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Why Take The HiSET® Test

When asking why you should finish your diploma, the answer might simply be that it can be difficult to find a job without a high school diploma or equivalent. Depending on where you live, your state may offer the HiSET® test as the main high school equivalency test. Millions of adults in the U.S. did not graduate from high school and are eligible to take the HiSET® test.

The HiSET® test first became available in 2014, and it is now offered in a number of states across the U.S. The test measures academic knowledge in the subjects of Language Arts — Reading, Language Arts — Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science.

Individuals preparing to take the HiSET® test range in age from late teens to senior citizens, and they span a wide variety of backgrounds. Many participants learn English as a second language.

The HiSET® test may be relatively new, but many forms of testing assistance are available, from local adult education centers to printed resources that should be available at your library. In some cases, financial assistance can be made available if you’re taking the test.

Your local adult education center can help you with the process and is the best place to get started with the HiSET® test. To get started, use the ZIP code finder above to find a center near you.

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