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HiSET (formerly GED) Registration Dates

Test Centers and Dates

You can search for test centers near you at any time, and you can find available test dates and times online through your HiSET account.

The HiSET exam is offered in states that have adopted the HiSET program. 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.  You can find test centers near you by entering your city, state and/or ZIP code. Results will display by distance from the center of the location you enter.

  • English testing available
  • CBT – Computer Based Testing is available

Click here to find Northern Essex Community College.  Enter the following information in Search Criteria: 

  • Haverhill, MA  01830
  • Northern Essex Community College

Registration for HiSET™

To register and set up your account to schedule appointments for the HiSET™, please go to HiSET™ website or contact ETS/HiSET Customer Service at 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738).


The cost for taking the HiSET™ test in Massachusetts (effective January 1, 2016) is:

Option 1: Full Battery Purchase (all five tests)

Initial Battery Purchase
Description Fee

Initial Battery Purchase:

  • You are charged $64 when you schedule your first test; remaining $36 will be charged when you schedule the four remaining tests at $9 per test.
  • You are encouraged to schedule all five tests at the time of registration; however, you have the option to schedule from one to five tests at one time.



  • Up to two retests in each subtest
  • Must be taken within one year of your initial registration

$9 per test

Option 2*: Individual Test Purchase (one test at a time)

Individual Test Purchase
Description Fee

First Single Test Initial Purchase


Each Subsequent Test including any retests


Option 2*: Individual test Purchase (one test at a time) Total cost for all 5 tests is now $100 

Note: The full battery purchase fee option expires one year from the date of registration. If you have not passed the HiSET exam by that time, you must select another payment option for the subsequent tests. 


Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs to Take the HiSET™ Test: Individuals with documented disabilities or health related needs may request special accommodations for HiSET™ testing. For information please go to HiSET™ website, or call ETS/HiSET™ Customer Service at 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738). All complete requests for testing accommodations must be sent to:

ETS Disability Services
P.O. Box 6054
Princeton, NJ 08541-6054

HiSET™ is available in English and Spanish; however, you may not combine English and Spanish subtests. All subtests must be taken in one language to qualify for the credential. Not all test centers have the Spanish Test available; please check the HSE Test Centers website to verify if the test center does Spanish testing.

Requirements for Retesting:

Massachusetts encourages examinees to initially complete the full five-test battery before retesting on any of the individual subtests. If after completing the full battery the examinee has not met the scoring requirements for earning a Massachusetts High School Equivalency Credential, you may retest in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • If one or more of your subtest scores is below “8”, you must retest on those subtests until your scores on all five subtests are “8” or above.
  • If you have achieved a score of at least “8” on all five subtests but still need more points to achieve the passing score of 45, you may retest on any of the subtests you choose and in any order.
  • You may take each subtest only three times during any one calendar year, January 1 through December 31.

Note: If a college or university requires higher HiSET scores that you have earned, you may retest even if you have earned the Massachusetts High School Equivalency Credential. To do so, you must produce an official letter from the college or university requiring you to retest.

Validity of Incomplete Scores:

You must successfully complete all five tests by December 31, 2016. If you do not complete the battery, all scores and fees become invalid and you must start the process over.

Note: The full battery purchase fee structure expires one year from the date of registration. If you have not passed the HiSET by that time, you must select another payment options for the subsequent tests.

Your High School Equivalency Credential:

To receive your official high school credential you must sign up at Diploma Sender’s website.

Your initial credential and first official transcript are free. Once you have signed up and verified your address your document will be mailed to you within 24 hours.

Any inquiries regarding your official documents and verifying you have your Massachusetts High School Equivalency Credential should be directed to Diploma Sender.

Additional Information

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