High School Equivalency

Pleasanton Adult and Career Education offers the

High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)!  


What is the HiSET?

Just like the GED, passing all 5 HiSET sub-tests will result in a high school equivalency certification (high school diploma equivalent) recognized by the California State Department of Education. Click here for the link to the HiSET Information Page for Test Takers.


Preparing for the HiSET

By registering as a student of ours, and by logging at least 12 study hours, we provide free HiSET preparation for adults with our credentialed teachers.  We use an online preparation program with tutorial support as needed.  Start by registering for the program here, then contact our office at adulteducation@pleasantonusd.net or call (925) 463-0616 to schedule your intake test.  The intake test is a reading and math test that takes approximately 2 hours and completes your registration in our program.


Test Sessions & Registration to Test 

You may also choose to study and pay for the HiSET subtests on your own.  In this case, no intake test is needed.  HiSET Test Sessions are held at 10:30 AM on the first Wednesday every month and 4:00 PM on the second Wednesday every month (subject to change). Contact our office at adulteducation@pleasantonusd.net or call (925) 463-0616 to let us know which HiSET subtests you would like to take. Requests must be received at least 5 business days prior to the test date.


Please review California's eligibility requirements prior to registering for a test session. Testers are responsible for confirming their own eligibility.


Our students who prepare with our teachers will have their testing fees waived!

$140 for the full battery of tests (5 subtests).  This includes two free retests (if needed) within one year of purchase.  Note that students typically require two test dates in order to complete all five subtests.

- Full Battery (5 subtests)


$25 for a single subtest.

- Single Subtest



Are you over 18 and want to earn your high school diplomaClick here to learn about our high school diploma program.
PUSD Adult and Career Education offers FREE High School Equivalency preparation.  Please contact us at (925) 463-0616 or adulteducation@pleasantonusd.net to begin your learning program!