HiSET® Test Prep Materials

If it's been a long time since you were in high school or if you struggled with your courses, an adult education program can help you relearn basic skills.

Many HiSET® test centers and adult education centers offer free or low-cost instruction and other support to help you get ready for the HiSET exam. Instruction can help you:

  • improve your reading and math skills
  • learn to write an essay
  • develop test-taking strategies

Contact your test center, or find an adult education program through our Adult Education Program search tool or National Literacy Directory.

The HiSET program offers a variety of free and low-cost resources to help familiarize you with both the exam questions and computer-delivered testing experience.

Low-cost test preparation materials

Essential Education's HiSET Academy® Online Study Tool

Created in conjunction with the HiSET program, this online study tool provides access to over 200 hours of lessons in math, reading, writing, science and social studies, and provides a personalized learning plan. Learn more about the HiSET Academy® Online Learning Program.

NEW and Revised! The Official Guide to the HiSET® Exam, 2nd Edition

The Official Guide to the HiSET® Exam has been updated to reflect the current exam and is a one-of-a-kind resource — the only guide created by the test makers at ETS and the only guide that shows you exactly what the real exam is like. It's uniquely suited to help you do your best on test day.

You can buy a paperback copy of The Official Guide to the HiSET Exam through Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and at the Barnes and Noble bookstore.

Free test prep tools

Interactive Practice Tests

Experience what it is like to take the computer-delivered HiSET exam by taking these free, 30–45-minute interactive practice tests. The questions used on these computer-delivered practice tests are the same items from the HiSET Free Practice Tests provided in an interactive practice test format. After completion, you’ll receive immediate feedback on the correctness of your responses, an estimate of your level of readiness for the real test and an estimate of your HiSET scaled score on this test. You can then review the questions together with explanations for the correct answers. Access the interactive practice tests.

Khan Academy Math Tutorial Videos

We've worked with the Khan Academy to identify videos and exercises that can help you improve the fundamental skills you'll need to take the HiSET Math subtest. Download the list of free videos and exercises.

Sample questions

See examples of question types that will appear on the five subtests. Correct answers with explanations are included. Download the Sample Questions.

CBAL Quick Math Practice

Improve your mathematics skills by practicing with short exercises that focus on core mathematical concepts and procedures. The exercises in Quick Math Practice aren't the same as the questions you'll see on the HiSET mathematics subtest, but they can still help you prepare. Access the CBAL Quick Math Practice system.

ETS's Writing Mentor® App

This Google Docs add-on can help you improve your academic essay writing ability one step at a time. Install the Writing Mentor app. To learn more about the app, download the Writing Mentor Student Case Study.

Tips for getting ready

Find helpful tips and strategies to help you get ready, including how to organize your time before and during the exam. See Tips for Getting Ready.

Additional test prep providers

View a list of products from other test prep providers that can help you prepare for the HiSET exam.