Free ONLINE GED and Academic Preparation Classes for Returning Citizens, Temple University

Posted by Temple University Center for Community Partnerships on February 23, 2021

This program is made possible through a partnership between the Philadelphia Department of Prisons and Temple University’s WELL Program (Workforce Education and Lifelong Learning)

What services are available to help me get my  high school equivalency diploma?

  • The Philadelphia Prison System provides financial assistance to cover the cost of GED Ready tests and all four actual subject tests.
  • The Temple WELL Program provides free academic assessments and ABE through Pre-GED preparation classes. Individuals must be enrolled in the WELL Program to be eligible for services.

Who is eligible for free academic services?

  • Recent returning citizens who were previously enrolled in ABE or GED preparation classes within the past 2 years are eligible for free academic resources.
  • PDP provides free GEDReady practice tests and GED exam vouchers for individuals demonstrating readiness for either exam.

Learn more.

For more information or to become part of the Temple University WELL family please contact Carolyn Finkle at 215-204-3653 or

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