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High School Equivalency Exam Preparation HiSET
Collin College Continuing Education is now offering the High School Equivalency Exam HiSET® Preparation Course!
Location: Collin College Courtyard Center 4800 Preston Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093
Course Fees: $259 (Exam fee and textbook is additional)
To register for the exam prep. course, apply online or call to register at 972.985.3711
To register for exam: Schedule a test
Click here for course schedule.
Eligibility Requirements: Students must be 18 years of age or older and have a minimum
of a 9th grade education.
What is a High School Equivalency (HSE) Credential?
HiSET® Preparation is a 36-hour course that will provide review and test-taking strategies
for the HiSET® high school equivalency exam.
Five review areas will be covered:
5. Social Studies.
In the United States and its territories, adults who left high school before graduation have another way to secure a high school equivalency credential.
What does that mean? It means that, through testing, you can demonstrate you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate. And doing so can help you create a whole new future.
Once you pass the test, your state or jurisdiction will issue you a high school equivalency certificate or high school equivalency diploma.
Who Can Take a High School Equivalency Exam?
High school equivalency (HSE) exams are designed for out-of-school youth and adults without a high school diploma. Students must be 18 years of age or older and have a minimum of a 9th grade education. You are encouraged to seek test preparation and instruction and Collin College offers a HiSET Preparation course. However, Texas does not require you to complete an instruction or preparation course in order to take the exam.
To take the high school equivalency exams in Texas, an individual must:
1. Be a resident of Texas,
2. Have a government-issued photo ID, and
3. Be 18 years of age or older.
For more detailed information and exceptions, please read more here.
Where is a High School Equivalency Credential Accepted?
Everywhere! A high school equivalency (HSE) credential is issued by the state, not by the test provider. No matter where you take it or which test you take, your HSE credential will be accepted. Read more.
How Long Does It Take to Get Your High School Equivalency Credential?
The HiSET® exam is about seven hours from start to finish. These seven hours are broken out into five subtests that you can take on different days over a period of time. So, how long it will take to complete the entire exam — taking and passing all five subtests and receiving your high school equivalency credential — depends on you. Read more.
HiSET® Requirements by State or Jurisdiction.
The following policies apply to anyone taking the HiSET® exam in the state of Texas.
When you schedule an appointment, you will need to confirm that you have read and
understand these policies.
What's On the HiSET® Exam?
The exam will cover five subjects including:
Language Arts: Reading and Writing