Beginning October 2020, Georgia now offers both the HiSET® exam and GED test to qualifying individuals. Both tests allow you to earn your high school equivalency credential. The HiSET® exam is one of three tests (GED, HiSET, and TASC) U.S. states and territories use to measure high school equivalency (HSE) skills. Educational Testing Services (ETS) works closely with states to ensure the HiSET® exam closely reflects the skills of a high school graduate and to provide a fair, rigorous exam.
Find out even more information about the HiSET®.
HiSET® Quick Facts
- HiSET® preparation classes are free. Contact your local Adult Education Center (list) for information about classes.
- Scholarships are available to assist with HiSET Testing fees. See your local adult education center for more information.
- The HiSET@Home is available to take from home 15 hours a day, 7 days a week. To view the differences between the HiSET Computer-Based Test and HiSET@Home, click here.
- View all of the policies and requirements for taking the HiSET in Georgia on the ETS website.
COVID-19 Testing Requirements in Georgia
One of the following forms is required each time you enter a testing center during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- TCSG COVID-19 Under-age Consent 7.28.2020 – Students 16 and 17 years of age are considered under-age and must have the consent of a parent or guardian to test.
- TCSG COVID-19 Waiver 7.28.2020 – Required for all test-takers 18 years and over.
Frequently Asked Questions about the HiSET Exam
Language Arts – Reading
Language Arts – Writing
1. Are at least 16 years of age* (*16 and 17 year olds must enroll in a state-approved adult education program and receive approval to test. Contact your local Adult Education Center for more information.)
2. Have not graduated from an accredited high school
3. Are not currently enrolled in a regular high school; and
4. Can provide a valid photo ID (driver’s license, state identification card, military ID or Passport).
Note: A $10 fee will be applied when registering by phone.
1. Score at least 2 out of 6 on the essay
2. Achieve a total combined score on all five HiSET subtests of at least 45 out of 100
3. Take all subject-area tests in a uniform language (English or Spanish).
The HiSET pass score is based on a national study of high school juniors and seniors and indicates that 60 percent of graduating high school students would pass the HiSET exam.
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