High School Equivalency Assessment (formerly GED)
High School Equivalency Assessment courses are currently not available at Greenfield Community College. Please contact the following local agencies for information about High School Equivalency Test 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
- Community Action: 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 High School Equivalency Credential. Free childcare is available while studying for and taking their tests.
In January 2014, Massachusetts announced that a new test would be used for High School Equivalency Testing. The test that will be offered is the HiSET™ (High School Equivalency Test) through the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Please refer to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s High School Equivalency (HSE) Office for general information about this decision: www.doe.mass.edu/hse/
For information about and to register for taking the HiSET™ test, go to www.HiSET.ets.org. Please be aware that the site has information that is specific to Massachusetts. Greenfield Community College is a test location for both Paper Based Testing and Computer Based Testing. Testing is scheduled to begin in April 2014.
The High School Equivalency Assessment Office at GCC offers two main services: High School Equivalency Testing (formerly GED) testing and GED transcripts (for those who earned a GED prior to 2014).