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

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

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. 

Online GED or HiSET Classes

Online programs like GED Academy are available to help you get your GED fast and easy.

Over 20 Million Adults

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

“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