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Colorado High School Equivalency Testing

Announcement:

Effective January 1, 2024, the cost of the HiSET computer-based test and at-home test will increase as follows:  

Computer-Based Test:

OLD: $28.25 per subject / $141.25 total 

NEW: $32.50 per subject / $162.50 total

At-Home Test:

OLD: $35.75 per subject / $178.75 total

NEW: $40 per subject / $200 total

The price of paper-based tests will not increase. You may read more on HiSET's Colorado Policy page.

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The PWR of High School Equivalency

A High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma is equivalent to a traditional high school diploma for the purpose of obtaining education or employment in Colorado. The two State Board of Education-approved HSE tests in Colorado are:

  • the GED® (General Educational Development) Test, provided by GED Testing Service (GEDTS®); and
  • the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test), provided by PSI Services.

Note: As of September 2020, TASC is no longer offered in Colorado; however, credentials earned by taking the TASC test are still valid.

Legislation Overview

  • CRS 22-33-104.7 - Eligibility for the general educational development tests
  • 1 CCR 301-2 - Rules for the administration of the HSE examination program

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