How to Get a GED® or HiSET® in Pennsylvania

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

Pennsylvania State High School Equivalency Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a resident of Pennsylvania
  • 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 with additional requirements.  
  • Cost: The GED Test is $30 (per subject), $120 (all subjects) and the HiSET is $24 for each sub-test for a total of $120 for the entire test. 
  • 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 by completing the GED disability accommodations request form. Apply for the HiSET disability accommodations by filling out their form. 
  • The State of Pennsylvania will award you an HSE certificate that will show you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate after you have passed the GED test or HiSET exam.

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 want to get into computers. I went on a tour of a particular school that I want to attend. When they asked me about my diploma, I had to tell them I didn’t have one. I felt so embarrassed. For the first time in my whole life, I know what I want to do, but I have one huge thing holding me back. It’s not the GED. It’s myself…”

– Colin, Pennsylvania