Adult Basic Skills and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Program

Rowan College at Burlington County offers adults the opportunity to upgrade basic literacy skills, and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency. RCBC can help you to become full partners in you or your child’s educational development. 

The program provides Eight (8) Week High School Equivalency Preparation Classes to assist students with improving their basic skills in Mathematics, Writing, Science, Social Studies and Reading for the successful completion of the HSE Exam (HiSET).

Our mission is to support students in attaining secondary education credentials, aid adults in learning the skills needed to get a job that can support one’s family and provide opportunities to build sustainability.

High School Equivalency Prep Classes

Class Location

Administrative Offices: Evans Hall, 900 College Drive, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 

Class Location: Votta Hall, 900 College Drive, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Class Hours

Text: ABE/HiSET prep classes and scheduled Monday through Thursday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Students are expected to attend each course session to prepare for successful completion of one or more of the HiSET tests.

Instructors may recommend tutoring to improve the likelihood of successfully passing the HiSET test.

Tutoring is held on Friday. You can call 856-222-9311 ext. 3016 to schedule tutoring.

Orientation Registration

The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) Coordinator can help you with any additional questions regarding the program (856-222-9311 ext 3079).

To register for one of our orientations, please complete this form.

High School Equivalency Test Center 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a resident of New Jersey
  • Have not graduated from an accredited high school or received a High School diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and officially withdrawn from school
How to Register for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)

Please note, registration cannot be completed the day of the test.

1. Go to

2. Scroll and select HiSET Register/ Sign In

3. Under New Users, create an account.

  • Make sure your address is your permanent address and be sure to include your social security number to avoid reporting delays with the State.

4. After your account has been created, on the My HiSET Homepage select Register/Find Test Centers.

  • Search for Rowan College at Burlington County.

5. Rowan College at Burlington County -CBT will populate along with a map and address. Hit schedule appointment.

6. After answering a few questions, select the date and time you wish to test. Also select the subject you wish to take on those dates. Hit add to cart.

7. Select proceed to checkout and then pay now. If using a voucher/promo code, enter the code before selecting pay now.

When you come to the testing center to register for the High School Equivalency test bring 1 Proof of Eligibility from the list below:

  • Photo Driver’s License, State or County Photo ID Card, US Passport, Foreign passport with accompanying letter in a sealed envelope from Consulate verifying authenticity of the passport.
  • Parents or legal guardian (must show proof) must accompany testers under 18 years of age.

  • Testers who are under the age of 18 must also complete the NJ Consent to Test Form for Testers. It must be signed by the tester’s parent or guardian and presented to the Test Administrator the day of test. Click on link to form-
  • Testers under the age of 18 years old must have a letter from their school district stating that they have officially withdrawn from school.
  • Testers who were Home Schooled must get a letter from the school district that they reside in.
  • The HiSet Exam has 5 parts: Reading, Writing, Math, Science.and Social Studies
  • Each test cost a total of $20.75. All 5 tests total $103.75. 
  • Retests cost $10.00 each. If a student does not pass a subject on the initial attempt, they have 2 more opportunities to pass each subject in the calendar year of the initial test.  
Accommodation Testing for Individuals with Disabilities

Special Accommodation request form can be found at Please follow the procedure for requesting special accommodations.

Misleading High School Equivalency Diploma Claims

Please be aware of fraudulent websites that claim you can pay a fee and earn your high school equivalency diploma. Testing including online must be administered at an official High School Equivalency testing site. Rowan College at Burlington County is the official HSET center for Burlington County, New Jersey.

Quick-Step/Educational Programs for ABE Students

Recent grant-funding has allowed us to provide free industry training to qualified ABE students. Students may receive industry recognized credentials when applying to the following programs:

Additional scholarships are available for the following courses listed below:

Certified Business Data Analytics (CBDA) Prep Course (Online/Self-Paced)

Prepare to learn in-demand data analysis skills and stay on top of industry trends in this immersive online course. You will also obtain the information needed to prepare for and take the CBDA exam.

The Complete Project Manager with CAPM® and PMP® Prep (Online/Self-Paced)

This is a comprehensive project management program for those who want to expand their knowledge and application of project management concepts. It is designed to create skills for today's project practitioners and prepare them for either the CAPM® or PMP® certifications.

Energy Industry Fundamentals (Online/Instructor-Led)

The Energy Industry Fundamentals certificate program provides an extensive overview of the energy and utility industry to prepare individuals for occupation-specific training and pre-employment testing. 

Freight Broker/Agent Training (Online/Self-Paced)

Learn the skills you need to be a successful freight broker or a freight agent in this fast-growing industry. This online freight broker training course provides you with detailed information about the freight broker sector of the transportation industry and about the brokerage process from start to finish.

Manufacturing/Machinist (In-Person)

Prepare for entry-level positions in the advanced manufacturing industry, and connect with employers through the program’s prescreening and post-interviewing process.

For more information, contact the ABE department (

Contact Us

Contact the testing center for testing dates.

Rowan College at Burlington County HSE Test Center

Julie Braswell
High School Equivalency Test (TASC™) Coordinator
856-222-9311, ext. 3079