High School Equivalency


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.

How to get started:

  1. Fill out the HSE form completely and submit to get started for the Fall 2021 semester.
  2. Staff will call and email you to make an appointment for placement testing.

High School Equivalency Exams 

  • Language Arts 
    • Reading comprehension and extended response writing. 
  • Mathematics 
    • Basic Math, Geometry, Basic Algebra, Graphs and Functions 
  • Social Studies 
    • Reading and analyzing Social Studies topics. 
    •  Using graphs and numbers in Social Studies. 
  • Science 
    • Reading comprehension in Science topics. 
    • Interpreting scientific experiments. 
  • Illinois required Constitution test 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Adults without a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • If under 18, a letter of withdrawal from your last high school is required.

High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing Resources