The HiSET is one of three tests used measure high school equivalency skills. The other options are the GED and TASC. The HiSET is a total of 5 exams- Language Arts Reading (65 minutes), Language Arts Writing (120 minutes), Mathematics (90 minutes), Science (80 minutes), and Social Studies (70 minutes).
Candidates will schedule themselves by logging into https://hiset.ets.org/test-takers and completing the online account. Candidates then schedule their exam(s) by selecting the day and time that is available.
Once you have selected the test center, date, and time, payment is made online using a debit or credit card. The cost per subtest is $17.50 ($10 ETS fee, $7.50 administrative fee). If you are a first-time test taker, you will also need to pay a $10 one-time fee when scheduling your first subtest. You will receive two retests per subtest; however, you must pay the administrative fee each time you take a subtest.
To avoid forfeiting your test fee, you must reschedule your appointment any time up until 11:59 p.m. local time the day before your scheduled appointment. You have 12 months from the day you schedule your appointment to reschedule.
Candidates must not be enrolled, nor required to be enrolled, in high school, and you cannot have a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate. Candidates 18 years of age or older may test without any special conditions. Candidates 16 or 17 years of age must complete the Release Form for 16- and 17-Year-Old Students (https://hiset.ets.org/s/pdf/underage_doc.pdf) and submit the completed form to the test center before scheduling your exam. No one under age 16 may test. You do not have to be a resident of Oklahoma to take the HiSET exam.
Candidates must present a government-issued ID on test day at the HiSET test center. Acceptable ID includes: a valid driver's license, a valid state-issued picture identification card, passport, military ID, or other forms of national or foreign government ID.
Study materials and sample questions may be obtained from:
- Interactive Practice Tests and questions on HiSET website
- Khan Academy Math Tutorial Videos
- Local library
- Googling "GED sample questions”
For more information, contact the Western's Testing Center at 580-477-7921.