GED courses are currently not available at Greenfield Community College. Contact the following local agencies for information about GED preparation.
- The Literacy Project (774-3934) has adult education centers in Greenfield, Turners Falls, Orange, Northampton, Amherst and Ware
- Franklin/Hampshire Career Center (774-3182), One Arch Place, Greenfield
- The Family Learning Center (413) 475-1549, 90 Federal Street, Greenfield, MA
The Family Learning Center supports young parents who need assistance studying for their GED. Free childcare is available while studying for and taking their GED tests.
The GED Office at GCC offers two main services: GED (General Educational Development) testing and GED transcripts. The GED tests require you to use thinking skills and general knowledge to answer multiple-choice questions in these five subject areas:
- Language arts – writing
- Language arts – reading
- Social studies
Those who pass the GED Tests earn a High School Equivalency Diploma. You can take the GED Tests if you are a Massachusetts resident who is . . .
- 16 years of age or older
- not currently enrolled in high school
- not a high school graduate
Passing the tests
There are two criteria for passing the GED Tests:
- Score at least 410 out of 800 on each of the five tests
- Obtain a minimum total score of 2250, which is an average of 450 per test
If you do not meet one or both of these requirements the first time you sit for the exam, you have one year from the first test date to retest in one or more subjects. Additional registration fees will apply.