HiSET Information and Scores

HiSET LogoThe 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: Click HERE to see the costs of testing.

Registration Process:

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.



Test Time Questions Total




Reading 65 minutes 50 multiple choice 20 8
Writing 120 minutes 60 multiple choice

1 essay

20 8
Mathematics 90 minutes 55 multiple choice 20 8
Science 80 minutes 60 multiple choice 20 8
Social Studies 70 minutes 60 multiple choice 20


Score Information:

The highest possible score is 20 points in each subject. 100 points possible for the entire exam.

You must meet the following 3 requirements to receive your HiSET Certificate:

  1. You must receive a passing score of 8 or higher on each test
  2. You must receive a 2 or higher on your essay.
  3. You must receive a combined score of 45 or higher.

Scores will be accessible through your HiSET account by going to this link.

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: