New Hampshire said goodbye to the GED® test and introduced a new HSE (High School Equivalency) Test: the HiSET. The state uses the exam to assess the level of the high school-equivalent knowledge of its residents.
Regardless whether you recently dropped out of high school or that you are an adult who never completed high school, getting the HSE (high school equivalency) diploma will be the ticket for you.
Free Preparation Classes
In the state of New Hampshire, you can find a lot of HiSET preparation classes that will help you become all set to pass the exam. Just check out the list below. HiSET preparation classes are available all across the state and here we list all prep classes in these key New Hampshire regions. The HiSET exam includes 5 tests in these subject areas: Language Reading, Language Writing, Social Studies, Science, and Math.
Online HiSET or GED testing is NO option. Test takers need to come to a state-approved HiSET testing facility and take the exam face-to-face. If a website says something else, you can be sure that site is false. Online-obtained documents will for sure not be accepted by schools or employers.
GED (HiSET) classes in and around (select your nearest city):
GED (HiSET) New Hampshire requirements
New Hampshire was excited in January 2014 to introduce an alternative to the new GED exam, the HiSET exam. The state decided to no longer work with the GED as the new GED exam was available only on computer and was getting too expensive as well. New Hampshire is now using the HiSET test (developed by ETS (Educational Testing Service) for its examining of high school equivalency.
The HiSET compares to the former GED examination and includes five subject areas: writing, reading, math, social studies, and science. The fee to take the HiSET exam is $95, while the new GED exam set of tests has a price tag of $120.
- In New Hampshire, you must be 18 years old (for 16 or 17 yrs old’s restrictions apply – go to a test site close to you)
- The NH fee is $20 per subject test.
- Retests are $20 per subject
- New Hampshire requires state residency
- You must pass the official NH practice test first
- You are no high school graduate
- You are not attending another school
New Hampshire GED (HiSET) testing centers
State Dep. of Education, 21 S Fruit St. Concord, New Hampshire 03301, 603.271.6699
Concord School District, 17 Knight St, Concord, New Hampshire 03301, 603.228.1341
Derry GED Center, 1 West Running Brook Ln, Derry, New Hampshire 03038, 603.432.1245
Dover Ad. Education Ctr, 61 Locust Street, Dover, New Hampshire 03820, 603.742.1030
Exeter Adult Education, 30 Linden St, Exeter, New Hampshire 03833, 603.775.8457
Franklin H.S. (SAU) 18 Central Street, Franklin, New Hampshire 03235, 603.934.3108
Laconia Adult Education, 345 Union Ave, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246, 603.524.5712
Londonderry High School, 295 Mammoth Rd, Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053, 603.432.6941
Manchester School of Technology, 530 S Porter St, Manchester, New Hampshire 03103, 603.624.6390
Nashua Adult Learning Ctr, 4 Lake St, Nashua, New Hampshire 03060, 603.882.9080
Salem High School, 44 Geremonty Dr, Salem, New Hampshire 03079, 603.893.7074
Gr. Wakefield Resource Ctr, 14 High St, Sanbornville, New Hampshire 03872, 603.522.9593
Questions? Call New Hampshire’s state office at 603-271-6699.
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GED (HiSET) – It’s all about your future
Having the HSE diploma will definitely improve your employment options and open doors of colleges and universities. Most of the time you are required to take a pre-test to find out your weak and strong points. This way you know what sectors need your most attention. By the time you feel you are ready to go the HiSET path, contact the test center closest to you and become fully informed of all conditions and procedures.
The HSE certificate or diploma is comparable to a common high school diploma and is accepted by government agencies, employers, and universities all across the United States. The test offers adults one more chance to prove their knowledge and skills.
How to prepare for the GED (HiSET) exam
Contact your nearest HiSET preparation or testing center and find out if you are eligible to take the HiSET exam. Not everybody qualifies: you should not have a high school diploma or be signed up for a school program. Become well informed of requirements and regulations, and get properly prepared. Your community bookstore may supply study material and there are some very good online prep courses as well.
But most importantly, all across New Hampshire, there are numerous locations where GED/HiSET preparation classes are offered, often totally free of charge. At these classes, you will become well prepared to take the exam confidently. Take a HiSET practice test prior to preparation classes. You will find out your weak and your strong points, and this will indicate which sectors need the most attention. Discover the best strategy for you to take the exam.
The HiSET test consists for a large part of multiple choice questions (only the writing section not), and you can discover strategies that will allow you to stay clear of wrong answers. By training this you will become more confident and your scores will improve. At the test, just think of strategies you learned in GED/HiSET classes.