This post shows you all GED prep locations and testing centers in the Riverhead region. New York State uses the GED test for its high school equivalency testing program.
The GED test is entirely computer-based and offered at no cost to New York State residents.
The GED® (General Education Development) program is for adults who never completed their regular high school education.
This way, they are given another chance to earn a credential that is all over North America accepted in the same way as a regular high school diploma.
There are four independent, modular GED sub-exams that cover the academic subject areas of Language Arts (Writing and Reading covered in 1 subtest), Social Studies, Science, and Math.
In most states, the GED exam is available online (for qualifying test-takers) and at state-certified GED test centers. In New York, however, the GED exam is not (yet) available in an online format.
In the years 2014 through 2021, New York was using the TASC exam for its high school equivalency program but that wasn’t continued. If you already passed TASC sub-exams, don’t worry those scores are now invalid as you can transfer them to the new GED test!
Riverhead GED prep sites
Eastern Suffolk BOCES (Harry B. Ward Technical Center – WTC)
970 N Griffing Avenue | Riverhead | New York 11901 | Phone: (631) 369.7570/419.1609 or (631) 286-6585
Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus (Student Success Center)
121 Speonk-Riverhead Road | Peconic Bldg, Rm 204 | Riverhead | New York 11901 | Phone: (631) 548.3646
Huntington Learning Center
1149 Old Country Road | Suite A4 | Riverhead | NY 11901 | Phone: (631) 727.4600
Suffolk County Correctional Facility GED Program
100 Center Drive South | Riverhead | NY 11901 | Phone: (631) 852.2200
Not open to the public
Locations around Riverhead (cities by alphabet)
Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperation Education Services
350 Martha Avenue | Bellport | New York 11713 | Phone: (631) 234.7860/419.1609 or (631) 233.4425
Eastern Suffolk BOCES offers free GED classes in Bellport, Oakdale, Central Islip, and Riverhead
627 N Sunrise Service Road | Bellport | New York 11713 | Phone: (631) 826.1649
NOT a GED Program! Literacy Suffolk helps adults in Suffolk County to write and read (Basic Literacy) or improve their English (English for Speakers of Other Languages – ESOL). Tutoring is offered at no cost and tutoring happens at nearby libraries.
East Hampton Library
159 Main Street | East Hampton | New York 11937 | Phone: (631) 324.0222
GED instruction is available on Saturdays from 10 am – 4 pm
Floyd Memorial Library (Online Resources)
539 First Street | Greenport | NY 11944 | Phone: (631) 477.0660
Floyd Memorial Library does NOT offer GED classes, but you can use the library’s GED Study guidebooks and online resources to get ready for the New York State High School Equivalency Test (GED exam).
Huntington Station Enrichment Center (Wilson Tech)
1264 New York Avenue | Huntington Station | New York 11746 | Phone: (631) 667.6000 ext. 327
Check out all Huntington area prep sites <- here
Longwood Library LearningExpress Online Program
800 Middle Country Road | Middle Island | New York 11953 | Phone: (631) 924.6400 ext 249
Eastern Suffolk BOCES
201 Sunrise Highway | Patchogue | New York 11772 | Phone: (631) 233.4425 or (631) 369.7570
GED classes are provided to adults 21 years of age and over. Classes include job readiness training (resumes, soft skills, job application process) as well as workshops on topics such as computer technology, financial literacy, debt management, and health literacy. There is a $25 registration fee.
Patchogue Huntington Learning Center
499-5 Sunrise Highway | Gateway Plaza | Patchogue | New York 11772 | Phone: (631) 289.4900
Suffolk Couty Community College
30 Greene Ave | Sayville | New York 11782 | Phone: (631) 451.4114
Suffolk County Community College-Ammerman Campus
533 College Road | Selden | New York 11784 | Phone: (631) 451.4927
Mastics~ Moriches~Shirley Community Library
407 William Floyd Parkway | Shirley | NY 11967 | Phone: (631) 399.1511
Please contact the Adult Reference Desk to register.
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One subtest at a time
You are not required to take the entire GED battery all at once. You can sit for the four modules one (or more) at a time. Many students start with the subject test that they think is the easiest for them. That will build up their confidence.
Riverhead area GED testing sites
Suffolk County Community College-Riverhead
20 E Main Street | Riverhead | NY 11901 | Phone: (631) 451-4470
Eastern Suffolk BOCES (HB Ward Technical Center, Building 2)
974 N Griffing Avenue | Riverhead | NY 11901 | Phone: (631) 208-2038
Suffolk Couty Comm. Coll. Continuing Education
30 Greene Avenue | Sayville | NY 11782 | Phone: (631) 451-4114
Suffolk County Community Coll GED Testing
533 College Road (North Building) | Selden | NY 11784 | Phone: (631) 451-4470
Last Updated on June 15, 2022.