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.
Fees: (Cashier’s Check or money order only)
Bundle Package $150: This includes the state fee, a full battery (one test per subject) and one free retest per subject if needed.
Pay as you Go: Individual Tests are $25 each. You must pay the $25 state fee with the initial test which totals $50 for your first payment. No free retests are included.
Retest: $25 per test
*If you miss a scheduled appointment, you forfeit your fee and battery attempt. 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
- A cashier’s check or money order only made payable to Chula Vista Adult School.
- Your HiSET/E.T.S number. Visit www.HiSET.ETS.org and create an account to obtain your number.
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.