This article lists all HiSET and GED class locations and test centers in the New Bedford area. Massachusetts uses two options for high school equivalency testing, the GED and HiSET.
Both the GED and HiSET can be taken online or at state-certified testing centers.
The exams give people who quit high school without graduating one more shot at acquiring an equivalent diploma.
Both exams measure proficiency at a level that is comparable to that of HS grads.
The GED® had four separate modules (subtests) in
- English Language Arts
- Social Studies
You may complete these modules one at a time and in the order you desire.
The HiSET® has five tests in Writing, Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies that can be taken separately as well.
The GED is completely computerized, while the HiSET is offered on paper and on a computer.
It used to be that online HSE (High School Equivalency) testing was not offered. The tests were only administered at official Massachusetts testing centers, but now, we’ve seen the arrival of both a HiSET and a GED online testing option. Read more at the bottom of this page.
Go to our page “The GED Test In Massachusetts” to learn about HiSET and GED scoring, testing costs, Massachusetts eligibility criteria, and more.
New Bedford GED Prep Locations
New Bedford Adult Education Center (Daytime Classes)
181 Hillman Street | Building 2 | New Bedford | MA 02740 | Phone: 508-997-4511
New Bedford Adult Education (Evening Classes, @New Bedford High)
230 Hathaway Boulevard (Green House, Room 218) | New Bedford | MA 02470 | Phone: 508-997-4511
PACE YouthBuild New Bedford
89 Merrimac Street | New Bedford | MA 02740 | Phone: 508-984-3558
UMass Workers Education Program
715 Purchase Street | New Bedford | MA 02740 | Phone: 508-910-9004
The Workers’ Education Program is located in the Star Store building, New Bedford
MassHire Greater New Bedford Career Center (Information and Referral Only)
618 Acushnet Avenue | New Bedford | MA 02740 | Phone: 508-990-4000
Locations around New Bedford (Cities by Alphabet)
Comm. College of Bristol
777 Elsbree St | Fall River | MA 02720 | Phone: 774.357.2272/2373
For all Fall River area GED prep sites, <- check out this page
Massasoit Community College Middleborough Center
49 Union Street | Middleborough | MA 02346 | Phone: 508-588-9100 (ext. 1509 or 1305)
Martha’s Vineyard Ad. Education (Martha’s Vineyard Reg. HS)
100 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd | Oak Bluffs | MA 02557 | 508-693-1033/9222
ACE MV (Martha’s Vineyard Adult Ed.)
455 State Road PMB 105 | Vineyard Haven | MA 02568 | 508-693-9222
Martha’s Vineyard GED or HiSET Class (Dukes County Administration Building)
9 Airport Road | Ste 3 | Vineyard Haven | MA 02568 | Phone: 508-645-3345
If life’s twists and turns prevented you from graduating from high school, you have another option to earn a comparable degree. You have the chance to earn a High School Equivalency diploma on Martha’s Vineyard if you attend HiSET evening classes (once a week) to get ready for the exam. These classes are offered at the County Administration Building, Martha’s Vineyard Airport (across the street from the Hot Tin Roof).
All applicants aged 17 and over are welcome. The classes last around six weeks, and the actual examination is at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. The classes are available at a modest fee. When Massachusetts’ Department of Education discontinued its financial contribution for HiSET education on Martha’s Vineyard, the Dukes County Sheriff’s Office stepped in to fund the course, and if you want more information, you can call 508-645-3345.
Wareham Public Library (HiSET Instruction by Reading Partners)
59 Marion Road | Wareham | MA 02571 | Phone: 508-295-2343 x 1028
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Introducing Online GED and HiSET Testing Options
Taking the GED and HiSET exams online was never possible until recently. The tests needed to be taken exclusively at Massachusetts state-designated test centers. But recently, we’ve seen the introduction of new, online, proctored testing formats for the GED and HiSET exams.
If you want to learn more about the online ‘HiSET-At-Home’ testing option, check out: The online HiSET test.’ For information about the GED online testing option, go to ‘Introducing the online GED test.’
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced that the state covers the GED and HiSET testing fees. Check here for more details and to learn about promo codes.
New Bedford Area GED Testing Centers
From New Bedford, Cities by Alphabet
New Bedford Public Schools Adult Education (Building 9, Room 203, GED)
181 Hillman Street | New Bedford | MA 02740 | Phone: 508-997-4511 ext. 2419
New Bedford High School (Green House, Room 114, HiSET)
230 Hathaway Boulevard | New Bedford | MA 02740 | Phone: 508-997-4511
Upper Cape Technical (GED Testing)
220 Sandwich Road | Bourne | MA 02532 | Phone: 508-759-7711
Falmouth High School (HiSET)
874 Gifford Street | Falmouth | MA 02540 | Phone: 508-540-2200
Bristol Community College (Bldg G, 2nd Fl, Rm 218, HiSET)
777 Elsbree Street | Fall River | MA 02720 | Phone: 774-357-3978
Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Center (GED)
740 West Main Road | Middletown | RI 02842 | Phone: 401-847-7171
Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (HiSET)
100 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road | Oak Bluffs | MA 02557 | Phone: 508-560-2085
Wareham High School (HiSET)
7 Viking Drive | Wareham | MA 02571 | Phone: 508-291-3510
Last Updated on November 26, 2023.