In 2014, Massachusetts and other states replaced the GED® exam with a new test, the HiSET.
Those who take and pass all five sections of the HiSET earn a Massachusetts High School Equivalency Diploma.
RCC is a HiSET test site. We offer the HiSET on both computer and on paper.
To view testing requirements for Massachusetts, visit the High School Equivalency page of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: www.doe.mass.edu/hse.
All HiSet registration must be done on the HiSET website: http://www.hiset.ets.org/.
High School Equivalency Preparation Classes
RCC does not currently offer HiSET preparation classes. For a list of local programs we recommend, click here.
For a longer list of programs statewide, click here.
If you took and passed your GED® exams at RCC prior to 2014, you can still order copies of your scores.
IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO RCC- there is no fee for the transcript to be sent to the RCC Admissions Office. Please fill out the transcript request form and mail, fax, or deliver to the Testing Department. Transcripts will be forwarded to RCC Admissions within 1-2 business days.
Official transcript requests must be submitted by mail. We process all requests in 1-2 business days.
Each copy is $7, and can be sent to you or directly to colleges, training programs, or employers.
Please print, fill out, and mail the transcript request form, available here.
We issue copies of transcripts (scores)—see section above. Copies of diplomas are available from the Massachusetts High School Equivalency Office. Click here to visit their site.
Contact the Testing Department
Office: Student Center, Building 4, Room 102