How to start towards your GED, TAS, HiSET Tests

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1. First check if you qualify to take the GED, TASC, or HiSET exam. Some states require examinees to be 18 years of age or older, other states set a limit at 16 years old. Find out what the GED requirements are in your state here:

2. Check the level of your knowledge and skills. Take a free GED|HiSET|TASC practice test to determine what you need to learn. Here is a link to free GED|TASC|HiSET practice tests:

3. Now it’s time to prepare for the GED, TASC, or HiSET exam. If you have access to a computer at home or, for example, in a library, you can start preparing for the GED, HiSET, or TASC exam right away. Follow our free TASC|HiSET|GED preparation program that includes video lessons and mini-practice tests in the 4 testing subjects:

4. If you prefer to attend traditional classes, find TASC, GED, or HiSET classes in your area here:

5. Try to learn at least once a week for 1 hour.

6. If you will learn for 1 hour once a week, it can take you 4-6 months to get ready for the GED/TASC/HiSET exam and if you manage to spend 1 hour per day you can be prepared for the GED, TASC, or HiSET exam in 2-3 months. The good thing is that the new GED exam allows you to take one test (module) at a time, and your results will be valid for two years. You no longer need to take all GED tests in one session of a few days! This does not apply to HiSET and TASC.

7. When you are ready to take one (or more) of the four GED tests, or the TASC or HiSET, find a testing center near you and schedule your exam online (for GED via You have to create your personal account on

Keep in mind that you don’t need to take 4 GED exams at once!