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High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing Program

HSE Testing Program

Many Massachusetts HSE Test Centers remain closed due to the COVID 19 Novel Corona Virus pandemic. Some sites have reopened and are now available to test following strict safety guidelines. In order to find test sites open near you and schedule a test at an official test center, please visit the vendor websites www.GED.com; www.hiset.ets.org.

Additionally, GED® and HiSET® offer a remote (at home) proctored testing option to Massachusetts candidates. To schedule an exam at home, visit the vendor websites: Introducing the Official Online GED Test - GED; HiSET Exam at Home.

If you have questions you may send an email to HSET@doe.mass.edu with your name and phone number and someone will call you back with information.

Below is a comparison of the GED® and HiSET® remote proctored testing options.

Remote Proctored HSE Testing GED® / HiSET® Comparison
HSE Testing in MAGED®HiSET®
Product NameOn Line Proctoring GED Test (OP)HiSET Exam at Home
Proctor VendorOnVueProctorU
Price$125 Battery ($31.25 per test)$141.25 Battery ($28.25 per test) ($17.25/retest)
PrerequisiteMust Score Green Category (145+) on GED Ready OPTNone
Retest PolicyNoneTwice per calendar year.
Jan–Dec
Minimum Age1818
Spanish Tests AvailableNoYes
Combine with previous scoresYesYes
Scratch PaperMay be done on computer.Erasable white board or clear plastic sheet with erasable pen.
System Requirements Must be a desktop or laptop computer, not a tablet or mobile device

Windows 10 Windows 8.1 Mac OS 10.13 and above Must be a desktop or laptop computer, not a tablet or mobile device
Must use Windows® operating system, versions 10, 8 or 7

Must use Mac® OS X 10.5 or higher (10.13 High Sierra is recommended)

Must use Chrome or Firefox® browser
Registration information and more details.www.ged.comwww.hiset.ets.org

Welcome to the Massachusetts State High School Equivalency Testing Program. The Massachusetts High School Equivalency Team, housed 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.

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  • If you previously received a GED© or HiSET ® credential from Massachusetts but need official verification of that or a transcript of your scores.
  • If you have recently passed the GED© test or the HiSET ® and are wondering where your credential and transcripts are.
  • If you are a school, college, employer, or other third-party entity seeking to verify that an individual previously received a GED© or HiSET ® credential from Massachusetts.

Annually, over 3000 individuals attain their High School Equivalency in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education produced this video to help you discover how you can achieve your second chance:

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What you Need to Know to get your High School Equivalency Credential
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Lo que necesitas saber para obtener tu credencial de equivalencia de high school

Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Our office is not responsible for and does not in any way guarantee the accuracy of information in other sites accessible through links herein. DESE may supplement this list with other services and products that meet the specified criteria. For more information contact: Olympia.S.Stroud@mass.gov or 781-338-6625.

Contact Us

Michael A. Farma
High School Equivalency Specialist
(781) 338-3836

Olympia Stroud
High School Equivalency Program Coordinator II
(781) 338-6625

 
Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370

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Disclaimer: A reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.