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GED® and HiSET® Scholarship Information


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GED Testing Resources

High School Equivalency (HSE) Scholarship Information

​City Colleges offers eligible students scholarships to help cover the cost of  GED® and HiSET® exams.          

The GED® exam consists of four tests:         
  • Reasoning (Reading/Writing) - 150 minutes      
  • Math - 115 minutes      
  • Science - 90 minutes      
  • Social Studies -70 minutes      
With a City Colleges of Chicago scholarship the cost is $12.50 per test ($30 without scholarship).        
The HiSET® exam consists of five tests:         
  • Language Arts - Reading - 65 minutes     
  • Language Arts - Writing - 120 minutes      
  • Math - 90 minutes      
  • Science - 80 minutes     
  • Social Studies - 70 minutes      
​With a City Colleges of Chicago scholarship the cost is $8 per test ($18 without scholarship). ​        
Note: GED® and HiSET®​tests may not be combined to earn your High School Equivalency certificate.  ​     

Take a High School Equivalency (HSE) Practice Test

In order to qualify for an HSE (GED®/HiSET®) test scholarship you need to score "Likely to Pass" on the GED Ready® practice test or "Well Prepared" on the HiSET® practice test.       
GED Ready® practice tests cost $6 and can be accessed through  MyGED®​ (Study > Take GED Ready). A limited number of practice test payment waivers are available; ask your instructor for more details.       
HiSET® practice tests are free and available here​      

Register for your High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam

To register and schedule your GED® or HiSET® tests you will need to need to create an on-line account.  View your test scores through this account after taking a test!    
Create a MyGED® account if you plan to take the GED® test.      
Create an account on the HiSET®​  portal if you plan to take the HiSET® test.