Palau HiSET® Requirements

Earn the credential your future needs with the HiSET® High School Equivalency Test.

If you want to find a better job or take the first step on a pathway to a career, then you need to earn a high school equivalency credential. It is required for college and more important than ever to employers. Taking the HiSET exam can help change your life and expand your opportunities like it’s done for other test takers.

Palau Eligibility Requirements

To take the HiSET exam in Palau, you must be a Palauan or U.S. citizen or a resident of Palau, and meet the following requirements:

Age: You must be 18 years of age or older and at least one (1) year out of school (drop out) to be eligible to take HiSET exam.

Residency: To take the HiSET in Palau, you must be a Palauan or U.S. citizen and meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Palau and have resided in Palau for at least one (1) year
  • Must be currently living at a Palau address
  • Must provide proof of residency

Test Preparation or Instruction: Palau requires the following instruction before you can take the HiSET exam:

  • Pre-testing to measure educational level
  • Completion of at least sixty (60) hours of instruction
  • Post-testing to measure educational gain

Additionally, you must qualify to take the HiSET exam by taking the half-length HiSET Practice Test. Once you have met the following minimum score requirements, you will receive authorization to test:

  • Math: 12–15 score
  • Reading: 12–14 score
  • Writing: 9–12 score
  • Science: 13–15 score
  • Social: 14–15 score

Identification: All applicants must present government-issued identification on test day at the HiSET test center. Outdated or expired identification will not be accepted.

Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Driver’s licenses
  • Valid passport
  • Palau ID that shows:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Date of birth
    • Signature
    • Photograph

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HiSET Palau Testing Options and Fees

Total fees per paper subtest

$25

Total expected fees to complete the HiSET assuming no retake attempts and completion in a single calendar year:

$125

Subtest fee breakdown:

Test Fee: $15

Test Center Fee: $10

State Admin Fee: $0

Test Location: Test Center

Total fees per computer subtest

$25

Total expected fees to complete the HiSET assuming no retake attempts and completion in a single calendar year:

$125

Subtest fee breakdown:

Test Fee: $15

Test Center Fee: $10

State Admin Fee: $0

Test Location: Test Center

Total fees per Test @ Home subtest

$32.50

Total expected fees to complete the HiSET assuming no retake attempts and completion in a single calendar year:

$162.50

Subtest fee breakdown:

Test Fee: $15

Remote Proctor Fee: $17.50

State Admin Fee: $0

Test Location: Offsite, remote proctored. System requirements and test environment guidelines must be met.

Retesting

What to know: HiSET test takers may take each subtest a maximum of three (3) times in a calendar year.

How it works: If you take your first official HiSET subtest in the month of January and then take two retakes at a test center in the months of February and March, you would not be permitted to take that subtest again until the next calendar year starting in January, and you would then need to pay the full test price.

What it costs: You may retake each subtest two times over the 12 months following your first attempt by paying only the test center fee (noted above for each in-person subtest) or the at-home online proctor fee ($17.50 for each at-home subtest).

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