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

FLCC's HSE program provides you basic skills instruction in science, social studies, reading, math (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry), English grammar, and writing. Each HSE course teaches you the items you can expect to see on the GED test. 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.

Location Format Language Days Time
FLCC Canandaigua (room 4220) In-Person or Remote English Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. - noon
FLCC Canandaigua (room 4220) In-Person English Wednesdays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Victor Library In-Person English Mondays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
FLCC Geneva (room 131) In-Person English Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. - noon
FLCC Geneva (room 131) In-Person or Remote English Mondays and Thursdays 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
FLCC Newark (room 124) In-Person or Remote English Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. - noon
FLCC Newark (room 124) In-Person or Remote English Mondays and Wednesdays 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
FLCC Victor (room 105) In-Person or Remote English Wednesdays 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
FLCC Victor (room 105) In-Person or Remote English Fridays 9 a.m. - noon
Yates County WF Office (Penn Yan) In-Person or Remote English Mondays 9 a.m. - noon
Yates County WF Office (Penn Yan) In-Person or Remote English Wednesdays 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sodus Library (Sodus) In-Person or Remote English Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Lyons Library In-Person or Remote Spanish Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Wolcott Library (Wolcott) In-Person or Remote English Wednesdays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wolcott Library (Wolcott) In-Person or Remote English Thursdays 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

GED Testing

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

The testing schedule will be announced as it becomes available.

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
GED@flcc.edu
(585)785-1431
(585)785-1544

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