Eligibility

You are eligible to take the HSE exams (Hiset or GED) tests if you are a California resident and meet one of the following conditions:

  • You are 18 years old.
  • If you are 17 and within 60 days of your 18th birthday.
  • If you are 17 and have been out of school 60 days or more and are within 60 days of when you would have graduated had you stayed in school.
  • If you are 17, have been out of school 60 days or more and present written request on letterhead from the military or postsecondary educational institution, or prospective employer.
  • Students who are 16 years of age are NOT allowed to test.