Free GED preparation classes

Develop the skills and knowledge you need to earn your high school equivalency diploma.  


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Whether you last attended school two years ago or two decades ago, we can help you earn your high school credential.

Literacy Pittsburgh teachers and tutors can prepare you for all test subject areas: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. We determine what specific areas you need to work on and enroll you in the most appropriate class. You'll also learn test-taking tips and strategies and have opportunities to take the GED practice test. Both online and in-person classes are available in a group or one-to-one setting.

Earning a high school equivalency diploma can increase earnings potential by $349,000 over a lifetime.

All students in the GED program at Literacy Pittsburgh can apply for a scholarship to pay for the testing fees. We can also help guide you through the process of registering for the test.

Our program prepares you to take either the GED® exam or the HiSET® exam. Both of these tests allow Pennsylvania students to earn the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma.

To register for the HiSET® exam, visit
To register for the GED® exam, visit
If you previously earned your high school equivalency credential and need a copy of your diploma, visit

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