GED Classes Holyoke, Massachusetts

In this article, you can find all GED®-HiSET preparatory class locations and testing sites in the Holyoke area. Massachusetts uses two options for its high school equivalency (HSE) testing program, the GED and HiSET exams.

The HSE exam is for individuals who quit high school prematurely and offers them the chance to secure an equivalent degree.

The HSE exam measures knowledge at a level that is similar to what high school graduates are expected to know.

The GED exam must be taken on a computer and has four separate tests in Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Math.

You can complete the four GED modules one at a time. The HiSET modules are also offered separately if you wish.

The HiSET is administered both on-paper and on-computer via five tests as the Literacy section includes separate reading and writing tests.

GED Massachusetts Requirements

Holyoke GED Prep Sites

The Community Education Project
317 Main St | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 538-5770

Holyoke Adult Learning Opportunities Center
57 Suffolk St | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 534-2026

Holyoke Tutor-Mentor Program
177 High St | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 534-3376

The Care Center
247 Cabot St | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 532-2900 ext. 127
HiSET (former GED) Classes for Pregnant/Parenting Teens

YouthBuild Holyoke Nueva Esperanza
401 Main St | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 533-9442

New England Farm Workers Council
205 High St | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 272-0200

Holyoke Community College Adult Education
303 Homestead Ave | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 538-7000

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holyoke
70 Nick Cosmos Way | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 534-7366

Holyoke Works
100 Front St | 4th Fl | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 532-2683

HALO
206 Maple Street | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 552-2916
Beginning Literacy, pre-HiSET and HiSET (former GED) instruction

Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center (HCC Adult Learning Center)
206 Maple Street | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 552-2912/2990
HCC’s Adult Learning Center is located at the Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center (upper floors of the Holyoke Transportation Center, downtown Holyoke).

Free online Massachusetts GED prep classes

Locations Around Holyoke (cities in alphabetic order)

Amherst Literacy Project (Amherst Jewish Community)
742 Main St | Amherst | MA 01002 | Ph: (413) 259-1663

Jones Library
43 Amity St | Amherst | MA 01002 | Ph: (413) 259-3093

EOC (Educational Opportunity Center)
35 Mount Carmel Ave |3rd Fl | Chicopee | MA 01013 | Ph: (413) 612-0206
See more Chicopee options here

Southern Hilltowns Adult Learning Ctr
9 Russell Rd | Huntington | MA 01050 | Ph: (413) 667-0217

Gateway Regional High (Southern Hilltowns Adult Education)
12 Littleville Rd | Huntington | MA 01050 | Ph: (413) 685-1052

Hampden County Correctional Ctr HSE Instruction
627 Randall Rd | Ludlow | MA 01056 | Ph: (413) 547-8000 ext. 245
Not open to the public

The Literacy Project Northampton(James House Comm. Learning Ctr)
42 Gothic St | Northampton | MA 01062 | Ph: (413) 584-6755

Franklin Hampshire Career Ctr HSE Classes
178 Industrial Dr | Northampton | MA 01060 | Ph: (413) 586-6506

Smith Vocational Adult Community Education
80 locust st | Northampton | MA 01060 | Ph: (413) 587-1414 ext. 3530

Northampton Comm. Action HSE Classes
56 Vernon St | Northampton | MA 01060 | Ph: (413) 582-4230

Massachusetts International Language Institute
17-25 New South St | Northampton | MA 01060 | Ph: (413) 586-7569

Hampshire County Jail HSE Program
205 Rocky Hill Rd | Northampton | MA 01060 | Ph: (413) 584-5911 ext. 221

Springfield Technical Comm. Coll. Adult Education Ctr
1 Armory Sq | Bldg 27 – 1st Fl | Springfield | MA 01102 | Ph: (413) 755-4300
See all Springfield option on this page

The Literacy Project Ware 
23 W Main St | Ste 3 | Ware | MA 01082 | Ph: (413) 967-9902

Westfield Community Ed. HSE Classes
4 School St | 2nd Floor | Westfield | MA 01085 | Ph: (413) 336-3100

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Massachusetts GED Practice Test

Holyoke Area GED Test Centers

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph (413) 552-2292/2112

PAFEC HiSET Test Center
206 Maple St | Fourth Fl | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph (413) 552-2292

James House Community Education Ctr
42 Gothic St | Northampton | MA 01060 | Ph (413) 552-2292

Springfield Technical Community College
One Armory Sq | Springfield | MA 01105 | Ph (413) 755-4507

Springfield Public Schools HiSET Testing
204 Boston Rd | Springfield | MA 01109 | Ph (413) 787-7210

Westfield Athenaeum Library HiSET Testing
6 Elm St | Westfield | MA 01085 | Ph (413) 552-2292

Massachusetts GED Study Guide

Passing Scores

The HiSET exam has five tests in these subject areas: Science, Social Studies, Math, Literacy Reading, and Literacy Writing, and to pass the HiSET exam you need a minimum score of 500 points on each individual subject so in total, a score no less than 2500 points. Your essay must have at least a 2-score as well.

The GED passing score is 145 (out of a possible 200) on each of the four GED subtests. The HS equivalency score is 145-164. If your results are in the 165-174 range, you are “college-ready”, and if your score is between 175 and 200, you’ll also receive college credits. The HSE (high school equivalency) diploma will definitely lead to better job options and opens the doors of colleges and universities.

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