GED Preparation Courses Offered This Summer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                Contact:   Michelle Tooker, Public Relations
                                                                                                                                                                    610-359-5276

(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA)— Now is the time to register for classes at Delaware County Community College to help you prepare for the test leading to the Pennsylvania High School Equivalency Diploma. This 30-hour course covers all test areas:  reading writing, English, math, natural science and social studies. It is recommended that students be at an eighth- to tenth-grade proficiency level before registering for this course.

Classes are offered during the summer at the Marple Campus (901 S. Media Line Road, Media), as well as at the College’s Southeast Center (Curtis Building, 2000 Elmwood Avenue, Sharon Hill), and at our new Upper Darby Center (Barclay Square Shopping Center, 1570 Garrett Road, Upper Darby).

Marple Campus sessions meet Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7-10 p.m., starting May 21 and ending June 25, with a second section running on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-10 p.m., starting July 3 and ending August 2. There will be no class May 28.  

Classes at the Southeast Center meet Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m.-noon, running from June 20 through July 25. Upper Darby Center classes meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2:30-5:30 p.m., beginning July 2 and ending August 1. There will be no classes July 4.

For more information, including how to register, visit www.dccc.edu/noncredit-courses  or call the Office of Community Education at 610-359-5025 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The cost for the course is $217, which includes the textbook and calculator, plus an additional $5 records processing fee.

Delaware County Community College also administers the GED test at an additional cost; it is not included in the prep course. For more information about the test schedule, fees, and requirements to register, call the Assessment Center at 610-359-7373. For information about a free, 66-hour grant-funded course starting at a somewhat lower academic level, call 484-237-6244. 

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