This article contains a complete listing of GED and HiSET prep facilities and test centers in the Lawrence region. In Massachusetts, there are two options for high school equivalency testing, the HiSET and the GED exams.
Both options are available at certified testing centers and online.
The tests provide adults who didn’t graduate from high school the opportunity to earn an equivalent degree.
Both exams measure knowledge at a level that’s comparable to that of high school students upon graduation.
The GED® exam has four separate tests that may be taken separately in Math, Literacy, Social Studies, and Science.
The HiSET® has individual reading and writing subtests, so five overall that can be taken separately as well.
Until recently, the GED or HiSET test could not be taken online. You needed to report in person to one of Massachusetts’ state-approved GED/HiSET test centers. Recent developments have, however, changed that. Check below for online HiSET and GED testing options.
Lawrence GED Prep Locations
Northern Essex Community College (NECC) Riverwalk (Adult Literacy)
360 Merrimack St | Lawrence | MA 01843 | Ph: (978) 659.1272
GED and HiSET classes are held at 420 Common Street (Room LH 314), Lawrence, MA 01840.
NECC HiSET Prep Classes
420 Common St | Room LH 314 | Lawrence | MA 01840 | Ph: (978) 659-1279
Lawrence Adult Learning Center
147 Haverhill St | Lawrence | MA 01840 | Ph: (978) 722.8110
Lawrence Adult Learning Center
51 Lawrence St | Lawrence | MA 01841 | Ph: (978) 722.8114
(Located in the Lawrence Public Library, 3rd floor)
417 Canal St | Lawrence | MA 01841 | Ph: (978) 681.0548
MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Center (Referral and Advice Only)
255 Essex St | Lawrence | MA 01840 | Ph: (978) 722.7000
Prep Sites Around Lawrence (Cities By Alphabet)
Haverhill Adult Education
145 Essex St | Haverhill | MA 01832 | Ph: (978) 373.1971 ext. 251
Haverhill Community Action Adult Learning Center
3 Washington Sq | 3rd Floor | Haverhill | MA 01830 | Ph: (978) 373.1971 ext. 244
MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Center
160 Merrimack St | Second Floor | Haverhill | MA 01830 | Ph: (978) 519.3762
Advice and referral only
Middlesex Comm. Coll. GED Classes
33 Kearney Sq | Lowell | MA 01852 | Ph: (781) 280.3665/3654
For all Lowell GED prep facilities, <- check here
Manchester Community Resource Ctr. HiSET Instruction
434 Lake Ave | Manchester | NH 03103 | Ph: (603) 703.0236
All Manchester HiSET prep options <- can be found in this post
Methuen Adult Education (Currier School)
36 Boylston St | Methuen | MA 01844 | Ph: (978) 681.1347/9407
Nashua Adult Education
40 Arlington St | Nashua | NH 03060 | Ph: (603) 598.8303
For all HiSET prep options in Nashua, <- go to this page
Salem School for Continuing Education (Salem High School)
44 Geremonty Dr | Salem | NH 03079 | Ph: (603) 893.7074
Sylvan-Salem Learning Center
240 North Broadway | Suite E | Salem | NH 03079 | Ph: (603) 262.1466
NH Works Career Center Salem
29 South Broadway | Salem | NH 03079 | Ph: (603) 893.9185
For Referral & Advice Only
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Online GED And HiSET Testing Options
It used to be that there was no option to deal with the GED or HiSET exam over the internet. Testing was done at a state-designated Massachusetts testing facility. Now, all of that has changed as we saw the arrival of online testing options for both the HiSET and the GED exam.
Lawrence Area GED Test Centers
From Lawrence, Cities in Alphabetical Order
Lawrence Adult Learning Center (Third Floor, GED or HiSET)
51 Lawrence St | Lawrence | MA 01840 | Phone 978-722-8114
North Shore Community College (GED or HiSET)
One Ferncroft Rd | Danvers | MA 01923 | Phone 978-739-5409
Gilbert H. Hood Middle School-Derry (HiSET)
5 Hood Rd | Derry | NH 03038 | Phone 603-432-1245
Northern Essex Comm Coll (Technology Ctr, Rm 129, GED or HiSET)
100 Elliott St | Haverhill | MA 01830 | Phone 978-556-3872
Lowell Adult Education (HiSET or GED)
408 Merrimack St | Lowell | MA 01854 | Phone 978-937-8989
Nashua Adult Learning Ctr HiSET testing
4 Lake st | Nashua | NH 03060 | Phone 603-882-9080
Salem School for Continuing Education at Salem High (HiSET)
44 Geremonty Dr | Salem | NH 03079 | Phone 603-893-7074
Galvin Middle School (HiSET)
525 Main St | Wakefield | MA 01880 | Phone 781-246-6410 ext 24107
If you are thinking about getting your HSE (High School Equivalency) Certificate, be sure to get as prepared as you possibly can. Massachusetts introduced the HiSET for the state’s High School Equivalency Testing Program to replace the GED test but decided to also offer the GED exam again for this purpose.
No matter how you get ready, just make sure you will pass the GED or HiSET exam, get a good job, improve your income, and get on the road to a brighter future.
When you visit a testing site, don’t forget to carry a valid photo ID. In Massachusetts, the HiSET exam is offered computer-based and in paper format. Testing results will be ready in a few weeks (paper version) or right after the exam (computer format), except for the section writing. The GED is exclusively available on a computer.