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High School Equivalency Testing Center

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC)


GPLC has switched to the HiSET® high school equivalency test and began to phase it in in June 2016.   As of June 2016, GPLC no longer offers the GED® high school equivalency test at the downtown CareerLink Center.   

GPLC is offering a different state-approved high school equivalency test called HiSET®.  It is a paper-based battery of tests, similar to the GED® paper tests of the recent past.  As of 2016, the state of Pennsylvania began to award the same diploma for passers of the GED® or the HiSET® tests.  GPLC is offering the HiSET high school equivalency test because it is less expensive for the test taker; it is paper-based, and it may meet the needs of more test takers.  GPLC encourages test takers to look at both options to decide which is best for their test-taking needs.  GPLC instructors still teach students to pass the GED exam though we do not offer the GED exam.  Important: Testers cannot switch between the HiSET® and the GED® tests.  All subjects must be completed using the same test.  Subject re-testing follows the same requirement.

The HiSET® tests will be offered at GPLC's Headquarters:
GPLC Downtown Center
411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 550
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone:  412-393-7650

HiSET® Testing Schedule:
Winter testing dates will be on Fridays from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM on the following dates:  
(Important:  Please note that the first testing date of each month will offer 2 sessions only. The second testing date will offer 3 sessions.)

January 5, 2018 - 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM
January 12, 2018 - 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM

February 16, 2018 - 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM
February 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM

March 2, 2018 - 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM
March 9, 2018 - 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM

April 6, 2018 - 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM
April 13, 2018 - 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM

Please visit  to register for testing. It is more cost-effective to register for all the tests at once. By doing this, you will get a discount on retests.  If you need more information, please call 412.393.7650.