Salish Kootenai College's Department of Academic Success offers HiSET Prep at no cost to students. The HiSET® exam is the only test Montana uses to measure high school equivalency skills in Language Arts: Reading/Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

We encourage students to explore our Prep program and the variety of free resources to help familiarize them with both the exam questions and the computer-delivered testing experience. Our resources includes the online HiSET®Academy, the only home study course 100% approved by the HiSET Exam. Our HiSET practice tests will help ensure passing the exam the first time. Study can be done onsite with scheduled sessions and/or on mobile devises anytime a student has a few extra minutes on their own time. Prepaid test vouchers are also available to those HiSET Prep participants who qualify.

After they have passed the HiSET exam, the Montana Office of Public Instruction will issue high school equivalency credentials confirming that their skills and knowledge are on the same level as a traditional high school graduate.

HiSET Academy

HiSET Academy® is an online, mobile-friendly course that teaches students exactly what they need to know to pass their HiSET® Exam. Using built-in practice tests, the adaptive learning system creates a personalized learning plan for each student, bypassing skills they have already mastered. With over 3,500 interactive activities and lessons, this course will fully prepare students in each HiSET® Exam subject area: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. Along the way, educators can track progress, customize learning plans, and determine exactly when students are ready to take their HiSET® Exam!

HiSET Program Process

Step One - Register

Register at skc.coursestorm.com. You will receive a welcome email from the Department of Academic Success with further instructions.

Step Two - HiSET Academy

You will be set up with a HiSET Academy account to focus on the subjects in which you need the most practice.

Fulfill a minimum 24 hours of HiSET Academy and/or in-person prep time at SKC's Department of Academic Success, and you will receive a prepaid test voucher if adequate progress has been determined.

Step Three - Prep

Make appointments at the Department of Academic Success to gain some test-taking tips and in-house practice time.

Step Four - Test

Make a HiSET Test Taker Account at ETS.org.

Schedule your exam(s).

Step Five - Success

After passing the exams, you will receive a congratulatory Certificate of Completion.

You will receive in the mail a congratulatory letter, transcripts, and a certificate from ETS when you pass all five subjects and the essay.

Apply now and enjoy a unique educational experience that blends Western academic knowledge with Native American perspectives and practices. Benefit from smaller class sizes, personalized attention, and opportunities for hands-on learning and research. Join a supportive community that values cultural diversity and academic excellence, and prepare for a successful career and leadership role in your community. Apply today and start your journey towards a brighter future at SKC!