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High School Equivalency Testing Program


The High School Equivalency Testing Program gives adults and out-of-school youth an opportunity to demonstrate their academic skills and to earn the New Hampshire High School Equivalency Certificate.

Notice: As of January 1, 2014, New Hampshire is using HiSET, published by Educational Testing Service, as the New Hampshire High School Equivalency Test. Test-takers who have not completed and passed all sections of the GED Tests before the end of December, 2013, will have to start over with HiSET.

Below please find information about free workshops on the new high school equivalency test and a fact sheet that gives basic information about the test changes now in effect.

It's also important to know that you cannot take high school equivalency tests online. A website that suggests that you can take GED or any high school equivalency tests online is not legitimate. Even if tests are given on computer, you must take them onsite at an authorized testing center.

Please note: On July 1, 2009, the New Hampshire compulsory school age changed from 16 to 18. Students 16 and 17 years old will be able to register to take high school equivalency tests only if they have referral forms for the HiSET test.

These forms require students to demonstrate that they have passed Official HiSET Practice Tests.

Contents of the HiSET Tests Microsoft Word icon Information for Home Schooled Applicants Microsoft Word icon
Frequently Asked Questions about the GED Information for Students Under the Age of 18 Microsoft Word icon
GED or HiSET Transcript Request Form Preparation for the HiSET Tests Microsoft Word icon
General Information about the HiSET Tests Microsoft Word icon Special Accommodations for HiSET Testing Microsoft Word icon
High School Equivalency Testing Centers in New Hampshire Warning about Internet GED Testing
HiSET Fees in New Hampshire Microsoft Word icon  
HiSET Testing Requirements in New Hampshire Microsoft Word icon  
How to Get a GED or HiSET Transcript Microsoft Word icon  

GED® and the GED Testing service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education® and may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the American Council on Education.

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