Our GED Program

Summer 2024 GED® preparation classes will be held online & in person beginning May 14. Please call 717-243-6040 for more information. Click here to register online.

Our GED® class prepares adults without a high school diploma to take the GED® (General Educational Development) tests. The GED® is a group of subject tests that covers the core academic areas of a high school curriculum. It is a nationally recognized high school equivalency credential. We provide lessons in Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Instruction is tailored to meet individual student needs. We have helped hundreds of students pass their GED® tests and move on to better jobs and higher education.

ESC Class Schedule:
Daytime classes will meet at the Employment Skills Center, Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am – 12:00pm.

  • Summer Session: May 14 – August 22, 2024 *No Monday classes
  • Fall Session: September 9 – December 19, 2024
  • Spring Session: January 13 – April 24, 2025

Individual and small group tutoring is also available.

Online GED class:
Evening GED classes are being held online, Tuesday – Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm.

For more information, please contact Jason at jdavies@employmentskillscenter.org or call 717-243-6040 ext. 4428

GED 2014®
The old 2002 Series GED® test which was usually taken with paper and pencil expired at the end of 2013. If you passed only some of the 2002 series tests, those test scores will be no longer be accepted for credit by the PA Department of Education.

The new 2014 GED® test is administered on computer only. We provide computer practice as part of our GED curriculum to ensure all students are comfortable with the new computer-based test format.

The new 2014 GED® test has four parts:

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) – 150 minutes (including a 10-minute break)
  • Mathematical Reasoning – 115 minutes
  • Science – 90 minutes
  • Social Studies – 70 minutes

Study material for all four of the GED subject tests may be found here.

The passing score has moved from 150 to 145 for all four GED® test subjects! This score change is effective immediately, even though it won’t be reflected in your myGED® score report until the system is updated on March 1, 2016. Just know that if you score 145 or higher, you passed!

  • This score change is retroactive. If you took the new GED® test in the past and scored 145 or higher, you have now PASSED that test. Log into GED.com on March 1, 2016 to see your updated record!

Click here to view the flyer with information about the change!
Click here to view FAQs about the change!

MyGED® at www.GED.com is the online portal where students can create an account and learn more about the 2014 GED® program, locate testing centers, schedule tests, track their scores, and more.

Click here for a brief overview of MyGED®.


ESC Test Center Sign

Employment Skills Center is an authorized Pearson Vue GED Testing Center. *The test center is currently CLOSED.
All test scheduling and payments are handled through the www.GED.com portal.