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GED and HISET Testing


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.

HiSet Test

2015-2016 Test Dates to be Determined Soon


Registration is REQUIRED


Register in person at the Adult School Main Office: Monday – Thursday, 2:00 - 8:00 pm in School Office. 


Address: 401 Pacific Ave., Alameda, 94501 (entrance in rear- front is used by Academy of Alameda)

(510) 522-3858


Note: You cannot test the same day you register. 

Registration Requirements:

Provide proof of proper ID, pay your fee, create a HiSET (the counselor can assist in helping you create one), have your ETS# (if you create the account on your own) and select a date to take your HiSET.

Creating an account:   


  • Test Fee $120 cash, Visa or Mastercard (Students registered at Alameda Adult School pay $70)
  • Payment is due on registration day (not testing day)
  • See counselor about retest fee

Components of the HiSET

Language Arts – Reading

40 Questions

65 minutes – Multiple Choice

Language Arts – Writing

51 Questions

Part 1: 75 minutes – Multiple Choice

Part 2: 45 minutes – constructed response/essay question


50 Questions

90 minutes – Multiple Choice


50 Questions

80 minutes – Multiple Choice

Social Studies

50 Questions

70 minutes – 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