GED Classes Providence, Rhode Island

Posted here are all GED® prep class locations and test centers in the Providence region.

Rhode Island uses the GED exam for high school equivalency (HSE) testing.

The GED test is designed for people who, for some reason, never finished high school.

This way, they have the opportunity to acquire a credential that equivalent to a common HS diploma.

GED testing takes place at a level that compares to that of graduating high school students.

The GED exam consists of four subtests (modules) in Literacy, Math, Science and Social Studies.

You may take one or more of the four modules at a time within a time frame of no longer than two years.

The Rhode Island GED exam costs $120 ($30 per individual test), but the state passed a bill in 2014 that subsidizes the cost for low-income residents, see *).

Providence GED preparation classes (by ZIP)

GED Requirements in Rhode Island

The Providence Skills Center
31 Providence Pl | Providence | RI 02903 | Phone: (401) 437-8885 x 301

Providence Adult Education
255 Westminster St | Shepard Bldg – 6th Fl | Providence | RI 02903 | Phone: (401) 222-8991

Literacy Volunteers of Providence
260 W Exchange St | Suite 106 | Providence | RI 02903 | Phone: (401) 351-0511

Crossroads Rhode Island
160 Broad St | Providence | RI 02903 | Phone: (401) 521-2255

Providence Housing Authority
100 Broad St | Providence | RI 02903 | Phone: (401) 751-6400

Da Vinci Center for Community Progress
470 Charles St | Providence | RI 02904 | Phone: (401) 272-7474

Community College Rhode Island-Liston Campus **)
1 Hilton St | Providence | RI 02905 | Phone: (401) 455-6059

Urban League of Rhode Island
246 Prairie Ave | Providence | RI 02905 | Phone: (401) 351-5000

Family Service of Rhode Island
55 Hope St | Providence | RI 02906 | Phone: (401) 331-1350

Dorcas International Institute-Rhode Island Education Program
645 Elmwood Ave | Providence | RI 02907 | Phone: (401) 461-5940 x 863

Dorcas Place Adult & Family Learning Center
220 Elmwood Ave | Providence | RI 02907 | Phone: (401) 273-8866

Project HOLD (West End Recreation Ctr)
109 Bucklin St | Providence | RI 02907 | Phone: (401) 781-4242

Center For Hispanic Policy & Advocacy
421 Elmwood Ave | Providence | RI 02907 | Phone: (401) 467-0111

Elmwood Community Center
200 Main St | Suite 230 | Providence | RI 02907 | Phone: (401) 461-7940

Knight Memorial Library – Community Room (Spanish)
275 Elmwood Ave | Providence | RI 02907 | Phone: (401) 467-2700 ext. 1608
Spanish GED classes are also offered at South Providence Library (441 Prairie Ave) and Smith Hill Library (31 Candace St)

Amos House
415 Friendship St | Providence | RI 02907 | Phone: (401) 272-0220

Rhode Island Indian Council GED Classes
807 Broad St | Providence | RI 02907 | Phone: (401) 781-1098

Family Outreach Center
11 Hawthorne St | Providence | RI 02907 | Phone: (401) 781-6996

Genesis Center
620 Potters Ave | Providence | RI 02907 | Phone: (401) 781-6110

West End Community Center
109 Bucklin St | Providence | RI 02907 | Phone: (401) 781-4242

RIC Outreach
600 Mt. Pleasant Ave | Bldg 8 | Providence | RI 02908 | Phone: (401) 456-8698

Providence Comm. Action Program (Elmwood Center)
518 Hartford Ave | Providence | RI 02909 | Phone: (401) 273-2000

Providence YouthBuild
141 Delanie St | Providence | RI 02909 | Phone: (401) 273-7528

Tri-Town Community Action Agency
33 Maple Ave | North Providence | RI 02911 | Phone: (401) 519-1903

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Locations around Providence (cities by alphabet)

The Literacy Center
80 N Main St | Attleboro | MA 02703 | Phone: (508) 226-3603 x 16
More Attleboro area options are listed here

Progreso Latino
626 Broad St | Central Falls | RI 02888 | Phone: (401) 728-5920

Central Falls High School (RIRAL)
24 Summer St | Central Falls | RI 02863 | Phone: (401) 762-3841

Cranston Skills Center
656 Park Ave | Cranston | RI 02910 | Phone: (401) 562-8326
For all Cranston options click here

Eastconn-Northeast Learning Center
111 Connecticut Mills Ave | Danielson | CT 06239 | Phone: (860) 779-3770

Goodwill Danielson Career Center (Killingly Community Center)
185 Broad St | 2nd Fl | Danielson | CT 06239 | Phone: (860) 774-0085

East Providence High School (RIRAL)
2000 Pawtucket Ave | East Providence | RI 02914 | Phone: (401) 762-3841

Bristol Community College-Fall River
777 Elsbree St | Fall River | MA 02720 | Phone: (508) 678-2811
See all Fall River options on this page

Tri-Town Comm. Action Agency
1126 Hartford Ave | Johnston | RI 02919 | Phone: (401) 519-1903

EASTCONN GED Program
562 Westcott Rd | Killingly | CT 06239 | Phone: (860) 455-0707

Community College Rhode Island-Flanagan Campus **)
1762 Louisquisset Pike | Lincoln | RI 02865 | Phone: (401) 455-6059

The North Attleboro Literacy Center (Howard Estate)
204 Elm St | North Attleboro | MA 02760 | Phone: (508) 226-3603

St. Paul’s Church (Pawtucket Adult Ed)
50 Park Pl | Pawtucket | RI 02860 | Phone: (401) 725-4307

Blackstone Valley Community Action Program
32 Goff St | Pawtucket | RI 02860 | Phone: (401) 723-4520

Pawtucket Youth Center
175 Main St | Pawtucket | RI 02860 | Phone: (401) 305-5919

Taunton Adult Education Partnership
43 Taunton Green | Second Floor | Taunton | MA 02780 | Phone: (508) 977-9565
More Taunton area locations are found here

Bristol-Warren Adult Education (Project RIRAL)
689 Main St | Warren | RI 02885 | Phone: (401) 245-3392

Literacy Volunteers of East Bay
17 Croade St | Warren | RI 02885 | Phone: (401) 247-2177

Warwick Adult Education HSE Classes
575 Centerville Rd | Warwick | RI 02886 | Phone: (401) 734-3156
For all Warwick area check out this post 

Wrentham Development Center
131 Emerald St | Wrentham | MA 02093 | Phone: (617) 822-0130

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Providence area GED test centers

Community Coll. of Rhode Island-Liston Campus
1 Hilton St | Providence | RI 02905 | Phone: (401) 455-6059

Cranston Alternative Learning Center
205 Norwood Ave | Cranston | RI 02905 | Ph: (401) 270-8166

Community Coll. of Rhode Island Flanagan Campus
1762 Louisquisset Pike | Lincoln | RI 02865 | Ph: (401) 333-7070

Toll Gate High School
575 Centerville Rd | Warwick | RI 02886 | Ph: (401) 734-3156

Tips for writing the GED essay

The four GED tests

The GED examination has four separate tests. The former writing section is now incorporated in the other tests as most multiple-choice questions have disappeared and been replaced by essay-style answers, that allow for measuring an applicant’s writing capacities. The four tests are on the scholastic fields of science, math, social studies, and literacy. To see if you qualify, go to GED Testing in Rhode Island. All over North America, the GED credential is accepted in the same way as a regular high school diploma.

The GED passing score is 145 out of 200. The minimally required score was lowered in early 2016. Read all about it in this GED Scoring News post. You may also want to take a closer look at this page that has links to all U.S. GED testing sites and programs.

GED acceptance

Upon passing the GED exam you will be awarded the GED diploma or certificate that is nationally recognized and accepted as equivalent to a high school diploma by nearly all employers and universities. Please note well that online GED testing is NOT possible! You must come to an authorized testing site and take the four GED subtests in person and pass all four within two years.

*) January 2015. Rhode Island has a state law that allows GED students with limited income receive a fee waiver to cover the fee for the GED exam. In July 2014, the bill to offer fee waivers to specific low-income GED students became law, though over the second half of the year there were no waivers granted. At the start of 2014, GED Testing Service (the for-profit company administrating the GED exam) had raised the exam fee from $50 to $120.

Senate leaders called for immediate implementation of the waivers, as they said that it’s wrong that exam costs are a barrier to some students for taking the state HSE (high school equivalency) exam. This is especially true in Rhode Island which is facing a considerable skills gap and a relatively high unemployment rate.

Originally, the GED program was set up in the 1940’s to help returning WW II military members earn a high school comparable credential so they could continue their academic education or find civilian jobs. During the past seven decades, the GED diploma has evolved into the best known HSE exam for adults that never completed high school.

**) Community College of Rhode Island

Community College of Rhode Island offers GED test centers at the school’s Flanagan Campus (Lincoln) and at the Liston Campus (Providence). The new GED exam is developed to guide adults through the process of gaining the skills and knowledge that are required to become successful in the workplace and college.

The 2014 GED exam is actually the only nationally recognized HSE (high school equivalency) assessment program that is in line with the Career and College State Standards. The GED exam is available only computer-based and this allows for instant scoring results. The GED exam consists of four tests on the content areas of Literacy (155 minutes); Mathematics (115 minutes); Science (90 minutes); and Social Studies (70 minutes).

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