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 are given maximally two years to complete the GED modules. The HiSET modules are also offered separately if you wish.
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The HiSET is administered both on-paper and on-computer via five tests as the Literacy section includes separate reading and writing tests.
Holyoke GED-HiSET 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
100 Front St | 4th Fl | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 532-2683
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).
Please inform us if we missed a GED-HiSET prep location, or if we need to make adjustments. Please use this contact form.
Locations around Holyoke (cities in alphabetic order)
Amherst Literacy Project (Amherst Jewish Community)
742 Main St | Amherst | MA 01002 | Ph: (413) 259-1663
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
Holyoke area test centers
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave | Holyoke | MA 01040 | Ph: (413) 552-2292
Springfield Technical Comm Coll.
One Armory Sq | Springfield | MA 01105 | Ph: (413) 755-4507
The five HiSET tests
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 and in total a score no less than 2500 points. In New Hampshire, you can only take the test if you have proof residency and you must be at least 18 years of age. When you are 16 or 17 you still can take the test but under specific conditions. You should contact your nearest HiSET testing site for details.
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 diploma will definitely lead to better job options and opens the doors of colleges and universities.
Good preparation is very important, but if you are not so successful in passing the entire battery of tests and need to retake one of the five HiSET sections, you should not be desperate, and just retest that part, but seek advice and prepare well. In New Hampshire, there is no specific waiting period and you can take that part again if you feel you are ready. Nowadays there are many available options for preparing. Why not join one of the above-mentioned classes or you can take online GED (HiSET) prep courses.