This page includes an overview of all GED or HiSET prep class sites and test centers in the Lowell region. Massachusetts uses two options for its High School Equivalency Program, the GED and HiSET.
Both GED and HiSET testing is available online and at state-recognized testing centers.
The exams give individuals who never graduated high school the opportunity to obtain an equivalent degree.
The assessments measure knowledge at a level that compares to that of high school grads.
The GED® has four separate subtests (modules) in math, social studies, science, and literacy that can be taken separately.
The HiSET® has five tests in language reading, language writing, math, science, and social studies that can also be taken separately.
The GED is done exclusively on a computer while the HiSET is available both on-computer and on-paper.
Until recently, online GED or HiSET testing was not available. But the introduction of both an online HiSET and GED testing possibility has changed all that. Learn more at the bottom of this page.
Lowell GED prep locations (by ZIP)
Abisi Adult Education Center *)
408 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01854, Phone: 978-937-8989
Applicants must be Greater Lowell residents. Registration for morning classes is at 408 Merrimack Street, Mon. through Thur. at 9 a.m. Evening classes are at Lowell High School (50 Father Morissette Boulevard).
Lowell High School
50 Father Morissette Boulevard, Lowell, MA 01852, Phone: 978-937-8989
Classes by Abisi Adult Education Ctr. Applicants for evening classes should report to Room 657 (Mon. or Wed. at 6 p.m.)
Middlesex Community College Adult Learning Center
33 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852, Phone: 781-280-3665/3654
United Teen Equality Center (UTEC)
35 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852, Phone: 978-441-9949
Most of UTEC’s young adults don’t have a high school diploma. UTEC offers onsite HiSET/GED classes to help them prepare for these exams.
Youthbuild of Greater Lowell (Youth Opportunity Center)
167 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01852, Phone: 978 446-9803
Locations around Lowell (cities by alphabet)
Middlesex Community College GED Instruction
591 Springs Road, Bldg 9, Bedford, MA 01730, Phone: 781-280-3662/3654
Hudson Adult Education (@Alvirne High School)
200 Derry Road, Hudson, NH 03051, Phone: 603-886-1260 x 2567
Lawrence Adult Education
147 Haverhill Street, Lawrence, MA 01840, Phone: 978-722-8110
All Lawrence GED prep classes <- are listed here
Manchester Adult Learning Center
434 Lake Ave – Manchester – NH 03103 – Ph: 603.703.0236
Check out all Manchester area GED courses here: Manchester HiSET Programs
Nashua Adult Learning Ctr GED Classes
4 Lake st – Nashua – NH 03060 – Phone: 603.882.9080 ext. 263
Nashua Arlington Street Adult Learning Center (Clearway Alternative High School)
40 Arlington St – Nashua – NH 03060 – Phone: 603.598.8303 ext. 205
Nashua Comm. Coll. (Ed2Go Online Program)
505 Amherst St – Nashua – NH 03063 – Phone: 603.578.8979
160 Littleton Rd – Suite 5 – Westford – MA 01886 – Phone: 978.467.4220
Woburn Adult Evening School (@Memorial High)
88 Montvale Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801, Phone 781.937.8210 x 315
Woburn & Burlington Sylvan Learning Center
400 Tradecenter Dr – Ste 1910 – Woburn – MA 01801 – Phone 781.995.0542
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Introducing online GED and HiSET test-taking options
It used to be that you could not take the HiSET or GED test via the internet. High school equivalency testing needed to be done at one of Massachusetts’ state-designated test centers. Well, now that has changed as we saw the introduction of an online HiSET test-taking option (HiSET-At-Home Exam) and also an online option to take the GED test.
Read more about this new ‘HiSET-At-Home’ online testing format here: ‘HiSET exam now also available online,’ and for more information about the recently introduced online GED testing option, visit this article: ‘Introducing the online GED testing option.’
Lowell area GED testing centers
From Lowell, Cities by Alphabet
Frederick Assad Abisi Adult Education Center (GED or HiSET)
408 Merrimack Street, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854, Phone: 978-937-8989
North Shore Community College-Danvers (Berry Building, Room B213, GED or HiSET)
1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923, Phone: 978-739-5409
Mount Wachusett Community College-Devens Campus (Basement Level, Room 127, GED or HiSET)
27 Jackson Road, Devens, Massachusetts 01432, Phone: 978-630-9574
Northern Essex Community College (Technology Center, Room TC-129, GED or HiSET)
100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830, Phone: 978-556-3872
Lawrence Adult Learning Center (GED or HiSET)
51 Lawrence Street (3rd Floor), Lawrence, Massachusetts 01840, Phone: 978-722-8114
Nashua Adult Learning Center (HiSET)
4 Lake Street, Nashua, New Hampshire 03062, Phone: 603-882-9080
*) Frederick A. Abisi Adult Education Center
Lowell Adult Education Center was renamed the Frederick A. Abisi Adult Education Center a few years back. Fred was the organization’s first full-time Director and he served the Lowell community in that position for more than 35 years.
Classes are available at the school’s main site (408 Merrimack Street). Here are morning classes available, and evening classes are provided at the Lowell High School. The school additionally offers prep classes at various satellite sites throughout Lowell.
The school has committed and experienced teachers that are well trained to educate adult learners in a learning setting that can be described as comfortable.
All Lowell area residents 16 years or older qualify for these classes provided they don’t already have a secondary degree and are not signed up for another school program. Those applicants 16 or 17 years old must be formally withdrawn from high school and present parental consent.
Last Updated on June 15, 2022.