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High School Equivalency Exam

The GED© or the HiSET® Test, Now You Can Choose!

As of January 1, 2017, candidates for the Massachusetts High School Equivalency (HSE) Credential may choose to take either the GED© or the HiSET® assessment as the pathway to the Credential.

As of February 9, 2023, Massachusetts residents may take the GED© or the HiSET® at no cost. The state of Massachusetts will cover the cost of the initial GED© and HiSET® tests in each subject, plus two retakes, to ensure that cost is no longer a barrier to residents completing their high school equivalency and working towards their educational and career goals.

Need More Information about the HiSET® or GED© High School Equivalency Test?

For all the HSE information, recent updates, contact people and test center locations, visit the HSE section on the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website. Watch the video, What You Need to Know about Getting Your High School Equivalency Credential, for more information about the process. The video is also available in Spanish: Lo que necesitas saber para obtener tu credencial de equivalencia de high school.

Need to Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam?

If you want to find preparation classes in Massachusetts for Adult Secondary Education (ASE) and HiSET® or GED©, call us at 1-800-447-8844 or click on Find A Program at the top of this page to search our online directory.

Need Your HiSET® or GED© Test Scores?

Massachusetts works with Diploma Sender to store originals and to distribute copies of HSE (GED© and HiSET®) certificates and score reports. If you need a copy of your certificate or score report, please visit the Diploma Sender website. Please note that while your original certificate and score report are free, copies cost $15 each. If you have any questions, please contact Massachusetts HSE staff.

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