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GED® Preparation

The College offers the resources you need to prepare for the General Educational Development (GED) tests.

The new 2014 test is aligned with the common core standards and career and college readiness expectations. With an overall emphasis on critical thinking and reasoning skills, the new, computer-based (not online) test is in four parts. The test emphasizes critical thinking and reasoning skills. Reading and writing standards are measured in the:

  • Reading and Language Arts (RLA) Test
  • Social Studies Test
  • Science Test

The Mathematics Test will focus on the fundamentals of mathematics in two major content areas: quantitative problem solving and algebraic problem solving


The College offers GED preparation classes to help prepare you for the battery of GED tests. The classes emphasize the reading, writing and/or math skills necessary to pass the new GED examination. Our preparation classes for the new 2014 test will use a blended approach that combines face-to-face instruction with online instruction.

The College offers four classes:

  • GED Reading Skills
  • GED Writing Skills
  • GED Math Skills

Preparation classes meet Monday through Thursday, for 2.5 hours each day, for eight weeks at the Main Campus, Northwest Regional Center and West Regional Center. Classes usually start in January, May and September.


You may register in person at Enrollment Services on Main Campus (1700 Spring Garden Street) or any of the College's three Regional Centers, or you can register online if you are paying by credit/debit card.

  • Eligibility: Adults at least 18 years of age who are not enrolled in a secondary school
  • Course Fee: $80 per course
  • Payment: Due at the time of registration, by check or money order. Cash payment is only accepted at the Bursar's Office on the Main Campus. There are no fee waivers.
  • Refunds: Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment. Refunds will be granted only if your class is canceled or you withdraw before the first class meeting. To withdraw, you must do so in person at Enrollment Services on the College’s Main Campus, Northeast Regional Center, Northewest Regional Center or West Regional Center.

Additional Information

GED Preparation:

Call (215) 751-8376

GED Testing:

GED Testing Services