Most testing sites have reopened and are now available to test following strict safety guidelines. This includes mask requirements and reduced capacity to ensure social distancing. In order to find test sites open near you and schedule a test at an official test center, please visit the vendor websites www.GED.com; www.hiset.ets.org.
Additionally, GED® and HiSET® offer a remote (at home) proctored testing option to Massachusetts candidates. To schedule an exam at home, visit the vendor websites: Introducing the Official Online GED Test - GED; HiSET Exam at Home.
If you have questions you may send an email to HSET@mass.gov with your name and phone number and someone will call you back with information.
Below is a complete list of the High School Equivalency Test Centers in Massachusetts. The Commonwealth offers several different options for high school equivalency testing:
However, not every test center offers all testing options. Please refer to the abbreviations in the Key below when reviewing the Test Center List for testing options.
Candidates may take any GED® or HiSET® subtest in English or Spanish. English and Spanish scores may be combined toward High School Equivalency credential attainment.
All credentials will be printed in English. Transcripts will be printed in English and document test vendor (GED® or HiSET®) subtest taken, subtest score, subtest form, and subtest language.
Candidates who received a Spanish credential after 2001 may request a credential in English by contacting the DESE/ACLS HSE team in writing at HSET@mass.gov .
Tests Sites below marked "SP" will have Spanish-speaking staff available to administer the test.
Note: All Massachusetts Test Centers offer the HiSET®.
All Test Centers
CBT — Computer Based Testing
PBT — Paper Based Testing
SP — Spanish Testing
GED® — GED® Testing
HiSET® — HiSET® Testing
BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center
200 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
CBT SP HiSET® GED®
BCYF Jackson Mann Community Center
500 Cambridge Street
Allston, MA 02134
CBT SP HiSET®
BCYF Paris St Community Center
112 Paris St.
East Boston, MA 02128
CBT SP HiSET®
Charlestown Adult Education Center
76 Monument St
Charlestown, MA 02129
CBT SP HiSET®
Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Our office is not responsible for and does not in any way guarantee the accuracy of information in other sites accessible through links herein. DESE may supplement this list with other services and products that meet the specified criteria. For more information contact: HSET@mass.gov or 781-338-6625.
Last Updated: January 31, 2023
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Disclaimer: A reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.