HiSET (formerly GED) Review

These two, 42-hour courses are designed to prepare students for the HiSET Tests. Instructional emphasis for the first course is on English language reading and writing.  A second course focuses on mathematics. These courses are a fast review, not designed to address needs for in-depth ESOL or ABE instruction. They also do not cover preparation for the Science and Social Studies portions of the HiSET tests.

In order to assess each student’s readiness, a free pre-assessment is required of all students before registering for either of the HiSET Review Courses. This pre-assessment is offered throughout the year on a regular basis. You will be given a score immediately after completing the pre-assessment. If you receive a passing score, you will have the opportunity to sign up for the HiSET Review Course that evening, if you choose.

*Students will not be able to register for the HiSET Review Courses without taking and passing the pre-assessment.

Once the pre-assessment has been completed and the student has received a passing grade, they will be able to register immediately for the HiSET Review Courses. The schedule for the courses are as follows:

* Massasoit Community College is currently reconstructing this program.  Please contact Paul Key at 508-588-9100 x1312 for upcoming course details.

The cost for each of the HiSET Review Courses is $157.00.  If a student chooses to take both courses, only one text book will be needed.  Community Education staff will be available the night of pre-assessments to assist students with registration for the Review Course.  Students who do not receive a passing grade on the pre-assessment will be referred to local tutoring resources and will be able to take the pre-assessment again.

The HiSET Test
Once the HiSET Review Course(s) has been completed, or when students feel ready to take the HiSET series of tests, they will need to follow these steps:

  • Students ages 16 or 17 years old must get a “letter of withdrawal” from the last school that they attended verifying they have withdrawn.  The letter must be presented on the day of testing.
  • Go to www.hiset.ets.org and create a HiSET account.
  • Once students have registered and created a HiSET account, they will have access to free tutorial videos, study guides and practice tests on the HiSET ETS website.  These resources will prepare students for the five subtests in HiSET.  Those five subtests are:
    • Reading = 60 minutes
    • Language Arts – 120 minutes
    • Mathematics = 90 minutes
    • Science = 80 minutes
    • Social Studies = 70 minutes
  • Request accommodations for test takers with disabilities and health-related needs.  The HiSET Test-taker Bulletin contains procedures and forms for requesting testing accommodations at: http://hiset.ets.org/about/bulletin/  Students may need to document their disability before applying for accommodations.  They can access the HiSET ETS site: http://www.ets.org/disabilities/documentation/ to view the Disability Documentation Policy Statements.
  • Make an appointment through the HiSET ETS website to take the HiSET test.  Students selecting Massasoit Community College as a testing site should be aware that Massasoit offers computer based testing only.  The website will offer students the option to pay for all five subtests at once or one at a time.  The site will also highlight the benefits of each payment option.
  • On the scheduled test date, students should bring the following materials:
    • A valid photo ID that matches the name of the person who is registered to take the test
    • If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must submit a withdrawal letter from the last school you attended

** There will be no late admittance for testing.  Late arrivals will need to reschedule testing through ETS.

For questions regarding the HiSET Review Course or pre-assessments, please call us at 508-588-9100 x1312.

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