High School Equivalency

High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing:  GED® or HiSET®

The CCC Testing Center providesproctoring for two high school equivalency credentials that are recognized in place of a high school diploma. This page outlines the difference between the two exams.

NOTE: GED® and HiSET test scores cannot be combined.


Test Content

GED® Exam

The GED exam is available in CBT (Computer-Based Testing), and is administered at the CCC Testing Center. The exam is offered in both English and Spanish.

The GED test is made up of four subtests:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts allows 155 minutes and includes a 10 minute break.
  • Mathematical Reasoning allows 120 minutes, which includes a calculator-prohibited and on-screen calculator-allowed section.
  • Science allows 95 minutes.
  • Social Studies allows 95 minutes.

Types of questions include multiple-choice, drag and drop, Hot spot, Fill in the blank, short answer and extended response.

HiSET® Exam

The HiSET exam is available in CBT format at the CCC Testing Center. The exam is offered in both English and Spanish.

The HiSET test is made up of five subtests:

  • Language Arts-Reading allows 65 minutes containing 50 multiple-choice questions.
  • Language Arts-Writing allows 120 minutes containing 60 multiple-choice and one essay question. 
  • Mathematics allows 90 minutes containing 55 multiple-choice questions.
  • Science allows 80 minutes with 60 multiple-choice questions. 
  • Social Studies allows 70 minutes with 60 multiple-choice questions.

Costs and Re-Tests

GED® Exam

The GED exam costs $104. There are 4 modules at $26 per module, total cost is $104. 

You will receive one discounted retake for every GED® test subject you purchase but don’t pass. You have 365 days after your full price test to use this retake. This retake offer (1 full price:1 discount) repeats until you pass the test. 

HiSET® Exam

The HiSET exam cost $10.75 per subject, totaling $53.75 for all five subjects. 

With purchase of an initial HiSET subtest, you get two retests within a 12-month period of your original subtest purchase date. 


Registration and Scheduling

GED® Exam

Create your MyGED account at www.GED.com.

You will have access to information about test availability, preparation, scheduling, scoring, and college and career opportunities.

We recommend NOT scheduling all four tests in one day.

You can also register for the exam by calling (877) EXAM-GED.

A credit or debit card is required for scheduling.

HiSET® Exam

Create your My HiSET account at https://hiset.org/ 

You will have access to information about test availability, preparation, scheduling, scoring, and college and career opportunities.

You can also register for the exam by calling  1-855-MyHiSET or 1-855-694-4738.  

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or JCB Credit Cards. Coupons and Vouchers are also accepted


Cancellations and Rescheduling

Please keep in mind, in order to receive a refund, you must cancel/reschedule at least one business day (24 hours) prior to your appointment.

GED® Exam

Appointments can be canceled and rescheduled at your www.GED.com homepage or by calling 1-(877) EXAM-GED.

HiSET® Exam

Appointments can be canceled or rescheduled at your  http://HiSET.org  homepage or by calling 1-(855)-MyHiSET.

 


16 and 17 Year Olds

GED® Exam

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you will be prompted to complete and submit an Underage Permission/Withdrawal Form in order to complete your on-line registration.

Fax, e-mail or drop-off the completed form at:

CCC Testing Center room 109

Fax # (575) 769-4194

Email: testing@clovis.edu

If you ever attended a NM public school, you will need the signature of the superintendent/designee which can be obtained from the Clovis Municipal Schools office for all Clovis public school students.

Home Schooled students will also require signatures from the parents and the home school operator, as well as the Home School Confirmation number.

HiSET® Exam

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you will be prompted to complete and submit an Underage Permission/Withdrawal Form in order to complete your on-line registration.

Fax, e-mail or drop-off the completed form at:

CCC Testing Center room 109

Fax # (575) 769-4194

Email: testing@clovis.edu

If you ever attended a NM public school, you will need the signature of the superintendent/designee which can be obtained from the Clovis Municipal Schools office for all Clovis public school students.

Home Schooled students will also require signatures from the parents and the home school operator, as well as the Home School Confirmation number.


Special Accommodations

GED® Exam

Information about requesting special accommodations for GED testing is available at https://ged.com/about_test/accommodations/ 

HiSET® Exam

Information about requesting special accommodations for HiSET testing is available at https://hiset.org/test-takers-accommodations/ 


Test Results and Transcripts

GED® Exam

A minimum passing score of 145 (on a scale of 100-200) must be achieved on each of the four tests in order to pass the GED exam.

Official scores will be available online at your MyGED account. Order your Official High School Equivalency (HSE) Transcript and Diploma from www.DiplomaSender.com.

HiSET® Exam

A minimum score of 8 (on a scale of 1-20) must be achieved on each sub test of the HiSET exam, plus a combined score of 45 or higher on all five tests, and a minimum score of 2 on the essay portion of the Writing test. All three criteria must be met to pass the HiSET exam.

Official test scores are available at your My HiSET home page. Order your Official High School Equivalency (HSE) Transcript and Diploma from www.DiplomaSender.com.


Test Preparation

GED® Exam

CCC's Adult Education department at (575) 769-4095. The Official GED practice exam, the "GED Ready", and other test preparation materials are available in the "Study" section of your MyGED dashboard

HiSET® Exam

CCC's Adult Education department at (575) 769-4095.  Test prep materials including free practice tests and video tutorials are available at https://hiset.org/test-takers-prepare/ 


ID Requirements on Test Day

GED® Exam

A valid driver's license, passport, or other form of government issued identification with name, date of birth, signature and photograph are acceptable forms of identification.

Expired or photocopied identification will not be accepted. Your name on the ID must match the name you registered with at www.GED.com exactly.

HiSET® Exam

A valid driver's license, passport, military ID, or other form of government issued identification with name, address, date of birth, signature and photograph are acceptable forms of identification.

Expired or photocopied identification will not be accepted. Your name on the ID must match the name you registered with at www.hiset.org exactly.

Contact Info

Testing Center, Room 109
Clovis Community College
417 Schepps Blvd.
Clovis, NM 88101 

Email: testing@clovis.edu
Call: 575.769.4088

Hours of Operation
During the Semester*
Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 p.m.
 

Between Semesters*
Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Appointments are recommended for ALL exams. 

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