How to Get a GED® or HiSET® in New Jersey

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New Jersey State High School Equivalency Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a resident of New Jersey.
  • You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
  • You must be 18 years old or older. However, you can take the test at 16 or 17 if you meet additional requirements.
  • Cost: For the GED test, cost is $30 (per subject) or $120 (total). For the HiSET exam, cost is $18 (sub-test) or $90 (total).
  • Passing score: The GED requires a minimum of 145 in each subject. The HiSET requires an 8 in each sub-test or a combined score of 45; minimum of 2 on the Language Art, Writing essay. 
  • You must apply for disability accommodations for the GED test if needed and check for other GED New Jersey rules and requirements.
  • You have to do the same for disability accommodations for the HiSET exam if you need it and be sure to check for other HiSET New Jersey rules and requirements.
  • Whether you pass the GED or HiSET test, the State of New Jersey will award you a high school equivalency certificate that will show you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate. 

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“I refused to be a statistic. I wanted more for my life and was not going to settle. Success does not come without hard work. So just take it one semester at a time, and you’ll get to where you’re supposed to be. Sometimes you have to fail to succeed. Learn from your failures and press forward!"

– Kim, New Jersey