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Did you know there is more than one way to earn your high school equivalency? 

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) now offers multiple options for achieving your high school equivalency. Two computer-based testing (CBT) pathways are available through testing centers or proctored at home: the GED® test or the HiSET® exam.


Confused about the two? Here's a document that explains everything! 



HiSET® preparation classes are free. The HiSET® exam is an affordable, accessible high school equivalency test option for out-of-school youth and adults without a high school diploma to demonstrate their skills and knowledge and earn a state-issued high school equivalency credential. The five subject area tests are:

  • Language Arts – Reading

  • Language Arts – Writing

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Social Studies

Scholarships are available to assist with HiSET ®Testing fees. See your local adult education center for more information. The HiSET@Home is available to take from home 15 hours a day, 7 days a week.


The General Educational Development Test (GED® Test) is designed to measure the academic skills and knowledge in core content areas acquired in high school completion. A GED® Credential is issued by the State of Georgia through TCSG to those adults who pass a series of four tests in the following subject areas:

GED® preparation classes are free. The fee for GED® Testing is $160 for the full test or $40 per content area. Preregistration is required, and a government-issued photo ID is necessary for registration. Visit GED® credential to learn more, or call 1-800-94 MY GED. 

The GED® test is available to take from home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will need a computer, webcam, and reliable internet to take the test. No tablets or phones allowed.

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