tri-Co. Education and Training Ctr, HiSET)
724 Adams Street | 2nd Fl | Pottstown | PA 19464 | Ph (610) 326-7323
Lifelong Learning (GED and HiSET Testing)
2221 West Market Street | Pottsville | PA 17901 | Ph (570) 628-5761
Lehigh Carbon Community College (GED Test Site)
4525 Education Park Drive | Schnecksville | PA 18078 | Ph (610) 799-1124
The Literacy Council of Reading-Berks (GED Testing)
35 South Dwight Street | West Lawn | PA 19609 | Ph (610) 670-9960
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Last Updated on December 10, 2023.