High School Equivalency Credential
In the United States and its territories, adults who left high school before graduation have another way to secure a High School Equivalency Credential.
What does that mean? It means that, through testing, you can demonstrate you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate. Doing so can help you have a brighter future!
Once you pass all sections of the test, the state will issue you a High School Equivalency Credential.
To support its students, the Venice Skills Center offers a non-credit class that helps individuals prepare for the exam.
Preparation for the HiSET is available FREE of charge.
The class offers students an opportunity to study at home using computer software and resource material(s) supplied by the teacher. It is recommended that students have internet access and a computer to prepare for the HiSET at home.
Prerequisite: TABE Reading Assessment score of 9.1 or higher prior to registration.
If you want to pursue a rewarding career or continue your education, getting your High School Equivalency Credential is the most important step you can take. Many colleges and employers require it.
The HiSET exam, the new alternative to the GED test, can help you achieve this important state-issued High School Equivalency Credential.
Your skills and knowledge are measured in five core areas that make up the HiSET subtests:
Language Arts – Reading Time: 65 min. Format: 50 multiple-choice question.
Language Arts – Writing Time: 120 min. Format: 60 multiple-choice-questions and an Essay.
Mathematics Time: 90 min. Format: 55 multiple-choice questions.
Science Time: 80 min. Format: 60 multiple-choice questions.
Social Studies Time: 70 min. Format: 60 multiple-choice questions.
Sign up for HiSET Preparation Courses!
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Must possess a government issued ID: Passport, Driver’s License, State ID, National ID card,
- Military ID card. Proof of residency is required for non-California State ID or Driver’s License (The last name on your primary ID must match the name of the name on your registration confirmation).
- ETS ID Number – visit the website http://hiset.ets.org/test-takersto create an account.
- Cost of Test: $171.25 for Full Battery, $50.25 – First Test, $30.25 each remaining test
AT HOME TESTING
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, tests can only be taken at home.
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