Questions and short answers for students interested in earning the GED Diploma.

Finding GED, HiSET, TASC classes

To find GED classes you need to:

What are GED, TASC, or HiSET classes?

You can find GED classes in every city, and these classes are often free of charge.

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How long do I need to prepare to take the GED, TASC, or HiSET exam?

Well, that depends. Generally, if you will study for one hour every week, you can be sufficiently prepared in 5 to 8 months.

Then again, if you are ready to study 2 x 30 minutes per day, you could be all set in about 2-3 months.

You will understand that this all depends as well on your earlier education. It is a good idea to take a GED practice test to find out how far you are in your preparation to sit for the actual GED exam. Here are the free practice tests:

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Is there a website where I can get a GED TASC, or HiSET Diploma?

No, online diplomas are a scam. The GED, HiSET, and TASC exams are not available online. An online obtained GED, TASC, or HiSET diploma is worthless. Websites that offer the GED, TASC, or HiSET tests or diplomas over the internet are fraudulent! However, you can prepare for the GED exam online very well.

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Is an Online GED, TASC, or HiSET Diploma a scam?

Yes, definitely. Don’t waste your hard-earned money on an online GED, TASC, or HiSET diploma.

These tests are just not available online, nor is the high school equivalency diploma, and it is easy for employers or colleges to check whether you hold a GED, HiSET, or TASC “diploma” that was issued online.

The most effective way to earn your TASC, GED, or HiSET credential is to just sign up for preparation classes in your city, or to sign up for an online preparation course. Find GED, TASC, or HiSET classes near you:

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Remember that, to take the GED, TASC, or HiSET exam, you must come to a designated testing site.

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What is the GED/HiSET/TASC passing score

The GED exam has a passing score of 145 on each of the four subject area tests. Therefore, students need to reach a score of at least 145 on each subject test and a total score of 580 or higher across all four tests in order to receive their High School Equivalency Credential. Scores are measured on a 100 – 200 scale.

This is how scoring on the GED test is broken down:

  • Below Passing: 100 – 144 Passing Score (high school equivalency): 145 – 164
  • College Ready: 165 – 174
  • College Ready plus Credit: 175 – 200

The TASC exam requires you to reach at least a 500 score on each one of the five subtests (so 2500 in total) and no less than two points on your essay.

On the HiSET exam, you need to score 8 (out of 20) points for each of the five tests, reach a 2-points score for your essay and have no less than 45 points for the entire battery.

How much is the GED, TASC, or HiSET exam?

The price of high school equivalency testing varies from state to state, but in most states, the GED fee is around $120, and the HiSET and TASC are slightly cheaper.

In California, for example, students need to pay $35 per each of the 4 GED modules for a total of $140, but the state also implemented the TASC and HiSET.

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How to get a copy of your GED diploma
To order your GED transcript go to this webpage and follow the instructions:

Which states offer free GED/TASC/HiSET testing?

4 states offer GED, TASC. or HiSET testing for free:

New York, West Virginia, Connecticut, and Maine.

New York and West Virginia use the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) Maine is using the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test)

Connecticut uses the GED exam (but there is a small registration fee)

2 states partly subsidize the GED test: Arkansas: the GED exam fee is $16 ($4 per module or test) Maryland: the GED exam costs $45 for all 4 subjects, $11,25 per module Read more here:

Can I take the GED, TASC, or HiSET exam without a pre-test?

Sure, in most states you can just sign up for the GED, TASC, or HiSET exam (one test at a time if you wish).

Pre-testing is required in some states, though. Check out your state here:

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