Cape Cod Community College
High School Equivalency Test Center
The High School Equivalency Test Center (formerly the GED Test Center) is located in the Testing Center on the second floor of the Grossman Commons Building. The office is open Monday–Thursday from 8:00am–Noon. For more information regarding the High School Equivalency Test, please call 508.362.2131 x4450.
HiSET Test in Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Department of Education is now using the HiSET examination to measure high school equivalency. This new test, which replaced the former GED Test, is computer based and registration and test scheduling is completed online. To register and schedule to take the HiSET examination at Cape Cod Community College, please go to the following web site: Hiset.ets.org/test_takers
The above HiSET web site is specifically designed for those interested in finding out more about this test and/or taking the HiSET. Once there, you will find the most current information regarding the test, along with a test taker bulletin. This information will give you a better idea of what to expect, as well as some free practice tests. This web site will also lead you through the steps to register to take this new test.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education have established specific requirements for those who would like to take the HiSET test in Massachusetts. These include:
- You must be a resident of Massachusetts with a Massachusetts address.
- You must not be currently enrolled in any secondary school program and must not have received a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate.
- You must be 18 or older to be eligible to take the HiSET test in Massachusetts with no qualifications. If you are 16 or 17 years old, please see the information below on the procedure for registering for the HiSET Test.
Under 18 Years of Age Requirements for Registering for HiSET Tests: As of January 1, 2015, the requirements and procedures for verifying individuals who are under the required eligibility age of 18 years of age to take the high school equivalency tests (HiSET) have changed. If you are 16 or 17, you cannot schedule any HiSET exams until an official Letter of Withdrawal from your last school attended has been approved by the Massachusetts High School Equivalency Office. However, you must complete the HiSET registration (create your own personal HiSET account) at www.hiset.org as the first step. If you already have the Letter of Withdrawal or if you need to get it, please make sure it contains the following information:
- Be on school letterhead, including the address and phone number;
- Includes your last date of attendance and your date of withdrawal;
- Comes from the office of the Principal/Headmaster or the Head of Guidance; and
- Must be signed by the Principal/Headmaster or the Head of Guidance.
Then submit the letter making sure you have provided your ETS ID number, your phone number and your e-mail address. The letter and the additional information must be submitted by mail to the following address:
HSE Office, 3rd floor
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
Attn: Olympia Stroud
4. You must present proper identification at the test center for each test session. Approved identification documents include: a valid driver's license, valid passport, valid state-issued ID card, valid Military ID card or valid National ID card. Failure to provide this documentation will prohibit you from taking the test.
Please visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's High School Equivalency Testing Program's website at www.doe.mass.edu/hse/req/html for additional information on state requirements and for a listing of test centers in Massachusetts.
HiSet Preparation Classes
For information regarding High School Equivalency preparation classes, contact the ACCCESS Program, 540 Main Street in Hyannis, 508.362.2131 x5000.
Upcoming HiSET Testing dates at Cape Cod Community College
February 1 and 2 (4:45pm and 6:15pm start times)
February 22 (9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:00pm start times)
March 7 and 8 (9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:00pm start times)
March 14 and 15 (4:45pm and 6:15pm start times)
April 4 and 5 (9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:00pm start times)
April 11 and 12 (4:45pm and 6:15pm start times)
High School Equivalency Certificates / HiSet Transcripts
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education contracts with Diploma Sender to process requests for official High School Equivalency Certificate and Official Transcript scores. Cape Cod Community College no longer process requests for high school equivalency transcripts. To request your official High School Equivalency Certificate and an Official Transcript, please visit the Diploma Sender web site www.diplomasender.com and register. Once you are registered, Diploma Sender will mail these two documents directly to you within the next 2-4 weeks. There is no cost to you to receive these documents for the first time.
In the future, if you wish to have any additional copies of your transcript sent to you, an employer, or school/college, you will need to request these additional documents directly from Diploma Sender. The cost per additional transcript is $15.
GED Transcripts (from the year 2013 and earlier)
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education contracts with Diploma Sender to process requests for official GED Transcrips from the year 2013 and earlier. Cape Cod Community College no longer process requests for GED transcripts. To request your official GED Transcript, please visit the Diploma Sender web site www.diplomasender.com and register. Once you are registered, Diploma Sender will process your request for transcripts. The cost per transcript is $15 and is paid online at the time that you request them from Diploma Sender.