High School Equivalency (HSE)

FLCC's HSE program provides you the instruction you'll need to earn your HSE diploma. It offers non-credit HSE classes, including an HSE course in Spanish, both at no cost. HSE courses prepare you to receive a General Equivalency Diploma (GED©) from the New York State Education Department.

About the Program

Our free HSE program prepares you for the GED test and can help you earn your High School Equivalency diploma. You'll study science, social studies, reading, math (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry), English grammar, and writing. Program career advisors offer you assistance with selecting career goals and enrolling in post-secondary education and training.

Program Requirements

HSE courses are open to adults and out of school youth age 16 and older. Before beginning HSE courses, you'll be required to attend an orientation, where you'll pretest in math and reading (currently, some are done in class). As an enrollee, you must achieve New York State Education Department (NYSED) level 2 cutoff scores in math and reading pretests. GED testers must achieve passing scores on 4 official GED practice tests, including a written essay, before applying to take the GED.

Class Schedule & Registration

FLCC's HSE program offers day and evening classes in fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students are admitted into the program all year and are given a flexible time frame for completing it. New students entering HSE classes must take an in-person pretest in math and reading, and be registered with FLCC and NYSED by the program. Please call us about the availability of hybrid classes. Some in-person participation and assessments will be necessary.

Location Format Language Days Time
FLCC Canandaigua (room 4220) In-Person English Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. - noon
FLCC Canandaigua (room 4220) In-Person English Mondays and Wednesdays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Macedon Library In-Person English Mondays and Wednesdays 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Geneva Library In-Person English Mondays 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Geneva Library Hybrid English Tuesdays 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Geneva Library Hybrid English Thursdays 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
FLCC Geneva (room 110) In-Person English Mondays and Thursdays 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
FLCC Newark (room 124) In-Person English Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. - noon
Newark (Wolcott) Library In-Person English Saturdays 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Newark (Wolcott) Library Hybrid English Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Yates County Workforce Office In-Person English Mondays 9 a.m. - noon
Yates County Workforce Office In-Person English Wednesdays 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sodus Library In-Person English Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Lyons Library Online Spanish Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Note: some in-person participation and assessments are necessary even when you attend the online classes.

GED Testing

Test applicants must apply on www.ged.com, where you can also review New York State GED testing requirements.

Download GED Application

2023 GED Test Schedule

Test Dates Location Application Deadline
February 21 & 22 Geneva 2/2/23
March 13 & 14 Newark 2/23/23
April 25 & 26 Newark 4/6/23
May 23 & 24 Geneva 5/4/23
June 27 & 28 Geneva 6/8/23
July 25 & 26 Geneva 7/6/23
August 22 & 23 Newark 8/3/23
September 19 & 20 Geneva 8/31/23
October 24 & 25 Newark 10/5/23
November 28 & 29 Geneva 11/7/23
December 19 & 20 Canandaigua 11/30/23

Outcomes & Next Steps

After successfully completing the GED, you'll receive your HSE diploma from the NYSED. Transcripts are also issued by the NYSED. All FLCC GED program graduates can participate at FLCC's HSE graduation ceremony each summer.

Career advisors are assigned to each class to assist you in the completion of your goals of achieving your HSE diploma and going on to college or postsecondary training. Career advisors can assist you with choosing a career, preparing your resume, and applying to college.

Contact Information

Kathleen Guy
Adult Literacy Education Coordinator