# Is the HiSET Easier Than the GED?

Over 2 million 16-24-year-olds in the U.S. lack a high school education or equivalent. Are you one of them and ready to take your education to the next level? Fortunately, most colleges and employers accept a high school equivalency diploma so you don’t need to go back to high school. There are two main equivalency exams: the HiSET and GED.

Which exam is the most difficult? Is the HiSET exam easier than the GED? Or is the GED a better option? We have all the essential information you need to determine which equivalency exam is right for you.

## Why Take the HiSET or GED Exam?

Are you unsure about the benefits a high school equivalency diploma can offer? Earning a GED or HiSET diploma may seem unimportant or inconvenient, but it can make a big difference in the quality of your life.

Unfortunately, a lack of high school education is a significant barrier to:

• Higher education

• Military enlistment

• State and federal job programs

• Job opportunities

• Career development

• Training programs

• Job retention

• Promotions and raises