High School Equivalency
Watch the 2020 HSE Graduation Ceremony.
Earn your High School Equivalency (HSE)
Your HSE will give you the credential and opportunity to go forward in your education and life. Harper College classes can help prepare you for the exams and college success.
- Free High School Equivalency (HSE) classes to help you pass the HSE Exams and obtain a HSE Diploma.
- Convenient classes offered morning and evening.
- Resources to transition into College level courses.
- Classes offered at multiple locations (see below).
- Convenient registration opportunities four times each year.
How to get started
- Attend a mandatory HSE Information Session. Click here to make an information session appointment.
- Detailed information about the HSE Program is provided during this information session.
- You do not need to fill out a Harper College application and pay a $25.00 fee.
- Once you have attended an HSE Information Session, click here to make an appointment for a placement test.
- On the day of your placement test, you will take the tests listed below and meet with an advisor to select your classes. Please plan to attend for 4 hours.
IMPORTANT: THERE WILL NOT BE CHILD CARE FOR BOTH THE INFO SESSION AND FOR THE TESTING, PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
- Adults without a high school diploma or its equivalent.
- If under 18, a letter of withdrawal from your last high school is required.
Classes are offered at the following locations:
- Harper College Main Campus
1200 W. Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067
- Education and Work Center (EWC)
6704 Barrington Road, Hanover Park, IL 60133
- Learning and Career Center in Prospect Heights
1375 S. Wolf Road, Room N131, Prospect Heights, IL 60070
- Partners for Our Communities (POC)
1585 North Rand Road, Room 230, Palatine, IL 60074