How to Get a GED® or HiSET® in Massachusetts

Study for the Massachusetts GED or HiSET online without having to attend class!

Massachusetts GED Test and HiSET Requirements

  • Resident: You are required to be a resident of Massachusetts.
  • Age: You must be 18 years of age. However, you can take the test at 16 or 17 if you meet additional requirements.
  • Enrolled: You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
  • Cost: GED at a Test Center: $36 (per subject). GED Test Online: This state does not offer online testing.
  • Score: GED: 145 (minimum) in each subject. HiSET: 8 in each subtest, combined score of 45; minimum of 2 on the Language Arts, Writing essay.
  • Accommodations: You must apply for disability accommodations through HiSET's test accommodations page or through the GED testing service's accommodations page.
  • Diploma: After you pass the test, the State of Massachusetts will award you a HiSET or GED certificate showing you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate.

Online GED or HiSET Classes

Online programs like GED Academy are available to help you get your GED fast and easy.

Over 20 Million Adults

That’s how many have successfully passed the high school equivalency test. So why wait?

"I was born very poor to a single parent house hold in the black ghetto section of Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised on welfare. It was very difficult growing up under these conditions and I even took to a brief life of crime... it lead me to my first positive male role model in the form of a corrections officer. On his positive influence, I took and passed the GED exam and was on my way to a four-year college by the age of 20. I did indeed graduate from college and attained a Master’s degree by the year 2000 in Political Science."

- Ramone, Massachuetts