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High School Equivalency Testing Program

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Colorado High School Equivalency Program

The Colorado Department of Education has approved the use of two nationally-recognized high school equivalency (HSE) tests for students 17 years old and older, and 16 years old in some instances, to receive a Colorado high school equivalency diploma. 

The two State Board of Education-approved HSE tests are:

  • the General Educational Development (GED®) Test, provided by the GED Testing Service (GEDTS®); and
  • the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®), provided by Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Note: As of September 2020, TASC is no longer offered in Colorado; however, credentials earned by taking the TASC test are still valid.

Presentation of an official diploma or transcript received after passing one of these State-approved tests is considered equivalent to a high school diploma in order to obtain education or employment in Colorado.