In this article, we show you all GED and HiSET prep locations and test sites in the Greenfield region. Massachusetts uses two options for its high school equivalency testing program, the GED and HiSET.
Both assessments are available online and at certified test centers.
The HiSET® is available both on paper and on a computer, while the GED® must be taken entirely on a computer.
The exams are for adults who quit high school prematurely and give them the chance to earn an equivalent credential.
The diploma allows for continued academic education and definitely will result in enhanced job options.
The GED exam includes four individual subtests in Social Studies, Literacy, Science, and Math that may be dealt with separately.
The HiSET has five subtests as reading and writing are separate. The HiSET subtests can be taken individually as well.
It used to be that online HiSET and GED testing was not an option. Until recently, that is. Learn more about the new HiSET and GED online testing options below.
Greenfield GED Prep Sites
The Literacy Project-Greenfield Community College
15 Bank Row St, Suite D, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301, Phone: (413) 774.3935/3934
GCC offers HiSET instruction through the Literacy Project in Greenfield, Amherst, Orange, Ware, and Northampton.
MassHire Franklin-Hampshire Career Center
1 Arch Pl, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301, Phone: (413) 774.4361
NOT a GED program, but the Franklin-Hampshire Career Center offers support to eligible job seekers through a number of educational and training programs that are helpful for securing a rewarding career. Qualifying candidates can enroll in certificate programs offered by Greenfield Community College. The program is a one-year, full-time training program with candidates attending GCC’s Lab one day per week. Graduates of this program earn 29 college credits. To be eligible, you have to be currently unemployed or working on a part-time basis.
Prep Sites Around Greenfield (Cities By Alphabet)
The Literacy Project Amherst (@The Jewish Community of Amherst)
742 Main St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002, Phone: (413) 259.1663
Windham Learning Ctr (GED)
999 Putney Rd, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301, Phone: (802) 257.9449
See all Brattleboro GED prep options <- in this post
Holyoke Comm. Coll. Adult Education Classes
303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040, Phone: (413) 552.2112
All options are listed here -> Holyoke GED prep classes
NBABE (Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Ed.)
1130 Church St, North Adams, Massachusetts 01247, Phone: (413) 412.1118
Located at Drury High School. Use the entrance left of the main entrance (Suite A2). GED classes are provided by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. You can discover all North Adams area GED prep sites <- on this page
The Literacy Project-North Quabbin (@the Orange Innovation Center)
131 West Main St, Orange, Massachusetts 01364, Phone: (978) 544.8917
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To see if you may qualify, check out this post: GED testing in Massachusetts.
Greenfield area GED test centers
From Springfield, Cities by Alphabet
Greenfield Community College (Room C110, GED or HiSET)
One College Dr, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301, Phone (413) 775-1821
Vermont Adult Learning Center (GED)
90 Birge St, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301, Phone (802) 257-4080
Holyoke Comm College (GED or HiSET)
303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040, Phone (413) 552-2112/2292
PAFEC (HiSET Testing)
206 Maple St, 4th Floor, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040, Phone (413) 552-2292
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (Library-Lower Level, Room LB05, HiSET)
275 Church St, North Adams, Massachusetts 02147, Phone (413) 236-1656
Online HiSET And GED Testing Options Welcomed
Until recently, taking the HiSET or GED over the internet was not possible. Your personal appearance at one of Massachusetts’ state-designated GED/HiSET testing facilities was required. Now, that has changed as we saw the introduction of new online HiSET and GED testing options.
In America, we have a problem with filling more than four million jobs that require a high school diploma. There just aren’t enough qualified people around, and that causes major concerns for our economy. What we also know is that there are more than forty million adults who don’t have a high school diploma because they quit school prematurely.
The GED is scored on a 100-200 scale where a score of 145 – 164 indicates high school equivalency, a 165 – 174 score indicates college readiness and a 175 – 200 score will result in college credit as well.
The HiSET sub-exams are scored on a 0-20 scale, and the minimally required result is an 8-score. Overall, you must reach at least 45 points, and your essay must have at least 2 out of 6 points.
A few years back, the GED exam was completely overhauled recently and offers a great track for all those without a high school diploma to obtain a comparable degree, and graduates are sure to get one of these unfilled job positions.
The shortfall of qualified workers has a tremendous negative effect on our economy, and businesses are not running to their full potential. The GED program offers the possibility to register and pay for one of the four tests separately. The five HiSET subtests may also be taken one at a time.