Free GED & Basic Literacy Classes


Literacy Coalition adult education partners

OCM Boces

Free in-person GED classes, high school equivalency programs, and learn English for speakers of other languages.


See how the library can help with reading and writing, using literacy software and basic apps, and other resources.


SCSD has classes to get your GED, learn English as a new language, and more, offered in-person, remote, and hybrid.

the Learning place

Located at the bottom level of the Northside Learning Center, learn all about how to continue your education.

GED Services providers

Learn more about the different GED classes and services in our area.

Literacy CNY

The Learning Place


Onondaga County Public Libraries


Syracuse EOC

Westcott Community Center


100 New St., Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 420-2355

Literacy CNY’s mission is to provide adults in Central New York with the literacy tools and skills that they need to be contributing, productive, and engaged members of the community. Phone: (315) 420-2355.

501 Park St., Syracuse, NY 13203

(315) 471-1446

The Learning Place provides one-on-one and/or small group tutoring for out of school teenagers ages 16 and older and adults who are referred to the program. Provides reading skills at any reading level, tutoring in math for college entrance, group TABE, and HSE preparation, money-management classes, job resume assistance, basic computer skills, and English as a Second Language. Business Line: 315-471-1446 Email:

110 Elwood Davis Rd., Liverpool, NY 13088

(315) 453-4455

OCM BOCES offers flexible programming to meet a variety of literacy needs in the community. The Adult Education Literacy programs are for those over 21 years of age. Students are assessed and counseled into the most appropriate program option to assure success. Phone: (315) 453-4455. Email:

447 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 435-1835

The Onondaga County Public Library's Adult Literacy Program offers a variety of materials and services in support of our mission to assist our adult learners in becoming "information literate," and to help them on a path to lifelong learning. Information literacy includes traditional literacy (reading and writing), media literacy (using videos and audiotapes for information), computer literacy (using literacy software and other basic applications), network literacy (using OCPL's online catalog, serials database and the Internet). To schedule a tour or get more information, please call: 315-435-1835.

573 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 435-4150

The programs in the SCSD Adult Education program are designed to assist you in the development of your skills and knowledge for today’s workplace. The High School Equivalency (HSE) Program is available on a full or part time basis to accommodate your busy schedule. We also offer the HSE program in satellite sites around the city if traveling downtown is not convenient. Phone: (315) 435-4150.

100 New St., Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 472-0130

Syracuse EOC’s High School Equivalency (HSE) program is a comprehensive course of study designed to provide students with the depth of knowledge and skills needed to take the NYS TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion).  Instructional areas include English Language Arts Reading, English Language Arts Writing, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics.  Students also develop essential critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Phone: (315) 472-0130.

826 Euclid Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210

(315) 478-8634

Our High School Equivalency Classes provide the opportunity for community members to improve their basic academic skills through focused skill-building courses in the core subject areas. This program will meet you where you are in your educational goals, and it will focus on the skills needed to succeed on your GED exam and earn your high school equivalency diploma. Extra tutoring support will be provided to ensure your success!

Classes take place Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-8pm in the upstairs activity room at Westcott CC.

For more information, contact us at 315.400.0982 or 315.400.2075. 


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