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take the HiSET or GED, students must be 16 years of age or older, complete paperwork requirements and have officially withdrawn from high school.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) the week before class starts (pre-registration required).
  3. Start your class session.

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

FVCC 2023-2024 Class Schedule

  • Cohort 1: Orientation July 11, Classes July 17-August 17
  • Cohort 2: Orientation August 23-24, Classes August 28 – September 28
  • Cohort 3: Orientation October 11-12, Classes October 16 – November 16
  • Cohort 4: Orientation November 28-29, Classes December 4-21
  • Cohort 5: Orientation January 9-10, Classes January 16 – February 15
  • Cohort 6: Orientation February 20-21, Classes February 26 – March 28
  • Cohort 7: Orientation April 9-10, Classes April 15 – May 16
  • Cohort 8: Orientation May 21-22, Classes May 28 – June 13
  • Graduation: Week of June 24-28

LCC 2023-2024 Class Schedule

  • Evening Classes: Orientation January 8, Classes Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, January 17 – June 12
  • Spring Session 1: Orientation January 8, Classes January 16 – March 21, Monday through Thursdays, 9am – 11am
  • Spring Session 2: Orientation April 2, Classes April 8 – June 13, Monday through Thursday, 9am – 11am

When you are ready to take the HiSET, you will first visit hiset.org to create an account, register and pay for testing. Your name for this account must match your Montana state or tribal issued picture ID. Check your HiSET account for testing locations. In-person testing is available at FVCC and Libby campuses.

On testing day, make sure to bring the following items to your scheduled test:

  • A valid Montana state or tribal issued picture ID
  • Your receipt from the Business Office for $5 per test fee(s) paid

FVCC HiSET Testing Dates

  • 8:30am, 10:45am, 1pm, 3:15pm
  • 1/26, 2/9, 2/16, 3/8, 3/22, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/17, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14

LCC HiSET Testing Dates

  • 10am, 12pm, 2pm
  • 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/8, 3/22, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/17, 5/31, 6/14, 6/21

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 fee is due to the Business Office on testing day.

16 years old

17+ years old

High School Withdrawal Letter

Homeschool Withdrawal Letter Template

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.