HiSET® Exam

What is the HiSET?

HiSET® stands for High School Equivalency Test. Passing the HiSET is an alternative pathway to graduating high school or taking the GED®. First released in 2014, the HiSET exam consists of 285 multiple-choice questions followed by one essay question.

What is the difference between the GED® and the HiSET?

The HiSET tests you in five test categories, while the GED has only four sections. On both exams, you are tested in mathematics, social studies, science, and language arts. The HiSET splits language arts into two subcategories: reading and writing.

The GED is an online exam. The HiSET can be taken online or on paper — making it a good alternative for those who aren’t used to working on a computer. Both tests result in the same credential, a high school equivalency diploma.

Do I have to pass the HiSET or GED to go to college?

Most degree and certificate programs require a high school diploma or its equivalent — but don’t worry! There are some certificate programs that let you begin and even earn your certificate without your high school diploma, HiSET, or GED.

At Goodwin University, we believe everyone deserves a fulfilling career. Our Workforce-Ready program allows you to earn your certificate in manufacturing without requiring your GED or high school diploma. Through our Work-Force Ready program, you can join the world of manufacturing through one of the following programs:

  • CNC Machining
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Industrial Service Technician
  • Mechatronics
  • Quality Manufacturing Inspections
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Welding

To learn more about our Workforce-Ready program or any of our other degree and certificate programs, contact us today!

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