High School Equivalency (HSE) Online

Distant learning may be a more convenient means to obtain
your HSE, but it does NOT make it an easier task!

The HSE program is intended to develop and measure mastery of skills and general knowledge in primary subject areas in preparation for potential work and college opportunities. This program is available for adults 18 years or older who wish to complete the high school equivalency credential.

To obtain a HSE, the student must pass 4 tests covering 4 years of high school curriculum. These tests are given to ascertain general knowledge in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

The 2014 HSE Test:
General Educational Development (HSE test) is a high school equivalency credential.  Students complete the HSE test when they pass official tests on each of four subject areas.

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes)
  • Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
  • Science (90 minutes)
  • Social Studies (90 minutes)
  • Computer-based testing format (not available online)*

*VGCC is a Pearson Vue Authorized Test Center and is approved to deliver the 2014 HSE test on computer at two campus locations:  Main and Franklin.

For more information about the 2014 HSE test, visit the following link:

If you have questions regarding this program or your decision regarding enrollment, please contact us.

Michelle Neagle, Online Instructor/Coordinator for Basic Skills
neaglem@vgcc.edu • (252) 738-3212

Interested in other Literacy Education programs?
Catherine Barham, Department Chair, Adult Basic Skills
barhamc@vgcc.edu • (252) 738-3315