GED in Connecticut

The state of Connecticut has welcomed the new computer-based GED® exam for its high school equivalency (HSE) testing program.

The state offers many facilities (Adult Learning Centers) where GED preparation classes are organized to help you become totally prepared to take the Connecticut GED exam with confidence at an official GED testing site. Online GED testing is NOT possible!

Reduced passing score

In early 2016, the GED passing score was adjusted downwards by five points to 145 for each of the four subtests because studies had shown that it was set too high when the latest edition (the 2014 Series) was introduced. You can read the full article here. The four tests are in social studies, math, science, and literacy. Don’t forget to check our article about signing up for your GED exam with the My GED website.

A better future

The GED examination gives you the opportunity to demonstrate that you possess the knowledge and skills at the level of a graduating high school student. When you have earned your GED certificate, you will have much better chances to get a decently paying job, improve your career, get into college, and work towards a brighter future. But of course, first you need to pass the GED test, and that’s why preparation is so important.

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GED prep classes in and around (click on your nearest city):

New Britain
New Haven

GED Testing Centers in Connecticut:

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Bridgeport Ad. Education, one Lincoln Blvd – Bridgeport – CT 06606 – 203 . 275 . 1509
Bullard-Havens Regional Tech,  500 Palisade Ave – Bridgeport – CT 06610 – 203 . 579 . 6333
Bristol Publ. Schools | Ad. Education, 210 Redstone Hill Rd – Bristol – CT 06010 – 860 . 584 . 7865
Danbury High School – 10 Crosby St, Danbury, CT 06811, 203-797-4731
East Hartford
East Hartford Ad. Education, 869 Forbes St – East Hartford – CT 06118 – 860 . 622 . 5235
Enfield Adult Education – 124 N Maple St, Enfield, CT 06082, 860-763-7033
Hamden High School – 2040 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, Connecticut 06514, 203 . 407 . 2028
A.I. Prince Reg. CTTHS – 401 Flatbush Ave – Hartford – CT 06106 – 860 . 951 . 7112
Hartford Ad. Education – 110 Washington St, Hartford, CT 06106, 860-695-8540
Torrington H.S. – Ad Education, 355 Goshen Road, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759, 203-489-2291
Howell Cheney CTTHS – 791 W Middle Tpke, Manchester, CT 06040, 860-649-5396
H.C. Wilcox Tech High School – 298 Oregon Rd, Meriden, CT 06451, 203-238-6260
New Haven
New Haven Ad. and Cont. Education – 580 Ella Grasso Blvd, New Haven, CT 06519, 203-492-0213
Newington High School – 605 Willard Avenue, Newington, CT 06111, 860-667-5850
Valley Regional Ad Education Ctr- 415 Howe Avenue, Shelton, Connecticut 06484, 203 . 924 . 6651
Rockville HS GED – 30 Park St – Vernon – CT 06066 – 860 . 870 . 6000
Crosby HS | GED – 28 East Clay Street – Waterbury – CT 06706 – 203 . 754 . 8038

Questions? Feel free to call the Connecticut state office at 860-807-2110

Are adjustments required? This is the link to our contact page.

GED – Connecticut requirements

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  • You must be at least 19. When you are younger (17 or 18) you need to meet certain requirements. See a testing site near you
  • Fee: $13.00 (under 21 and veterans: free)
  • Re-testing: $13.00
  • Connecticut residency is required
  • There is no need to first take a GED practice test
  • You cannot have a secondary degree or be active in for another program

When you already hold a secondary degree you will not be allowed into the GED program and you must not be registered for another school program as well. If you are serious about getting your GED diploma take a look at the following advice to get you ahead in obtaining this important diploma:

GED preparation – how to start

Find your nearest GED prep facility and learn also about testing centers in your area. Get to know their registration policy, as this may vary. See if you qualify and if you do, register for a GED class and/or follow a good online course. Be sure to become properly prepared for the examination. Your local bookstore will be able as well to supply all kinds of materials for proper preparation. When you think you are all set, go to and create your account at MyGED for registration and scheduling your testing appointments.

Jobs a with the GED diploma

After you successfully complete the GED examination, you will be awarded the official GED diploma or certificate that is accepted by virtually all US employers and colleges as the equivalency to a regular high school diploma. Getting your GED diploma is very important in case you never completed high school. It gives you the chance to find a good job or improve your position and the diploma opens up doors of institutions of higher learning. Earning your GED credential will definitely improve your living circumstances and you can discover all GED prep classes in your region is you click on your nearest major city in the listing above.

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Why GED preparation

People who invest some time in studying for their exam usually increase the odds of being successful at first try. Recent studies revealed that applicants who prepared well and took a practice test were far more likely to pass the entire battery of four tests than any other group of test takers. Take you advantages from hands-on learning, and you can find a huge network of GED prep facilities that will assist you in getting best prepared for the GED exam.

One GED test at a time

The new GED test is modular. It consists of four separate sub-tests (modules) on the academic fields of Social Studies, Math, Science, and Literacy. You now have the option to take one of the four modules at a time and your test results are valid for two years. Just check out our post on locations near you to discover all your prep options. Online registration has made everything a lot easier and you’ll only have to pay what you register for. Test results will be available within a few hours after testing. Go to for more information.

Connecticut State Department of Education (GED Contact Information): 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 508, Hartford, CT 06103, Phone: (860) 807­-2110 / 807­-2111, Fax: (860) 807-­2112.