High School Equivalency Testing (HiSET)

In the state of NJ there are two types of High School Equivalency Assessments: GED and HiSET. Union College administers the HiSET High School Equivalency Assessment offered through ETS* in ENGLISH only.

HiSET at Union College

The HiSET test has five sections:

  • Language Arts-Reading: 65 minutes in English
  • Language Arts-Writing: 120 minutes (includes an essay)
  • Mathematics: 90 minutes
  • Science: 80 minutes
  • Social Studies: 70 minutes

Testing Times

You may schedule up to three sub-tests per day.
All appointments must be made through the HiSET website via the link below:

Scheduling Your HiSET® Exam

There are three basic steps you need to take to schedule your HiSET exam:

If you need help call ETS Customer Service at 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738).
Note: A $10 fee will be applied when registering by phone.

NJ Eligibility Requirements

To take the HiSET exam in the state of New Jersey, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Age Requirement

    Age Requirement:
    You must be 18 years old to take the test without meeting special conditions. If you are 16–17 years old, the “Consent to Participate” form on the link below must be completed and signed by your parent or legal guardian stating that they give permission for you to take the test and they understand that by doing this, they are taking you out of the public school system. Your parent or legal guardian must accompany you when you bring this form to the test center, or, if they cannot attend, it must be notarized by a New Jersey notary. This form must be completed and submitted to the test center prior to scheduling any subtest.

  • Residency Requirement

    Residency Requirement:
    You must be a New Jersey resident to take the test at a test center in New Jersey.

  • Primary Identification Requirement

    Primary Identification Requirement:
    Acceptable forms of identification include:

    • Government issued driver’s license, temporary license, or permit
    • Passport
    • Voter registration
    • School/college ID
    • Employee ID
    • National ID Card
    • Military ID Card

    ID must have test taker’s name as given when testing appointment was made with recent, recognizable photo of test taker. Test taker’s signature.

    For any questions, please contact the New Jersey Department of Education, Adult Education Office at 1-609-777-1050.

Union College Testing Center Contact Information

Union College Testing Center
Campus: Elizabeth
Building: Lessner
Room: 122
Campus: Cranford
Building: Student Services Center
Room: SD 130

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