What Do You Get After You Take the HiSET® Exam?

Your high school equivalency credential

After you've taken and passed the HiSET® exam, you'll have demonstrated you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate. Your state or jurisdiction will issue your high school equivalency credential.

Here's what to expect:

For computer-delivered tests, your scores will be available within:

  • three business days for multiple-choice tests
  • five business days for the Language Arts – Writing subtest

If you took a paper-delivered test, scoring begins after ETS receives your answer sheets from the test center, so getting your scores may take a little longer if the test center doesn't send the answer sheet right away.

Scores are automatically sent to your state.

After you pass the exam, your state or Diploma Sender will send your high school equivalency (HSE) credential. This typically takes a few weeks to process.

What does it mean?

You deserve the best chance to succeed, and your HSE credential can make a difference. While not every state offers the HiSET exam, the HSE credential you receive is recognized and accepted by every state, territory and jurisdiction, as well as by the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. military and federal programs. Having an HSE credential will expand the opportunities available to you.

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