GED Classes Worcester, Massachusetts

Last Updated on April 10, 2024.

Here, we list all GED or HiSET prep facilities and test centers in the Worcester region. Massachusetts offers two options for high school equivalency testing: HiSET and GED.

Both exams are available at certified testing facilities only because Massachusetts suspended the online HiSET and GED tests.

The assessments give adults who never graduated high school an extra opportunity to get hold of an equivalent diploma.

The HiSET® and GED® exams examine knowledge at a level that high school students must command upon graduation.

The GED exam has four separate tests that may be taken separately in the fields of

  • Mathematics
  • English Language Literacy
  • Social Studies
  • Science

The HiSET has five tests (Literacy has individual writing and reading tests) that are also offered separately.

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GED testing is done exclusively on a computer, whereas the HiSET is offered on paper and on a computer.

Until recently, there never had been an option to take the HiSET or GED online. You needed to come to an official Massachusetts testing site.

That changed as both the HiSET and the GED exams were offered over the Internet. Note, however, that Massachusetts has canceled the online HiSET and GED exams!

Check out “The Massachusetts GED Test” if you want to read all about HiSET and GED scoring, testing fees, or Massachusetts eligibility criteria.

Worcester GED Prep Locations (by ZIP)

Worcester Youth Center
326 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602, Phone 508-791-4702

YOU-Education for Employment Program of Worcester
81 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01604, Phone 508-849-5600 x 397

Worcester Family Ties Network (Guild of St. Agnes Daycare)
133 Granite Street, Worcester, MA 01604, Phone 508-799-3136
Participants must live in Worcester and have a child 0-3 years old. Transportation can be provided.

Notre Dame Educational Bridge Center
555-559 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605, Phone 508-852-1589 ext. 2504

Worcester Housing Authority (WHA)
32 Great Brook Valley Avenue, Worcester, MA 01605, Phone 508-635-3306
For WHA adult residents looking to earn their HSE (High School Equivalency) diplomas. Classes provided by Quinsigamond Comm. College.

Quinsigamond Community College
670 W Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606, Phone 508-751-7910/7926
Classes are held at 25 Federal Street, Worcester, MA 01608

Access Futures-Young Parent Program (Spanish and English GED Classes)
799 W Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606, Phone 508-438-0778
Also available: Native Language Literacy Program (Spanish GED classes)

Mass Job Training Adult Basic Education Program
332 Main Street, Suite 601, Worcester, MA 01608, Phone 508-753-2991

Workforce Central Career Center
44 Front Street, 6th Floor, Worcester, MA 01608, Phone 508-799-1600
For applicants 18 years old and up. To qualify, applicants must enter ABE/GED as part of their employment plans and meet state and federal income guidelines.

Worchester Adult Education
484 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608, Phone 508-799-3090

Worcester Community Action Council (2nd Floor)
484 Main Street, Suite 200, Worcester, MA 01608, Phone 508-754-1176 x 181/154

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester (@Worcester Public Library)
3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608, Phone 508-754-8056

YWCA Central Massachusetts (Young Parent Program)
1 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608, Phone 508-767-2505 x 3073

Quinsigamond ABE Community Learning Ctr.
16 Laurel Street, Worcester, MA 01608, Phone 508-770-0508
(Community Builders of Plumley Village East)

Quinsigamond Community College-Downtown Campus
25 Federal Street, Worcester, MA 01608, Phone 508-751-7910/7926
The school’s HiSET/GED prep program is called the Education & Career Preparation Program (ECP). It not only prepares students for the HiSET and GED exams but also helps them take the next steps, such as employment, further job training, or college.
Worcester Housing Authority residents can call 508-635-3306 to benefit from free GED classes.

Quinsigamond Adult Community Learning Ctr.-City Square
110 Front Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA 01608, Phone 508-751-7903

Young Parents Program/Mass Job Training GED Program
332 Main Street, Suite 601, Worcester, MA 01608, Phone 508-753-2991
For applicants ages 16-21, pregnant and/or parenting, who receive TAFDC. Childcare is provided.

Worcester Public Schools Adult Education (Fanning Building)
24 Chatham Street, Worcester, MA 01609, Phone 508-799-3091 or 508-799-3171

Catholic Charities Ad. Basic Education
10 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA 01610, Phone 508-860-2228

Locations around Worcester (Cities by Alphabet)

YOU Inc. Career Pathways Program
7 East Main Street, Brookfield, MA 01506, Phone 508-552-7300

Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School
57 Old Muggett Hill Road, Charlton, MA 01507, Phone 508-248-5971 ext. 1714
Not a GED program, but the school offers Math, English, Science, and Social Studies courses through its evening classes (Bay Path At Night).

Clinton Ad. Learning Center
150 School Street, Clinton, MA 01510, Phone 978-365-4226

Devens Adult Education (MWCC Devens Campus)
1 Jackson Place, Room 205, Devens, MA 01432, Phone 978-772-0405 or 978-630-9831

Shriver Job Corps Center
270 Jackson Road, Devens, MA 01434, Phone 978-784-2600

Boys & Girls Club of Webster-Dudley (Webster Adult Basic Education)
55 Oxford Avenue, Dudley, MA 01571, Phone 978-949-8282

My-Turn GED Classes
14 Summer Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420, Phone 978-345-1092/1093

Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area
610 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420, Phone 978-343-8184
Located in the Fitchburg Public Library. Individualized and confidential tutoring in basic literacy and English for speakers of other languages.

Framingham Adult School
31 Flagg Drive, Framingham, MA 01702, Phone 508-626-4282

Framingham Public Library (Literacy Unlimited Program)
49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702, Phone 508-532-5574 (ext. 457)
The Literacy Unlimited Program Office is located on the Library’s main floor) after the lobby elevator to the right). Go through the tutoring room to the office. The Library offers math tutoring, computer help, and GED prep by appointment.

Joan Brack Adult Learning Center (inside South Middlesex Opportunity Center)
7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702, Phone 508-872-6570 or 508-620-2677

Young Parents Program-SMOC
7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702, Phone 508-872-4853
The Young Parents Program offers HiSET (GED) instruction for parents under 22 receiving DTA assistance. Transportation and childcare are provided.

Mount Wachusett Comm. Coll. GED Instruction
Green Street, Gardner, MA 01440, Phone 978-630-9831/9363

Hudson Maynard Adult Learning Center (@Hudson High School)
69 Brigham Street, Hudson, MA 01749, Phone: 978-567-6250  ext. 15102 or 978-875-2798

Leominster Regional Adult Ed Center (MWCC)
100 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453, Phone: 978-630-9831
MWCC’s Adult Education Center is headquartered at the school’s Leominster campus next to the MassHire North Central Career Center.

Spanish American Center Inc.
112 Spruce Street, Leominster, MA 01453, Phone: 978-534-3145
NOT a GED program. SAC offers ESL (English As A Second Language) classes and other programs to support Leominster residents.

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough, MA 01752, Phone 508-263-9673 or 508-485-9430 ext. 216

YOU Inc. Milford
3 Exchange Street, Milford, MA 01757, Phone 508-473-2178

Grafton Job Corps Center
100 Pine Street, North Grafton, MA 01536, Phone 508-887-7300

YOU, Inc. Education for Employment Program-Southbridge
52 Charlton Street, Southbridge, MA 01550, Phone 508-765-9102 ext. 22

Southbridge High School (Webster Public Schools ABE)
132 Torry Rd, Southbridge, Southbridge, MA 01550, Phone 508-949-8282
Evening Classes

YOU, Inc. Education for Employment Program-Uxbridge (@Uxbridge Youth Center)
25 Mendon Street, Uxbridge, MA 01569, Phone 508-278-6812

Bartlett High School (Webster Public Schools Adult Basic Education)
52 Lake Parkway, Webster, MA 01570, Phone 508-949-8282

Gladys E. Kelly Library (Webster Public Schools ABE)
2 Lake Street, Webster, MA 01570, Phone 508-949-8282

YOU, Inc. Education for Employment Program-Webster
18 Village Way Webster, MA  01570, Phone 508-943-5665

Worcester County House of Correction
5 Paul X. Tivnan Drive, West Boylston, MA 01583, Phone 508-854-1800
No public availability

YOU Inc. Whitinsville
68-72 Church Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588, Phone 508-266-2125

Online GED and HiSET Tests

It used to be that sitting for the GED or HiSET exam online was not available. Both exams had to be completed exclusively at one of Massachusetts’ state-designated testing facilities. But new, online, proctored testing formats were introduced for both the GED and the HiSET exam. For now, however, the Massachusetts online GED and HiSET exams have been canceled!

You may qualify to take the exams in another state without residency requirements. To learn more about the online ‘HiSET-Exam-At-Home’ option, check out: ‘Introducing the online HiSET test.’ For more information about the online GED option, go to ‘The online GED exam.’

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced that the state covers the GED and HiSET testing fees. Check here for more details and to learn about promo codes.

GED Testing Centers in the Worcester Area

Quinsigamond Community College (GED or HiSET)
25 Federal Street, Worcester, MA 01608, Phone 508-854-7529

Worcester Adult Education Center (GED or HiSET)
24 Chatham Street, Worcester, MA 01609, Phone 508-799-3090

From here, cities by alphabet

Bay Path Regional Vo-Tech High School (HiSET)
57 Old Muggett Hill Road, Charlton, MA 01507, Phone: 508-248-5974

Clinton Adult Learning Center (GED or HiSET)
150 School Street, Clinton, MA 01510, Phone 978-365-4226

Mount Wachusett Community College (GED and HiSET)
27 Jackson Road, Devens, MA 01432, Phone 978-630-9173

Mount Wachusett Community College (GED or HiSET, Admin. Bldg, Room W-13)
444 Green Street, Gardner, MA 01440, Phone 978-630-9173

Mount Wachusett Community College (HiSET, GED)
100 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453, Phone 978-630-9173

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