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Academics – High School Equivalency Exam

Once adult students have mastered the subject material, they are ready to take the GED or HiSET Exams. These tests are approved by the state of California and almost all colleges for students 18 years and older. The exams are offered in the Assessment Center at the Adult School’s Cuesta Site.

GED

    • Offered in English and Spanish
    • Subject Areas Tested:
      • Reasoning through language arts
      • Mathematical reasoning
      • Science
      • Social studies
    • Computer-based
      • Cost: $35 per test, $140 total
        • $15 per retake

    Register for the test at www.ged.com. Request ABC Adult School as your testing site.

    Students may use calculators on the exam.  We recommend the TI-30xs which is allowed for both the HiSET and GED exams.

HiSET

    • Offered in English and Spanish
    • Subject Areas Tested:
      • Reading
      • Writing
      • Science
      • Social Studies
      • Mathematics
    • Computer-based
      • Cost: $32.00 per test, $160 total
      • 2 free retakes per exam

    Create a profile and then register for the test on www.hiset.ets.org. Pay in person at our Cuesta Site or pay online at www.abcadultschool.edu. Then contact the ABC Adult School Assessment Center at 562-229-7960 ext. 25056 or 25089 to schedule your exam.

    Students may use calculators on the exam.  We recommend the TI-30xs which is allowed for both the HiSET and GED exams.

Differences between the exams:

hse difference

If you are interested or have questions, please inquire using the Contact Us form.