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High School Equivalency (GED | HiSET)

★ Community Education (Lancaster) Has Moved! ★

We're movingBeginning December 19, 2022, all IU13 Lancaster County HSE/GED, ESL, and Citizenship classes will be held at our NEW Community Education Center located at 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601 in Burle Business Park.

(The Refugee Center remains at Reynolds Middle School, and all Lebanon County classes remain at their current location.)

High School Equivalency Classes (GED | HiSET)

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Want to feel confident on test day?
Free* GED/HiSET exam preparation is available in Lancaster and Lebanon counties for individuals who are at least 18 years of age and not currently enrolled in a public school. Adults who lack a high school diploma or need to improve their reading, writing, or math skills can choose between morning, afternoon, evening, and online classes.


For more information or to register for classes, call 717-606-1708 or click below:

Register for High School Equivalency Classes here!

Adult Ed Student

How our program works:

Students join a supportive community of learners to prepare for the five subjects covered in the high school equivalency exams (HSE): math, reading, writing, science, and social studies. Eight-week sessions are available year-round.

Class times

  • Daytime classes meet:
    Monday through Thursday
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
  • Evening classes meet twice a week:
    Tuesday & Thursday
    6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Family Literacy

Requirement: Must be a parent of a child between ages birth through third grade and take a placement test.

The Family Literacy program offers parents free* High School Equivalency or English language classes. In addition, parents are supported in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher. In Parent Education and Interactive Literacy Activities, parents learn more about their children’s educational developmental needs in preschool and early elementary school years.

Register for Family Literacy Classes

Want to know more about the GED | HiSET exam?

Click to learn about the tests:


*IU13 Community Education classes and services provided directly by IU13 staff are free with limited exceptions. Additional services/tests provided by our partner providers may have costs. Please contact us with any questions.

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