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.

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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.

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Classes & registration

Alliance GED Classes

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).
Alliance City High School, 500 Glamorgan St
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: 330-829-2267

CHANCE Probation Program

Substance use treatment program with opportunities for anger management counseling, community service work, GED classes and educational support.
201 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: 330-451-7036, ext. 5127

CCS District/Adult Education

Adult Career & Technical Education
2800 – 13th St SW
Canton, OH 44710
Phone: 330-438-2556

Massillon GED Classes

Free GED classes for students in Massillon. Register for morning classes Mondays at 9 a.m. or evening classes Mondays at 5:30 p.m. (registrations may take up to three hours).
Central Presbyterian Church, 47 2nd St. NE
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 438-2559

Minerva GED Classes

Free GED classes for students in Minerva. Register for classes Mondays at 9 a.m. (registrations may take up to three hours).
Minerva High School, 501 Almeda Ave.
Minerva, OH 44657
Phone: (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

Offers employment services, financial support and career counseling to the Stark County community.
1366 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 454-1676
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Nearby testing center

Alliance Career Center

Supporting students with skills and experience to prepare them for employment in their desired career fields through technical training, continued education and career guidance.
500 Glamorgan St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 829-2267
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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.

ASPIRE Adult College & Career Readiness Center

Learn about GED testing in Stark County and find registration sites and resources.