HiSET® High School Equivalency Testing

The High School Equivalency Test or HiSET® is a nine-hour test taken over two days and includes tests of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) began in January 2014 and gives adults and out-of-school youth an opportunity to demonstrate their academic skills and earn the New Hampshire High School Equivalency Certificate. More information on the HiSET tests can be found at www.nhadulted.org.

Who We Serve

The minimum age to take the HiSET exam is 16. Applicants under 18 must obtain permission to test from their local high school. Please obtain details for the procedure from the 4 Lake Street Main Office, 603-882-9080 x2411.

What We Offer

The Adult Learning Center offers monthly HiSET examinations. Preregistration is required at least 36 hours prior to an exam. HiSET Tests are administered in two sessions over two days, with each session lasting approximately 3 – 3 ½ hours. Results will be available at the HiSET portal, which may be accessed online with the test-taker ID number.

Program Highlights

Register For HiSET

Register for the HiSET at http://hiset.ets.org

Special Accomodations

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special accommodations are allowed for HiSET Testing for physical disabilities, emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and Attention Deficit/Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Accommodations include but are not limited to private testing room, extended time, reader, and scribe. To test with accommodations, please contact ETS/HiSET Disability Services at 1-855-802-2748 or HiSetSSD@ets.org. HiSET tests with accommodations are scheduled at the convenience of the candidate and the HiSET Chief Examiner.

Practice Test

Please note:  The practice test requirement has been waived for students over 18 years of age due to COVID.  Students under 18 should contact 603-882-9080 x2411 for instructions.


For Testing:

Please call Marie Hendra at 603-882-9080 x2411 or email hisettesting@nashuaalc.org

For Classes:

Please call Bill Bissonnette at 603-288-7526 or email at bbissonnette@nashuaalc.org