Skill UP Mississippi is an initiative of the Office of Adult Education at the Mississippi Community College Board. Through various programs such as Smart Start and High School Equivalency (HSE), Skill UP Mississippi helps people launch careers, strengthens the state workforce, and creates an opportunity for economic development.
Skill UP Mississippi offers training and support for people pursuing nationally recognized High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma programs. These programs, offered through community colleges and adult education programs across the state, provide students with a flexible, supportive environment designed to help students succeed.
Beginning December 1, 2022, Mississippians who have dropped out of high school have a new option to earn their High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma, TotalTranscript® offered by DiplomaSender.
TotalTranscript® allows those who have previously taken portions of the GED, HiSET, or TASC to combine test scores in order to earn an HSE Diploma. Prior to TotalTranscript®, students were required to take and pass the entire battery of individual tests in order to earn an HSE Diploma.
“Across the state, there are more than 300,000 Mississippians without a high school diploma, and oftentimes these individuals are not able to access postsecondary educational opportunities or secure gainful employment,” said Mr. Kell Smith, Interim Executive Director of the Mississippi Community College Board. “TotalTranscript® is a great option for those who may have begun the process of earning an HSE Diploma but have not yet been able to finish the process. A high school diploma opens countless doors throughout life, and I am excited about this new option.”
The Mississippi Community College Board’s Office of Adult Education is responsible for administering and overseeing the state’s Adult Education program. For additional information, please contact 601-432-6518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programs by County
You can find a Skill UP Mississippi program near you by using the interactive map. Select your county to learn more about the programs available in your area.
***ESL Option 💻 Online Option
Coahoma Community College*
510 Sunbelt Drive
Clarksdale, MS 38614
*Coahoma Community College only serves Quitman, Tunica and Tallahatchie Counties within the Northwest Community College District