In this post, you can discover all GED and HiSET prep facilities and testing centers in the Barnstable area. Massachusetts is using two options for its High School Equivalency testing program: the GED and HiSET exams.
Both the HiSET and the GED are now available in an online format as well. Read more below.
The exams provide persons who left high school without graduating the opportunity to earn an equivalent degree.
Testing takes place at a level that’s similar to what’s expected from graduating high school students.
The GED® is fully computerized and has four individual tests in the fields of
- English Language Arts
- Social Studies
You can take one GED subtest (module) at a time; no need to deal with the entire GED battery in one take.
The HiSET® comes with separate reading and writing tests, so five in total, that can be dealt with individually as well. The HiSET subtests can also be taken separately if you wish.
The five HiSET subtests are available both on paper and on a computer, while the GED exam is administered exclusively in a computer-based format.
In case you want to read more about Massachusetts GED eligibility criteria, testing fees, or passing scores, check out this page: “GED Testing In Massachusetts.”
Barnstable GED Prep Sites
Cape Cod Community College
2240 Iyannough Rd – West Barnstable – MA 02668 – Ph: (508) 362.2131 (ext. 4450)
For information about High School Equivalency prep classes (HiSET or GED), contact the downtown Hyannis Adult Learning Center (540 Main Street, 508.375.5000). For advice and referral, you can also contact the Hyannis Career Opportunities Center (372 North Street, 508.771.5627).
Cape Cod Community College offers free classes at The Hyannis Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (mornings and evening classes).
Club Z! In-Home & Online GED Tutoring
Club Z! GED Tutoring Services offers GED prep support in Cape Cod, Barnstable, Falmouth, Sandwich, Mashpee, and Buzzards Bay. For more information, call 508-859-2046.
Locations around Barnstable (Cities by Alphabet)
Barnstable Co. Sheriff’s Office GED Instruction
6000 Sheriff’s Pl – Bourne – MA 02532 – Ph: (508) 563.4356
Not open to the public
ACE MV Adult Education
80 Chase Rd – Edgartown – MA 02539 – Ph: (508)693.1033 ext. 240
Adult & Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV) provides educational support to improve the quality of life for community members.
Hyannis Adult Education Center (Cape Cod Comm. Coll.)
540 Main St – Hyannis – MA 02601 – Ph: (508) 375.5000
MassHire Cape & Islands Career Opportunities Center
372 North St – Hyannis – MA 02601 – Ph: (508) 771.5627 or (508) 776.5737
MassHire’s Out of School Youth program helps youth aged 16-24 earn their high school equivalency diplomas without any eligibility requirements. Massachusetts uses both the GED and HiSET exams, but MassHire is using the HiSET exam only.
Nantucket Community School GED Instruction
56 Centre St (Computer Lab) – Nantucket – MA 02554 – Ph: (508) 228.7285 ext. 1571
ACE-MV Martha’s Vineyard Regional High HiSET Classes
100 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd – Oak Bluffs – MA 02557 – Ph: (508) 693.9222
Pleasant Bay Academics
37 Forest Way – Orleans – MA 02653 – Ph: (508) 255-3559
ACE MV (Martha’s Vineyard Adult Education HiSET Classes)
455 State Rd PMB 105 – Vineyard Haven – MA 02568 – Ph: (508) 693.9222
Dukes Co. Administration Bldg. (Martha’s Vineyard Adult Ed.)
9 Airport Rd – Suite 3 – Vineyard Haven – MA 02568 – Ph: (508) 645.3345
Should we add a prep facility, or are adjustments needed? We welcome you to inform us on this contact page. Thank you.
Barnstable Area GED Testing Centers
From West Barnstable, Cities by Alphabet
Cape Cod Community College (Grossman Upper Commons, Room 204, HiSET)
2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, MA 02668, Ph (508) 362-2131
Upper Cape Tech GED Testing
220 Sandwich Rd, Bourne, MA 02532, Ph (508) 759-7711
Falmouth High HiSET Testing
874 Gifford St, Falmouth, MA 02540, Ph (508) 540-2200
Nantucket Community School (GED)
56 Centre St, Nantucket, MA 02554, Ph (508) 228-7285
Nantucket Comm School (HiSET)
10 Surfside Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554, Ph (508) 228-7285
Martha’s Vineyard Reg. High School HiSET Testing
100 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, Ph (508) 627-4319
To find out whether you can partake in the state’s GED program, go to this page: GED in Massachusetts.
Online GED and HiSET Testing Options
Until recently, there was never an option to take the GED or HiSET exam over the Internet. However, recent developments have changed this. Both high school equivalency tests have now introduced online testing options.
The GED credential
The High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma will lead to better employment, and it allows for higher education so holders of the degree can pursue the career of their dreams.
GED scoring is done on a 100 – 200 scale. There are four scoring ranges:
- 100 – 144 are below passing scores
- 145 – 164 are H.S. equivalency passing scores
- 165 – 174 are College-Ready scores
- 175 – 200 are College-Ready plus Credit scores
On the HiSET exam, the minimum required score on each of the five subtests is 8 out of 20. Your overall result must be 45 or higher, and your essay must have at least a score of 2 out of 6.
The diploma that you will receive when you complete the Massachusetts HiSET or GED exam successfully is nationally recognized and accepted as equivalent to a standard high school diploma by employers, government bodies, colleges, and universities.
GED or HiSET prep classes will educate you on the same fundamental subject matters that students are taught in high school, and the testing subject areas are language reading, language writing, math, science, and social studies.
Free Testing in Massachusetts
In February 2023, Massachusetts’ Department of Elementary & Secondary Education stated the state will cover the fees of HiSET and GED testing. To benefit, GED and HiSET candidates must use these codes upon registration:
- For scheduling a free GED test, use MAFREEGED
- For scheduling an Online Proctored GED test, use MAFREEGED, then OPMAFREEGED. The GED Ready Practice Test (a passing score is needed to qualify) must be paid by the test-taker
- For scheduling a GED retake, use MARETAKE
- For scheduling an online proctored GED retake, use OPMARETAKE
- For scheduling a HiSET test, use MAHISET
Last Updated on November 27, 2023.