The Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma

Indiana offers adults the opportunity to earn a state accredited High School Equivalency Diploma by successfully passing the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test).  Indiana switched from the TASC test to the HiSET test in September 2021.The HiSET exam is similar to the GED exam in that applicants must meet a minimum score on five different subject sections including Math, Language Arts, Reading, Science, and Social Studies. 



About the HiSET


What is the HiSET?

The HiSET test gives adults the opportunity to achieve their high school diploma. The High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma is now earned by taking the HiSET test and not the GED or TASC. For specific information about the HiSET, check out "HiSET Test at a Glance." Indiana switched from the GED test to the TASC test in 2014, and switched to the HiSET in 2021. 

Who can take the HiSET?

Anyone who is at least 16 years of age; has lived in Indiana for 30 days; and is not currently enrolled in or graduated from an accredited high school can take the HiSET. 

How do I sign up for the HiSET?

We recommend that you first enroll in WTAE courses to help prepare you to take the HiSET. WTAE will also pay the cost of your HiSET test when you sign up for a course to prepare you for the HiSET.


If you do not wish to enroll in WTAE classes, you can sign up to take the HiSET test by calling us. The test is offered on a rolling basis at our main office at Northview Middle School.  

For more information about the HiSET test visit their website.

Resources for the HiSET Test


Register for the HiSET Test with WTAE


Call us to reserve your HiSET test spot, and then check out the schedule
below to find a time that works for you

Pre-registration is necessary and testing must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. 

Daytime Testing*

All testing located at Northview Middle School


Nighttime Testing*

Pre-registration and scheduling is required.

October 6, 2021
October 7, 2021
October 26, 2021
October 27, 2021

What to Expect on Test Day...

On test day, arrive early to Northview Middle School. Once you begin testing, expect to take 1-2 subject tests in a day. Below is the time that each test  takes:

  • Reading – 65 minutes

  • Writing – 120 minutes

  • Math – 90 minutes

  • Science – 80 minutes

  • Social Studies – 70 minutes

In order to pass the HiSET test you must score at least 8 points (out of 20) on all subjects, but you must also score a total of 45 points, which means that you need to pass some subjects by more than 8 points. 

You will find out if you pass the subject exam immediately after completing the exam, but you will not know until finishing all subjects if you passed the whole exam with 45 total points.