HSE/HiSET Testing | Warren County Community College

HSE/HiSET Testing


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the restrictions put in place on our campus, all in-person testing will be unavailable until further notice. However, ETS offers HiSET Exams from Home for testers 18 years of age or older.  If you are 16 or 17 years of age, click: Find Testing Center for additional testing sites.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We appreciate your support as we work to keep our students, staff, and faculty safe.


HiSet Exam At Home


To meet the needs of test takers who can’t test at a test center because of public health concerns, ETS is offering the HiSET® exam at home option. With the at home option, you can take any of the five subtests that make up the HiSET exam on your own computer at home or in another secure location.

Each subtest delivered at home has the same content, format and on-screen experience as the test you would take at a test center. Your at home appointment will be monitored by a human proctor online through ProctorU®.

Currently, at home appointments are available 15 hours a day, seven days a week.

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible to take the HiSET exam at home if you meet these four criteria:

  1. You are 18 years of age or older. This requirement applies in all states, even those that allow testing if you are 16 or 17 years of age.
  2. You meet your HiSET state requirements.
  3. Your computer meets the equipment requirements for the test, including the installation of the ETS Test Browser and the ProctorU Systems Check.
  4. You have a room that meets the environment requirements for the test.

Watch our HiSET exam at home video for a preview of the entire testing from home process, including:

  • equipment and environment requirements
  • two-step registration process
  • what to expect on test day
  • after the test


Please follow the steps below, IN ORDER, to make sure you meet the requirements and register correctly. The printable at home preparation checklist can help guide you through the steps.

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 Frequently Asked Questions 


What is a HSE credential?

If you left high school before graduation, you can demonstrate that you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate by taking a HSE test. Once you pass the test, your state or jurisdiction will issue you a HSE credential.

Why is a HSE credential important?

If you didn’t finish high school, you know your opportunities are limited. But with a state-issued HSE credential, you’ll have the opportunity to advance your career, join the military, begin a training program or continue your education on the college level.

What is the difference between the GED® test and a HSE credential?

The GED® test is one of three tests used nationally to award a high school equivalency credential. Until recently, it was the only test available. Today, there are two other testing options available — the HiSET®exam and the TASC test. New Jersey uses all three tests to measure high school equivalency skills in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, and all three enable you to earn the same HSE credential.

How do I prepare for the HiSET exam?

Most test takers take adult education classes to prepare for the exam. In many states, these programs are at no cost — or very low cost to the students. The HiSET program encourages you to explore adult education programs and also offers a variety of free and low-cost resources to help familiarize you with both the exam questions and the computer-delivered testing experience. The resources include a study companion (a guide with tips and strategies on how to prepare for the HiSET exam), practice tests and sample questions.

What happens after I pass the HiSET exam?

After you’ve passed the HiSET exam, your state or jurisdiction will issue your high school equivalency credential — and you can be confident that your skills and knowledge are on the same level as a traditional high school graduate.

Frequently Asked Questions about the HiSET exam.

Frequently Asked Questions About High School Equivalency Exams in New Jersey


Resources for Test-Takers


Free Online HiSET Test Prep

Khan Academy Math Tutorial Videos

Sample exam questions





HSE/HiSET Testing


Contact Us

Instructional Support Center
475 Route 57 West
Washington, NJ 07882


Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington NJ 07882
(908) 835-WCCC (9222)