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High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing Program

HSE Testing Program

Based on an abundance of caution and under Directions of the Governor’s office in response the COVID 19 Novel Corona Virus, Massachusetts HSE Testing Centers have suspended operations in the interest of public safety.

Candidates who need to test in an emergency may send an email to with your name and phone number and someone will call you with information.

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
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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