HiSET Exam

CSIU offers the paper-based HiSET exam at local locations

www.hiset.ets.org to pre-register to take the exam (required)

5 exams: Math, Social Studies, Science, Reading, Writing

Cost: $18 each 

Format: Multiple choice and one essay

Math – 90 minutes with calculator -50 questions

Social Studies- 70 minutes – 50 questions

Science – 80 minutes – 50 questions

Reading – 65 minutes – 40 questions

Writing – 120 minutes – 50 questions, 45 minute essay

Scored 0-20 for each exam; Essay is scored on a rubric of 0-6 (2 is passing)

Passing score: minimum of 8 on each section

Must score 45 points total to pass and earn a Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD)

15 points or higher on any test is College Career Credential


HiSet Exam Practice Tests available on www.hiset.ets.org