Massachusetts GED Requirements

In Massachusetts, students must pass four independent GED sub-exams to earn their GED diploma. The GED exam can be taken online or at one of Massachusetts’ testing centers.

Registration for the GED® exam and the GED Ready® tests must be done online on the GED.com website.

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Massachusetts GED Test Requirements

  • In Massachusetts, the minimum age for GED testing is 16.
  • 16 or 17-year-olds, however, must meet additional criteria such as having permission from their school districts and holding parental consent.
  • GED testing is only open to Massachusetts residents.
  • Test-takers cannot already have a high school or equivalent diploma.
  • Test-takers can also not be signed up for another educational program.

Massachusetts GED Price

The Massachusetts GED test costs $31,25 per subtest or $125 for the entire GED battery.

The online Massachusetts GED exam costs $37.25 per subtest or $149 for the entire GED exam. You’ll also have to pay for four GED Ready tests, so you can add that amount ($28 in total) to your overall GED testing cost, which brings it to $178.

To qualify for the online GED exam, you are required first to reach passing scores (in the “green” section) on the GED Ready test, available from GED.com at $6.99 each. There is a GED Ready test for each of the four GED subtests, so that’ll be $28.

You’ll get four GED Ready vouchers for free, however, if you purchase Onsego’s My Advantage Plan.

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We understand that for many GED hopefuls, life can be hectic. So we have developed a comprehensive GED prep program with online GED classes that are bite-sized and engaging.

Our video lessons address one GED subject topic at a time, so you can watch them whenever you have a few minutes free. Everything is explained in an easy-to-follow way, and you will learn everything you need to know to pass the GED exam. Check here to read more about the online Massachusetts GED exam.

Our practice tests allow you to discover all about the subject fields that you already know sufficiently and the areas that you should center on to improve your scores. This way, you’ll make the most of your precious study time and improve your results faster.

The Massachusetts HSE (high school equivalency) diploma is awarded to adult learners who successfully have taken the four GED sub-exams. The credential is equivalent to a common high school degree and is accepted across North America by institutions of higher learning and employers.

Online GED

Candidates can take the GED exam online or at an official Massachusetts test center. Until recently, online testing was no option, but that has all changed with the arrival of the online GED exams.

To qualify for the online GED test, students need to attain “green” scores on the GED Ready® practice test that is available on the GED.com website for $6.99. There’s a GED Ready test for each of the four GED subtests, so that’ll set you back an additional $28 on top of the test fees.

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How To Start With Your GED Prep

The probably most effective way to begin your GED preparation is by taking GED practice tests. This way, you can learn about your stronger and weaker points, so you’ll learn which subject areas require your attention most. Onsego’s practice tests are similar to what you’ll find on the actual GED test.

FAQ About GED In Massachusetts

How to get a GED in Massachusetts?

To earn your GED credential in Massachusetts, you’ll need to pass the four tests that make up the GED exam. The four tests measure your proficiency in Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Literacy. The GED exam is fully computer-based.

What are the Massachusetts GED testing requirements?

The GED exam offers adults who never finished high school the opportunity to earn an equivalent diploma. In Massachusetts, testers must be state residents, and the minimum age to qualify for high school equivalency testing is 16. 16/17-year-olds, however, must meet some pretty strict additional requirements. Applicants cannot already hold a high school degree.

What is the GED cost in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, the GED testing fee is $125 or $31,25 per subtest when taken at one of Massachusetts’ testing sites. Online GED testing costs $37.25 per subtest (or $149 for the entire GED battery). Bear in mind, however, that you must also buy 4 GED Ready tests for, in total, $28! Onsego’s My Advantage students get four GED Ready tests at no cost at all!

For more information:
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
High School Equivalency Office
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
Phone: 781.338.6625/3836