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What is CSULB HEP

The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is a federal, migrant education program designed to meet the special needs of migrant* and seasonal farmworkers** in pursuit of a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma. The objective of HEP is to assist these students in preparation and successful completion of HSE exams. HEP will provide assistance for placement in universities, colleges, vocational institutions, military services, other post-secondary activities or career positions. HEP is funded by the U.S Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education.

How to Apply to the CSULB HEP Program

Each applicant must complete the following requirements:
  1. CSULB HEP admissions application
  2. Take and pass an admissions HSE pre-test
  3. Provide proof of Agricultural Work during the past 24 months
  4. Interview with the CSULB HEP Program

Contact the CSULB HEP if you have questions or need more information about the application process.

* Migrant Farmworker: A seasonal farmworker whose employment required travel that kept the farmworker from returning to their permanent home within the same day.

** Seasonal Farmworker: A person who was employed in farmwork on a temporary or seasonal basis.

Eligibility Requirements

Migrant or seasonally employed agricultural workers or whose immediate family who (one or more):
  • Are at least 17 years of age or older, or beyond the age of compulsory school attendance.
  • Do not have a secondary school diploma or its equivalent and are not currently enrolled in school.
  • One of the following:
    • Have worked a minimum of 75 days in agriculturally related employment in the last 24 months.
    • Are eligible or have participated in a Migrant Education Program Title I, Part C.
    • Are eligible for service under the Workforce Investment Act, Section 167 Program.

Services

  • High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation and individualized classroom instruction in all subject areas
  • Academic and vocational advising
  • Costs of HSE exam, books and class materials
  • One-on-one and group tutorial assistance
  • Post-HEP assistance and planning
  • Extracurricular activities for personal and group development