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About the HiSET® Exam
Aligned to new college-and-career readiness standards for adults, the HiSET® exam certifies that candidates’ academic knowledge and skills are equivalent to those of high school graduates. Affordable and accessible, the HiSET exam is changing the lives of the people who take it. Learn more about the fastest-growing exam on the market and how it can benefit your test takers and students.

Why the HiSET® Exam?

Making a difference

The HiSET® exam is offered to millions across the country. With its exceptional customer service and program support, the HiSET program is making a powerful difference in adult education by offering:

  • A choice of paper or computer-delivered formats that lets candidates work in their optimal test environment
  • A secure, web-based reporting portal to provide quick test results and other actionable data
  • A Spanish-language version of the exam for Spanish-speaking test takers
  • A cost-effective option for test takers to earn their high school equivalency

Aligned with current standards

The HiSET exam was created with input from states, educators and testing centers. These stakeholders ensured that the HiSET exam was consistent with current high school curricula and aligned to the most recent College and Career Readiness Standards for adults.

What’s on the exam?

The HiSET® exam measures proficiency in five core subject areas:
Language Arts – Reading
Language Arts – Writing
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies