GED & High School Diploma Resources

Not yet ready for college?

If you’re 16 or older, not currently enrolled in a high school, and you’re not yet ready for college level courses or need your GED, there are a number of options available to help Philadelphia residents obtain a GED or High School Diploma, which is essential for college admission.


Ages 17+ Enroll in Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED®, or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses in your neighbor-hood or online. MyPlace provides personal support from a learning coach and tutor.

Learn more here or call (215) 686-5250

Educational Opportunity Center

Ages 19+ Provides college counseling services to adults and can help students plan to complete their GED and then enroll in college.

Penn State University or call (215) 246-3505
University of Pennsylvania or call (215) 573-8000

School District of Philadelphia

Re-Engagement Center offers assistance to students (ages 16 – 21) who would like to earn their GED, or are interested in accelerated high school options. Accelerated schools allow students to earn credit toward graduation within three years. Many schools offer support services, and assistance finding affordable child care. Monday through Friday, 9 am – 3pm.

Educational Options Programs classes towards a high school diploma are offered at four locations, Mondays through Thursday, from 3:30 – 6:30 pm. Students must have at least 8 credits prior to enrolling and cannot be enrolled in a traditional day school.

(215) 400-6700   440 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19130

E3 Centers

For ages 17-21, E3 offers educational services, employment readiness and placement services.

E3 Center City
112 N Broad Street, 12th Floor (267) 238-3180

E3 North
2800 N American Street (215763-8870 ext. 7224

E3 Southwest
5407 Grays Avenue (267) 299-2513

E3 West
4111 Lancaster Avenue (215387-2137