Listed in this post are all GED® prep classes and testing sites in the Farmington Hills area.
Michigan welcomed the computer-formatted GED exam for high school equivalency (HSE) testing.
The state also introduced the HiSET and TASC exams that are available on-paper and on-computer.
HSE testing gives individuals who did not graduate high school another chance to earn an equivalent degree.
All three HSE exams assess knowledge at a level similar to what students must command after four years in high school.
There is NO possibility for HSE testing over the internet. Websites stating they can offer this option are run by scam artists.
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All subtests of the three HSE exams may be taken separately if wished.
Farmington Hills HSE prep location
Farmington Hills Public Schools no longer offers GED Prep classes.
Locations around Farmington Hills (cities by alphabet)
Detroit Partnership HSE Education
4219 MI Union, 530 South State St – Ann Arbor – MI 48109 – Phone: 734.645.7932
You can find all Ann Arbor area locations in our Ann Arbor area post
Reading & Language Arts Center
36700 Woodward Avenue, Suite 20, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, Phone: 800-732-3211
Oakland Literacy Council
2550 S Telegraph Road, Suite 105, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, Phone: 248-253-1617
Novi Adult Education-BECC Building
125 S Church Street, Brighton, MI 48116, Phone: 248-449-1718
Clarkston Community Schools Adult Education
6558 Waldon Road, Clarkston, MI 48346, Phone: 248-623-4303
Wayne County Comm. Coll. HSE Classes
8200 W Outer Dr – Detroit – MI 48219 – Phone: 313.943.4000
Discover all Detroit area GED programs here: Detroit GED Classes
Taft School (Ferndale School District)
427 Allen St – Ferndale – MI 48220 – Ph: 248.586.8916
TCEC Educational Center-Ferndale
21131 Garden Ln – Ferndale – MI 48220 – Ph: 248.586.8885
Affirmations Alternative High School HSE Classes
290 W. Nine Mile Road – Ferndale – MI 48220 – Ph: 248.398.7105
Mott Community Coll. HSE Classes
709 North Saginaw St – Flint – MI 48503 – Ph: 810.232.2555
For all Flint-area locations visit: Flint GED Courses
Hazel Park Adult & Alternative Education
420 West 9 Mile Road – Hazel Park – MI 48030 – Phone: 248.658.5600
The school’s Nine Mile site provides free GED prep classes, High School Completion courses, ESL (English as a Second Language) classes and more courses. The free ESL classes are for adults age 20 and up and online credit recovery is offered for a fee. Hazel Park Alternative High School (1620 East Elza Avenue, Hazel Park) provides H.S. completion instruction in a traditional classroom setting for students in the age group 16-19. Call 248-658-5280 to learn more.
Huron Valley Schools
5061 North Duck Lake Rd – Highland – MI 48356 – Ph: 248.676.8399
Lake Orion Community Schools
455 E Scripps Road, Lake Orion, MI 48360, Phone: 248-693-5436
Novi Adult Education-Novi Middle School *)
49000 Eleven Mile Road, Novi, MI 48374, Phone: 248-449-1717
Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council
550 N Holbrook St – Plymouth – Michigan 48170, Phone: 734-416-4906
Grace Centers of Hope Career and Education Center
35 E Huron Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Phone: 248-334-2187
Grace Center of Hope operates the career & education center and offers education to residents via the One Year Life Skills program. HSE classes, computer training, and work readiness classes are among the many services the homeless shelter offers.
See more Pontiac options at GED classes in and around Pontiac
Redford Union Schools
19990 Beech Daly Road, Redford, MI 48240, Phone: 313-592-3376
480 East Auburn Road – Rochester Hills – MI 48307 – Phone: 248-726-5950
Rochester Alternative and Adult Center for Education (RACE)
1435 West Auburn Road – Rochester Hills – MI 48309 – Phone: 248-726-5950
Churchill Community Ed. Center
707 Girard Ave – Royal Oak – MI 48073 – Phone: 248-588-5050 ext. 1520
Southfield Michigan Works!
21030 Indian S, Southfield, MI 48034, Phone: 248-796-4580
Tri-County Educational Center
16299 Mt. Vernon Street, Southfield, MI 48075, Phone: 248-423-5071
Everest Institute-Southfield HSE Program
21107 Lahser Road, Southfield, MI 48033, Phone: 248-799-9933
Walled Lake Consolidated School District-Community Education
615 N Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake, MI 48390, Phone: 248-956-5020
Warren Schools Adult Basic Education
31300 Anita Dr – Warren – Michigan 48093 – Phone: 586.825.2500
All Warren area locations are listed here: Warren area GED prep locations
Waterford Continuing Education
501 N Cass Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328, Phone: 248-682-1088
Waterford One-Stop Career Center
501 N Cass Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328, Phone: 248-682-3417
Waterford School district-Lutes Campus
5195 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48327, Phone: 248-682-1088
Tinkham Learning Center HSE Instruction
450 South Venoy St – Westland – MI 48186 – Ph: 734.419.2425
1000 Hill Rd – White Lake – MI 48383 – Ph: 248.676.8398
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Farmington Hills area HSE test centers
Baker College of Auburn Hills
1500 University Dr – Auburn Hills – MI 48326 – Phone: 248-276-8247
Walled Lake Consolidated School District
615 North Pontiac Trail – Walled Lake – MI 48390 – Phone: 248.956.5021
Starkweather Education Center
550 N Holbrook St – Plymouth – Michigan 48170 – Phone: 734-416-4901
Pontiac Continuing Education
154 Lake St – Pontiac – Michigan 48341, 248-451-7527
Redford GED Testing Center
19990 Beech Daly Road, Redford, MI 48240, Phone: 313-592-3376
Rochester Comm. Schools
480 East Auburn Road – Rochester Hills – Michigan 48307, 248-299-0446
Continuing Education / Waterford
501 North Cass Lake Road – Waterford – MI 48328 – Phone: 248.682.1088
Who is the HSE test for?
The GED (General Education Development), the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion), and the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) exams are developed to help adults who never finished high school, and acquiring the Michigan high school equivalency diploma offers them better job options and access to college education. The diploma that you are awarded after passing the Michigan HSE test is acknowledged as being equivalent to a high school diploma and accepted by virtually all state and federal organizations, employers and universities.
To be eligible to take the HSE exam in Michigan, applicants must be at least 18 years old, not currently be engaged enrolled in a school program, and not already have a secondary education credential. For 16/17 year old’s special regulations apply. Applicants must have proper proof of their identities such as a driver’s license, passport, military ID or some other form official government-issued ID that shows name, date of birth, signature, and photograph.
No diplomas will be issued until the applicant is 18 and the high school class he/she was in has graduated (an exception is made to this rule when an applicant is a Michigan Youth Challenge Program graduate and is 16 years old). The latest version of the GED exam better reflects contemporary high school graduation standards that the former edition and is taken exclusively on a computer.
The GED exam has quite a few advantages for the applicants, such as the possibility to see results right after taking a test module (except for the essay section), and they can take (and pay for) one of the four tests at a time. If they want, they can take all four tests in one day provided they can find a test center that can administrate that. Scores count for two years. The GED exam consists of four individual tests on the subject areas of literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies.
The GED passing scores and cost
The tests’ score range is 100 to 200, and the required passing score is 145. Averaging is not possible. The new GED exam costs $120 ($30 per individual test). Applicants can take one test each time they feel they are prepared enough to take that part successfully, and the now must register online via the online portal MyGED.
Two years after the new GED program was rolled out across America, the GED passing score was lowered from 150 to 145. For details, go to this GED New Scoring page and here’s also a link to all available US GED prep locations. Testing must be done at specific, state-designated testing sites. Go to HSE Testing in Michigan for eligibility criteria. TASC and HiSET come with their own scoring methods.
Registration and information
Go to GED.com to be guided through the entire procedure. MyGED is the place for scheduling and payments, and this portal offers all sorts of important information related to test preparation, testing, job market, further education and much more.
GED and numbers
The National Center for Education Statistics reported that 46 percent of all Detroit area eighth-grade students did not have sufficient reading skills and that they did not meet the required standards, whereas the national average was 24 percent. In that same year the U.S. Census Bureau reported that of all estimated 445,000 Detroit area adults aged 25 and older, some 102,000 did not have a secondary education degree (high school or GED diploma).
At the same time, the Michigan Workforce Development Agency reported that in Michigan we can still find some 1.15 million individuals 16 and older who never finished their regular high school education nor do they have a high school equivalency credential. This only indicates the importance of educational programs such as the ones listed above.
*) Novi Adult Education
Novi Adult Education offers a high school completion program for applicants who are at least 20 years old. Students at the school’s program will benefit from small class sizes and highly personalized instruction. The school offers applicants the opportunity to become successful and acquire a Novi High School Diploma that they have earned in an alternative setting.
The school understands that all persons have their own learning styles and competencies. Novi Adult Education offers a very flexible schedule that allows students to learn at their own pace to complete their education. The school allows adults students the opportunity to earn their high school diploma.
Novi Adult Education assists older students in their efforts to obtain the degree that is absolutely needed in the modern world, whether they want to pursue a career or are serious about continuing their education at an institution of higher education. To those who are new English learners wishing to improve their English skills, the school also provides ESL (English as a Second Language) classes.