High School Equivalency Test

High School Equivalency

HCC provides an opportunity to earn your high school equivalency certificate through the HiSET test. The tests are online, though a paper test option is available. Sample questions and practice tests are available to help you prepare. Test takers can also access career counseling and learn more about furthering their education.

About HiSET

Testing now available. Information regarding testing fees and requirements can be found on the HiSET website at hiset.ets.org.

What's on the HiSET Exam?

Your skills and knowledge are measured in five core areas that make up the five HiSET subtests:

  • Language Arts - Reading
  • Language Arts - Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

To Apply

To register for the HiSET test you must visit the HiSET website at www.hiset.ets.org and create an account. After creating an account you can register for the test. You may also download free preparation materials and information about HiSET testing procedures.

Transportation & Parking

Free parking is available in campus lots. There is also frequent bus service available to the HCC campus.
From Springfield take the Purple 11 PVTA bus
From Westfield take the Blue 233 PVTA bus
From Northampton and Easthampton take the Red 41 PVTA bus.
PVTA bus schedules are available online at www.pvta.com or at the HCC switchboard in the lobby of the Frost Building.


Theresa Eccles, Chief Examiner & Test Administrator
Phone: (413) 552-2292
Fax: (413) 552-2113


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040