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The Library has partnered with Owens Community College and Penta Career Center to provide High School Equivalency (HSE) (previously GED) and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes across the community.

Owens Community College

WHO: Adults wanting to get an HSE/GED diploma.

WHAT: Tuition-free HSE/GED classes where students work at their own pace until they are ready to take the test. Face-to-face and remote learning options are available. Once enrolled, students will attend a two-day, in-person orientation.

WHEN: HSE/GED classes are available Monday through Thursday in the morning, afternoon, and evening, depending on the location.

Owens Community College HSE/GED Class Schedule

WHERE: Four Library locations are host to Owens’ in-person HSE/GED classes:

  • Lagrange: (M) and (W) 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Locke: (M) and (W) 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Kent: (M) and (W) noon – 4 p.m.
  • Heatherdowns: (Tu) and (Th) noon – 4 p.m.


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  • Fill out the Student Registration and Release of Information Form.
  • Submit the form and someone from Owens’ Career Readiness Center will be in contact to schedule the New Student Orientation.

Questions or concerns? Contact Owens Community College by phone at 567.661.2227 or visit

Penta Career Center

WHO: Adults wanting to obtain an HSE/GED diploma.

WHAT: Free in person and online year-round HSE/GED classes. The program is self-paced and students continue with classes until they earn their HSE/GED diploma. Orientation is the first full week of each month and classes take place two days a week.

WHERE AND WHEN: Twelve Library branches are included in the list of class locations:

  • Holland: (M) and (W) 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Kent: (Tu) and (Th) 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Main Library: (Sa) 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Mott: (M) and (W) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Oregon: (Tu) and (Th) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Reynolds Corners: (M) and (W) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • South: (M) and (W) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sylvania: (T) and (Th) 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Toledo Heights: (Tu) and (Th) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • West Toledo: (Tu) and (Th) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Washington: (Tu) and (Th) 4 – 8 p.m.


  • Call Penta Career Center at 419.661.6182 to register.

Additional information is available at

We’re sorry, our ESOL partners do not have any sessions currently scheduled.

Effective Jan.11, 2021, online proctoring is available for the High School Equivalency Program. The test is given in 4 sections which include the following components: math, science, language arts, and social studies

Proctoring Guidelines

  • All Ohio resident test takers are eligible for one voucher code per vendor.
  • Age requirements for test takers 16, 17, and 18 years of age remain the same.
  • Test takers who wish to take the GED Online Proctored (OP) exam, must take and pass the GED Ready. There are no discounted retakes for the OP exam.

Testing Requirements