High School Equivalency Assessment (HiSET and GED)

Update April 2022

Remote / at home testing for both HiSET and GED continues. For more information and a comparison of the computer requirements and fees for the online versions of the tests go to: https://www.doe.mass.edu/hse/.

We are also opening up some in person testing on the GCC campus. So far we have opened up:

Testing Location: GCC Testing Center — Room C110 – in the Main Building

  • Wednesday, 6/1/2022 — HiSET Computer-based testing 10 am -3 pm in Room East 150
  • Thursday, 6/2/2022 — HiSET Computer-based testing 4:00-7:30 pm in the Testing Center room C110
  • Wednesday, 6/22/2022 – GED testing 9-3 in the Testing Center room, C110
  • Thursday, 6/23/2022 — HiSET Computer-based testing 9 am-12:30 pm in Room East 150
  • Monday, 6/27/2022 — HiSET Computer-based testing 4:00-7:30 pm in the Testing Center room C110
  • Wednesday, 6/29/2022 – GED testing 9-3 in the Testing Center room, C110
  • Wednesday, 6/29/2022 — HiSET Computer-based testing 9 am-12:30 pm in Room East 150
  • Wednesday, 7/6/2022 — GED testing 8:30-12 in the Testing Center room, C110
  • Wednesday, 7/13/2022 — GED testing 8:30-12 in the Testing Center room, C110
  • More dates to come soon!

See the HiSET website to sign up for testing!

For more information on each test please go to the following websites for up-to-date information:

For updates about the GCC campus and COVID-19 go to: https://www.gcc.mass.edu/safety/healthalerts/

In Massachusetts there are 2 tests offered for earning High School Equivalency (HSE) Credentials — the HiSET™ (High School Equivalency Test) and GED® (General Education Development). At Greenfield Community College we offer both. Click here for a comparison of the HiSET™  and GED® tests: comparison of HSE tests

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education partnered with SABES (System for Adult Basic Education Support) to create a short video: sabes.org/hse. Please refer to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s High School Equivalency (HSE) Office for additional information: www.doe.mass.edu/hse/.

There are special requirements for testing under the age of 18. Please go to the Department of Education’s Website: www.doe.mass.edu/hse/under18.html. 

Testing with accommodations for test takers with disabilities or health related needs is possible, for details please see: www.doe.mass.edu/hse/disabilitiesinfo.html.

To see up-coming testing dates at GCC go to: HiSET or GED.

High School Equivalency Assessment courses are not available at Greenfield Community College. Please contact the following local agencies for information about High School Equivalency Test preparation.

  • The Literacy Project (413) 774-3934 has adult education centers in Greenfield, Turners Falls, Orange, Northampton, Amherst and Ware
  • New England HEP (339) 222-5612 helps migrant and seasonal farm workers and members of their immediate family obtain a high school equivalency credential and gain employment or be placed in an institution of higher education or other postsecondary education or training.

All requests for copies of High School Equivalency Credentials must go through Diploma Sender: www.diplomasender.com.