FAQ

Do I HAVE to get my GED if I didn't finish high school?
If you are 18 years or older you have the option of earning your high school diploma or your high school equivalency certificate (GED) with HAS. With high school diploma you are completing the credits you didn't finish in high school. With GED/HiSET you are taking an exam to earn a high school equivalency certificate. 
 
Where can I take the HiSET/GED test?
We are not currently offering any in person testing for HiSET or GED however, you can sign up online to take either exam from home by visiting their websites.
 
Am I eligible to take the HiSET/ GED test?
If you are 18 years of age or older or within 60 days of turning 18 you can take the HiSET/GED exam.  Individuals under 18 years of age will not receive their GED/HiSET certificate until their 18th birthday.
 
What identification is necessary to take the HiSET/GED test?
You need a valid California state issued photo ID.  School IDs and ID's issued by the military are also acceptable provided they were issued in the state of California.
 
Are accommodations available for examinees with disabilities?
Please inform the office staff of any special assistance you may need during the testing when you register. We will make every attempt to accommodate your needs.  Additional information is available on our website by clicking on Special Accommodations for Testing
 
How can I get copies of my records for school or work?
You may obtain an official test results printout from the Hemet Adult School office.
 
What’s Next?
From GED to College Graduate your reason for taking the GED Tests is to go on to college or post secondary training, you aren’t alone. More than 60 percent of GED test-takers say they intend to further their education beyond the GED program. Ninety-five percent of U.S. colleges and universities recognize the GED credential. Passing the GED Tests, with an average score of 500, for instance, puts you in the upper half (top 50 percent) in terms of class rank and lets colleges know that you have the skills and knowledge equivalent to applicants from traditional high schools.
 
You may still be required to take additional tests, such as the ACT or the SAT, to qualify for admittance. In addition, the college or university of your choice may ask you to undergo further counseling and testing as part of the admissions process. You should contact the school’s admissions office to find out what requirements they have.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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