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Who is eligible for services?

LSH provides services to adult learners without regard to race, gender identity, income, sexual orientation, or religious or political affiliation. However, given the limited resources available for adult education, we encourage younger adults (under 22) to take advantage of other GED programs targeted at their specific age group. These programs have many more resources to effectively support young adults. Some of these are listed below:

How much is the GED?

  • Pennsylvania charges $30 per module for the GED® test ($120 total).
  • If you have to re-take any sections, the you can take the section up to two times for $10 each time.
  • After you use the two discounts, you will have to pay the full price (you can then take the test another 2 times for $10 each time).
  • Visit GED.com for more information

How much do GED classes/tutoring cost?

The Adult Education Program at Lutheran Settlement House receives no public funding and very limited private funding. We ask that participants make a sliding scale contribution of $5-$20 towards assessment and materials costs at start of each program cycle. However, no one will be turned away because of inability to pay.

Special Job Readiness programs may have associated fees, check the details of each program for more information.

How do I get proof that I have my GED or high school diploma?

GED Transcript

To request copies of your GED transcript for Pennslyvania, go to Diploma Sender, which now handles all GED and HiSET transcripts for PA. You can order a transcript online or by phone. LUTHERAN SETTLEMENT HOUSE DOES NOT ADMINISTER DIPLOMAS. PLEASE DO NOT CALL REQUESTING YOUR GED OR HiSET TRANSCRIPTS.
Cost: $15 per transcript
Payment Method: Online payment, Money order, or cashier’s check

Public School Transcript

To request copies of your public school transcript, visit the Philadelphia School District Records Request Page and complete the Diploma Replacement Request Form.
​Cost: $10 for the first copy, $3 for each additional copy, plus $4.15 processing fee for each mailing address.
Payment Method: Paid online through Amazon payments. ​

Private (non-Catholic) School Transcript

If the school is still open, contact the school directly. If the school is closed, you may request a transcript from the PA Department of Education by mail.
Cost: $3 per transcript
Payment Method: Money order or cashier’s check

Catholic School Transcript

If the school is still open, contact the school directly. If you attended a Catholic school that is now closed, you must contact the diocese in which the school was located, if the school was in Philadelphia, you should contact the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.