High School Equivalency Preparation Program (GED & HiSET)

Students in Massachusetts now have the option of earning their high school equivalency through GED or HiSET.  Massasoit Community College has created a specialized High School Equivalency Preparation Program that will equip students with the skills they need to pass either GED or HiSET tests.  Our program is comprised of two courses: English & Social Studies and Math & Science.  These courses were designed to assist students that need short-term (one to two semesters) of preparation prior to taking high school equivalency exams.  This program may not be suitable for students in need of more comprehensive preparation.

In order to assess readiness for our High School Equivalency Preparation Program, free pre-assessments are required of all students. Pre-assessments are offered throughout the year on a regular basis. Students receive their assessment score immediately.  Those that pass will be provided course registration information.  Students that don't pass may be given the opportunity to take the pre-assessment again or may be referred to another local high school equivalency preparation program.

*Students will not be able to register for the High School Equivalency Preparation Program courses without taking and passing the pre-assessments.

Pre-assessment information:

Brockton Campus
Humanities Building, Room H227
Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. (please arrive between 2:30 and 2:40).  If you arrive after 3:00 p.m., you will not be able to take the pre-assessment that afternoon.

  • April 4
  • May 2
  • May 30

or

Brockton Campus
Humanities Building, Room H227
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. (please arrive between 5:00 and 5:10).  If you arrive after 5:30 p.m., you will not be able to take the pre-assessment that night.

  • March 7
  • April 18
  • May 16


Students do not need to sign up for the pre-assessment sessions.  Simply show up during one of the dates and times identified above.

Once the pre-assessments have been completed and the student has received a passing grade, they will be able to register immediately for the High School Equivalency Preparation Program courses. The schedule for the courses are as follows:


Math & Science Preparation
Dates: June 3 - August 14, 2019
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Brockton Campus
Cost: $219

English & Social Studies Preparation
Dates: June 4 - August 22, 2019
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Brockton Campus
Cost: $219

Scholarships may be available for this program.

Please call 508-588-9100 x1312 for details.


Taking High School Equivalency Tests

Once the High School Equivalency Preparation Program courses have been completed, or when students feel ready to take the GED or HiSET series of tests, they can sign up to take the tests at the Massasoit Community College Testing and Assessment office.  

For questions regarding the High School Equivalency Preparation Program or pre-assessments, please call us at 508-588-9100 x1312.

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High School Equivalency Preparation Standout Student
Isaiah Anjoh

It had been a long time since Isaiah Anjoh last found himself in a classroom. Originally from Cameroon, Isaiah had worked as a pastor there and completed some college – but that was 19 years ago. When he moved to the United States five years back, he knew there was opportunity to continue his education and that it would be necessary to do so in order to achieve his goals.   

Isaiah, 42, enrolled in Massasoit’s specialized High School Equivalency Preparation Program, which equips students with the skills they need to pass either GED or HiSET tests. Working as a residential assistant with the Guild for Human Services, and being a father to three boys, he needed to find an evening program that would work around his busy schedule. Isaiah often worked overnight after his classes.

Going back to school was a challenge, but Isaiah also found it fun to be in classes again. He was finding it easier to get into an academic mindset, and the program refreshed his memory to what he had already learned in Cameroon.

“For me, having this high school equivalency, I know what is ahead of me now. It’s a motivational factor that’s pushing me – it’s like my driving force to what I want to happen in the future,” said Isaiah.

With his high school equivalency completed, Isaiah is planning what education he wants to pursue next. Part of him has always wanted to go into computer science, and he has been meeting with advisors at Massasoit to make that a reality. Isaiah had some advice for anyone hesitant about continuing or “restarting” their education.

“Everything is doable when you are determined, everything is possible. Just take that first step,” he said. “Look at me, going to school again at this age. Seeing how I can still make it, I believe anyone can do it.”