This page lists all GED testing centers and prep facilities in and around Plymouth. Massachusetts offers two options for high school equivalency testing: the HiSET and GED.
Both tests are available online and at state-recognized test centers.
The exams are for adults who did not complete their formal high school education.
This way, they have one more opportunity to acquire a credential that is equivalent to a common HS diploma.
Testing takes place at a level that’s similar to what high school seniors are expected to master upon graduation.
The GED® exam is fully computerized and has 4 subtests in
- English Language
- Social Studies
You don’t need to take all four GED subtests (modules) in one session. The tests can be taken separately and in any desired order.
The HiSET® is offered both on paper and on a computer and comes with separate reading and writing tests, so five in total, that you may also take separately.
Until recently, online HiSET or GED testing was not possible. That has changed, however, with the arrival of online proctored formats for both exams. Check below for more information.
Go to “The Massachusetts GED Test” if you want to learn more about Massachusetts eligibility criteria, testing fees, HiSET and GED scoring, and more.
Plymouth GED Prep Locations
Quincy College-Plymouth (HiSET Prep Classes)
36 Cordage Park Circle – Plymouth – MA 02360 – Ph: (617) 984-1668/1660
Plymouth Public Library Literacy Program
132 South Street – Plymouth – MA 02360 – Ph: (508) 830-4260
Plymouth Public Library Manomet Branch
12 Strand Avenue – Plymouth – MA 02360 – Ph: (508) 830-4158/4260
Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth
9 Resnik Road – Plymouth – MA 02360 – Ph: (508) 746-6070
Plymouth County Correctional Facility GED Program
26 Long Pond Road – Plymouth – MA 02360 – Ph: (508) 830-6200
Not publicly available
Prep Sites around Plymouth (Cities by Alphabet)
Carolina Hill GED Classes
728 Main Street – Marshfield – MA 02050 – Ph: (781) 837-1377
Carolina Hill is a shelter for homeless families. The Carolina Hill shelter has a fully-equipped classroom for adult education classes. Persons with special needs (e.g., handicapped or developmentally disabled) can be accommodated.
Massasoit Comm. Coll. Middleborough
49 Union St – Middleborough – Massachusetts 02346 – Ph: (508) 588.9100 (ext. 1509/1305)
Taunton Public Library (Taunton Literacy Council HiSET Tutoring)
12 Pleasant St – Taunton – Massachusetts 02780 – Ph: (508) 822-2828
More Taunton area GED classes <- are found here
Wareham Free Library (Reading Partners, HiSET)
59 Marion Rd – Wareham – Massachusetts 02571 – Ph: (508) 295.2343 ext. 1028
Cape Cod Comm. College
2240 Iyannough Road – West Barnstable – Massachusetts 02668 – Phone: (508) 362-2131 ext. 4450
Check here for all -> Barnstable area GED prep classes
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The Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education announced that the state covers the GED and HiSET testing fees. Check here for more details and to learn about promo codes.
Plymouth Area GED Test Centers
Upper Cape Technical Center (GED)
220 Sandwich Road – Bourne, Massachusetts 02532, Phone (508) 759-7711
Massasoit Comm. College (GED and HiSET)
1 Massasoit Boulevard – Brockton, Massachusetts 02302, Phone (508) 588-9100
Falmouth High School HiSET Testing
874 Gifford Street – Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540, Phone (508) 540-2200
Quincy College HiSET Test Center
1250 Hancock Street – Quincy, Massachusetts 02169, Phone (617) 984-1700/1650
Wareham High School HiSET Testing
7 Viking Drive – Wareham, Massachusetts 02571, Phone (508) 291-3510
Cape Cod Comm. College (HiSET)
2240 Iyannough Road – West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668, Phone (508) 362-2131
Online HiSET and GED Test-Taking Options
Sitting for the HiSET or GED exam was never possible over the Internet. That is, until quite recently. You had to appear at one of Massachusetts’ state-approved test centers and take the tests in person. But now, online proctored testing formats have been introduced for both the GED and HiSET exams.
The GED exam has quite a few pretty difficult math questions, and preparation is absolutely needed.
The entire GED exam will take you about seven and a half hours to complete, but the GED has become modular. You have the option to register and pay for one or more subtests at a time. The HiSET subtests can also be taken separately.
GED Test Timing
- Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts): 150 minutes (inc a 10-minute break)
- Math (Mathematical Reasoning): 115 minutes
- Science: 90 minutes
- Social Studies: 70 minutes
GED, HiSET Passing Scores
The HiSET has 5 tests that are scored on a scale that runs from 1 to 20. To pass the HiSET tests, students need to attain at least a score of 8 for each subject test, have no less than a 2 for their essay (out of a possible 6), and come to a total score of at least 45. If applicants score in the 15 – 20 range on each test, they have shown that they are ready for college and career.
On the GED, students must attain a score of at least 145 points for each of the four subject tests. The GED exam is scored on a scale from 100 to 200 scale. 145-164 indicates high school equivalency, 165-174 indicates college-ready status, and 175-200 is college-ready plus college credit status.
Quincy College has collaborated with United Way of Greater Plymouth to support students looking to get ready for their HiSET or GED exam. The school offers a 15-week program at no cost to help Plymouth and surrounding areas students prepare for these exams. The school offers this program for free, thanks to a United Way grant.
This partnership started a few years ago, so students who couldn’t finish high school can get an equivalent credential at no cost as far as preparation is concerned. The free classes are offered at Quincy College’s Plymouth Campus, 36 Cordage Park Circle. Upon successful completion of the program and after they pass one of the exams, students can also apply for scholarships for their further academic education at Quincy College.
Last Updated on November 27, 2023.