How to Get a GED® or HiSET® in Hawaii

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You can study for the Hawaii GED and HiSET test online without having to attend class.


Hawaii State High School Equivalency Eligibility Requirements

  • You do not have to be a resident of Hawaii.
  • You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
  • You must be 18 years of age. However, if you are 16 or 17 you must use the Exceptions to Compulsory Education, Form 4140.
  • Cost: The GED Test is $37.50 (per subject), $150 (all subjects) and the HiSET Exam is $24 (per sub-test), $120 (total) 
  • Passing Score: The GED Test requires a 145 (minimum) to each subject to pass. The HiSET Exam requires an 8 in each sub-test with a combined score of 45; minimum of 2 on the Language Arts, Writing essay.
  • Accommodations for the GED test can be requested on the GED Testing Service page. Find out about disability accommodations and fill out your HiSET Accommodations Request Form on HiSET website.
  • After passing either the GED test or HiSET exam, the State of Hawaii will award you a high school equivalency certificate that will show you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate. Check with rules and regulations for the Hawaii GED test and Hawaii HiSET exam for more information.

Over 20 Million Adults

That’s how many have successfully passed their high school equivalency test. So why wait?


"Getting kicked out of school really woke me up. I realized that getting an education is the best thing for me to do so that I can support my brother, sister, and grandma. I didn’t think about that when I had the chance to go to school for free or get into a good college. But I’m going to get my GED and try my best to do what I need to in order to go to school. I’d like to get my business degree and open a t-shirt company."

- Kelsey, Hawaii