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HiSET Score Report

Everything you need to know!

The scoring for the HiSET is simplistic. Every question gives one point, which is added to your score with every right answer. Each multiple-choice section gains you a maximum of 20 points, while the essay portion of the test nets only six points total. Your essays will be graded by humans rather than through automated programming, usually by a team of professionals.

A passing grade qualifies as a minimum of 45 cumulative points on the multiple-choice portion (with a minimum of eight points on each individual subsection) and two points for the essay portion. You will be able to see your scores anywhere between six and ten days for the essay portion of the test, and three and five business days after completing the multiple-choice sections. Your HiSET scores are rendered accessible through your account on the test’s official website, meaning you will have to log in to see them. When you receive your HiSET scores, you will find a pair of sets, both of which possess different meanings.

Your Comprehensive Score Report

When you view your HiSET scores, you will see your Comprehensive Score Report first and foremost. This report lists only the best scores you’ve received on each section of the HiSET, and synchronizes with any retakes you do. This score will generally be what you request to be sent off to your institution of choice. The Comprehensive Score Report will let you know not only whether you did well on the HiSET, but the number of sections you have completed to date.

Your Individual Test Report

The Individual Test Report is the secondary part of the HiSET’s scoring and is generally much more informative about your skills. When you look at this section, you will find not only your scores for each individual section of the test, but also a full report accompanying the score. These reports will tell you whether you have passed that particular section and what this means with respect to how prepared you are for the workplace or higher education.


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Dr. Donnelly can teach you the correct approach for each type of question that will appear on the HiSET, the GED or TASC tests. This will significantly increase your chances of getting the required score to attend the school of your choice.

Private HiSET tutoring with Dr. Donnelly is available either online via Zoom or in-person at either his San Diego-based office or his Manhattan-based office in New York City (depending upon the time of year).

Dr. Donnelly is very proud that every single one of his HiSET students has passed the HiSET exam on his or her very first attempt! We are confident that he can do the same for you.


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