In the past, the GED® test was the only option for states to measure a student's high school equivalent academic skills. However, in recent years several states have adopted alternative tests that enable them to provide low-cost testing options to you that are both accessible and meet their standards for a high school equivalency certificate. Since 2013, the HiSET® exam from Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion™ from McGraw-Hill Education CTB have been adopted by numerous states because they are more affordable and more widely accessible than the GED® test.
The HISET exam is the new alternative to the GED® test. It will get you the same state-issued high school equivalency credential, but offers these additional benefits:
Show You're Ready for Career or College
Passing the HiSET exam shows that you have attained the academic knowledge and proficiency equivalent to those of a high school graduate. The HiSET exam has also been aligned to the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards for Adult Education that were released in April 2013.
And since the HiSET exam measures essential components of the CCR Standards for Adult Education, it helps identify the areas where you are career and college ready. A score of 15 on each subtest demonstrates college and career readiness.
*Check with your local test center for detailed pricing information.
When applying for classes, along with your PFS application, you must bring one of each of the following:
• Must have a state ID