FAQ – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The FastForward materials provide great preparation for the GED® and HiSET® tests.
High school equivalency certificates are issued by the states. Beginning in January 2014, test options changed – there are now two test options: the GED® test or HiSET®. If you are unsure about which test to take, check with your state’s department of education, a local adult education center, or local community college.
|New Jersey||GED®, HiSET®|
|New Mexico||GED®, HiSET®|
|North Carolina||GED®, HiSET®|
I know which test I need to take. Where can I take the official test? How much will it cost? Is there a practice test?
This depends on which state you will be testing in. Please see this link to the GED Testing Service’s website to see if your state allows online testing at this time.
If you took the GED® test before January 2014, those scores will not carry over and you will need to retake all subject areas to earn a GED® credential. Your pre-2014 GED® test scores may count toward a score on the HiSET. Check with your local testing center to find out the rule in your state.
If you would like to study on your own, FastForward has an online course to help you prepare. If you prefer to go to a class, you should check in your community for an adult education center.
FastForward consists of four online courses that cover math, language arts, science, and social studies. You can purchase just one course or all four courses. Some states have purchased a statewide license to make the four-course package available at a lower price for its residents. Click here to see current pricing.
You may purchase access to FastForward for either 6 months or 12 months. These are self-paced courses so each learner’s experience will be different. The time it takes depends on your individual needs and how much time you can devote to study.
You can extend your course access at a reduced rate.
Yes, the online courses require you to be connected to the internet.
You can log in from anywhere you have internet access. Check with your local library, learning center, or community center to see if they have computers you could use. You may also log in using a mobile device, such as a phone or tablet.
All text, videos, and quizzes in our courses work on all major mobile devices.
You can start now! Just go back to this page and select the option is that is right for you!
We suggest you pursue your studies in the following order: language arts, social studies, science, and math. For each subject, we recommend that you begin with the pretest. The results of your pretest will determine a study plan for you, available on the course page.
No. Once you purchase FastForward, you have access to every lesson in all subject areas. You can try any lesson you’d like. However, we recommend starting with the pretest and following the study plan, or, if you plan to take all lessons in a course, starting with lesson 1.1 and working your way through in order.