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HiSET (formerly GED) Test Prep

HiSET Massachusetts State Requirements

Each state may have its own requirements for testing, so be sure to check  your state’s requirements before you schedule an appointment to take the test.

HiSET Test Preparation Information

Prepare for the HiSET® Exam: Overview

Scheduling a HiSET® exam is an important first step toward achieving your high school equivalency credential, and we want to make sure that you have the tools you need to prepare. The HiSET program offers free and low-cost options to familiarize you with both the exam questions and the computer-delivered testing experience.

HiSET Math Prep at Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill Campus, SC-215, Thursday’s 1-3 PM by appointment only. Call Nancy Carroll, Clerk III,  (978) 556-3458 to schedule an appointment.

Free Test Preparation Materials

Note: All test preparation PDFs on this page are accessible by screen readers. For additional test preparation materials in accessible formats, see Disability Accommodations.

Tutorial Video

Watch this brief video (Flash) to learn more about how to create an account, schedule an appointment and take the HiSET exam. You’ll also learn about the computer screens and navigation for the computer-delivered test that is offered at some test centers.

Study Companion

You can use the Study Companion to familiarize yourself with the test content, test question formats and available study resources for each subtest. Download the Study Companion (PDF).

Practice Tests

You can experience what it is like to take the HiSET exam by taking these free, 30–45-minute practice tests. Each subtest is half the length of the actual test and includes directions as well as an answer key. Questions are similar to those on the subtests, so you find out how ready you are and where you might need additional preparation.

Sample Questions

See examples of the types of questions that will appear on the five subtests. Correct answers with explanations are included. Download the Sample Questions (PDF).

Tips for Getting Ready

Find helpful tips and strategies to help you get ready for the exam, including how to organize your time both before and during the exam. See Tips for Getting Ready.

 

Community Based Adult Education
GED Assessment and Classes (no cost):

Adult Literacy Program,  Northern Essex Community College, Riverwalk Campus, (978) 659-1272, Lynn Ricketts

Community Action Haverhill, 145 Essex St., Haverhill, MA, 01830, (978) 373-1971

Adult Learning Center Lawrence, 183 Haverhill St, Lawrence, MA, 01841,  (978) 722-8171

Adult Learning Center Methuen, 36 Boylston, Methuen, MA, 01844,  (978) 681-1347

Self-Paced Learning Center (no cost, membership required):

ValleyWorks Career Center

439 South Union St. Bldg 2, Suite 106, Lawernce, MA 01841,  (978) 722-7000
Contact: Mary Newhall (during the academic school year)
Steps to start: http://www.valleyworks.cc/youth.htm

 

For additional information, call our main HiSET number at: 978-556-3458

Nancy Carroll, Clerk/Examiner
ncarroll@necc.mass.edu

Donna Felisberto, HiSET Chief Examiner
dfelisberto@necc.mass.edu