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High School Equivalency Testing (formerly GED®)

As of January 1, 2017, candidates for the Massachusetts High School Equivalency Credential may choose as a pathway to the Credential one of two assessments, the GED©test or the HiSET®.

RCC currently offers HiSET testing only.

Visit the state website for a comparison of the two tests: www.doe.mass.edu/hse.

To view HiSET test schedules for RCC and other test centers, and to register for HiSET exams, visit https://hiset.ets.org/.  


RCC offers HiSET preparation through the office of Lifelong Learning. Classes are offered in either English or Spanish. 



There are also many free local HiSET prep programs. Visit http://massliteracyhotline.org/hotline/ for a list of preparation programs in your area. 


As of August 18th, 2014, Massachusetts GED transcripts (for individuals who passed the GED exam anywhere in Massachusetts 1969—2013) are available only through the Diploma Sender company.

Official transcripts and diplomas for those who have passed the HiSet exams (March 2014—present) are also delivered by Diploma Sender.

Test centers such as RCC are no longer able to provide GED transcripts.

Diploma Sender website: https://www.diplomasender.com/

Any questions about this procedure can be directed to the High School Equivalency Office at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: http://www.doe.mass.edu/hse/contact.html.

Contact the Testing Department
Email: testing@rcc.mass.edu 
Phone: 617-708-3628    
Fax: 617-933-7424
Office: Student Center, Building 4, Room 102

TTY/TDD users: Massachusetts Relay Service or dial 711