≡ Menu

Angela Lunn-Marcustre – Chief Examiner/Testing Supervisor
For information call 978-630-9173 or a_lunn-marcustre@mwcc.mass.edu

High School Equivalency Test (formerly GED)

Mount Wachusett Community College will offer the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET™) in both the paper and computer base version. Students must be at least sixteen years of age to test and students must have a valid picture id. Students who are under the age of eighteen must obtain a withdraw letter from the last high school they attended stating they officially withdrew. Students must register online at www.hiset.ets.org or call ETS customer service at 1-855-694-4738.

More Flexible

The HiSET™ program is available in English or Spanish and in paper-based and computer-based format; the computer-based exams feature a test-taker-friendly design. The program also provides a number of accommodations for test takers with disabilities and health-related needs. To apply for accommodations go to hisetssd@ets.org or call 1-855-802-2748.

More Affordable

Not only does the HiSET™ exam cost less than other tests, but you get more for your money — including free practice tests to help you prepare as well as two retests per subtest at a discounted price of $10.00 each if taken within a 12-month period when you buy the full battery of HiSET™ tests for the cost of $100.00. If you choose to purchase each subtest separately the total cost will be $130.00 and this does not include the retest fee of $15.00 per test.

To schedule your HiSET™ exams today go to www.hiset.ets.org or call 1-855-694-4738. (Information was taken directly from ETS/ HiSET™ website @ www.hiset.ets.org)

Regional Adult Education Center

The Regional Adult Education Center at Mount Wachusett Community College offers free classes in Basic Literacy, Preparation for the new High School Equivalency Exam (HiSET) and three levels of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at five area site locations in North Central Massachusetts. In addition, we have a Distance Learning (DL) Component for those residents unable to attend face to face classes. The locations for face to face classes include: Devens, Fitchburg, Gardner, Leominster and Winchendon. The Distance Learning option is coordinated through our Gardner site. Enrollments in classes are taken throughout the academic year and during the summer months. For information on specific site location course offerings, please contact the site advisor at the following numbers:

Site Location Courses Available Contact Phone Number
Devens AM HiSET preparation only 978-630-9527
Fitchburg AM ABE & PM ESOL 978-665-3433
Gardner AM ABE & Distance Learning 978-630-9259
Leominster AM ESOL & PM ABE 978-534-1563 or 978-630-9831
Winchendon AM ABE only 978-297-1667 or 978-630-9259

All classes are made possible by grants received by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education office, North Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board/Employment Links, Inc., and the Robinson Broadhurst Foundation.