GED Massachusetts- FAQ

How to get a GED in Massachusetts?

The state of Massachusetts offers two options for high school equivalency (HSE) testing, the GED® and the HiSET® exams. The GED exam is fully computer-based and has four (4) subtests (modules) in the subject fields of Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, and Science.

The HiSET alternative is offered both in a computerized format and on paper and includes five (5) subject tests as the Literacy section has separate writing and reading tests.

What are the Massachusetts GED testing requirements?

In Massachusetts, test-takers must be at least 16 years of age but for applicants 16 and 17, strict restrictions and requirements apply such as holding parental consent and being officially withdrawn from school. Applicants must be Massachusetts residents.

Who qualifies for Massachusetts GED testing?

The GED and the HiSET are high school equivalency tests for adults who never completed their high school education. The Massachusetts HSE diploma is equivalent to a common high school credential and accepted across America in the same way.

Upon successful completion of the GED or HiSET exam, students receive a diploma that is recognized and accepted by employers and colleges and universities.

Where are Massachusetts GED online practice tests?

To be successful on the Massachusetts HSE test, students should take as many practice tests as possible. Traditional HSE prep classes offer many practice tests and students may also benefit from GED and HiSET prep books from the local library. More and more students, however, prefer to learn from online GED practice tests offered by study programs delivered over the internet.

Online studying is very flexible and very popular as students can learn from any place as long as there is internet access and it is also a perfect solution for students from remote Massachusetts areas.

How much is the Massachusetts GED test?

In Massachusetts, the price tag of the GED is $32 per subtest (or $128 for the entire GED battery). GED registration must be done online at the portal MyGED on the official GED website The Massachusetts HiSET is $100 for the set of five subtests. Students can take and pay for one GED or HiSET individual subtest at a time.

What are Online GED classes in Massachusetts?

The tests are not available online but using an online GED prep course to get properly prepared for the Massachusetts HSE exam is a great option. Students who can study independently may benefit very well from these highly flexible programs that allow them to study anywhere and at any time they prefer. An online GED-HiSET prep course may also be the perfect solution for GED hopefuls that live in remote Massachusetts areas.

Is there a Massachusetts online GED test?

No, online HiSET or GED testing is not possible. The GED and HiSET tests must be taken at official Massachusetts GED/HiSET testing centers. Please be aware that online-obtained diplomas or certificates have absolutely no value. This sort of documents will definitely not be accepted by any employer or school.