GED Classes Springfield, Massachusetts

Posted here are all GED or HiSET class locations and testing centers in the Springfield region. Massachusetts offers both the HiSET and the GED exam for its high school equivalency testing program.

Both the GED and HiSET are offered online and at certified testing facilities.

Online GED Classes

A simple and easy way of getting your GED diploma.

Learn fast, stay motivated, and pass your GED quickly.


The assessments offer people who didn’t finish high school the chance to earn an equivalent degree.

High school equivalency testing takes place at a level that’s similar to that of a graduating HS senior.

The computer-based GED® comes with four sub-exams covering a candidate’s academic knowledge of the subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Science

You have the option to complete these modules (independent sub-exams) separately and in the order you want.

The HiSET® exam includes five subtests in literacy reading, literacy writing, math, science, and social studies.

The HiSET is offered both on a computer and in a paper-and-pencil format, and the subtests can be taken separately, too.

Until recently, online HiSET or GED testing was not available. You needed to show up at an official Massachusetts testing center. But that has changed with the introduction of the GED and HiSET online tests. See more below.

To learn more about Massachusetts qualification requirements, testing fees, or HiSET and GED passing scores, check out this page: “The Massachusetts GED Test.”

Springfield GED Prep Classes

Springfield Technical Community College (Springfield Adult Learning Center)
1 Armory Square (Bldg 27, Ste 149, 1st Fl) – Springfield – MA 01102 – Phone: (413) 755.4300

Springfield Public Schools Adult Education Center
204 Boston Road – Springfield – MA 01109 – Phone: (413) 787.7210

Springfield Partners for Community Action, Inc.
721 State Street – 2nd floor – Springfield – MA 01109 – Phone: (413) 263.6500

Training Resources of America, Inc.
32-34 Hampden Street – Springfield – Springfield – MA 01103 – Phone: (413) 732-2223

New England Farm Workers’ Council Youth Programs
1628-1640 Main Street – Springfield – MA 01103 – Phone: (413) 272.2280/2207

Springfield Housing Authority
160 Nursery Street, Springfield, MA 01104 – Phone: (413) 785.4738

YWCA of Western Massachusetts
1 Clough Street – Springfield – MA 01118 – Phone: (413) 732.3121

YouthBuild of Western Massachusetts (@YMCA)
1 Clough Street – Springfield – MA 01118 – Phone: (413) 733.9172 or (413) 732.3121 ext 137

GED Requirements in Massachusetts

Locations around Springfield (Cities by Alphabet)

Amherst Literacy Project (Amherst Jewish Community)
742 Main Street – Amherst – MA 01002 – Phone: (413) 259.1663

Southern Hilltowns Adult Learning Center
26A Main Street – Chester – MA 01011 – Phone: (413) 354.1055
Please call for an appointment. Classes are free to Hilltown residents. GED instruction is offered in

  • Chester
  • Huntington
  • Russell

Valley Opportunity Council
35 Mt. Carmel Avenue – 3rd Floor – Chicopee – MA 01013 – Phone: (413) 612.0206

Westover Job Corps Center
103 Johnson Road – Chicopee – MA 01022 – Phone: (413) 593.4248
Job Corps provides hands-on career training and education in high-growth industry sectors and can help you get your high school or GED diploma.

The Literacy Project Easthampton (@the Municipal Building)
50 Payson Avenue – Easthampton – MA 01027 – Phone: (413) 584.6755 ext. 5

Enfield Continuing Adult Education
124 N Maple Street – Enfield – CT 06082 – Phone: (860) 763.7033/7032

Hartford Library GED Classes
500 Main Street – Hartford – CT 06103 – Phone: (860) 695.6337
All Hartford area GED classes can be found here -> Hartford GED Programs

Holyoke Comm. Coll. GED Education
303 Homestead Avenue – Holyoke – MA 01040 – Phone: (413) 552.2112

Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center (HCC Adult Learning Center)
206 Maple Street – Holyoke – MA 01040 – Phone: (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 Street – Holyoke – MA 01040 – Phone: (413) 538.5770

Holyoke Tutor-Mentor Program
177 High Street – Holyoke – MA 01040 – Phone: (413) 534.3376

The Care Center HiSET and College Preparation
247 Cabot St – Holyoke – MA 01040 | Phone: (413) 532.2900
HiSET (formerly GED) classes for pregnant/parenting teens

YouthBuild Holyoke-Nueva Esperanza
401 Main Street – Holyoke – MA 01040 – Phone: (413) 533.9442 or (413) 437.7666

Hampden County Correctional Center
627 Randall Road – Ludlow – MA 01056 – Phone: (413) 547.8000 x 245
Not publicly available

The Literacy Project Northampton (James House Comm. Learning Ctr)
42 Gothic Street – Northampton – MA 01062 – Phone: (413) 584.6755

Massachusetts International Language Institute
25 New South Street – Northampton – MA 01060 – Phone: (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 Road – Northampton – MA 01060 – Phone: (413) 584.5911 ext. 221
No public availability

Palmer Public Library (Top Floor Learning)
1445 N Main Street – Palmer – MA 01069 – Phone: (413) 283.2329

The Literacy Project Ware
23 W Main Street – Suite 3 – Ware – MA 01082 – Phone: (413) 967.9902

Westfield Community Education
4 School Street – 2nd Fl – Westfield – MA 01085 – Phone: (413) 336.3100 or (413) 564.8340

Massachusetts Free Online GED or HiSET Classes

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.

GED Testing Centers in and around Springfield

Springfield Technical Community College (HiSET)
1 Armory Square | Springfield | MA 01102 | Phone 413-755-4657

Springfield Public Schools (HiSET and GED Testing)
204 Boston Road | Springfield | MA 01109 | Phone 413-787-7210

From here, cities by alphabet

Enfield Adult Education (GED)
124 N Maple Street | Enfield | CT 06082 | Phone 860-763-7033

Greenfield Community College (Room C110, GED or HiSET)
1 College Drive | Greenfield | MA 01301 | Phone 413-775-1821/1147

Holyoke Community College (Kittredge Center, Room 204, GED)
303 Homestead Avenue | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Phone 413-552-2112

PAFEC (HiSET)
206 Maple Street | Fourth Floor | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Phone 413-552-2292/2112

James House Community Learning Center (HiSET)
42 Gothic Street | Northampton | MA 01060 | Phone 413-552-2112

Vernon Regional Adult Education (GED)
70 Loveland Hill Road | Vernon | CT 06066 | Phone 860-870-6060

Westfield Public Athenaeum Library (HiSET)
6 Elm Street | Westfield | MA 01085 | Phone 413-552-2112

Windsor Adult Learning Center (Room 9, GED)
601 Matianuck Avenue | Windsor | CT 06095 | phone 860-687-2000

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Introducing the Online HiSET and GED Exams

Taking the HiSET or GED exam online was not possible. The exams had to be dealt with exclusively at one of Massachusetts’ state-designated testing facilities. But recently, this has changed as online testing formats were introduced for both the GED and HiSET exams.

More details about the new online ‘HiSET-At-Home’ option are found here: ‘Introducing the HiSET online,’ and for more details about online GED testing, check out: ‘Introducing the online GED.’

Massachusetts Free GED Practice Test

Passing Scores

The HiSET exam has five tests in these subject areas: Science, Social Studies, Math, Literacy Reading, and Literacy Writing. 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 (on a 100-200 scale) on each of the four GED subtests
  • The HS equivalency score is 145-164
  • If your results are in the 165-174 range, you have “college-ready” scores
  • If your score is between 175 and 200, you’ll additionally receive up to college credits

The high school equivalency diploma will definitely lead to better job options, and it will open the doors to colleges and universities.

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Last Updated on January 16, 2024.