In-Person HiSET® Testing at Saddleback College Option

In-Person computer-based HiSET® Testing is OPEN at Saddleback College for enrolled HSE students and the community. Testing is available in English and Spanish once a month. *Appointments for testing are required.

Testing Dates Testing Appointment Times Offered Location
Friday, April 5, 2024
  • 10 a.m.
  • 12 p.m.
  • 2 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.
  • 6 p.m.
Business & General Studies (BGS) building, Room 232
Friday, May 3, 2024
  • 10 a.m.
  • 12 p.m.
  • 2 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.
  • 6 p.m.
Business & General Studies (BGS) building, Room 232
Thursday, June 13, 2024  TBD  TBD

$17 PER Test Subject (5 Test Subjects Total) + $14 Test Center Fee (appointment fee collected every time you schedule an In-person test) = $31 PER Subject Test

  • First-time testers pay a one-time $20.00 California CSS State Fee (only when taking first test).
  • Subject Tests can be taken one at a time, in no particular order.

The Total Cost of the HiSET® Exam (including all 5 Subject Tests and state & test center fees) = $175 Total

Subject Test Information:

  • Social Studies - 70 minutes on exam, 60 multiple choice questions
  • Science - 80 minutes on exam, 60 multiple choice questions
  • Math - 90 minutes on exam, 55 multiple choice questions
  • Reading - English test: 65 minutes, 50 multiple choice questions // Spanish test: 80 minutes, 50 questions
  • Writing - 120 minutes on exam,  1 essay question and 60 multiple choice questions
  1. Visit to create your HiSET® account.
  2. Schedule your HiSET® testing appointment on Be ready to pay for your test with a debit/credit card.

On the day of the test, bring one of the following Photo IDs:

  • CA driver's license or ID card from the DMV
  • Military ID card
  • Passport with CA residency
  • Mexican Consulate card
  • Indian Tribal card

What to do when you arrive:

  1. Arrive at Saddleback College at least 15 minutes BEFORE testing appointment. Enter college on Medical Center Drive entrance (click here for campus map) and proceed to Parking Lot 9.
  2. Buy parking pass - $5.00 day passes are available in kiosks.
  3. Go into the Business & General Studies (BGS) building, Room 232 to check-in for testing appointment.

You are eligible to take the HiSET® In-person at Saddleback College if you are:

For any questions, please call HSE Coordinator, Javier Corrales at (949) 336-2457 or email

Preparation for HiSET® Exam

High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation classes are designed to ensure that students pass all sections of the HiSET®, GED, or TASC™ test. Saddleback College, in partnership with Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD), offers HSE preparation classes at Saddleback Adult Education MV, on the Silverado High School (SHS) campus and online. Classes are offered in Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts, and are available in both English and Spanish. HSE exam preparation includes an initial assessment test to see what your previous knowledge is in each subject area, and several practice tests throughout your time in the HSE program to determine your level of readiness for the official state exam.

View our HSE webpage to learn more about free preparation classes!

Saddleback College Map & Directions

To view driving directions to Saddleback College and our interactive campus map to help you locate the HiSET® testing center, click the link below.

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