GED Program

The Literacy Center (TLC) offers classes to adult Pennsylvania residents who are seeking to earn their High School Equivalency Diploma (GED /HiSET). There are many reasons why young people are unable to compete high school, including the need to work to support their families, bullying, learning disabilities, and feeling unsafe at school. The GED high school equivalency credential, which includes four separate exams – Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies – provides adults with the opportunity to complete their high school education without the barrier of returning to the traditional classroom.

College Access Counseling

A College Access Counselor is available to guide adult students through the college search process. The Counselor will explain the application and admissions process and provide resources on colleges, job training programs, and financial aid. Meet with the Counselor in our new College Access Room which has materials from colleges and post-secondary institutions from across the country.
Throughout the year, representatives from regional colleges and post-secondary schools will conduct Information Sessions at TLC. These information sessions are open to the public. TLC will hold its first College Access Fair on September 26, 2019, 4pm-6pm with over twenty colleges and several informational workshops.


One-on-one tutoring is available in reading, writing and math.

For more information on GED classes, College Access Counseling, or Tutoring, please contact Joanny Arboleda.

High School Equivalency Classes

Admissions Process

The online application is available here. Once you’ve opened the page, click “Create a New Account,” and then fill out the necessary information. (If you need more instructions for creating an account, click here.) If you do not have access to a computer or need some help completing the application online, come to our office (1132 W. Hamilton St., Allentown PA) to complete your application.

Your application will be reviewed and then you will be contacted either through phone or email to schedule a 1 hour appointment to complete an evaluation. Please be patient; you may have to wait months for us to contact you. If your phone number changes, please let us know. In the mean time, you can visit our GED resources page to get a head start on your practice.

After you have completed the 3 hour registration, you will be notified if you are admitted to the program and what your class assignment is. Again, please be patient.

GED Frequently Asked Questions

All our classes (ESL and GED) are FREE.

Before you can register for General Education Development (GED) classes, you must first apply for classes. To apply for classes online, you can click here.

After you apply, you will have to wait for us to contact you (either through email or phone) to invite you to register for classes available. Please be patient: you may have to wait several months before we contact you.

We typically offer English classes either in the mornings (8:30 AM to 12:00 PM) or in the evenings (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM).

Because we are one of the few centers that offer free GED classes in the Lehigh Valley, our classes are often full. For this reason, you may have to wait several months after you apply before we are able to invite you to register for classes.

If you’d like to practice your GED skills earlier, however, you may visit the following page to take a look at our free online resources:

We hold registrations for GED classes during the summer. Occasionally, we also hold registrations during the winter or as needed.