This is an overview of GED® class locations and testing facilities in the Bridgeport region.
Connecticut uses the GED exam for HSE (high school equivalency) testing.
HSE testing gives HS dropouts one more shot at acquiring an equivalent diploma,
The GED has four independent subtests in these subject fields: Literacy, Science, Math, and Social Studies.
You have the liberty to take one (or more) of the four subtests at a time and scores are good for two years from initial registration.
Online GED testing is not an option. Test takers must appear at a state-designated testing site in person.
Bridgeport GED prep classes (by ZIP)
Southeast Fairfield Co. Literacy Volunteers
177 State Street (3rd Fl) – Bridgeport – CT 06604 – Ph: 203-579-2208
Housatonic Community College GED Program (Beacon Hall)
900 Lafayette Boulevard (Rm 274, 2nd Fl) – Bridgeport – CT 06604 – Ph: 203-332-5057
Mercy Learning Ctr of Bridgeport (Women Only)
637 Park Avenue – Bridgeport – CT 06604 – Ph: 203-334-6699
350 Fairfield Avenue – Bridgeport – CT 06604 – Ph: 203-333-5129 ext. 409
The WorkPlace – YouthBuild
350 Fairfield Avenue – Bridgeport – CT 06604 – Ph: 203-416-8487
Literacy Volunteers of Bridgeport
215 Warren Street – Bridgeport – CT 06604 – Ph: 203-579-2208
Roosevelt School Family Resource Ctr
680 Park Avenue – Bridgeport – CT 06604 – Ph: 203-330-8181
Goodwill Career Center
165 Ocean Terrace – Bridgeport – CT 06605 – Ph: 203-581-5040
BHA Gary Crooks Memorial Ctr
301 Bostwick Avenue – Bridgeport – CT 06605 – Ph: 203-337-8816
Bridgeport Central H.S. – Adult Education (Evening Classes)
1 Lincoln Boulevard – Bridgeport – CT 06606 – Ph: 203-275-1508
August 2015. Despite ongoing construction, GED classes at Central High will start as usual on September 21. Evening classes at Central High are held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, and due to major renovations that are carried out at the school, students should report in early. There also less parking spaces available, so many students need to park near Kennedy Stadium.
Bridgeport Central H.S. – Adult Learning (Daytime Classes)
418 Kossuth Street – Bridgeport – CT 06606 – Ph: 203-576-7543
Dunbar School Family Resource Center (Parent And Child Education Adult Education – PACE)
445 Union Avenue – Bridgeport – CT 06607 – Ph: 203-332-5658
Barnum/Waltersville Family Resource Center Adult Education
495 Waterview Avenue – Bridgeport – CT 06608 – Ph: 203-275-2388
Bridgeport School District Parent Center – Discontinued
900 Boston Avenue – Bridgeport – CT 06610 – Ph: 203-336-4197
The Bridgeport Parent Center is no longer offering adult education programs due to a budget cut. Parents enrolled in the center’s GED classes should sign up for the district’s daytime or evening programs.
Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport Co-op Ctr
1100 Boston Avenue – Building 5 A – Bridgeport – CT 06610 – Ph: 203-367-8441
Bullard-Havens Adult Education
500 Palisade Avenue – Bridgeport – CT 06610 – Ph: 203-579-6333
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Locations around Bridgeport
Fairfield Continuing Education
501 Kings Highway E – Suite 210 – Fairfield – Connecticut 06825 – Ph: 203-255-8376
Literacy Ctr of Milford Fannie Beach Community Ctr
16 Dixon Street – Milford – CT 06460 – Ph: 203-878-4800
Milford Family Resource Ctr (Pumpkin Delight School)
20 Art Street – Milford – CT 06460 – Ph: 203- 783-3461
Milford Board of Education Ad. Education
70 W River Street – Milford – CT 06460 – Ph: 203-783-3461
Goodwill Milford Career Center
1712 Boston Post Road – Milford – CT 06460 – Ph: 203-876-9471
Masuk High School Adult Education
1014 Monroe Turnpike – Monroe – CT 06468 Ph: 203-452-5829
Job Corps Ctr New Haven
455 Wintergreen Ave – New Haven – Connecticut 06515 – Ph: 203.397.3775
Find all New Haven GED programs here: New Haven GED classes
Norwalk Publ. Library GED classes
One Belden Avenue – Norwalk – CT 06850 – Ph: 203.853.7437
Check out all Norwalk area locations here: Stamford area GED classes
Valley Reg. Adult Education GED Instruction
415 Howe Avenue – Shelton – Connecticut 06484 – Ph: 203.924.6651 (ext. 106)
Stratford Continuing Education (Wooster Middle School)
150 Lincoln Street – Stratford – CT 06614 – Ph: 203- 385-4270
Stratford Public Schools Adult Education
1000 East Broadway – Stratford – CT 06615 – Ph: 203-385-4210
Stratford Continuing Education
45 North Parade – Stratford – CT 06615 – Ph: 203-385-4270
Trumbull Continuing Education
72 Strobel Road – Trumbull – CT 06611 – Ph: 203-452-4554
Westport Continuing Education (Staples High School)
70 North Avenue – Westport – CT 06880 – Ph: 203-341-1026
Goodwill Westport Career Center
1700 Post Road E – Westport – CT 06880 – Ph: 203-259-3943
Middlebrook Middle School (Wilton Adult Education)
131 School Road – Wilton – Connecticut 06897 – Ph: 203-834-7694
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Bridgeport GED testing centers
Bridgeport Adult Education Center
1 Lincoln Blvd – Bridgeport – CT 06606 – Ph: 203-275-1509
Bullard-Havens Technical High School
500 Palisade Ave – Bridgeport – CT 06610 – Ph: 203-579-6333
Who is the GED for?
The GED exam is developed to identify the educative level of candidates, which should be comparable to the known high school students have upon graduation. The GED is targeted towards adults who left high school prematurely, so don’t hold a high school diploma, and who want to earn a credential equivalent to a high school diploma. Students who correctly complete the GED exam will be given the Connecticut State High School Diploma. The GED certificate is nationally recognized as equivalent to a regular high school diploma.
Is the GED exam offered online?
No, the GED test is not available online, although you can perfectly well study and prepare for the tests via the internet. In Connecticut, the GED exam is administrated by the Connecticut State Department of Education and needs to be taken at one of the state’s designated test centers.
Internet sites claiming they can provide you with the GED diploma via online test-taking are fraudulent and only want to steal your money, so beware. On the other hand, online preparation can be a blessing for students in remote areas or those with tight schedules.
GED passing score
The scoring scale runs 100 to 200. To just pass the exam, you must have at least 145 points per individual test. The high school equivalency passing score is 145-164; the college-ready passing score is 165-174; the college-ready +college credit passing score is 175-200. In early 2016, the passing score was brought back from 150 to 145. This was needed because the standard appeared to have been set too high when the latest edition of the GED tests was rolled out early 2014.
Bridgeport (population 147,000), is situated on the Pequonnock River and Long Island Sound in Fairfield County and is Connecticut’s most populous city. The town has beautiful shoreline parks, interesting museums, great festivals, and (inter)nationally recognized musical performances. The first Bridgeport settlement was made in the 1650’s, and the town originally belonged to the township of Stratford.
The town was chartered in 1836, and its location on the deep Black Rock Harbor allowed for a thriving shipbuilding and whaling industry in the 19th century. Later, the town shifted towards mercantile and manufacturing activities, and when the railroad opened in 1840, the city developed from a whaling center into an important industrial center. The city has some very interesting museums.
Higher education options
As your GED diploma allows for continued academic education, you may want to check out the Bridgeport region schools of higher education:
The University of Bridgeport (126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604, Phone: 800-392-3582)
Housatonic Community College (900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT 06604, Phone: 203-332-5000)
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing (200 Mill Hill Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610, Phone: 203-384-3205)
Butler Business School (2710 North Avenue #7, Bridgeport, CT 06604, Phone: 203-333-3601)
St. Vincent’s College (2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606, Phone: 203-576-5235)
Bullard-Havens Technical High School (500 Palisade Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06610, Phone: 203-579-6333)
Valley Medical Institute (4637 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606, Phone: 203-378-2210)
Leon Institute of Hair Design (111 Wall Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604, Phone: 203-335-0364)
Fairfield University (1073 N Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824, Phone: 203-254-4000)
Sacred Heart University (5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825, Phone: 203-371-7999)
Lincoln Technical Institute (8 Progress Drive, Shelton, CT 06484, Phone: 800-914-6274)
Porter & Chester Institute, 670 Lordship Boulevard, Stratford, CT 06615, Phone:203-375-4463
GED information and registration
For all questions regarding the GED program, go to the organization’s website, GED.com. This is the perfect medium to find answers. If you go there, you can register with MyGED to create your own account.
This is the location to discover how to register, how to schedule or re-schedule tests, how to pay, and the good thing is that with the new GED exam, you just pay for what you order. You can take just one of the four tests at the time you think you are prepared enough to sit for the test and you only need to pay for that section!