Free High School Equivalency Program (GED & HiSET)

GED Classes & Testing

(Funding provided by the Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education/ Pennsylvania Department of Education)

The mission of the program is to teach basic through higher level skills and to assist learners in developing the job readiness skills and credentials that will enable them to move into the workforce, training programs and/or higher education. Classes are open to anyone age 18 or older and are at no cost to the participant.

Learners may attend classes on college campuses and community locations. Classes meet six hours per week for 10 weeks. Sessions are offered September, January and April. Enrolled learners who obtain a GED® diploma are eligible for a College application fee waiver and invited to a graduation ceremony held annually on the Marple Campus.

Spring Schedule & Application

Click here to apply online.

Please Note:
 • Receipt of your application will be confirmed via automated return email (receipt of application does not guarantee admission)
 • Your Program Information Session appointment will be confirmed by phone (you must provide a reliable phone number and respond to phone calls)
 • Program Information Session attendance is mandatory for acceptance into class

Location Dates Days Time Program Introduction (Mandatory)
Exton Center April 11-June 20 Tues & Thurs 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 6-9 p.m.
Marple Campus April 3-June 8 * Level 1
Mon & Wed
or
* Level II
Tues & Thurs
9:30 a.m.
-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 29, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Southeast Center April 10-June 19 * Level 1
Mon & Wed
or
* Level II
Tues & Thurs
6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 6-9 p.m.
Upper Darby Center April 3-June 8 * Level 1
Mon & Wed
or
* Level II
Tues & Thurs
9 a.m.-Noon Thursday, March 30
9 a.m.-Noon
12:30-3:30 p.m.

* Please note that placement into Level I [Mon/Wed] or Level II [Tues/Thurs] will depend on the results of the assessment test given at the Program Information Session

Volunteer Tutor Program

The College’s grant-funded Adult Basic Education and GED® program offers volunteer tutors and volunteer classroom assistants the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. 

Being a volunteer requires your time, sincerity and commitment over a six-month period. Volunteers work one-on-one, three hours per week and meet in a public place. 

Our list of those waiting to receive tutoring include:

  • English-speaking immigrants who need to improve basic reading, writing and math skills before advancing to a GED® classroom
  • Adult students from Delaware and Chester counties who need to improve basic reading, writing and math skills before moving into a GED® classroom
  • Students who have not completed their GED® credential and are in need of higher level math skills 

Classroom assistants are needed to support GED® instructors and students in the classroom as they work to improve skills for GED® completion. Classes are held on all College campuses in Delaware and Chester Counties. Day and evening hours are available and are site dependent.

To participate in our tutoring program, you are required to have or be pursuing a four-year degree, pass state and federal background checks, and complete a 30-minute College online training program.

If you have questions please contact Jenn Kacimi, Instructional Coordinator, at 610-325-2807 or jkacimi@dccc.edu. If you are interested in becoming a tutor or a classroom assistant, begin the process by clicking on the link below.  

ABLE Volunteer Tutor Application