High School Equivalency

Congratulations on taking the next step forward in your career and education by completing your High School Equivalency Test!

FVCC offers both HiSET and GED testing for students to earn a high school equivalency diploma from the Montana Office of Public Instruction.

Montana residents 19 years or older may register for tests at hiset.org or ged.com. Montana residents age 16 to 18 must contact us for paperwork requirements prior to registering for testing.

HSE Preparation

The Adult Education Program offers prep courses year-round to help build the skills needed to be successful on all HiSET and GED subject tests: reading, writing, science, social studies, and math.

The class covers academic skills as well as career exploration and goal setting in order to support students moving from HSE completion into college and the workforce. Classes are offered in Kalispell and Libby, with testing support options available for students in Lake or Sanders counties.

To be eligible to take the HiSET or GED, students must be 16 years of age or older, complete paperwork requirements and have officially withdrawn from high school. Pre-registration for class is required.

How to Start

  1. Email adulted@fvcc.edu or call 406.756.3884 for information, paperwork requirements and to register for class.
  2. Attend orientation and take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) before class starts (pre-registration required).
  3. Start your class session.

16 years old

17+ years old

High School Withdrawal Letter

Homeschool Withdrawal Letter Template

The Test of Adult Basic Education is a diagnostic test used to determine an individual’s skill level and aptitudes. We test the areas of math and reading. Many students use the scores from this assessment to determine areas they are ready to test in on HSE tests.

New student orientation takes place prior to class starting. Each group covers required paperwork, class schedules and expectations, HSE testing information and account setup, online homework program signup, services offered, scholarship information and TABE pre-testing.

FVCC 2024-2025 Class Schedule

  • Cohort 1: Orientation July 15 or 16, Classes July 17 – August 15
  • Cohort 2: Orientation August 26 or 27, Classes August 28 – September 26
  • Cohort 3: Orientation October 7 or 8, Classes October 9 – November 7
  • Cohort 4: Orientation November 18 or 19, Classes November 20 – December 19
  • Cohort 5: Orientation January 7 or 8, Classes January 9 – February 6
  • Cohort 6: Orientation February 24 or 25, Classes February 26 – March 20
  • Cohort 7: Orientation April 7 or 8, Classes April 9 – May 1
  • Cohort 8: Orientation May 12 or 13, Classes May 14 – June 12
  • Graduation: Week of June 23-27

5 week classes: Monday through Thursday, 9am-12:30pm
4 week classes: Monday through Thursday, 9am-1:00pm
Study Hall: Monday through Thursday after class

LCC 2024-2025 Class Schedule

  • Morning Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am-12pm
  • Evening Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5pm-8pm
  • Study Hall: Wednesdays, 9am – 12pm & 5pm-7pm

We have many students whose lives are busy or students who live in rural areas, and they cannot attend classes on campus during the times offered. For students ages 17 and up, we can work with you to prepare for tests at times which are convenient for you. Contact us to discuss your options.

Students 16 years of age must participate in our classes. Students 17 or 18 must submit proper documentation to our program before being cleared for HSE testing on our campuses. Anyone 17 and up has the option to take the HSE tests on their own, and can also take the TABE pretest to determine if services are needed.

The HiSET tests students’ knowledge in math, reading, science, social studies and writing. Students must obtain a combined score of 45 to pass the HiSET.

The GED tests students’ knowledge in language arts, math, science, and social studies. Students must obtain a score of 145 on each test to pass.

When you are ready to start testing, visit hiset.org or ged.com to create an account, register and pay for testing. Your name and date of birth on your account must match your government-issued photo ID.

Check your account for testing locations and available dates. All tests are computer-based. In-person testing is available at FVCC and Libby campuses.

On testing day, make sure to bring your valid government-issued photo ID and $5 per test receipt from the Business Office to the testing center.

For any other questions regarding test sign up, please contact us at adulted@fvcc.edu.

GED: Computer-based tests are $26 each for 4 tests totaling $104. GED fees are paid through your GED account when testing is scheduled.

HiSET: Computer-based tests are $15 each for 5 tests totaling $75. HiSET fees are paid through your HiSET account when testing is scheduled.

An additional $5 per test is due to the Business Office on testing day for both HiSET and GED.

Create a HiSET Account

HiSET Accommodations

Create a GED Account

GED Accommodations

Essential Education

Request a High School Equivalency Transcript (HiSET or GED)
If you are looking for a copy of your High School Equivalency transcript or credential, go to DiplomaSender.com and create an account. You can also contact DiplomaSender directly by starting a chat at DiplomaSender.com or calling 1-855-313-5799. Find more information here.

Connect with us at AdultEd@fvcc.edu for more information.