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HiSET (formerly GED)

The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) provides students the opportunity to earn a high school credential. This credential is recognized as a key to employment opportunities, career advancement, and further education. The test consists of five parts in the areas of mathematics, writing, science, social studies, and reading.

HiSET is offered at QCC’s Healthcare and Workforce Development Center located at 25 Federal St., Worcester, MA, room 114D.

Register for the test

To learn about the test, apply for accommodations, or schedule a test appointment, visit the Official HiSET website.

If you are under 18, you need to contact the state office before you can register for the HiSET. Please call Ruth Derfler at 781.338.6604 or Olympia Stroud at 781.338.6625.

Preparing for the test

Practice tests (and other information) visit the Official HiSET website.

Free preparation classes: 508.751.7910.
Free online preparation/distance learning: Send email to qccgedonline [at] for more information.

Test Day

Be sure to bring your picture ID with you. You must have the same ID you used when you registered online. If it is your first test date, you will need to fill out two forms when you arrive. 

If you are under 18, and it is your first day of testing, you will need a parent or guardian with you at check-in. 

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.


After testing, please contact Diploma Sender for any GED or HiSET documents.