New Hampshire GED Requirements

New Hampshire uses the HiSET exam for its high school equivalency testing program. A few years ago, New Hampshire decided to replace the GED with the HiSET exam.

The New Hampshire High School Equivalency Diploma is equivalent to a common high school diploma and accepted as such by practically all American employers, government agencies, and institutions of higher education.

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The GED® exam is entirely computer-formatted whereas the HiSET® can be taken on paper and on a computer.

New Hampshire GED testing requirements

  • Candidates cannot already hold a secondary education degree (high school or equivalent diploma).
  • Candidates cannot be registered for another educational program.
  • In New Hampshire, candidates must be at least 16 years of age.
  • 16 and 17-year-olds, however, must meet additional criteria. They must, for instance, hold parental consent and be officially withdrawn from high school.
  • HiSET testing in New Hampshire is only for state residents.
  • Candidates must first take and pass the New Hampshire HiSET practice test.

New Hampshire GED online

Test-takers can take the five independent HiSET sub-exams at one of New Hampshire’s official testing sites or in an online proctored format, the HiSET-at-Home exam.

To qualify for taking the HiSET exam online, applicants need to attain sufficient scores on the HiSET Official Practice Test. They need to set up an account on the website ets.org and meet their state’s qualification requirements, but this applies to all test-takers.

What’s on the HiSET test?

The HiSET (short for simply High School Equivalency Test) has five testing fields and is available on paper (Only at test centers) as well as in a computer-based format. The GED exam (not available in New Hampshire) is entirely computerized and the HiSET is more affordable than the GED.

The five HiSET subtests cover the fields of Social Studies, Language Arts Reading, Language Arts Writing, Mathematics, and Science.

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New Hampshire HiSET price

The New Hampshire HiSET exam costs $125 for the entire battery of five tests or $25 per individual subtest regardless of whether you take the exam online or at a testing facility. You have the liberty to take and pay for one (or more) of the five sub-exams at a time. No need to sit for it all in one take.

The HiSET exam, just like the GED, measures a candidate’s knowledge and skills level in comparison to that of high school seniors upon graduation.

How to prepare for the HiSET exam

Becoming as prepared as you possibly can is crucial for success on the HiSET exam. You may prefer to attend a physical class at one of New Hampshire’s prep sites or want to learn from books at your local library.

You may also sign up for a good and well-structured online HiSET prep course like the premium GED Prep Course developed by ONSEGO. The contents of the HiSET and GED exams are similar so you may very well benefit from this option. Online studying allows you to learn where and when you want. No matter how you prefer to study, becoming all gear up for the New Hampshire HiSET tests is a MUST.

It’s about YOUR future

Holders of a secondary education degree generally make some $9,600 more per year than people who do not. The HiSET, like the GED, is a very challenging exam, and becoming fully prepared is absolutely needed. As said earlier, all over New Hampshire, you can find numerous locations that offer HiSET prep classes and there are some pretty good courses on the internet as well.

Regardless of whether you dropped out recently or that you quit high school many years ago, getting your high school equivalency credential will get you far better employment options and the degree is also your ticket to a college education.