HiSET Testing

HiSET Concord NH Testing

In 2014, the state of New Hampshire replaced the GED exam with a new high school equivalency test called the HiSET. Second Start is the HiSET testing center for the Greater Concord area. The test measures competency in reading, writing, math, science and social studies.

The minimum age to take the HiSET is 16.

HiSET official practice tests are required for students less than 18 years of age. Anyone age 16+ may take the Official Practice Tests for $5 per subject at Second Start, but are not required to do so. If you are under 18 years old, your high school may administer the official practice test to you at no cost.  The request to waive age requirement for high school equivalency form can also be used by home schooled students.

Preparing for the HiSET

Second Start offers FREE CLASSES in the mornings and evenings to prepare for the HiSET. Please call 228-1341 or contact jdeldeo@second-start.org to get started.

Click here for free sample questions that you can do online or print out. 

Click here to establish an online HiSET account and be sure to write your HiSET ID # on your registration form.

Click here for Second Start’s HiSET Registration Form and Testing Schedule

Return the completed Registration Form and the testing fee of $100, payable in cash or a money order, to Second Start. No payments accepted on test day. No electronic payments.

For NH HiSET information, including cancellation policy, click here .

Register early. Seating is limited to 12 for the paper test and 10 for the computerized version.


What will I need to bring on the day of the exam?

You will need a government issued picture ID (NH Driver’s License, Non-Driver’s ID or Passport). If your government ID does not have your current NH address listed, you must bring two pieces of mail as proof of NH residency.

What if I have to reschedule my exam?

Plan to arrive a half-hour early on test day to allow enough time for the check-in process. If you arrive late, you may not be allowed into the test room. If you are expected but fail to show up for any reason on the day the exam is given (including late arrival), you will forfeit your testing fee for that day.