The purpose of the ETS High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®) is to certify a candidate’s attainment of academic knowledge and skills equivalent to those of a high school graduate. HiSET scores will identify those candidates who have performed at a level consistent with high school equivalency. Information from the HiSET program also will help identify areas in which candidates are career and college ready, as well as areas in which additional preparation may be needed.
|Language Arts – Reading||65 minutes||Multiple-choice questions||
|Language Arts – Writing||120 minutes||Multiple-choice questions and an essay prompt||
|Mathematics||90 minutes||Multiple-choice questions||
|Science||80 minutes||Multiple-choice questions||
|Social Studies||70 minutes||Multiple-choice questions||
Here’s what to expect:
For computer-delivered tests, your scores will be available within:
- three business days for multiple-choice tests
- five business days for the Language Arts – Writing subtest
If you took a paper-delivered test, scoring begins after ETS receives your answer sheets from the test center, so getting your scores may take a little longer if the test center doesn’t send the answer sheet right away.
After you pass the exam, your state or Diploma Sender will send your high school equivalency (HSE) credential. This typically takes a few weeks to process.