The HiSET was approved by the State of California as one of three High School Equivalency Tests. The HISET® exam, the new alternative to the GED® test, certifies a test taker’s attainment of academic knowledge and skills equivalent to those of a high school graduate. You have the option to take the test on paper or computer.
Individual subtests for computer-based tests: $24.75 each with a retest fee of $14 for the second and third attempts (must be completed within 12 months from the date of purchase).
Individual subtests for paper-based tests: $29.00 each with a retest fee of $14 for the second and third attempts (must be completed within 12 months from the date of purchase).
Note: A $20 state administration fee will be collected when you register for your first subtest.
*If you are unable to take your test for a reason out of your control and can provide valid documentation, ETS will consider your request.
You will need the following items when you register:
- Your valid government issued identification
HiSET testing will vary month to month so please check our website for information on test days and times.
|Reading||65 minutes||50 multiple choice||20||8|
|Writing||120 minutes||60 multiple choice
|Mathematics||90 minutes||55 multiple choice||20||8|
|Science||80 minutes||60 multiple choice||20||8|
|Social Studies||70 minutes||60 multiple choice||20||
The highest possible score is 20 in each subject. 100 points possible for the entire exam.
You must meet the following 3 requirements to receive your HiSET Certificate:
- You must receive a passing score of 8 or higher on each test
- You must receive a 2 or higher on your essay.
- You must receive a combined score of 45 or higher.
Scores will be accessible through your HiSET account.
Paper-based scores are available approximately 10 days after your test date. Computer-based scores will take about 1-2 days.
Due to the high volume of students, we will be unable to provide test scores at our center.
If you have any questions, you may contact ETS customer service at 1-855-694-4738.
Click on the link below to create your ETS account and register to test: