High School Equivalency Exams

The HiSET High School Equivalency Test measures college and career readiness, providing test takers with a college and career readiness score in each of the five content areas tested: language arts reading, language arts writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. For up-to-date information about creating test taker online profiles, scheduling appointments, state requirements, certificate retrieval, and scores, please visit our website at: www.hiset.ets.org.


Appointments are made via the HiSET scheduling page.

Format of Test

This is a paper-based exam. Most questions are multiple-choice, but a few may contain other formats such as essays. 

Time Limit

Language Arts Reading
  • 65 minutes
  • 40 multiple-choice questions
Language Arts Writing
  • 120 minutes
  • Part 1 – 50 questions, multiple-choice
  • Part 2- 1 essay prompts
  • 90 minutes
  • 50 multiple-choice questions
  • 80 minutes
  • 50 multiple-choice questions
Social Studies
  • 70 minutes
  • 50 multiple-choice questions

ID Requirement

A valid government-issued photo ID is required. (Make sure your name on your ID appears exactly as it does on your profile you created in your HiSET account when you scheduled your HiSET exam.)


Test takers must register for the HiSET exam through the HiSET website.
Note: Please contact HiSET to cancel or reschedule your appointments.


Accommodations must be approved by HiSET. Please send all completed testing accommodations to the address or email provided below. 

ETS Disability Services
P.O. Box 6054
Princeton, NJ 08541-6054


Individual sub-tests $27.50 (5 sub-tests). CCD Testing Center does not accept payments for these exams.


Scores are available through your HiSET account. *They are not sent via mail.*

  • 3-5 business days for multiple-choice sections
  • 6-10 business days for the essay section

For more information regarding your score reports, please visit the HiSET scoring page.

Colorado Retest Policies

Please visit HiSET for more information on retest policies.

Proctor Information

P - 303.352.3087
F - 303.556.8027

Parking Instructions: 

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