College and Career Readiness


Steps to join classes:
Steps to join high school equivalency examination (GED 2014®/HISET®) and College and Career Readiness classes for individuals who speak, read, and write English:

  1. Complete the  GED® Student Information Form
  2. Check your email (usually 2-3 month wait); notify us if you move or do not receive a letter in 3 months at (610) 799-1772
  3. Receive your email of invitation
  4. Follow the directions to call or email us to set up your orientation
If eligible, you will be invited by mail to testing and orientation when the next session begins.  Mandatory testing and orientation are 3-6 weeks before classes start. Class sessions are offered during the day and in the evening.  It usually takes about 2-3 months until you are contacted due the high demand for these classes.  We invite students on a first-come, first-served basis.

GED® Student Information Form

Class information:
Classes are leveled to meet student learning needs. Instruction is designed to help students improve reading and math skills for the workplace, as well as to pass the high school equivalency examination (GED 2014®/HISET®).  Students in these programs will explore career paths, job readiness skills, and on-the-job skills for high priority occupations in the Lehigh Valley. 
For more information, questions about the application process or the status of your application, please contact the College and Career Readiness/Adult Literacy office at (610) 799-1772 or
Distance Learning  
Distance high school equivalency preparation classes are also available through partnerships with the PA Department of Education.  Classes are free and perfect for individuals who have schedule challenges. To get started, create a profile here.

Taking the Official GED Test

GED® classes are available in Carbon County. Please visit Carbon Career and Technical Institute website for more information.

Volunteer as a Tutor in the Career Pathways GED Program

Help adult students build their reading, writing, math, and language skills. Tutors are needed to work with students at least 3 hours per week. In order to participate, you must attend a tutor orientation and attend periodic training sessions. To be eligible to serve as a tutor, you must have a Bachelor’s Degree. For more information call 610-799-1216 or email