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Adult Education
17 Knight St
Concord, NH 03301
Ph: (603) 228-1341
Fax: (603) 228-3852


Second Start is the High School Equivalency testing center for the Greater Concord area. As of January 1, 2014, the test used for High School equivalency is no longer the GED.

If you did not successfully pass all parts of the GED test before December 31, 2013, you will have to begin testing all over again and take all parts of the HiSET in order to earn the New Hampshire High School Equivalency Certificate.

The HiSET is an (approximately) eight hour test and is usually taken over two or more days. The test measures competency in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. More information on the HiSET can be found by clicking here as well as here.

The minimum age to take the HiSET is 16. Students under 18 must first obtain permission to take the HiSET from their high school superintendent or desingee and must successfully pass all Official Practice Tests. Please click here for more information and for links to the appropriate NH Department of Education Referral forms.

Preparing for the HiSET

Second Start offers FREE classes in the mornings, afternoons and evenings to prepare for the HiSET. Those who cannot attend classes may be interested in the Guided Study option or tutoring with a trained volunteer. Please call to register for classes.

For information about preparing to take the HiSET, please click here. You will find links to sample questions, a FREE half length practice test (strongly encouraged) and directions for applying for Disability Accommodations.

HiSET Official Practice Tests are required for students less than 18 years of age. People over 18 may take the Official Practice Tests for $5 per subject at Second Start, but are not required to do so. Please call for information on scheduling a practice test.

To Register for the HiSET

Click here to establish an online HiSET account.

Once you have your HiSET ID # you can schedule your testing dates. Click below for Second Start's testing schedule and the registration form.

2014 HiSET Registration Form and Schedule

Return the completed Registration Form and the testing fee of $95, payable in cash or a money order, to Second Start to reserve a spot in the testing. Do not pay any money onilne. To see the complete fee structure (including single test fees and retesting fees), click here .

NOTE: Please be sure to register well in advance of the testing date. 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?

Click here to familiarize yourself with the cancellation and rescheduling policies.

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 fall to show up for any reason on the day the exam is given (inlcuding late arrival), you will forfeit your testing fee for that day.


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