Testing, Test Preparation, Adult Basic Education and Transition to College Services
CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) tests help you receive college credit without taking a course. CLEP tests can save you valuable time and money. Anyone can take CLEP exams at STCC. Only students currently enrolled in a degree program at STCC will be issued college credit for passing scores of certain CLEP exams (see Web site for list). All others must have their CLEP scores sent to their college to request credit(s).
General Educational Development (GED)
The GED test provides an opportunity to earn your high school equivalency. You must be a resident of Massachusetts and have a valid photo ID (such as license or passport). Testers under 18 must provide a letter of withdrawal signed by the principal, vice-principal or head counselor from their most recent school.
GED Official Practice Test
Are you ready to take the GED test? Want to see how successful you will be? Sign up for the two-session GED Official Practice Test (OPT). After testing, an advisor will meet with you to review the result to determine whether you should take the GED test or enroll in GED classes for further preparation.
Adult Education Center @ STCC
The Adult Education Center, located in Bldg. 27 on the STCC campus, provides an opportunity for learning to all members of the community. The center provides services for returning adult STCC students, the Adult Basic Education Program, MCAS remediation, and the Transition to College Program.
For more information: Call the Adult Education Center at (413) 755-4300.
ABE Program @ STCC
The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program offers academic advising, class instruction, and tutorial services. Class instruction is offered at three levels: basic literacy, pre-GED and GED. A GED math boot camp class and an independent learning class are also available. Classes are held two evenings a week, from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. All services are free and funded by the Massachusetts Department of Education.
For more information: Contact the Adult Education Center at (413) 755-4300.
Transition to College Program
The STCC Transition to College Program works with adult learners who have achieved their GED and wish to further their education. The Transition Coordinator provides academic advising, career exploration, and follow up supports. All services are free and funded by the Massachusetts Department of Education.
For more information: Contact Toni Maruca at (413) 755-4528.