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High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing Program


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Welcome to the Massachusetts State High School Equivalency Testing Program

The Massachusetts High School Equivalency Office, a Unit within the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, oversees:

  • The issuing of the Massachusetts High School Equivalency Credential, a nationally-recognized document that is accepted by virtually all colleges, universities, and employers in the country as exactly equivalent to a high school diploma; and
  • The administration of the tests required to earn the Credential.

If you do not have a high school diploma but need one for school or work, go to General Information.

If you want to find out if you are eligible to take a high school equivalency test in Massachusetts, go to Eligibility Requirements.

If you are looking for a list of official high-school equivalency test centers in Massachusetts, go to Test Centers List.

If you want to apply for accommodations on the test because of a diagnosed disability, or if you are looking for information on the accommodations process in general, go to Accommodations for Disabilities.

If you are looking for help to prepare for the GED© test and/or the HiSET®, go to; HSE preparations options

If you have previously received a GED or HiSET diploma from Massachusetts but need official verification of that or a transcript of your scores, go to Diploma Sender.

If you have recently passed the GED test or the HiSET and are wondering where your diploma and transcripts are, go to Diploma Sender.

If you are a school, college, employer, or other third-party entity seeking to verify that an individual previously received a GED or HiSET diploma from Massachusetts, go to Diploma Sender.

If you are looking for general information about the credential, the testing process, or the GED© and/or HiSET® tests specifically, go to General Information.

If you would like to contact a High School Equivalency Office staff member personally, go to HSE Staff.



Last Updated: January 24, 2017
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