GED Prep Classes in and around Atlanta GA

This post contains an overview of all facilities in the Atlanta region that provide GED preparation classes. The state of Georgia is using the 2014 GED exam for its high school equivalency testing, and the exam is made up of 4 tests that are available in English and Spanish. The four tests are on: Literacy (2 hours, 30 minutes with a 10 minute break), Mathematics (1 hour, 30 minutes), Science (1 hour, 30 minutes), and Social Studies (1 hour, 30 minutes), and the price tag is $40 per test section.

The GED diploma is recognized all over America and is accepted by 96 percent of all colleges and universities and all employers. This page includes all Georgia GED prep facilities in and around Atlanta. For eligibility details go to GED in Georgia. Check also: free GED programs in Athens.

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Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
1 Margaret Mitchell Square NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, Phone: 404-730-1837

YES Youth Enhancement Services
100 Edgewood Avenue, Suite 1030, Atlanta, GA 30303, Phone: 404-215-7883

Literacy Action
100 Edgewood Avenue SE, Suite 650, Atlanta, GA 30303, Phone: 404-818-7323

DeKalb Council On Literacy
3337 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, Phone: 678-891-0237

Ponce De Leon Branch Library
980 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, Phone: 404-885-7820

Atlanta Hope Ctr
1994 Perkerson Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, Phone: 404-431-7074

The Salvation Army \ Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Comm. Center
967 Dewey Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, Phone: 404-638-7210

Atlanta Library – Adamsville
3206 Martin Luther King Jr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, Phone: 404-691-7769

Atlanta Job Corps
239 Westlake Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30314, Phone: 404-873-1318

Atlanta Workforce Development Agency
818 Pollard Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30315, Phone: 404-658-9675

Georgia Dept. of Education \ Fulton County
786 Cleveland Avenie SW, Atlanta, GA 30315, Phone: 404-756-5153

Atlanta Public Schools \ Ad. Learning Ctr
1757 Mary Dell Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, Phone: 404-802-3560

Marist High School \ Centro Hispano Marista
3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30319, Phone: 770-936-2275

Fulton Atlanta Comm. Action Authority
1690 Chantilly Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324, Phone: 404-320-0166

Tech College System of Georgia
1800 Century Plaza, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30329, Phone: 404-679-1621

St. Vincent de Paul
2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, GA 30341, Phone: 770-458-9607

Center for Pan Asian Comm. Services (CPACS)
3510 Shallowford Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, Phone: 770-936-0969 x 125

Office of Adult Literacy
1800 Century Plaza NE, Suite 300 B, Atlanta, GA 30345, Phone: 404-679-1635

Lincoln Academy
1800 Century Place NE, Suite 555, Atlanta, GA 30345, Phone: 404-679-1621

International Rescue Committee
2305 Parklake Diver, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30345, Phone: 404-292-7731

Community Technical and Adult Education
41 Perimeter Center E, NE Suite 640, Atlanta, GA 30346, Phone: 770-396-3898

Ukiah Adult School
7840 Roswell Road, Bldg 300, Ste 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, Phone: 770-396-3898

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Chattahoochee Tech College \ North Metro Campus
5198 Ross Road, Acworth, GA 30102, Phone: 770-975-4000

Gwinnett Tech College \ The Milton Ctr. *)
86 School Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30009, Phone: 678-491-4948

Independence High School
86 School Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30009, Phone: 770-521-7611

Chattahoochee Tech College \ Austell Campus
1578 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Austell, GA 30168, Phone: 770-528-4545

Lamar Co. Learning Ctr
285 Indian Trail, Barnesville, GA 30204, Phone: 770-358-4859

NGTC Blairsville Campus
121 Meeks Avenue, Blairsville, GA 30512, Phone: 706-439-6321

North Georgia Tech Center
71 Overview Drive, Blue Ridge, GA, Phone: 706-946-3524

Cherokee Learning Ctr
-149 Reinhardt Coll. Pkwy, Ste 12, Canton, GA 30114, Phone: 770-720-1685

Chattahoochee Tech College \ Canton Campus
1645 Bluffs Pwy, Canton, GA 30114, Phone: 770-345-0172

Literacy Is For Today & Tomorrow
200 Northside Drive, Carrollton, GA 30117, Phone: 678-890-2357

W. Georgia Tech College Ad. Education
997 S Highway 16, Carrollton, GA 30116,  Phone: 770-838-3192

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Atlanta
3669 N Peachtree Road, Ste 100, Chamblee, GA 30341, Phone: 770-790-3104

Georgia Piedmont Tech \ DeKalb Campus
495 N Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021, Phone: 404-297-9522 x 4000

Positive Growth Inc.
3660 Market Street, Clarkston, GA 30021, Phone: 404-298-9005

White County Learning Center
5702 Highway 115 East, Cleveland, GA 30528, Phone: 706-865-7323

Rockdale Career Academy
1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers, GA 30094, Phone: 404-297-9522 x 4000

Newton Co. Reads
8134 Geiger Street NW, Suite 5, Covington, GA 30014, Phone: 678-342-7943

Georgia Piedmont Tech \ Newton Campus
16200 Alcovy Road NE, Covington, GA 30014, Phone: 404-297-9522 x 4000

Forsyth Co. Literacy
7745 Majors Road, Ste A 250, Cumming, GA 30041, Phone: 770-781-6987

Lanier Technical College \ Forsyth Campus
3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Cumming, GA 30041, Phone: 770-781-6987

N. Forsyth Little Mill Middle School
3655 Coal Mountain Drive, Cumming, GA 30028, Phone: 770-781-6987

Lumpkin Co. Adult Learning Ctr.
150B Johnson Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533, Phone: 706-867-2862

Chattahoochee Tech College \ Paulding Campus
400 Nathan Dean Blvd, Dallas, GA 30132, Phone: 770-443-3600

Dawson Co. Ad. Education Ctr.
408 Hwy 9 North, Dawsonville, GA 30534, Phone: 706-265-1690

Atlanta Literacy Volunteers
246 Sycamore Street, Suite 110, Decatur, GA 30030, Phone: 404-377-7323

Georgia Dept. of Education \ Dekalb Co
3770 N Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30032, Phone: 678-676-1200

DeKalb Workforce Development
774 Jordan Lane, Building 4, Decatur, GA 30033, Phone: 404-371-2658

DeKalb Workforce Ctr
320 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030, Phone: 404-371-2819

Dekalb County Career Ctr
3879 Covington Highway, Decatur, GA 30032, Phone: 404-298-3970

Seventh-day Adventist Church Decatur
2365 Candler Road, Decatur, GA 30032, Phone: 404-284-6908

4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103 B, Decatur, GA 30032, Phone: 404-292-5312

Decatur  Cooperative  Ministry
PO Box 457, Decatur, GA 30031, Phone: 404-377-5365

Georgia Piedmont Tech College \ Ad. Education
5745 Buford Highway NE, Suite 200, Doraville, GA 30340, Phone: 404-297-9522 x 4000

Literacy Council of Douglas County
6279 Fairburn Road, Douglasville, GA 30134, Phone: 770-949-2319

8355 Cherokee Boulevard, Suite 100, Douglasville, GA 30134, Phone: 770-577-7771 x 304

Gwinnett DeLuth Literacy
1502 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA 30096, Phone: 404-246-3009

Dunwoody Huntington Ctr
5488 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Suite 7, Dunwoody, GA 30338, Phone: 770-394-2626

Youth Enhancement Services YES
1514 E Cleveland Avenue 99 A, East Point, GA 30344, Phone: 404-761-4242

East Point Branch Library
2757 Main Street, East Point, GA 30344, Phone: 404-762-4842

Fairburn Branch – Atlanta-Fulton Library
60 Valley View Drive, Fairburn, GA 30213, Phone: 770-306-3138

First United Methodist Church Fayetteville
175 E Lanier Avenue, Fayetteville, GA30214, Phone: 770-461-4313

Library Ctr 
1821 Heritage Parkway, Fayetteville, GA 30214, Phone: 770-876-5562

Prevention Plus 
5881 Phillips Drive, Forest Park, GA 30297, Phone: 770-961-5421

Lanier Tech College / Gainesville
4 1/2 Stallworth St – Building B – Gainesville – GA 30501, Ph: 770-531-6417

Griffin Tech College \ Ad. Education
501 Varsity Road, Griffin, GA 30223, Phone: 770-229-3176

Paxen Learning Center Griffin
215 S 11th Street, Griffin, GA 30224, Phone: 770-229-3558

Cherokee Youth Works
100 Hickory Circle, Holly Springs, GA 30115, Phone: 770-345-5483

Banks Co. Adult Learning Ctr 
127 Hudson Valley Road, Homer, GA 30547, Phone: 706-677-4302

Southern Crescent Tech College \ Butts County Center
1578 Highway 16 W, Jackson, GA 30223, Phone: 770-504-2185

Chattahoochee Technical College \ Appalachian Campus
100 Campus Dr, Jasper, GA 30143, Ph: 706-253-4517

Clayton County Adult Education
137 Spring Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236, Phone: 770-515-7601

Gwinnett Technical College \ Ad. Education
5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, Phone: 678-226-6434

Regional Transportation Training Center
6720 Marbut Road, Lithonia, GA 30058, Phone: 404-297-9522 x 4000

South Cobb Co. Library
805 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30126, Phone: 678-398-5828

Cobb Co. Ad. Education Ctr
240 Barber Road, Marietta, GA 30060, Phone: 678-594-8011 x 241

Family Resources Center 
995 Roswell Street NE, Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30060, Phone: 770-428-2601

MUST Ministries
1407 Cobb Parkway, Marietta, GA 30066, Phone: 770-790-3883

Cobb Co. Literacy Council
463 Commerce Park Dr, Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30060, Ph: 770-528-8095

Chattahoochee Tech College \ Adult Education
980 S Cobb Dr SE, Marietta, GA 30060, Ph: 770-528-4545

Chattahoochee Tech College \ Mountain View Campus
2680 Gordy Parkway, Marietta, GA 30066, Ph: 770-509-6305

Paxen Learning Corporation Marietta
995 Roswell Street NE, Suite 332, Marietta, GA 30060, Ph: 678-303-4429

Academy for Advanced Studies
401 E Tomlinson Street, McDonough, GA 30253, Phone: 770-954-2035

Connecting Henry S.W.A.G. Program
66 Veterans Drive, McDonough, GA 30253, Phone: 770-288-6230

Maggie Brown – Middle School \ Click Program
32 Clark Street, Newnan, GA 30263, Phone: 770-502-8944

West Georgia Technical College \ Coweta Campus
200 Campus Drive, Newnan, GA 30263, Phone: 1-855-500-4337

Newnan Goodwill
228 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, GA 30263, Phone: 855-500-4337

Meadowcreek High School (Gwinnett Tech)
4455 Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Norcross, GA 30093, Phone: 678-226-6434

Asian Youth Empowerment Program
6107 Oakbrook Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30093, Ph: (770) 458-6700

Peachtree City Recr. Center (Amphitheater Office Building Basement)
201-B McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269, Phone: 770-487-8910

First Baptist Church of Peachtree City (The Bridge)
208 Willow Bend Road, Peachtree City, GA 30269, Phone: 770-487-8910

Trinity Ctr
101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City, GA 30269, Phone: 770-876-5562

Huntington Ctr. Peachtree City
2781 W Highway 54, Peachtree City, GA 30269, Phone: 770-632-7335

A Time 4 Learning
2114 Main Street, Porterdale, GA 30014, Phone: 678-625-9025

N. Fulton Comm. Charities
11270 Elkins Rd, Roswell, GA 30076, Ph: 770-640-0399

Hearts to Nourish Hope 
640 Highway 138 SW, Riverdale, GA 30274, Phone: 770-997-4517

Sandy Springs Un. Methodist Church
86 Mount Vernon Hwy NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, Phone: 678-334-1486

Annistown Road Baptist Church (Gwinnett Tech)
4554 Annistown Road, Snellville, GA 30039, Phone: 678-226-6434

S. Gwinnett Community School \ Literacy Gwinnett 
2288, Main Street E. (Hwy 78) – Snellville – GA 30078 – Phone: 678-226-6662

Cochran Publ. Library
174 Burke Street, Stockbridge, GA 30281, Phone: 770-229-3176

Mount Olive Baptist Church \ Outreach Center
469 Mount Olive Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281, Phone: 770-957-3308

Learning Always Means Progress 
176 Murphy Campus Boulevard, Waco, GA 30182,  Phone: 770-537-6059

Winder-Barrow Coaltion for Ad. and Cont. Education 
89 E Athens Street, Winder, GA 30680, Phone: 770-262-4080

Chattahoochee Tech College \ Woodstock Campus
371 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188, Phone: 770-528-4545

Zebulon Opportunity Ctr
7820 US Highway 19, Zebulon, GA 30295, Phone: 770-567-8929

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Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library
1 Margaret Mitchell Sq NW, Atlanta,  GA 30303, 404 – 730-1837

Atlanta Technical College
1560 Metropolitan Pkwy, Atlanta,  GA 30310, 404-225-4468

Department of Technical & Adult Education
1800 Century Place NE, Suite 400,  Atlanta, GA 30345, 404 – 679-1621

Chattahoochee Technical College
5198 Ross Rd, Acworth,  GA 30102, 770 – 387-4032

West Georgia Technical College
997 S Hwy 16, Carrollton,  GA 30116, 770 – 838-3192

DeKalb Techical College Adult Education Center
1085 Montreal Road, Clarkston,  GA 30021, 404 – 297-9522

Covington-Newton County Center
16200 Alcoy-Jersey Rd, Covington,  GA 30209, 404 – 297-9522

Fulton County Board of Education
3121 Norman Berry Dr, East Point,  GA 30344, 404 – 669-8094

Griffin Technical College
501 Varsity Rd, Griffin,  GA 30223, 770 – 229-3178

Clayton County Performing Art Center
2530 Mount Zion Pkwy, Jonesboro,  GA 30236, 404 – 608-7568

Gwinnett Technical College
5150 Sugar Loaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville,  GA 30046, 678 – 226-6323

Cobb County Adult Education Center
240 Barber Rd, Marietta, GA 30060, Ph: 678-594-8011 x 247

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2014 GED exam – what’s new

Visit for more information and to sign up for MyGED, a start-to-finish tool for the 2014 GED program. It is flexible, convenient and offers the support you need before and after the GED exam. It was built with you in mind; MyGED helps you take control of your life and your future. The passing score is 150 or higher on each individual part of the exam (on a scale 100 to 200), so you need a score of at least 600 for the entire exam to receive your GED credential (averaging is not allowed). The new tests allow you to receive a GED Honors Diploma if you have a score of 170 or higher for each section, and 720 or up overall.

The “digitalized” GED exam

The future is calling you, and by going for the GED exam you have the chance to answer that call.  Acquiring your GED diploma is the key to opening the door to a college education, a new or better job, and you will earn the respect you really deserve.  Don’t miss out this chance to take this important step on the pathway to all sorts of opportunities in life. Now, for the first time after 70 year of GED history, the test is offered in computer format and this “digitalization” brings you several benefits: registration and scheduling can be done online any time/any day. The 2014 GED examination is a series of four tests where candidates can demonstrate their skills and knowledge in key subject areas: language arts, science, social studies and mathematics. You can now prepare and take tests at your own pace, and score reports are readily available within a few hours after taking the tests.

GED Jobs

For several reasons, many adults have found themselves not in the position to complete high school and obtain their secondary education diploma, and it could be quite a few years before they could be in a position again to complete the requirements. Many of them have found employment that matches their interests and skills, but having a high school diploma is ever more required and beneficial. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that a worker who has a secondary education degree (HS or GED diploma) will earn annually approximately $7,600 more than someone without it. Another reason to get a GED diploma is that it is a necessity if you want to go to college, technical school or university.

The 2014 GED exam – passing score

The new passing score is 150. Averaging is no option so you must reach that score on every test. A score of 170 and up on each test and 720 or higher in total lets you pass “With Honors”. You may also be interested in the best 2014 GED books.

Can I take the GED exam online?

Unfortunately, the answer to this question is still NO. There is no such thing as an online GED examination, you still will need to go to an official GED assessment center. If a website claims something else, that site is a scam! Please be aware.

*) Gwinnett Technical College offers ESL (English as a Second Language) courses and prep classes for the GED exam at no cost. All classes begin in August of every year in North Fulton County, and classes are available in Alpharetta and Sandy Springs. Gwinnett Technical College’s ESL/EL Civics classes are developed for adults with limited or no ability to speak in the English language, and classes offer English instruction and also some information useful for immigrants who live and work in the state of Georgia.

Registration for these ESL classes at Milton Center-North Fulton Campus (former Milton High) was on August 15, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. and from 5:45 till 8 p.m. (the address is 86 School Drive, Alpharetta. The ESL classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays, starting August 26 till December 11, 2014, also at the Milton Center. Classes are from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and from 5:45 p.m. – 9 p.m. Contact the school for more details.  The school also provides GED preparation classes at the Milton Center and in Sandy Springs. These GED prep classes meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  and from 5:45 – 9 p.m. at the Milton Center. These preparation classes include literacy, and mathematics. In Sandy Springs, GED preparation classes meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m – 9 p.m. The classes are available at the United Methodist Church in Sandy Springs, 86 Mount Vernon Highway NW. For more information about these ESL and GED classes, you can call Gwinnett Tech’s Milton Center at 678-491-4948.

(Not-so-funny) GED-news (Source: Chanel 2 Action News):
June 2014. Four Atlanta city workers were fired after it showed that they had been receiving payment for over a year without working. Investigative reporters learned the workers are as well involved in a scheme to make and use fake GED certificates. Atlanta city officials said that it always takes some time to fire workers because the city must offer workers due process. There is a chance that we never learn just why it took the city so long to take some action against the four workers, but what we do know is that the city was aware of the scheme already in 2013, but never acted until recently. Channel 2 Action News says it began investigating this incomprehensible story after it received several tips that Atlanta city Public Works employees were sent on administrative leave (for several months, and sometimes longer than a year), while keeping their earnings. Reportedly, some other Atlanta city departments were affected too, such as Watershed Management, and Parks & Recreation. The investigation revealed that citywide 21 individuals were on leave with pay, and that seven of these persons were in this position for longer than one year. By the end of May 2014 the total cost to the taxpayers was almost $400,000. What a waste of taxpayers’ dollars. But another important issue was revealed in a 2012 investigation report by Atlanta’s Law Department. It showed that at least five of these long-term leave workers were involved in  scheme with bogus GED’s. The Atlanta city report stated that some public works employees (see Chanel 2 Action News for names) made, sold and distributed fake official documents, including GED diplomas, and that other employees purchased or used these fraudulent documents.

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