High School Equivalency Preparation Program (GED & HiSET)

Students in Massachusetts now have the option of earning their high school equivalency through GED or HiSET.  Massasoit Community College has created a specialized High School Equivalency Preparation Program that will equip students with the skills they need to pass either GED or HiSET tests.  Our program is composed of two courses.  The English & Social Studies preparation course will be offered each semester starting in the spring of 2018.  The Math & Science preparation course will be offered each semester starting in the summer of 2018.  Specific course details will be available soon.  

In order to assess readiness for our High School Equivalency Preparation Program, free pre-assessments are required of all students. Pre-assessments are offered throughout the year on a regular basis. Your assessment will be given and scored that night.  If you pass, you will be provided registration information.

*Students will not be able to register for the High School Equivalency Preparation Program courses without taking and passing the pre-assessments.


English pre-assessment information:

Brockton Campus
Humanities Building, Room H227
Thursdays, 
October 5 & 19
November 2 & 16
December 7 & 21

You do not need to sign up for the pre-assessment sessions.  Just choose one of the dates above and arrive between 5:10 and 5:25 p.m. with a number 2 pencil.  If you arrive after 5:30 p.m., you will not be able to take the pre-assessment that night.

Once the pre-assessments have been completed and the student has received a passing grade, they will be able to register immediately for the High School Equivalency Preparation Program courses. The schedule for the courses are as follows:

* The next English & Social Studies course will be offered in the spring 2018 semester.  Details will be posted to this site soon.  Students are encouraged to take the English pre-assessment over the fall so they can register for the spring course as soon as it opens.

The next Math & Science course will be held in the summer 2018 semester.  Pre-assessments for this course will begin in January 2018.


The cost for each of the High School Equivalency Preparation Program courses is $219.  Community Education staff will be available the night of pre-assessments to assist students with registration for the Preparation courses.  Students who do not receive a passing grade on the pre-assessment will have the opportunity to take it again or will be referred to local tutoring resources.



Taking High School Equivalency Tests
Once the High School Equivalency Preparation Program courses have been completed, or when students feel ready to take the GED or HiSET series of tests, they can sign up to take the tests at the Massasoit Community College Testing and Assessment office.  

For questions regarding the High School Equivalency Preparation Program or pre-assessments, please call us at 508-588-9100 x1312.

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