This page contains a full listing of GED® classes and testing sites in and around New Haven.
The state of Connecticut uses the GED exam for its HSE (high school equivalency) testing program.
The HSE test offers adults who quit high school before graduating another option to earn an equivalent degree.
Testing occurs at a level that compares to what high school students must command upon graduation.
The GED test has four subtests in literacy, math, science, and social studies that must be completed within two years.
The GED exam is free in Connecticut for students younger than 21 and veterans. Others pay $13 for the entire set of four tests.
It is not possible to take the GED online. Personal appearance is required at an official Connecticut testing site.
New Haven GED preparatory classes
New Haven Adult Education Ctr
580 Ella T. Grasso Boulevard, New Haven, CT 06519, Phone: 203-492-0213
Fellowship Place *)
441 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06511, Phone: 203-401-4227
New Haven Job Corps Center
455 Wintergreen Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515, Phone: 203-397-3775
JUNTA for Progressive Action (New Haven Adult Education Center)
169 Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT 06513, Phone: 203-492-0213
Locations around New Haven (cities by alphabet)
East Shore Region Adult Continuing Education (ERACE)
185 E Main Street, Branford, CT 06405, Phone: 203-488-5693
ERACE (East Shore Region Adult & Continuing Education) is serving the towns of Branford, North Branford, Clinton, and Guilford.
Cheshire Board of Education Adult Education
29 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410, Phone: 203-250-2450
The Morgan School (ERACE)
27 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, CT 06413, Phone: 203-488-5693
Danbury H.S. Adult Education GED Instruction
43 Clapboard Ridge Rd – Danbury – Connecticut 06811 – Ph: 203.797.4731
See all Danbury area facilities at Danbury region GED Courses
East Haven Adult Education
290 Dodge Avenue, East Haven, CT 06512, Phone: 203-468-3795 x NUL
Hamden Adult Education **)
2040 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514, Phone: 203-407-2028
Keefe Learning Lab (Hamden Ad. Education)
11 Pine Street, Hamden, CT 06514, Phone: 203-407-2028
Milford Public Schools GED Program
70 West River Street, Milford, CT 06460, Phone: 203-783-3461
See more Milford options here: Bridgeport area GED Programs
New Britain Ad. Literacy GED Program
One Hartford Square | New Britain | CT 06052 | Ph: 860.229.6106 ext. 106
Check all New Britain area GED courses here: New Britain GED Programs
North Haven Adult Education (North Haven High School-Hamden Adult Ed)
221 Elm Street | North Haven | CT 06473 | Phone: 203-239-1641 (ext. 2) / 203-773-9201 (ext. 139)
Old Saybrook Adult Education
210 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, Phone: 860-388-1281
Valley Regional Adult Education
415 Howe Ave | Shelton | CT 06484 | Phone: 203.924.6651 x 106
Wallingford Adult Education-Sheehan High School
142 Hope Hill Road, Wallingford, CT 06492, Phone: 203-294-3900
GED classes are at the Hall Avenue location
Wallingford Adult Learning Center (Train Station)
37 Hall Avenue, Wallingford, CT 06492, Phone: 203-294-3900
GED classes are available in English and Spanish
Crosby HS GED Classes
28 East Clay St, Waterbury – CT 06706 – Ph: 203.574.8038
All Waterbury area GED programs are found here: Waterbury GED Courses
West Haven Adult Education (West Haven High School)
1 McDonough Plaza, West Haven, CT 06516, Phone: 203-937-4375
West Haven Adult Education
255 Meloy Road, West Haven, CT 06516, Phone: 203-937-4300
We welcome you to inform us if you have comments or adjustments, or if you want a location listed. You can contact us here.
New Haven area GED testing centers
New Haven Adult Education Center
580 Ella Grasso Blvd, New Haven, CT 06519, Phone: 203-492-0213
Hamden High School (No longer available)
2040 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 06514, Phone: 203-407-2028
Valley Regional Adult Education
415 Howe Ave, Shelton, CT 06484, Phone: 203-924-6651
Check also: Hartford GED Programs
GED registration & information
To learn everything related to the new GED program visit GED.com and set up an account with My GED to discover a great online portal that is the central hub for all possible GED resources. Go to GED testing requirements in Connecticut to discover whether you may qualify. Check also this website’s free video lessons practice tests for your GED exam, a great way to get ahead fast.
GED applicants can register at no cost, find a lot of preparation tools, schedule and re-schedule their GED test appointments, take a look at their test results, take practice tests, receive individual learning recommendations so they can improve their scores, discover college and university profiles, and find a lot of support for career transitions.
Preparation is key
Applicants can take advantage of all sorts of new methods to get all set (such as free online GED courses offered on this website) when they are preparing for the new GED exam which was launched nationwide a few years ago. The GED’s passing score was initially set at 150 but that was reduced to 145 a few years ago. Read the full story here.
The GED is brought in line with the most important national and state standards for measuring career- and college-readiness. The GED exam needed to be updated to make sure that graduates will be prepared to be successful in the modern-day job market and to succeed in academic programs offered by colleges and universities.
Is the GED exam available online?
No, the GED exam is NOT available over the internet. To secure your HSE (high school equivalency) diploma you must come in person to a designated testing center, and don’t forget to carry proper identification documents! Learning and practicing online is a perfect way to get all set, but the tests must be taken at a physical site.
Higher education options
Your high school equivalency credential allows for continued post-secondary education. Here are some New Haven options:
Yale University (New Haven, 246 Church St, New Haven, CT 06510, 203-432-4771)
Southern Connecticut State University (501 Crescent St, New Haven, CT 06515, 203-392-7278)
Albertus Magnus College (700 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511, 203-773-8550)
Gateway Community College (20 Church St, New Haven, CT 06510, 203-285-2000)
*) Fellowship Place Career Development
Fellowship Place Career Development includes a Career Development Department that is providing pre-vocational and vocational programs to assist adults who suffer from chronic mental illnesses in their efforts to develop skills and confidence which are required aspects to secures steady employment in the contemporary competitive marketplace.
The program includes, among others, paid internships at clerical institutions, guidance to get internships or steady jobs in the food service and maintenance industries, as well as job placement in various competitive sectors. Fellowship Place also provides education and guidance for those who are interested in getting back to school or continuing their academic education.
Together with New Haven’s Department of Adult Education, provides Fellowship Place GED preparation classes and tutoring at their campus, and staff of the agency is trained to support applicants to enroll in post-secondary education as well as job training programs.
**) Hamden Adult School
Hamden Adult School offers GED prep classes to all those area residents who don’t have a high school diploma, and who want to study to pass the GED exam to obtain the state-issued GED diploma. Hamden Adult Ed will support you in gaining the confidence, knowledge, and skills needed to take the exam successfully.
The school’s GED prep classes will enable you to get educated in all four subject areas covered in the GED exam: math, science, literacy, and social studies. Each student will receive an individualized study program that is tailored to his/her individual needs and educational level. The school offers small group instruction for the best study results and where there is time to answer all your questions.
The GED program is open to any Connecticut resident who is at least 17 years of age, who does not possess a secondary degree, and who was officially withdrawn from high school for at least six months, or whose high school class has graduated. No longer can you take the GED exam at the Hamden High School. GED preparation classes are also available at the M.L. Keefe Community Center.