NJ High School Diploma Testing/HiSET

The HiSET exam meets the same New Jersey Department of Education eligibility and ID requirements as the GED and the TASC Test for passing students to receive a New Jersey State Issued High School Diploma.

More information on the NJ Dept. of Education Adult Education Division

HiSet FAQ’s

What is the HiSET Exam?

The HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) Exam is one of the New Jersey Department of Education approved exams to be used to achieve a NJ State Issued High School Diploma. The HiSET was developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and was offered in New Jersey beginning in 2014.

How do I register, schedule, and pay for the HiSET exam?

Please visit hiset.ets.org for instructions on how to create a MyHiSET account, schedule test appointments, and make payment. You will need an active email address. Please visit www.yahoo.com, www.gmail.com, or any other free email provider if you currently don't have an email address.

 

Do I need to register in person at CCC for the HiSET exam?

No. Please follow the steps at hiset.ets.org to acknowledge you meet the NJ eligibility and ID Requirements, create your account, schedule your dates, make payment, and view practice materials. 

If you would like assistance in registering, please visit CCC during the following days and times for HiSET registration assistance:   

• Mondays with walk-in hours 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 pm –Camden City Campus, College Hall 117 (Testing Center)  

• Tuesdays with walk-in hours 10 am – 5 pm – Camden City Campus, College Hall 117 (Testing Center)   

• Thursdays with walk-in hours 9:30 am to 4:00 pm – Blackwood Campus, Library 200 (Testing Center)

How much does the HiSET exam cost, and what forms of payment are accepted?

Effective September 1, 2018, the cost for all five subtests is $100.00.

Additional Payment Information

Restesting Information

My organization is sponsoring my testing. How do they obtain an ETS Voucher for covering my Test Fees and Test Center Fees?
What are the HiSET refund and cancellation policies?

Because you are registering and making payment through the ETS portal, all cancellations and refund requests must go through ETS. Camden County College will not be able to cancel your appointment or process your refund.

Refund Information Cancellation Information

Where will I take the HiSET exam at Camden County College?

Camden City Campus
Camden Technology Center, Room 203. 

Blackwood Campus
Library, Room 200.

Please visit your ETS Account for dates and times.

Is the exam on the computer?

Yes, all HiSET testing is given on the computer.

 

What is on the HiSET Exam?

The HiSET assesses five subjects: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

HiSet at a Glance

Subject / Test Length
Math / 90 minutes
Reading / 65 minutes
Science / 80 minutes
Social Studies / 70 minutes
Writing part 1 & Writing part 2 / 120 minutes
How do I know if I've passed the HiSET battery of five subtests?

Each of the five subtests in the HiSET battery is scored on a scale of 1-20. In order to pass, you must do all three of the following:

·Achieve a score of at least 9 on each of the five individual subtests

·Score at least a 2 (out of 6) on the essay portion of the writing test

To view your HiSET scores, please login to your HiSET account.

What are the New Jersey ID Requirements for taking the HiSET exam?

In order to demonstrate eligibility on your test date and to be admitted into the Testing Room, all applicants are required to provide the following photo ID (no photocopies):

• Driver's Licenses, Permits, Passports, Voter registrations, School/College ID, Employee ID, or other photo identification, valid or expired, that has been issued by a public entity or private third party; 

 

And one or more of the following:

   • Property tax bills; deeds; contracts of sale; leases; mortgages; signed letters from landlords; and other evidence of property ownership, tenancy, or residency;

   • Financial account information; utility bills; delivery receipts; and other evidence of personal attachment to a particular location;

  • Court orders; State agency agreements; and other evidence of court or agency placements or directives;

   • Receipts; bills; cancelled checks; insurance claims or payments; and other evidence of expenditures demonstrating personal attachment to a particular location or to support the test taker

   • Medical reports; counselor or social worker assessments; employment documents; unemployment claims; benefit statements; and other evidence of circumstances demonstrating family or economic hardship, or temporary residency;

   • Affidavits, certifications, and sworn attestations pertaining to statutory criteria from the parent, guardian, person keeping an "affidavit student," adult student, person(s) with whom a family is living, or others, as appropriate;

   • Documents pertaining to military status and assignment

   • Any other business record or document issued by a governmental entity.

Do I need to provide photo ID on my test date?

Yes. Failure to show proper photo ID per the NJ Department of Education and ETS requirements will mean that you are not able to test that day.

 

 Refund Information ID Requirements

What paperwork or forms am I required to complete on my test day?

When you arrive at the Testing Room on your test date, you will be asked for your photo ID (primary ID) and secondary ID.

You will then be required to complete the following forms:

• State of NJ Statement of Assurances

• State of NJ Consent to Release Adult Education Record

• CCC HiSet Testing Prohibited Items Policy  

What time do I need to report on my test date?

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your test session to provide ID and complete required forms. You will also be given a locker for your small electronic devices.

 

What can I bring into the Testing Room on the test date?

Please view the prohibited item list. If something you have appears on this list, you cannot bring it into the Testing Room. You will be provided a locker for small electronic devices. The Testing Center staff cannot hold personal items.

 

I am under 18 years old. Can I take the HiSET Exam?

Yes, but you must follow very specific steps. For students under 18 years old, please come with a parent or guardian and proper identification to the Camden City or Blackwood Testing Center during the hours below for HiSet registration assistance. You are required to complete a Consent to Participate Form with your parent or guardian before ETS will allow you to schedule and pay for a test session. Once you have completed this form, it will be sent by CCC to ETS, who will review the information and work with you to schedule the test date. Please plan on beginning this process in advance so that you are able to pick your test session.

 

What are the Camden County College Testing Center policies?

All candidates are given information about the Testing Center policies prior to testing through the CCC website at www.camdencc.edu/testing, or in person. All ETS and CCC Testing Center policies are strictly adhered to in order to ensure a positive and professional testing experience for everyone. You can only take scheduled breaks between individual subtests. Unscheduled or extended breaks are generally not permitted during the test session. However, if you must take a break, you will need to get permission from the test center staff. Please be advised that the clock will not be stopped. It will continue throughout your break, and you will not get any additional time. While on a break, you are not permitted to access your cell phone or other electronic, recording, listening or photographic devices.Lockers will bell be provided for small electronic devices, including cell phones. Please review the HiSet webpage for prohibited items: hiset.ets.org/take/test_day/bring

Where can I find information about special accommodations?

Special accommodations are available for those who qualify. For more information, speak to CCC testing staff and visit hiset.ets.org/take/disabilities

 

Where can I find information about programs such as the Camden County College Adult Basic Skills Program?

The Adult Basic Skills Program at CCC offers both daytime and evening sessions. For information about registering for this program, please call (856) 968-1315 or click here.

Where can I go for more detailed information about the HiSET exam?

Please visit hiset.ets.org, or download the 2016 Test Taker Bulletin

To speak with a HiSET Testing Representative at Camden County College, please call (856) 968-1287.