Earn Your High School Equivalency While Taking College Classes

Would you like to start a new career but don’t have a high school diploma?

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College MIBEST program offers Mississippi residents, without a high school diploma, the opportunity to enroll in select Career/Technical programs, earning college credits while simultaneously pursuing a High School Equivalency (HSE). The available HSE exams are the GED and the HiSET.

The MIBEST program is available at MGCCC College Campuses and Centers, affording students all rights and privileges of full-time students. The MIBEST program is offered at No Cost to qualifying students for their first semester of attendance. MIBEST students are then encouraged to continue their educational pursuit by enrolling in the following semester as a full-time college student or seeking full-time employment.

Who is Eligible

Mississippi residents without a high school diploma and who are 17 years of age or older.


There is No Cost for the first semester of attendance.

Enroll in MIBEST

Returning to school after years have passed can be daunting, but our team is here to help you navigate your concerns about attending school again and guiding you towards a successful career.

For more information on how to enroll in the program, and for the approved MIBEST Pathways in your area, please email: mibest@mgccc.edu .

To schedule Intake, contact the Campus closest to you:

George County

Pam Jackson
(601) 766-6433

Jackson County

Kathleen Smith
(228) 497-7824

Harrison County

Jacqueline Strickland
(228) 897-3810

Stone County

Tiffany Wilkes
(601) 928-6358

MIBEST Contact

Answer Center Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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