What is HiSET™? Learn about HiSET™

What is HiSET™? Learn everything you need to know about HiSET™.

What is HiSET™?

What is HiSET™?

The HiSET™ is a test of your understanding and knowledge. What is HiSET™ – the name HiSet™ is short for High School Equivalency Test. Passing the HiSET™ test shows you have the same knowledge and skills as a person who graduated from high school in the United States.

Why is it important?

Many Americans and refugees and immigrants were not able to finish high school. Without a high school diploma, it can be hard to get a good job and succeed in the United States. But if you pass the HiSET™ test, you get a diploma (certificate) from your state. It is called a high school equivalency (HSE) diploma, so you may sometimes see or hear your test referred to as an HSE test.

The HiSET™ diploma says you have equivalent (the same) skills as someone who completed high school in the United States. This is a big accomplishment! Not only will you gain an education, but you will have better job choices.

What’s on the HiSET™ test?

What is HiSET™? There are five subjects on the test: social studies, science, math, reading and writing. The RCO’s free online classes cover each subject on the tests. You can start a class whenever you are ready. Or you can learn more about what’s on the tests.

What shall I do now?

Does my state offer HiSET™?

You cannot take the HiSET™ test in every state. Look at the table below to find out which test is offered in your state. If your state does not offer HiSET™, you can still get a diploma. Click one of these links to learn more about the test you can take in your state:

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Which test can I take in my state?


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