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HiSET Test Dates and Reg Info

Testing is Only available to Alameda Adult School Students at this time due to limited Testing Spots. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

2021-2022 hiset Testing dates

The test is available in English and Spanish- specify during registration. You must register beforehand.

Social Studies 9/30/2021 12/16/2021 3/31/2022
Reading 10/7/2021 1/13/2022 4/7/2022
Writing 10/14/2021 1/20/2022 4/21/2022
Math 10/21/2021 1/27/2022 4/28/2022
Science 10/28/2021 2/3/2022 5/5/2022

Testing starts promptly at 6:00 PM. No late arrivals will be admitted. No exceptions!

Above tests are held at 2201 Encinal Ave. Alameda, CA 94501


  1. You must first go online to create a My HiSET account. (Make sure to keep your log in information handy because this is where you will get your test results.)
    • There you get your ETS #, have access to information about resources for studying, scoring, sample test questions, and more.
  2. Bring your ETS #, payment, and proper identification to AAS during our office hours to sign up to take the exam.
  3. You must register for the exam at least 1 week in advance.

Other testing options such as taking the test at another site or online from your home can be found on their website.

For questions about scheduling, contact Anne in the office at or call (510) 522-3858 x58754


$20 per subject- includes 2 free retakes within a 12-month period.

Payment type accepted: Cash, Visa or MasterCard accepted

Payment will be accepted at our main office located at:

                                   2201 Encinal Ave. Alameda, CA 94501


You are eligible for a refund of your test fee if you cancel and notify us at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. (510) 522-3858 x58754

If you are absent or arrive too late to take the test for which you are scheduled, you are not entitled to a refund.

If the missed appointment was one made using one of your retake credits, the credit will not be returned to you.

Subtest information


Number/Type of Questions



(60) multiple choice and essay

120 minutes


(50) multiple choice

65 minutes
80 minutes (Spanish)

Social Studies

(60) multiple choice

70 minutes


(55) multiple choice

90 minutes


(60) multiple choice

80 minutes


Each of the five subtests in the HiSET battery is scored on a scale of 1-20. In order to pass, you must do all three of the following:

  • Achieve a score of at least 8 on each of the five individual subtest
  • Score at least 2 out of 6 on the essay portion of the writing test
  • Have a combined score on all five tests of at least 45

Scores are available 5-7 days for multiple choice tests; 7-10 days for essay (writing) test. You can access your score reports on your My HiSET account.