High School Equivalency Exam

What is the high school equivalency exam?

A high school equivalency exam is a test that one can take to earn a high school equivalency diploma. The two high school equivalency exams accepted in the United States are the GED® and the HiSET®. Both exams test you on the information you would need to know to graduate high school.

Who is eligible to take a high school equivalency exam?

High school equivalency exams are designed as an alternative pathway to a regular high school diploma. Students might choose to take a high school equivalency exam if they cannot attend a traditional high school environment, including students who were homeschooled, those with medical conditions that prevented them from attending high school, or students who are past the age of mandatory high school attendance.

Most people who do not hold a high school diploma are eligible to study for and take a high school equivalency exam — even adults who are not U.S. citizens or have a high school diploma from another country.

What are the benefits of taking a high school equivalency exam?

Those without a high school diploma or its equivalent often struggle to find secure and financially stable employment. By passing your GED® or HiSET®, you open yourself up to more job opportunities. In addition, when you pass a high school equivalency exam, you can pursue a postsecondary education.

Choosing Goodwin

At Goodwin University, we believe everyone deserves access to a higher education — that’s why we accept alternative credentials to a high school diploma. If you’re interested in securing a better future through one of our degree or certificate programs, our Admissions team is ready to help guide you through the process.

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