Listed on this page are all GED® (HiSET® in New Hampshire) prep sites and testing centers in the Portsmouth area. New Hampshire is using the HiSET test for the state’s HSE (high school equivalency testing program.
You can sit for the HiSET exam online or at one of New Hampshire’s official HiSET test centers.
HSE testing is geared towards individuals who quit high school prematurely and gives them the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
The HiSET measures knowledge at a level that may be expected of students after four years in high school.
The exam comprises of five subject tests in the fields of reading, writing, science, math, and social studies.
The HiSET is available in both paper- and computer-based formats and the subtest may be taken individually.
In earlier days, HiSET testing had to be done at state-recognized testing sites. There was no online option but the recent introduction of an online proctored HiSET exam has changed that. Learn more below at the bottom of this post.
Portsmouth GED prep locations (HiSET)
Rockingham Community Action (Academic Skill Building Classes)
7 Junkins Ave – Portsmouth – NH 03801 – Phone: (603) 422.8233
Rockingham Community Action offers free HiSET prep classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Classes are available at the Community Campus (100 Campus Drive).
Portsmouth Adult Basic HiSET Education
100 Campus Dr – Suite 22 – Portsmouth – NH 03801 – Phone: (603) 422-8233
Sites around Portsmouth (cities in alphabetic order)
Biddeford Adult Education HiSET Instruction
64 West St – Biddeford – ME 04005 – Phone: (207) 282.3883
More options can be found on our Portland area page
Dover Adult Education Center
22 Atkinson St – Dover – NH 03820 – Phone: (603) 742.1030
McConnell Community Center (Dover Adult Ed.)
61 Locust St -Dover – NH 03820 – Phone: (603) 742.1030
Exeter Adult Education-Tuck Learning Campus
30 Linden St – Entrance D – Exeter – NH 03833 – Phone: (603) 775.8457
The HiSET exam has replaced the GED test in New Hampshire. Exeter Adult Education offers free day and evening opportunities for applicants who want to prepare for the HiSET exam. Classes are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, and on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. HiSET classes are available at the Tuck Learning Center (Entrance D, 30 Linden Street).
Rockingham Community Action Literacy Program
14 Center St – Exeter – NH 03833 – Phone: (603) 778.4770
Winnacunnet High School (Community Education)
1 Alumni Dr – Hampton – NH 03842 – Phone: (603) 758.9224
HiSET prep classes are offered through the WHS Evening High School
Kittery Adult Education HiSET
12 Williams Ave – Kittery – ME 03904 – Phone: (207) 439.5896
Nute Library HiSET Instruction
22 Elm St – Milton – NH 03851 – Phone: (603) 652.7829
Nute High School & Middle School (Dover Adult Ed & SAU #64)
22 Elm St – Milton – NH 03851 – Phone: (603) 335.6200/742.1030
Newburyport Adult Education
241 High St – Newburyport – MA 01950 – Phone: (978) 465.1257
Noble Adult Education HiSET
388 Somersworth Rd – North Berwick – ME 03906 – Phone: (207) 676.3223
Rochester Adult Education
62 South Main St – Rochester – NH 03867 – Phone: (603) 335.7351
First Church Congregational (Dover Adult Education)
63 S Main St – Rochester – NH 03867 – Phone: (603) 335.6200
Literacy Volunteers of Sanford
883 Maine St – Ste 4 – Sanford – ME 04073 – Phone: (207) 324.2486
908 Main St – Suites 8 and 9 – Sanford – ME 04073 – Phone: (207) 699.8068
Marshwood Adult Education
260 Dow Highway – South Berwick – ME 03908 – Phone: (207) 384.5703
The school offers HiSET prep classes via the Evening Math Lab to those who want to get ready for the HiSET exam.
Springvale Career Ctr
9 Bodwell Crt – Springvale – ME 04083 – Phone: (207) 324.5460
Wells-Ogunquit Adult & Community Ed.
200 Sanford Rd – Wells – ME 04090 – Phone: (207) 646.4565
York Adult Ed. HiSET Classes
1 Robert Stevens Dr – York – ME 03909 – Phone: (207) 363.7922
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For eligibility criteria go to GED (HiSET) testing in New Hampshire
Portsmouth area GED testing centers (HiSET)
Crossroads House Portsmouth HiSET Test Center
600 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801, Phone: (603) 775-8456
Dover Adult Education HiSET testing
61 Locust Street, Dover, New Hampshire 03820, Phone: (603) 742-1030
Exeter Adult Education Center
30 Linden Street, Exeter, New Hampshire 03833, Phone: (603) 775-8456
Traip Academy Adult Education Office (Kittery Adult Ed)
12 Williams Avenue, Kittery, Maine 03904, Phone: (207) 439-5896
Noble High School
388 Somersworth Road, North Berwick, ME 03906, Phone: (207) 676-3223
Dover ALC-First Church Congregational
63 S Main Street, Rochester, New Hampshire 03867, Phone: (603) 742-1030
Marshwood Adult Education
260 Dow Highway, South Berwick, Maine 03908, Phone: (207) 384-5703
Wells-Ogunquit Adult Education (Wells High School)
200 Sanford Road, Wells, Maine 04090, Phone: (207) 646-4565
York Adult Education
30 Organug Road, York, Maine 03909, Phone: (207) 393-7922
Why the HiSET exam?
Just like many other states, New Hampshire started to look for available alternative methods because non-profit ACE (The American Council on Education) had transferred its GED testing services to for-profit giant assessment developer Pearson Vue.
The HiSET exam offers a choice between computer and paper-based testing for the next few years, and will gradually switch to only computer testing.
Pearson Vue introduced the computer-based GED program and GED Testing Service spiked the exam fee to $120, almost double the amount New Hampshire applicants paid before. The HiSET exam, however, now also costs a staggering $25 per one of the five subtests in New Hampshire! Having said that, affordability was one of the key reasons why New Hampshire turned away from the GED exam!
Welcoming the online HiSET test
In the past, if you were looking to sit for the HiSET exam, your personal appearance at an official New Hampshire HiSET testing site was required. There simply was no online high school equivalency testing option offered.
But now, this has all changed with the arrival of the online proctored HiSET test. To learn more about the ‘HiSET-Exam-At-Home’ option, check out Introducing the HiSET-At-Home online test.
Last Updated on February 21, 2021.