By: Joshua Gras, Writer / Follow South Jersey News Reporting Intern
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.J. — New dates are available for New Jersey residents to take the High School Equivalency Exam (HiSet) between April 8 and August 25. The exams will be administered in Millville at the Arts & Innovation Center and the Alms Center in Bridgeton. These exams are being offered by Rowan College of South JerseyCumberland’s Career and Technical Education Division.
Anyone older than the age of 16 can take the test, but those between the ages of 16 and 21 must fill out a certificate of nonenrollment before scheduling their HiSet exam. NJ residents aged 21 and older can take the test at home with a proctor.
In order to take the exam, you must have a photo ID and a proof of residence in the state of New Jersey.
The test can be paid for with a debit/credit card as well as PayPal. The in-person test costs $103.75 and comes with the option to break up the five tests on different days to offset the cost. At-home tests will cost $191.75. Both in person and at-home require a separate fee for retesting.
Getting the HiSet certificate can open new pathways to success for those struggling without a high school diploma. Subjects covered in the exam are reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
Those interested in taking the high school equivalency exam can learn more about the test as well as schedule their exam here.
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This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.