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

Study for the New Jersey GED or HiSET online without having to attend class!

New Jersey GED and HiSET Requirements

  • Resident: You must be a resident of New Jersey.
  • Age: You must be 18 years old or older. However, you can take the test at 16 or 17 if you meet additional requirements.
  • Enrolled: You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
  • Cost: GED: $10 (per subtest); $120 (all subjects). HiSET: $10 (per subtest), $103.75 (total).
  • Score: GED: 145 (minimum) in each subject. HiSET: 8 in each subtest, combined score of 45; minimum of 2 on the Language Art, Writing essay.
  • Accommodations: GED: You must apply for disability accommodations through the GED Testing Service page. HiSET: You may need to apply for disability accommodations through HiSET and fill out a HiSET Testing Accommodations Request Form.
  • Diploma: 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