High School Equivalency Testing Center
Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TEST TAKERS (Updated July 2016)
GPLC is switching to the HiSET® high school equivalency test and began to phase it in on June 10, 2016. GPLC will no longer offer the GED® high school equivalency test at the downtown CareerLink Center after June 28, 2016.
GPLC is offering a different state-approved high school equivalency test called HiSET®. It is a paper-based battery of tests, similar to the GED® paper tests of the recent past. Starting this year, the state of Pennsylvania will award the same diploma for passers of the GED® or the HiSET® tests. GPLC is offering the HiSET high school equivalency test because it is less expensive for the test taker; it is paper-based, and it may meet the needs of more test takers. GPLC encourages test takers to look at both options to decide which is best for their test-taking needs. Important: Testers cannot switch between the HiSET® and the GED® tests. All subjects must be completed using the same test. Subject re-testing follows the same requirement.
The HiSET® tests will be offered at GPLC's Headquarters:
GPLC Downtown Center
411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 550
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
HiSET® Testing Schedule:
The HiSET will be phased in over the summer. Summer testing dates will be on Fridays from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM on the following dates: June 10, July 1, July 8, August 5, August 12 and Sept 2, 2016. A more comprehensive testing schedule will be posted for the fall.
Please visit www.hiset.org to register for testing. It is more cost-effective to register for all the tests at once. By doing this, you will get a discount on retests. If you need more information, please call 412.393.7650.