Michigan HiSET® Requirements

The following policies apply to anyone taking the HiSET® exam in Michigan. When you schedule an appointment, you will need to confirm that you have read and understand these policies.

Michigan Eligibility Requirements

To take the HiSET exam in the Michigan, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Age: Typically, you may only take the HiSET exam if you are 18 years of age or older. However, if you are 16 or 17 years old, you may take the HiSET exam if you are approved by the Michigan HSE Office for a HSE Age Waiver. See the Michigan High School Equivalency Testing Program for the age waiver application.
  • Residency: You are not required to be a Michigan resident to test.
  • Test Preparation or Instruction: Michigan does not require you to prepare for the HiSET exam in an adult education classroom, but it is recommended.
  • Practice Test: You are not required to take a HiSET practice test before taking your HiSET exam.
  • Identification: You must provide a valid government-issued photo ID. The identification must display your full name (matching the name used for exam registration), address, date of birth, signature and photograph. Outdated or expired identification will not be accepted. On the day of your test, if you do not bring a valid government-issued ID, you will not be allowed to test. Acceptable forms of photo ID include:
    • valid driver’s license
    • valid state ID
    • valid passport
    • military ID
    • any other form of government-issued ID (national or foreign)

Michigan HiSET Testing Fees

Paper-based Test

Perfect for test takers who love the scratch of pencil on paper and the feeling they’re in high school all over again.

$ 15 .00

per subtest, plus test administration fee
(see below)

  • Includes two (2) re-tests per subtest *
  • Paper-based tests may only be taken at a designated test center and are not available for Test at Home.

Computer-based Test

Ideal for test takers who are more comfortable clicking a mouse. Plus, it costs less.

$ 10 .75

per subtest, plus test administration fee
(see below)

Test Administration Fees

Test Center Fee:

$ 8 .00

per subtest

Test at Home Fee:

$ 17 .50

per subtest

State Admin Fee:

$ 30 .00


* Additional computer-delivered tests: $18.75 ($10.75 PSI fee, $8.00 test center fee).

*Additional paper-delivered tests: $23.00 ($15.00 PSI fee, $8.00 test center fee).

*The state admin fee is paid once. However, after one year has elapsed, the state admin fee must be paid again if you want to take another test.

*You will receive two retests per subtest; however. you must pay the $8.00 test center fee each time you take a subtest. You must complete these retests within one year of the original purchase date.