West Virginia GED and HiSET Requirements
- Resident: You do not have to be a resident of West Virginia.
- Age: You must be 19 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, you must meet additional requirements for the GED and HiSET.
- Enrolled: You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
- Cost: GED: Free. HiSET Paper-based: $15 (per subtest). HiSET Computer-based: $15.25 (per subtest), plus test administration fees.
- Score: The GED Test requires a 145 (minimum) for each subject to pass. The HiSET Exam requires an 8 (minimum) on each subtest with a combined score of 45; minimum of 2 on the Language Arts, Writing essay.
- Accommodations: You must apply for disability accommodations through the GED Testing Service page or fill out a HiSET Accommodations Request Form on the HiSET website.
- Diploma: 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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