New option available to earn HSE diploma

by Natalie Davis

WESSON — Franklin Countians who have dropped out of high school now have a new option to earn their high school equivalency (HSE) diploma through Copiah-Lincoln Community College and TotalTranscript, a service offered through DiplomaSender.

TotalTranscript allows those who have previously taken portions of the GED, HiSET or TASC to combine test scores to earn their HSE diploma. 

Prior to TotalTranscript, students were required to take and pass the entire battery of individual tests to earn their equivalency diploma. 

“Across the state, there are more than 300,000 Mississippians without a high school diploma, and these individuals are often not able to access post-secondary educational opportunities or secure gainful employment,” Kell Smith, interim executive director of the Mississippi Community College Board, said. 

“TotalTranscript is a great option for those who might 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, visit Co-Lin’s online portal at or call 601-643-8655.