Information about High School Equivalency Tests

To be admitted to a degree or certificate program at Middlesex, you must have earned a high school diploma or high school equivalency credential (GED or HiSET).  Select this link, for a complete list of HiSET testing centers in Massachusetts or for additional information. Select this link, for additional information regarding the GED test.

We do recommend that you prepare for the tests. There are practice tests available on each of the websites. Also, many adult education programs provide instruction for the tests.

The Adult Learning Center, located on MCC's Bedford campus, is a free program funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.  Call 781-280-3665 for additional information. 

Middlesex also has an Out of School Youth (OSY) Development Center located on the Lowell campus which serves youth between the ages of 16-24 who are not currently enrolled in high school.  Students residing in Lowell and surrounding towns are eligible to enroll in the program. In addition to classroom instruction to prepare for the HiSET or GED examination, students are eligible to receive assistance with career, employment and college options.  The Center is located in Room 117C of the Dr. Carole Cowan Center. For more information contact Maria D. Cunha @978 656-3104.


Last Modified: 10/28/21