Update June 2020
Remote / at home testing for both HiSET and GED has started. For more information and a comparison of the computer requirements and fees for the online versions of the tests go to: http://www.doe.mass.edu/hse/.
For more information on each test please go to the following websites for up-to-date information:
In person testing at GCC has been suspended at least through August 31, 2020. For updates about the GCC campus 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.
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.