PCC offers both GED® testing and HiSET® testing

Take the GED READY and HiSET® Practice Tests for FREE at PCC!

  • Both the GED Ready™ practice test and HiSET® practice tests are FREE!
  • Find out if you’re ready to take the GED® test or HiSET® test
  • Practice tests identify your strengths and weaknesses
  • Limited number available for free

Comparison of HiSET® Test to GED® Test

FEATURES HiSET® TEST GED® TEST (2014)
Price $75 for the entire test or $15 per subject $80 for the entire test or $20 per subject
Content 5 subjects: Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science, Math 4 subjects: Language Arts (reading and writing combined), Social Studies, Science, Mathematical Reasoning
Test Delivery Paper, pencil and calculator for math Computer based and includes Texas Instruments TI-30XS virtual calculator for Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies tests
Scoring 45 Total Points; 8 Minimum score per subject/module; 2 minimum on the essay; 2 weeks to get scores 580 Total Points; 145 Minimum score per subject/module; Scores available within 1 week
Length of Testing
  • Writing test: 120 minutes
  • Reading test: 65 minutes
  • Soc. Studies test: 70 minutes
  • Science test: 80 minutes
  • Math test: 90 minutes
  • Reasoning through Language Arts:  150 minutes with 10 minute break
  • Social Studies: 75 minutes
  • Science: 95 minutes
  • Mathematical Reasoning: 120 minutes
Technology Skills
  • Solar Calculator
  • Texas Instruments TI-30XS calculator
  • Computer skills
Question Types
  • Multiple choice
  • Essay (Writing test)
  • Multiple choice
  • Technology items
  • Extended response (Language Arts and Social Studies essays)
  • Short answer (Science)
Registration
  • Register and pay online
  • Pay for the entire test ($75) or for one subject ($15)
  • Select your test center and schedule whenever you are ready to test
  • Register and pay online
  • Pay for the entire test ($80) or for one  subject ($20)
  • Select your test center and schedule whenever you are ready to test

What’s the GED® test like?

The GED® test has been updated to make sure it measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you. The test consists of four parts:

  • Science (95 minutes)
  • Social Studies (75 minutes)
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes including a 10-minute break)
  • Mathematical Reasoning (120 minutes)
  • Offered on computer (paper available for special accommodations only) 
  • English and Spanish versions available

What’s the HiSET® test like?

The HiSET® test has been updated to make sure it measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you. The test consists of five parts:

  • Science (80 minutes)
  • Social Studies (70 minutes)
  • Language Arts Reading (65 minutes)
  • Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)
  • Language Arts Writing (120 minutes)
  • Offered on paper (it is also offered on computer but PCC doesn’t offer that version) 
  • English and Spanish versions available

How do I register to test?

Registration is simple, sign up for the GED® test at www.ged.com or the HiSET® test at www.hiset.ets.org/test-takers. You will get information about local testing policies, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), and you’ll be able to schedule your test there. Your Adult Basic Skills instructor can assist you with this process. To register for testing, you will need a credit, debit or pre-paid credit card.

Testing Schedule:

GED® test: Go to www.ged.com.  Log in and click on “Schedule Test” on the top. Once you complete the scheduling questions you’ll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test. You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.

HiSET® test: Go to www.hiset.ets.org/test-takers.  Log in and click on “My HiSET® account” in the upper right corner. Once you complete the scheduling questions you’ll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test. You can also schedule one test subject at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.

Contacts

Payton Lea
Instructional Assistant/LEIS Technician
payton.lea@piedmontcc.edu
336-322-2486 | BDEC
Tina R. Lawrence
Director/Coordinator Adult Basic Skills
Tina.Lawrence@piedmontcc.edu
(336) 322-2481 | BDEC

LOCATION:
105 N. Main Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
(336) 322-2481