About This Center

Welcome to the High School Equivalency Center!

Earning a high school equivalency credential shows that you have high-school-level academic skills. It can help open the door to a better job or career, and a college education.

For more than 70 years, the ONLY way to earn your high school equivalency credential—most often called a “GED”—was to pass the GED Test. But today there are two other tests also used for high school equivalency—the HiSET® and TASC™.

Whether you need to take the new GED® test, HiSET®, or TASC™ depends on your state. The most important thing to remember, however, is that even if your state requires you to take a test other than the GED®, you’re still earning the same credential if you pass.

Which High School Equivalency Assessment is Required in Your State?

You can use the map below to find out which test is required in your state.

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How Can I Use this Center to Prepare?

Step 1: Your first step towards earning your high school equivalency credential is to use our diagnostic tests to find out your preparation level. Learn more about our diagnostic tests.

Step 2: If your diagnostic tests indicate that you’re not ready and need to build your basic skills in reading, writing, or math, you can use our skill-building practice sets and helpful tutorials to get up to speed. Learn more about our skill-building resources.

Step 3: When you’re ready dive into preparing for the GED® test, HiSET®, and TASC™, use the full-length practice tests and helpful tutorials to help ensure you get great scores.

*GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license.