ABE & High School Equivalency

ABE & High School Equivalency

Our goal in the Adult Education department is to increase the educational attainment level of working-age Mississippians without a high school diploma, while also increasing their employability skills by assisting them in transitioning into college-level programs. The key areas are Adult Basic Education (ABE) and High School Equivalency (HSE) testing.

A variety of free ABE courses, HSE testing dates, and locations are available. At Hinds CC, we hope you find the flexibility and support you need to continue your education, start a new job or build a better life!

FastTrack courses are offered as a quick method of GED test preparation. FastTrack is available to qualified students and is free of charge. Students interested in taking the GED are given the TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education). The TABE measures basic skills that are important to passing the GED test. If the student scores at TABE level D or A, GED preparation is geared towards specific academic weaknesses only. This allows you to prepare for the GED in a shorter amount of time and complete your GED sooner!

Hinds Community College is proud to offer the following scholarships to eligible high school equivalency diploma recipients:

  • HSE First Class Free Award
  • HSE Scholarship
  • Education Pays

Testing Schedule

Jackson ATC

  • GED®
    2nd Fridays
    8:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
  • HiSET
    4th Fridays
    8:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.


  • GED®
    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    (except the 2nd and 3rd Tues. and Thurs.)
    8:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
    12:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m.
  • HiSET
    2nd and 3rd Tuesdays and Thursdays
    8:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
    12:30 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
    1st Thursdays
    8:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
    12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


  • GED®
    1st Wednesdays
    9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • HiSET
    3rd and last Wednesdays
    9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

GED Testing Service: 1-877-392-6433
ETS HiSET: 1-855-694-4738
TASC: 1-888-282-0589

Testing Exceptions

16 and 17 year olds must:

  • Not be currently enrolled in K-12 school.
  • Provide documentation (withdrawal form) signed by the superintendent/designee certifying the applicant has been released from compulsory school attendance by the school board.
  • Have consent from parent or legal guardian.

A current valid picture identification (driver’s license or government ID) is required at the time of testing.


Jackson ATC
Alisa Hughes
P: 601-987-8150
F: 601-987-8165

Amanda Reed
P: 601-936-1834

Chandra Frazier
P: 601-857-3868 / 3914
F: 601-857-3919

Jerrica Stimage
P: 601-885-7090
F: 601-885-7183

Lauren Powers
P: 601-629-6873