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HiSet Test

2015-2016 Test Dates

Nov 4th & 5th 2015

March 9th &10th 2016

May 11th &12th 2016





How to Register: Registration is REQUIRED. You cannot test the same day you register. 

1) Create an account at

2) Come to the main office of the adult school at 401 Pacific AVE (entrance in rear) to sign up and pay.

  • Payment is due on registration day (not testing day)
  • Fees Test Fee $120 cash, Visa or Mastercard (Current students at Alameda Adult School pay $70)
  • Make sure to have your ETS #.

3) On the test day, you must bring proper ID


Components of the HiSET

Subject # of Questions Time Allowed

Language Arts – Reading


65 min – Multiple Choice

Language Arts – Writing


Part 1: 75 min – Multiple Choice

Part 2: 45 min – constructed response/essay question



90 min – Multiple Choice



80 min – Multiple Choice

Social Studies


70 min= – Multiple Choice



Highest possible scores: 20 on each subject; and 100 for entire exam

Minimum scale scores needed: 8 of 20 on each subtest, combined scaled score of 45 out of 100 for entire exam

Scores will be available: 3-5 business days after a multiple-choice test, 6-10 business days after an essay test


For more information, contact the adult school counselor Jesenia Contreras


Phone: (510) 748-4024 x 324


The GED testing process has changed as of January 1, 2014. All previous test takers who did not pass the entire battery of GED subjects must retake all subjects.

We are in the process of becoming an official testing agency for the new 2014 tests.

Meanwhile, go to to create an account and search for testing locations near you. Alameda Adult School will be on the list when our application process is completed. 

Trying to obtain a copy of your GED results? Please click here for more information.