GED Prep Classes in and around Saint Louis MO

Missouri stopped offering the GED and now uses the HiSET for the state’s HSE (High School Equivalency) testing. Listed here are Missouri GED classes in Saint Louis and vicinity that will help adults become prepared for the HiSET/GED exam. This way they can get a diploma that is comparable to a high school degree to improve their professional and educational options. The HSE program and the HiSET/GED  diploma will generate better employment possibilities and clear doors to colleges and universities. 

The HiSET exam includes five tests on the subject areas of: Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies, and if you want to sit for the exam, you need to appear face-to-face at an official testing center, the test is not available online. The 2014 GED exam has four testing areas as the sections reading and writing were combined into one Literacy test. For eligibility requirements visit GED/HiSET in Missouri. Check also: free HiSET/GED prep classes in and around Columbia.

Saint Louis HiSET/GED preparation locationsbetter-job-with-ged1

By zip

LIFT
815 Olive St, Suite 22, St. Louis, MO 63101, Phone 314 – 678-4443 ext. 205

Slate (St. Louis Agency on Training & Employment) \ Downtown
1520 Market St, 3rd Fl, St. Louis, MO 63103,Phone 314 – 589-8000

Vashon High School \ Ad. Education Literacy
3035 Cass Ave, St. Louis MO 63106, Phone 314 – 652-9961

Gateway Classic Foundation
2012 Martin Luther King Dr, St. Louis, MO 63106, Phone 314 – 269-5210

MERS-Goodwill \ Innovative Concept Academy
1927 Cass Ave, St. Louis, MO 63107, Phone 314 – 231-3720

Slate (St. Louis Agency on Training & Employment) \ Central W. End
4811 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108, Phone 314 – 877-0916

Ad. Education Family Literacy
5078 Kensington St, St. Louis, MO 63108, Phone: 314 – 367-5000

South City Services Broadway
6827 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111, Phone 314 – 353-1457

Hi-Tech Charities \ YouthBuild
1371 Hamilton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63112, Phone 314 – 389-5737

North City & Wellston Services \ Cook Elementary School
5935 Horton Pl, St. Louis, MO 63112, Phone 314 – 862-6270

Ritenour School District Adult Education
8762 St. Charles Rock Road, St Louis, MO 63114, Phone: 314-426-7900

YMCA Literacy Program
2635 Gravois Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118, Phone 314 – 776-7102

St. Louis Job Corps Center
4333 Goodfellow Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63120, Phone: 314 – 679-6200

Operation Excel YouthBuild
93 North Oaks Pl, St. Louis, MO 63121, Phone: 314 – 261-0202

St. Louis Comm College \ Meramec
11333 Big Bend Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122, Phone 314 – 467-5261

MET (Metropolitan Education & Training) Ctr
6347 Plymouth Ave, St. Louis, MO 63133, Phone 314 – 746-0707

Doors To Success \ GED
121 S Meramec Ave, St. Louis, MO 63138, Phone 314 – 615-4429

Goodwill Lippman Center
2545 South Hanley Rd, St. Louis, MO 64144, Phone 314-647-7453

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Locations around Saint Louisbest-ged2 (1)

Cities by alphabet

Alton Community Learning Center
1004 E 5th St, Alton, IL 62002, Phone: 618 – 468-4141

Missouri Career Center \ GED Program
3675 W Outer Rd, Suite 102, Arnold, MO 63010, Phone 636 – 797-3000 x 437

Southwestern Illinois College \ Ad. Education *)
2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, IL 62221, Phone 618 – 235 – 2700 ext. 5525

Saint Clair Co. Community Action Agency \ GED Program
9 Public Sq, Ste 200, Belleville, IL 62220, Phone 618 – 277 – 6790 ext. 326

Illinois Valley South Macoupin Head Start
314 E Central Ave, Benid, IL 62009, Phone: 217 – 835-2239

Benton Library \ Rend Lake College
502 S Main St, Benton, IL 62812, Phone: 618 – 438-7511

Bonne Terre Ad. Education
7163 Raider Rd, Bonne Terre, MO 63628, Phone 573 – 358-3011

NECAC Pike County Service Center
805 Hwy. 61 BUS N, Bowling Green, MO 63334, Phone: 573 – 324-2207

MERS-Goodwill \ Lippman Ctr
2545 S Hanley Rd, Brentwood, MO 63144, Phone 314 – 647-7453

Carbondale Community High School Rebound
205 N Oakland Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901, Phone: 618 – 549-8232 x 222

Even Start Program \ Cahokia
1040 Camp Jackson Rd, Cahokia, IL 6220, Phone 618 – 332-3623

Cahokia High School \ SWIC
800 Range Ln, Cahokia, IL 62206, Phone 618 – 235 – 2700 ext. 5525

Macoupin County Community Education Center
18400 Shipman Rd, Carlinville, IL 62626, Phone: 217 – 854-5400

John A. Logan College Adult Basic Education
700 Logan College Dr, Carterville, IL 62918, Phone: 618 – 985-3741 x 841

Monroe – Randolph Regional Office of Education
1 Taylor St, Rm 101, Chester, IL 62233, Phone 618 – 826-5471

Doors to Success
121 S Meramec Ave, Clayton, MO 63105, Phone 314 – 615-4429

St. Charles Comm. College
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, Cottleville, MO 63376, Phone 636 – 922-8411

Parkway Area Adult Education
13157 North Olive Spur, Creve Coeur, MO 63141, Phone: 314 – 415-4940

Dupo Junior High School \ SWIC
600 Louisa Ave, Dupo, IL 62239, Phone 618 – 235-2700, ext. 5525

Lewis & Clark Community College \ National Great Rivers Campus
One Confluence Way, East Alton, IL 62024, Phone: 618 – 468-4141

Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center
207 N Washington, East Prairie, MO 63845, Phone: 573 – 649-3731

Christian Activity Center \ SWIC
540 N 6th St, East St. Louis, IL 62201, Phone 618 – 235-2700, ext. 5525

East St. Louis Higher Education Campus  \ SWIC
601 James R. Thompson Blvd, East St. Louis, IL 62201, Phone 618 – 235-2700, ext. 5525

Lewis & Clark Community College \ N.O. Nelson Campus
600 Troy Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025, Phone 618 – 468-4141

Pike-Lincoln Tech Ctr \ St. Charles Comm. College
342 Vo Tech Rd, Eolia, MO 63344, Phone 573 – 485-2900

Rockwood Comm. Adult Education & Literacy
500 N Central Avenue, Eureka, MO 63025, Phone 636 – 733-2162

Farmington Home Base Center
309 North Franklin St, Farmington, MO 63640, Phone 573 – 701-1395

East Central College \ Calvary New Life Tabernacle
140 W Industrial Drive, Gerald, MO 63037, Phone 636-584-6533

Lewis and Clark Community College \ Project Read
5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, Il 62035, Phone: 618 – 468-4141

Southwestern Illinois College \ Ad. Education
4950 Maryville Rd, Granite City, IL 62040, Phone 618 – 235-2700, ext. 5525

Hannibal Career & Technical Center \ Adult Education
4550 McMasters Ave, Hannibal, MO 63401, Phone 573 – 221 – 4430 x 300

Hannibal One-Stop Career Center
203 N Sixth St, Hannibal, MO  63401, Phone 573 – 248-2520

Jefferson College Adult Education
1000 Viking Dr, Hillsboro, MO 63050, Phone 636 – 481-3154

Rend Lake College \ Ad. Education and Family Literacy
468 N Ken Gray Pkwy, Ina, IL 62846, Phone 618, 437 – 5321 ext. 1241

Goodwill \ Ironton
109 N Main St, Ironton, MO 63650, Phone 573 – 546-0225

Tri-County Community \ Education Center
100 Lincoln, Rt. 16, Jerseyville, IL 62052, Phone 618 – 468-4141

St. Louis Community College at Meramec
11333 Big Bend Blvd, Kirkwood, MO 63122, 314 – 984-7777

Mount Vernon Alternative School GED Program
1714 Broadway St, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864, Phone 618 – 244-8044

Rend Lake College Marketplace
321 Potomac Blvd, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864, Phone 618 – 437-5321 x 1241

Northeast Community Action Corporation \ St. Charles CC
3400 Meadow Pointe Dr, O’Fallon, MO 63366, Phone 636 – 922-8411

East Central College \ Tri County Senior Center
800 W Union St, Pacific, MO 63069, Phone 636-584-6533

Park Hills Career Center
403 Parkway Drive, Park Hills, MO 63601, Phone 573 – 431-5191 x 1180

Rend Lake College \ Murphy Wall Campus
5680 State Route 154, Pinckneyville, IL 62274, Phone 618 – 437-5321 x 1241

Southwestern Illinois College \ Ad. Education
500 W S Fourth St, Red Bud, IL 62278, Phone 618 – 235-2700, ext. 5525

Rolla Techn Institute \ Ad Education
1304 E 10th St, Rolla, MO 65401, Phone 573 – 458-0150

Ritenour Ad. Learning Ctr
8762 St. Charles Rock Rd, St. John, MO 63114, Phone 314 – 429-5322

St. Charles High School \ St. Charles CC
725 N. Kingshighway, St. Charles, MO 63301, Phone 636 – 922-8411

Harmony United Methodist Church
2730 Walton Rd, St. John, MO 63114, Phone 314 – 423-8230

St. Charles Comm. College
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, St. Peters, MO 63376, Phone 636 – 922-8411

St. Peters One-Stop Career Center
212 Turner Blvd, St. Peters, MO 63376, Phone 636 – 255-6060

East Central College
11 North Clark Street, Sullivan, MO 63080, Phone 636-584-6533

Lincoln County Probation & Parole
311 Travis Blvd, Troy, MO 63379, Phone 636 – 922-8411

East Central Coll. \ Ad. Education
1964 Prairie Dell Rd, Union, MO 63084, Phone 636-584-6533

University City Adult Education
8136 Groby Ave, University City, MO 63130, Phone: 314-290-4052

New Approach Alternative High School **)
1805 W Fletcher St. Vandalia, IL  62471, Phone 618-283-9311

Missouri University Extension Center \ St. Charles CC
107 W. Walton (behind the Court House), Warrenton, MO 63383, Phone 636 – 922-8411

Washington One-Stop Career Center
1108 Washington Square Shopping Center, Washington, MO  63090-5304, Phone: 636-239-6703

Timberland High School \ St. Charles CC
559 East Highway N, Wentzville, MO 63385, Phone 636 – 922-8411

Winfield High School \ St. Charles CC
3920 E Highway 47, Room 317, Winfield, MO 63347, Phone 636 – 922-8411

Saint Louis area HiSET/GED testing centersbest-ged2 (1)

Harris-Stowe State University
3026 Laclede Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, Phone 314 – 340-3654

St. Louis University
3840 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108, Phone 314 – 977-2963

Saint Louis Community College – Forest Park
5600 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, Phone 314 – 644-9233

St. Charles Community Coll. | GED testing
4601 Mid-Rivers Mall Dr | Cottleville | MO 63376 | Phone 636 . 922 . 8629

Jefferson College
1000 Viking Dr, Hillsboro, MO 63050, Phone 636-797-3000 x 154

Mineral Area College – Arts and Sciences Bldg Rm C-6
5270 Flat River Rd | Park Hills | MO 63601 |, Phone 573-518-2202

Truman Education Ctr | GED testing
268 Constitution St | Ft. Leonard Wood | MO 65473 | Ph 573 – 596 – 0172 ext. 30

Hannibal-LaGrange Coll. | GED testing
2800 Palmyra Rd |  Hannibal | MO 63401 | Phone 573 – 221 – 3675

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GED & HiSET and the economy

The GED exam, just like the HiSET and the TASC assessment systems, continues to play a key in the economy. It can be a great help to those who never finished high school as employers and universities accept the GED diploma as equivalent to a standard high school diploma. Without a high school or similar diploma, it will practically impossible to find a reasonably paying job.

The 2014 GED exam – what’s new

The GED program recently went through its biggest overhaul in its 70 years existence. The test is now entirely computer-formatted though you still need to go to a GED testing center to sit for the exam. The GED test is NOT available online. The GED exam assesses students to find out if they understand basic subject areas taught in high school. From time to time, about every ten years, the GED examination is appraised and changed to remain a credible alternative to a high school degree. This time the changes were massive, and his was needed to satisfy education requirements of universities and demands from the industrial sector. Now successful applicants are educated again in line with work floor realities. Test takers should not expect so many multiple choice questions any more. Instead, math has become more interactive, and Social Studies will not be about comprehension but will focus more on critical thinking, while the answers must be in essay-style.

The GED diploma & your future

You will need 7 1/2  hours to complete the exam, often divided over a few days, and now, under the rules of the new GED exam, you have the liberty to take each of the four tests (or more) at the time you feel all set to take that portion. Nowadays you absolutely need to have a high school diploma, because it is the least education level that you must have for pretty much every kind of occupation, and you will also need to have it if you would like to carry on with a college education. The state of Missouri awards the Missouri Certificate of High School Equivalence to people who pass the HiSET/GED examination which is offered in English, Spanish, and French. Take also a closer look at our post on the best 2014 GED preparation and practice books.

*) In case you’re thinking about earning your GED diploma, now is the right time, and the Adult Basic Education Department of Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) has set up classes to help you achieve your goals. At several locations throughout St. Clair and Madison Counties, SWIC organizes free GED preparation classes to get you ready to sit for the high school equivalency exam successfully. Classes start in September and are available to anyone 16 or older who has not earned a high school diploma. For applicants 16 and 17, there are specific requirements, so get informed. You can go to swic.edu/ged for more information on these classes.

Daytime prep classes are available from September 2 till October 9 at the following locations: Christian Activity Center (540 N 6th Street, East St. Louis), and the SWIC Red Bud Campus (500 W South 4 Street, Red Bud). These prep classes are held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (9 a.m. to noon).

GED preparation classes will also be offered on Monday through Thursday from Monday, Sept. 8 through Thursday, Oct. 2 at these locations: SWIC’s Belleville Campus (2500 Carlyle Avenue, Belleville), SWIC’s Sam Wolf Granite City Campus (4950 Maryville Road, Granite City), and at East St. Louis Community College Center (CCC) (601 James R. Thompson Boulevard, East St. Louis). These classes are offered from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. or fro 11 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Additionally, a daytime GED preparation class will be offered at Cahokia High School (800 Range Lane, Cahokia) starting Monday, Sept. 8 and ending on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Furthermore, an evening GED prep class is available at Dupo Junior High School (600 Louisa Avenue), beginning Thursday, September 4 through Tuesday, November 25 from 5:30-8:20 p.m. Applicants must come to a mandatory preregistration and orientation session. These sessions are held at the SWIC’s Belleville and Sam Wolf Granite City campuses and the East St. Louis CCC.

**) The Illinois State Board of Education has recognized The New Approach as an alternative high school, and the school has served over 250 applicants seeking to acquire their high school or GED diploma since it started in 1993, The New Approach aims to help young adults aged 14 to 21 in Bond, Fayette, or Effingham Counties who are educationally at risk. New Approach offers high school credit courses and skill classes to allow participants obtain or work towards their diplomas. These classes are offered at no cost, except for a small that could be waived in certain situations.

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