In this article, you can find all GED and HiSET preparatory class locations and testing sites in the Holyoke area. Massachusetts uses two options for its high school equivalency testing program, the GED and HiSET exams.
HiSET and GED testing can be done both online and at state-recognized test centers.
The exams are for individuals who quit high school prematurely and offer them the chance to secure an equivalent degree.
The assessments measure knowledge at a level that is similar to what high school graduates are expected to know.
The GED® exam must be taken on a computer and has four separate tests in Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Math.
You can complete the four GED modules one at a time. The HiSET® modules are also offered separately if you wish.
The HiSET is administered both on-paper and on-computer via five tests as the Literacy section includes separate reading and writing tests.
Until recently, taking the HiSET and GED exams over the internet was no option. That has changed, however, with the arrival of new online, proctored GED and HiSET testing options. Learn more below.
Holyoke GED prep sites
Holyoke Community College Adult Education
303 Homestead Ave | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 552-2112
Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center (HCC Adult Learning Center)
206 Maple Street | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 552-2990
HCC’s Adult Learning Center is located at the Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center (upper floors of the Holyoke Transportation Center, downtown Holyoke).
The Community Education Project
317 Main St | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 538-5770
Holyoke Tutor-Mentor Program
177 High St | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 534-3376
The Care Center HiSET and College Preparation
247 Cabot St | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 532-2900
HiSET (formerly GED) classes for pregnant/parenting teens
YouthBuild Holyoke-Nueva Esperanza
401 Main St | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 533-9442 or (413) 437-7666
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holyoke
70 Nick Cosmos Way | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 534-7366 ext. 122
100 Front St | 4th Fl | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 532-2683
Locations around Holyoke (cities in alphabetic order)
Amherst Literacy Project (Amherst Jewish Community)
742 Main St | Amherst | MA 01002 | Ph: (413) 259-1663
Jones Library (Online GED and HiSET Resources)
43 Amity St | Amherst | MA 01002 | Ph: (413) 259-3090
Southern Hilltowns Adult Learning Center
26A Main St | Chester | MA 01011 | Ph: (413) 354-1055
GED and HiSET instruction is offered in Chester, Huntington, and Russell. Please call for an appointment. Classes are free to Hilltown residents.
VOC (Valley Opportunity Council) Adult Education
35 Mount Carmel Ave | 3rd Fl | Chicopee | MA 01013 | Ph: (413) 612-0206
See more Chicopee GED options <- here
Hampden County Correctional Ctr GED Instruction
627 Randall Rd | Ludlow | MA 01056 | Ph: (413) 547-8000 ext. 245
Not open to the public
The Literacy Project Northampton (James House Comm. Learning Ctr)
42 Gothic St | Northampton | MA 01062 | Ph: (413) 584-6755
Smith Vocational Adult Community Education (Ed2Go Online)
80 locust st | Northampton | MA 01060 | Ph: (413) 587-1414 ext. 3530
Massachusetts International Language Institute
25 New South St | Northampton | MA 01060 | Ph: (413) 586-7569
NOT a GED program. ILI offers free English classes for refugees and immigrants living in Western Massachusetts.
Hampshire County Jail GED Program
205 Rocky Hill Rd | Northampton | MA 01060 | Ph: (413) 584-5911 ext. 221
No public availability
Springfield Technical Comm. Coll. Adult Education Ctr.
1 Armory Sq | Bldg 27 – 1st Fl | Springfield | MA 01102 | Ph: (413) 755-4300
See all Springfield GED prep facilities <- on this page
The Literacy Project-Ware (Ware Adult Learning Center)
23 W Main St | Ste 3 | Ware | MA 01082 | Ph: (413) 967-9902
Westfield Community Ed. GED Classes
4 School St | 2nd Floor | Westfield | MA 01085 | Ph: (413) 336-3100 or (413) 564-8340
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Introducing online HiSET and GED testing
Until recently, you could not sit for HiSET and GED exams online. Testing needed to be done at state-approved testing HiSET/GED facilities. Now, that has all changed as we saw the introduction of the HiSET-At-Home exam, and also the GED came with an online testing format.
You can learn more about the ‘HiSET-At-Home’ exam in an online format on this page: ‘The HiSET online exam,’ and for information about the new online GED testing option, go to this post: ‘Introducing the online GED test.’
Holyoke area GED test centers
From Holyoke, Cities by Alphabet
Holyoke Community (College GED or HiSET)
303 Homestead Ave | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph (413) 552-2292/2112
PAFEC HiSET Test Center
206 Maple St | Fourth Fl | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph (413) 552-2292
James House Community Education Ctr (HiSET)
42 Gothic St | Northampton | MA 01060 | Ph (413) 552-2292
Springfield Technical Community College (GED or HiSET)
One Armory Sq | Springfield | MA 01105 | Ph (413) 755-4507
Springfield Public Schools HiSET Testing
204 Boston Rd | Springfield | MA 01109 | Ph (413) 787-7210
Westfield Athenaeum Library HiSET Testing
6 Elm St | Westfield | MA 01085 | Ph (413) 552-2292
The HiSET exam has five tests in these subject areas: Science, Social Studies, Math, Literacy Reading, and Literacy Writing, and to pass the HiSET exam, you need a minimum score of 8 points (out of 20) on each individual subject, and in total, a score of no less than 45 is required while for your essay, you must have at least a 2-score.
The GED passing score is 145 (out of a possible 200) on each of the four GED subtests. The HS equivalency score is 145-164. If your results are in the 165-174 range, you are “college-ready”, and if your score is between 175 and 200, you’ll also receive college credits. The high school equivalency diploma will definitely lead to better job options and it opens the doors of colleges and universities.
Last Updated on June 19, 2022.