HiSET (High School Equivalency Test)

HiSET is a high school equivalency test available as an alternative to GED.  At SRJC the HiSET exams are available in paper format in both English and Spanish. 


Both English and Spanish are available as language options for the HiSET, however California residents aren't allowed to combine languages to complete the test. This means you must take all five subjects in one language to earn your HiSET test credential. You are not allowed to combine Spanish test with English tests. 


El examen de HiSET está disponible en inglés y español sin embargo, en el estado de California, no se permite combinar versiones de idiomas para completar la prueba. Esto significa  que debe tomar las 5 materias del HiSET en un solo idioma para poder obtener su certificado del HiSET. No se le permitirá combinar exámenes de español con exámenes de inglés o cualquier otra versión de idioma.

HiSET Testing Schedule

Cost of HiSET

$29 per subject and $20.00 one time processing fee (CA State Fee)

Why take HiSET?

  • Further your education 
  • Help you advance in your career
  • Join the military
  • Meet federal education requirements 


Your score report indicates whether or not you passed. To pass, you must do all three of these things:

  • Achieve a scaled score of at least 8 out of 20 on each individual subtest*
  • Score at least 2 out of 6 on the Language Arts — writing essay section
  • Achieve a total scaled score of at least 45 out of 100 on all five subtests

Retake Policy

You can take a subject up to three times in a calendar year. This includes your initial appointment and two retakes.