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HiSET – High School Equivalency Testing

IMG_8038 7X5Overview of the Program

The High School Equivalency Test or HiSET (formerly GED exam) is a nine-hour test taken over two days and includes tests of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.  The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) began in January 2014 and gives adults and out-of-school youth an opportunity to demonstrate their academic skills and earn the New Hampshire High School Equivalency Certificate.  More information on the HiSET tests can be found at

Who We Serve

The minimum age to take the HiSET exam is 16.  Applicants under 18 must obtain permission to test from their local high school.  Please obtain details for the procedure from the 4 Lake Street Main Office, 603-882-9080 x2201.

Program Highlights

  • Convenient schedule for day and evening tests
  • Comfortable, air conditioned testing environment
  • Referrals to HiSET classes, if needed
  • Special accommodations for qualified individuals
  • Trained, professional testing staff

What We Offer

The Adult Learning Center offers monthly day and evening HiSET examinations. Preregistration is required at least two business days prior to an exam. HiSET Tests are administered in two sessions over two days, with each session lasting approximately 3 – 3 ½ hours. Results will be available at the HiSET portal, which may be accessed online with the test-taker ID number. Click here for scheduling information.

Practice test

It is mandatory to pass the HiSET practice test before you are able to take the full HiSET examination.  The practice test is administered monthly both day and evening at the Adult Learning Center.  The practice test costs $15 cash or money order.  If you have taken the practice HiSET elsewhere, you will need to provide a copy of your scores when registering for the full HiSET exam.  Practice Tests are administered in Writing, Mathematics, and Social Studies.  Testing takes approximately 3 ½ hours.  Results and recommendations are given at the end of the test session.

Special Accommodations

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special accommodations are allowed for HiSET Testing for physical disabilities, emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and Attention Deficit/Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).  Accommodations include but are not limited to private testing room, extended time, reader, and scribe. To test with accommodations, please contact ETS/HiSET Disability Services at 1-855-802-2748 or  HiSET tests with accommodations are scheduled at the convenience of the candidate and the HiSET Chief Examiner.

Register for HiSET

Register for the HiSET at

  • Students must have an email account or set up an email address before registering online.
  • Click on the test-taker tab to view information about the New Hampshire test.  Information for each state is somewhat different, so reading the information is important.
  • In the upper right-hand corner is the place to sign-in or create an account profile.  Once the account sign-in is complete, the test-taker ID is generated.

    The test-taker ID is required for everyone taking the exam.  Scheduling is done in person.  Please bring your test-taker ID. 

Click here for scheduling information

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