High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

The High School Equivalency Diploma (formally known as General Education Diploma) prepares a student to pass a series of tests designed to measure general educational competence. It is a computer-based test offered by the GED ®Testing Service, Pearson Vue and a paper/pencil test offered by HiSET and the Educational Testing Service (ETS).  Practice tests can be given to determine a student’s probable success on the official tests and individualized study plans are developed for students to prepare for testing. Upon successful completion of the tests, students are awarded a certificate that is recognized and accepted as equivalent to a high school diploma at 98 percent of colleges and universities.

The fee for the Official Test is $20 per test for a total of $80 for the entire battery of tests. The fee for paper/pencil tests is $10 per test and $50 for the entire battery of tests. Classes are offered on campus and at other locations throughout Wayne County. The Official GED®Test is offered in a Pearson VUE testing center on the main campus. HiSET is offered in Walnut Building, Room 223.