High School Equivalency Test-HiSET

Since January 2014, the High School Equivalency Certificate issued by the NH Department of Education is based on the HiSET® , a new high school equivalency test.
HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) is published by ETS. For more informaiton, visit their website at hiset.ets.org.

Unlike the GED, HISET allows test takers to choose between paper based or computer based testing. The cost is $100. Like other high school equivalency tests,  the HISET is aligned to the College and Career Readiness Standards.

Exeter Adult Education continues to offer high school equivalency instruction and testing as we have for many years with the GED.

HiSET Test content

There are five subjects, with the following time limits:

  • Writing—2 hours (this includes multiple choice questions and an essay)
  • Math—90 minutes, calculator allowed for all parts
  • Science—80 minutes
  • Social Studies—70 minutes
  • Reading—65 minutes

Scores from 2014, 2015, and 2016 tests will be able to be combined.
Spanish and English versions are available; scores may be combined between the two.

Test delivery

  • Exeter Adult Education  is a testing center and offers both paper-based testing (PBT) and computer-based testing (CBT)
  • The cost is the same for both
  • PBT and CBT scores may be combined.

Click below for this year's HiSET testing schedule.

2017-18 HiSET Test Dates and Information

Click on the link below for more information on similarities and differences between the GED and HiSET exam from the NH Bureau of Adult Education .

NH Adult Education High School Equivalency Information



Contact Information

30 Linden Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: (603) 775-8457
Fax: (603) 775-8430
email: exeteradulted@sau16.org

Director of Adult Education: Leslie Haslam
Email: lhaslam@sau16.org
Enrichment Coordinator:
Tammy Gluck
Email: tgluck@sau16.org