HiSET (High School Equivalency Test)

The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) is composed of five sub-tests which may be taken on one day or scheduled for different days.  This test is paper-based OR computer-based.  The test taker can choose the format they prefer.

  • The test has multiple choice questions and a writing essay. It consists of five sub-tests: Language Arts-Reading, Language Arts-Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

  • Go to hiset.ets.org to create a testing profile, pay fees and schedule your tests. Be sure to schedule at least 24 hours in advance of when you want to take the test

  • The tests are available in both Spanish and English. Additional resources are available on-line at hiset.ets.org

  • Scores for paper-based test are available in 7-10 days and can be found by checking your on-line HiSET account.

  • Unofficial scores  for the multiple choice sections for computer-based test are available when you finish the exam.  Scores are certified 5 days after the exam.

To prepare for the test contact your local adult school or explore the practice resources on the HiSET website.

HiSET Test Registration

Create a profile, pay fees and schedule your test online: hiset.ets.org

Cost: $140 for the entire test or $24 per sub-test and a one-time state fee of $20. Payment is online.

Availability: Testing at the CCCOE is available on Tuesdays between 9:30-5:30, excluding holidays.

Location: CCCOE HiSET Testing Center, 77 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, CA

HiSET Testing Locations in Contra Costa County

Location

HiSET Tests Offered

Dates/Times

 Contra Costa County Office of Education 

77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA

(925) 942-3483

 Paper-based
and 
Computer-based

Tuesdays 
9:30-5:30

 Mt. Diablo Adult Education

1266 San Carlos Ave,. Concord, CA

(925) 685-7340

Paper-based
and 
Computer-based

Wednesdays 
3:00-8:00

 Martinez Adult Education 

600 F St., Martinez, CA

(925) 228-3276


 

 Computer-based

1st Mondays 
5:00-8:00

3rd Saturdays 
8:00-2:30

 

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