There will be no class 12/18 - 1/1. Classes resume January 2nd. Happy holidays!
Now enrolling for HiSET/GED classes!
All classes are free.
Please fill out our enrollment form by clicking the link below.
A staff member will reach out to you with more information.
How much do classes cost?
Classes are funded by the Department of Education and offered for free.
How long will it take me to get my diploma?
It varies and depends on what skills you bring to the program, how often you attend and your participation.
When can I start?
We enroll students from August-March. Students must complete an orientation process which includes taking assessments for class placement, learning about class policies and expectations, and getting help with any tech skills needed to begin class. Generally, we enroll new students at the beginning of each month as long as slots are available.
What do I need to start?
Knowing your social security number is helpful but not necessary. Students under 18 will need a parent or guardian signature.
Are classes in person or remote?
Students have the option of attending in person or remotely from home. If needed, students can borrow a Chromebook and/or hotspot to access classes remotely.
What are classes like?
You will meet with a small group of students who are all working toward the same goals. You can move at your own pace and receive all the individual help you need. Students move through the material at different paces throughout the year until they pass the HiSET or GED test.
In addition to working on reading, writing, social studies, science, and math, students will also participate in technology instruction and advising. Advisors hold workshops where you will be introduced to information about interviewing, resume writing, area businesses and colleges. Students are required to participate in all parts of this free program.
What is the difference between the HiSET and GED?
Passing either test will earn you the same Massachusetts diploma.
The HiSET consists of five subtests, the GED consists of four subtests with the writing and reading tested together.
The HiSET currently uses a multiple choice format. The GED uses a combination of multiple choice, short answer, and drag and drop. Both tests require an essay.
We will help you assess which test is the right one for you.
Is there a graduation ceremony?
Yes! Every year we have a cap and gown ceremony for graduates.
How do I receive my official diploma and transcript after I complete my testing?
You will need your HiSET ID # in order to register on Diploma Sender.