High School Equivalency

Two Options for High School Equivalency

GED and HiSET Exams

These tests provide a valid means of measuring the educational achievement of adults who are non-high school graduates and compare their academic competence with that of high school graduates.  The following requirements are needed to qualify for the diploma: 
  • A minimum test score must be met for either the GED® or HiSET® Tests:
    • GED®:  A score of 145 out of 200 will be required on each of the 4 subtests (Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies).
    • HiSET®:  A score of 8 out of 20 is required on each of the 5 subtests (Language Arts – Reading, Language Arts – Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies), a score of 2 out of 6 on the essay, and a minimum total score of 45 out of 100.
  • Minimum 1⁄2 credit from an accredited private/public high school in Hawaii or from one of the Hawaii Community Schools for Adults.
  • An official transcript from an accredited Hawaii high school or community school.
  • If you are under age 18, you will need to provide additional documentation before being approved to register for the test.  Contact our school for more information. ​


High School Equivalency Preparation Courses

Classes prepare you for the GED® and HiSET® Tests through on-site or online courses.  For specific course offerings, please see individual campus course schedules or call one of our offices for more information.
Where to Start:  CASAS Pre-Test Assessment
All new or returning students (after one year of absence) must take an assessment test prior to the start of the class.
Students must register online or in person.  Please bring the following items to the assessment test:
  • A valid picture ID with birth date (State ID, Driver's License, Passport, or Military ID)
  • Students age 16-17:  Approved release papers (Form 4140) from home high school
​Enrollment Fee:  $20 per on-site/blended prep course or $40 per self-directed online course
Books/Supplies:  Varies

GED Computer-Based Testing Information

Test Fee:  $174 GED® Test Full Battery (includes 4 subtests) or $43.50 for each individual subtest

Need help accessing your GED® credentials? ​For more information, visit the link.

HiSET Testing Information

Test Fee:  $125 HiSET® Test Full Battery (includes 5 subtests) or $25 for each individual subtest