High school equivalence

Nontraditional students who have not received a high school diploma can pursue similar credit through a High School Equivalence Test (HiSET), Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) or General Equivalency Development (GED) program. These courses allow students to apply for jobs or pursue a college degree that would otherwise require a high school diploma. Learn more about Ohio’s options for high school equivalence testing.

Test application instructions

You must complete an application before you schedule a time for GED testing. For students who are 16 or 17 years old, there is a required consent form that must be filled out prior to scheduling. Applicants over the age of 18 must submit a copy of their signed and notarized withdrawal form to the State of Ohio HSE Office, so the application can be approved for testing.


About the test

HSE testing covers the four core subject areas: math, science, social studies and language arts. The test is $30 per section ($120 for all four parts), but payment vouchers are available. HSE testing is done online, so participants must have basic computer skills. For questions about test preparation, registration or the voucher system, contact Jen Flinn at (330) 438-2559.


Classes & registration

Alliance City School District

Aviator Food Bags: Weekend food bags for students who may not have access to consistent meals throughout the school year. Free GED classes for individuals in Alliance. Register for morning classes Mondays at 8:30 a.m. or evening classes Mondays at 5 p.m. (registrations may take up to three hours).
200 Glamorgan St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-2100
GED Classes: 330-829-2267
GED Classes: 330-829-2267

Canton City School District

Offers Adult Career & Technical Education - learn more at www.ccsdistrict.org/adulted FREE Classes at Aspire of Stark County:
  • Earn a High School Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Improve English (ESOL-English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Prepare for pre-employment testing
  • Study for entrance exams
  • Brush up on skills for success in college or training programs
  • Improve your current job skills
  • Help your children with homework
  • Gain personal enrichment and satisfaction
305 McKinley Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2500
Adult Career & Technical Education: (330) 438-2556
Adult Career & Technical Education: (330) 438-2556
ASPIRE: (330) 438-2559

Minerva Local School District

Free GED classes for students in Minerva. Register for classes Mondays at 9 a.m. (registrations may take up to three hours).
406 East St.
Minerva, OH 44657
Phone: (330) 868-4332
GED Classes: (330) 438-2559
GED Classes: (330) 438-2559

Project REBUILD, Inc.

Creates pathways for local young people to academic, professional and leadership opportunities.
406 Shorb Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44703
Phone: (330) 588-3205

Stark County Community Action Agency

Emergency HEAP Appointment Line: 330-617-1055 Summer & Winter Crisis PIPP Offers employment services, financial support and career counseling to the Stark County community. Head Start HEAP HWAP (Home Weatherization) Work Force Development
Helpful links

Ohio Department of Education

Find resources and information about high school equivalence testing in Ohio.

Preparing for the High School Equivalency Test

Helpful information about preparing for Ohio’s high school equivalency tests.