How to Get a HiSET® in West Virginia

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West Virginia State HiSET Eligibility Requirements

  • You do not have to be a resident of West Virginia.
  • You are eligible for HiSET if you did not graduate from high school or if your diploma is not be recognized by West Virginia and must not be currently enrolled in a regular high school.
  • You must be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 years of age, you must meet additional requirements.
  • Cost: Free 
  • Passing score: 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: Apply for the HiSET disability accommodations by filling out their form. 
  • After you pass the exams, the West Virginia Department of Education will award you with the State of West Virginia High School Equivalency Diploma. It is accepted as any other high school diploma.

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"I always had good grades, and I could deal with school, but the HiSET was just better for me. So I know I am a minority of people with their HiSET, but for me it was a way to go follow my dreams earlier."

– Shae, West Virginia