Indiana HiSET [Instead of GED] Requirements

Indiana is using the HiSET instead of the GED test for its high school equivalency testing program. To get a HiSET (instead of a GED) diploma, students need to pass 5 subject tests. The HiSET exam can be taken online or at an Indiana HiSET® test center.

To register for the HiSET exam, candidates are required to set up an account on the website

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Indiana HiSET [Instead of GED] Test Requirements

  • In Indiana, the minimum age for high school equivalency testing is 16.
  • For applicants 16 or 17 years of age, however, there are specific additional restrictions like having school district approval and parental permission.
  • The Indiana HiSET exam is only open to state residents.
  • Applicants cannot already have a high school or equivalent diploma.
  • In Indiana, test-takers must finish the five HiSET subtests within a 60-day of taking their first subject test. If they didn’t finish the HiSET battery within that period, their results are void.

Indiana HiSET Cost

The Indiana HiSET test costs $28.25 per subject test. There are five HiSET subtests, so your total cost is $141.25, but your final price will be shown on the website after choosing a test center.

The Indiana HiSET test, when taken online, costs $28.25 per subject PLUS a $17.50 Virtual Testing fee each time you take a subtest. Check out our page about the online HiSET exam in Indiana as well.

Indiana HiSET Online Classes

Onsego has created a complete prep course, including HiSET online classes and practice tests. The video lessons present all HiSET subject matter in short, bite-sized chunks. So you can take on the challenging HiSET exam by watching our short, engaging lessons anytime, anywhere.

We cover everything that’s on the HiSET exam, and on top of that, we teach you a few highly effective strategies to find correct answers, even to the most complex HiSET questions.

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Online HiSET Testing

The five HiSET modules (independent sub-exams) can be taken at one of Indiana’s official HiSET test centers or online from the comfort of your home.

How To Start Your HiSET Prep In Indiana

A good way to start your HiSET prep is by taking a few practice tests. This allows you to discover what you already know and what subject fields require most of your time and attention.

Onsego’s program also includes online video lessons and practice tests that are structured in the same way as the questions on the HiSET exam. Just register for Onsego’s comprehensive online course and get your HiSET diploma fast.

FAQ About HiSET In Indiana

How to get a HiSET diploma in Indiana?

Indiana doesn’t use the GED for high school equivalency (HSE) testing but the HiSET exam. To earn your HSE diploma in Indiana, you need to pass the five tests of the HiSET exam. The subtests cover Math, Writing, Reading, Science, and Social Studies and can be taken on paper or on a computer.

What are the Indiana HiSET testing requirements?

The HiSET exam gives adults who don’t hold a high school diploma the opportunity to earn an equivalent diploma. Indiana requires testers to be at least 16 years old. 16 and 17-year-olds, however, must meet additional strict requirements. There’s no need to first take a practice test (except when you take the exam online), but in Indiana, state residency is required.

What is the HiSET cost in Indiana?

In Indiana, the HiSET exam costs $141.25 for the entire exam ($28.25 per subtest), but you have the freedom to take (and pay for) the five subtests (modules) one or more at a time. When taking the online HiSET exam, there’s a $17.50 Virtual Testing Fee associated with EACH of the five subtests on top of the testing fees.

For more information:
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Indiana Government Center South
10 N Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 1.866.220.6675