Posted here are all GED prep class locations and testing centers in the Westerly region. Rhode Island administers the computer-based GED exam for high school equivalency testing.
GED testing can be done online and a state-certified GED test centers.
The assessment gives individuals who left high school without a diploma an extra chance to earn an equivalent degree.
The GED® comes with four subtests, or modules, that cover the academic subject areas of literacy, math, science, and social studies.
To complete the GED exam, you don’t have to take the entire battery in one take. You can take the tests one (or more) at a time.
In earlier days, the GED exam could not be taken over the Internet. Testing was exclusively done at official Rhode Island testing sites.
Fortunately, that has now changed as we saw the launch of online proctored GED testing. Check below for more details.
Westerly GED prep locations
Westerly Education Center GED Classes
23 Friendship St | Westerly | RI 02891 | (401) 584.4931
Westerly Education Center offers daytime classes provided by Tri-County Community Action Agency and evening classes provided by The Education Exchange.
South County Community Action-Westerly (@Westerly Youth Center)
34 Pond St | Westerly | RI 02891 | (401) 519-1909
Washington Co. Literacy Volunteers
7 Elm St | Westerly | RI 02891 | (401) 596-9411
Westerly Parent Academy (Families Learning Together)
93 Tower St | Westerly | RI 02891 | (401) 348.2319/2733
Tower Street Community Center (Units 25 & 26, Literacy Volunteers of Washington County-Westerly)
93 Tower St | Westerly | RI 02891 | (401) 783.0293
Jonnycake Center of Westerly (The Education Exchange)
3 Industrial Dr | Westerly | RI 02891 | (401) 783.0293/377.8069
Locations around Westerly (cities by alphabet)
Groton Public Schools Adult Education (@Fitch High School)
101 Groton Long Point Rd | Groton | CT 06340 | (860) 441-2152 or (860) 449-7282
New London Adult Education GED Classes
Three Shaw’s Cove | New London – CT 06320 – (860) 437-2385
Norwich Adult Ed. Center
191 Hickory St – Norwich – CT 06360 – (860) 823-4299
Check here for all -> Norwich GED prep locations
Stonington High School (Norwich Regional Adult Ed. Center)
176 S Broad St | Pawcatuck | CT 06379 | (860) 599-2092/823-4299
Peace Dale Rhode Island Education Exchange
33 North Rd C-1 | Peace Dale | RI 02879 | (401) 783-0293
South County Comm. Action-Wakefield
1935 Kingstown Rd | Wakefield | RI 02879 | (401) 789.3016
Chariho Adult Education
455A Switch Rd | Wood River Junction | RI 02894 | (401) 315.2871
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For admission requirements, go to ‘GED test criteria in Rhode Island.’
Westerly area GED testing centers
Westerly Education Center GED Test Center
23 Friendship St – Westerly – Rhode Island 02891 – Ph (401) 584-4931
EASTCONN GED Test Center
562 Westcott Rd – Danielson – Connecticut 06239 – Ph (860) 779-3770
New London Adult and Continuing Education
Shaw’s Cove 3 | New London | Connecticut 06320 | Ph (860) 437.2385
Norwich Adult Education GED Testing
191 Hickory Street | Norwich | Connecticut 06360 | Ph (860) 823.4299
Education Exchange GED testing (Unit C-1, Lily Pads Center)
33 North Road | Peace Dale | Rhode Island 02879 | Ph (401) 783.0293
Launching online proctored GED testing
In the past, online GED testing had never been an option. To acquire your GED degree, you had to show up personally at an official Rhode Island state-approved GED testing site.
Well, this has now finally come to an end with the introduction of an online proctored way to sit for the exam. If you want to read more about this new development, go to ‘Launching the online GED exam’.
Who is the GED for?
The Rhode Island High School Equivalency (HSE) program is using the General Educational Development (GED) tests to assess the knowledge and skills of applicants and are administered throughout Rhode Island by test centers that are authorized by the RI Board of Education.
Those individuals who complete the GED set of four tests successfully will be awarded the Rhode Island High School Equivalency Diploma. The GED exam is developed to help persons who never completed high school and gives them another chance to acquire a diploma that is accepted in the same way as a common HS diploma by employers and colleges across the US.
The GED exam needs to be taken on authorized computers, and the exam includes four separate tests in the content areas of Reasoning through Language Arts (150 minutes), Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes), Science (90 minutes), and Social Studies (70 minutes).
The Rhode Island price tag for each of the four tests is $30 ($120 for the set of four tests). There is no need to take all tests at one time; you can prepare for, schedule, and pay for one test every time you feel you are ready to take that subject test.
The four subtests of the General Educational Development exam are Mathematical Reasoning (115 min), Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 min. incl. a 10-minute break), Science (90 minutes), and Social Studies (70 minutes). The GED test is modular, implying you can sit (and pay) for one subject test at a time.
Preparation is necessary for every important exam, and students who prepare well are likely to pass sooner. This also applies to the GED exam, which has become very rigorous. The four-part GED exam is administered fully on a computer; paper-based testing is a thing of the past.
Some of the advantages of obtaining your GED certificate are that finding a better job will be easier as most vacant jobs in this country require a high school diploma or GED certificate. The GED certificate is recognized as equivalent to a high school degree by virtually all colleges and universities, and getting your GED degree allows you to go on with studying at institutions of higher learning.
Registration has become very simple. Just sign up for MyGED at GED.com and you can choose the day and the time that suits you best. You can schedule (and pay) one test at a time, so make sure you are properly prepared every time you take an individual test.
Last Updated on June 17, 2022.