High School Equivalency Exam

What is a High School Equivalency Credential?

In the United States, adults who leave high school before graduation have another way to secure a high school equivalency credential. Through testing, you can demonstrate you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate.

The High School Equivalency is a high school diploma alternative aligning to current Indiana high school academics, preparing you for continuing education or employment. The assessment is based on five subject areas: math, reading, writing, science, and social studies. Workers with this credential earn an average of $10,000 per year more than those without, helping them create a whole new future.  


HiSET® - High School Equivalency Exam

Individuals age 16 years or older, without a diploma from an accredited high school in the United States, may earn their high school equivalency by taking the HiSET®. Visit hiset.ets.org for test information, sample questions, and practice materials.


How can I prepare for the test? 

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