GED Classes Columbia, Missouri

This post lists all GED® (in Missouri: HiSET®) prep classes and testing facilities in the Columbia, Missouri area. In Missouri, you’ll need to pass the HiSET to earn your HSE (high school equivalency) diploma.

HiSET testing is available online and at certified Missouri HiSET test centers.

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The HSE program gives people who never graduated high school the opportunity to obtain an equivalent degree.

The HiSET assesses knowledge and skills at the level that high school seniors are expected to understand upon graduation.

The HiSET exam has five tests on the subject areas of writing, reading, social studies, math, and science that may, if you wish, be taken separately.

HiSET testing can be done on a computer or in a paper-based format.

HiSET testing is now free for first-time testers in Missouri.


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Missouri passed legislation that allows the standard HiSET fee of $98.75 to be waived for first-time testers.

In the past, test-takers looking to earn their high school equivalency diploma in Missouri were required to show up in person at one of the state’s designated testing centers. Well, all of this has changed with the arrival of an online HiSET testing option. Learn more below.

Columbia GED prep classes (HiSET)

Moberly Area Community College-Columbia
601 Business Loop 70 W, Room 127, Columbia, MO 65203, Phone: 660-263-4100 ext 11382 or 1-800-622-2070

Adult Learning Ctr (Frederick Douglass High)
310 N Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203, Phone: 573-214-3690

Columbia Area Career Center
4203 S Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203, 573-214-3800/3803

MERS Goodwill Exel Center
101 N Fourth St, Columbia, MO 65201, 573-554-7655

Columbia YouthBuild Program
1209 E Walnut St, Columbia, MO 65201, 573-256-7662

Columbia Public Library (Online Resources)
100 West Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203, 573-214-3690

Sylvan Learning of Columbia
3301 W Broadway, Business Park Court B, Columbia, MO 65203, 573-355-5652

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GED prep classes around Columbia (HiSET) (cities by alphabet)

State Fair Community College (The Kemper Campus HiSET Classes)
701 Third St, Boonville, MO 65233, 660-882-3090

Moniteau County Library at Wood Place (Online Resources)
501 S Oak St, California, MO 65018, 573-796-2642

Eldon Learning Center (Eldon School District, Building C)
113 S Pine St, Eldon, MO 65026, 573-659-3122

John C. Harris Community Center (Jefferson City School District)
350 Sycamore St, Fulton, MO 65251, 573-659-3122

Hannibal Career and Technical Center
4550 McMasters Ave, Hannibal, MO 63401, 573-221-1258
Find all Hanibal area prep facilities here

Community Center Hermann (East Central Coll.)
1902 Jefferson St, Hermann, MO 65041, 636-584-6533
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Jefferson City Adult Education (Mid-MO Adult Learning Center)
204 E Dunklin St, Jefferson City, MO 65101, 573-659-3122

MO GED Requirements

Kirksville Area Technical Ctr
1103 S Cottage Grove, Kirksville, MO 63501, 660-665-2865
More Kirksville area options are found in this article

Macon Family Literacy Center
408 Blees Industrial Dr, Macon, MO 63552, 660-395.8060

Marshall Municipal Court Bldg (State Fair Community College)
5 East Eastwood Street. Marshall, MO 65340, 660-281-6080

Advanced Technology Ctr (MACC)
2900 Doreli Ln, Mexico, MO 65265, 573-582-0817 or 660-263-4100 x 11382

Missouri online GED or HiSET course

Moberly Area Community College Adult Education and Literacy
101 College Ave, Moberly, MO 65270, 660-263-4100
Main Building, Room 42

Montgomery County Health Department (ECC)
400 Salisbury St (lower level), Montgomery City, MO 63361, 636.584.6533

Paris High School (North side of the building – MACC)
25686 Bus Hwy 24, Paris, MO 65275, 660-263-4100 x 11382

John Wood Community Coll. HSE Program
1301 S 48th St, Quincy, Illinois 62305, Ph: 217 – 641 – 4951
You can find all Quincy GED prep facilities here

East Central College
2303 N Bishop Ave, Rolla, MO 65401, Ph: 636 – 584 – 6533
To see all Rolla area options, check here

St. Louis Comm. Coll.-Forest Park HiSET Classes
5600 Oakland Avenue, Rm G 111, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, Ph: 314.984.7777
Find all Saint Louis locations here: Saint Louis area GED or HiSET Courses

Salisbury High School Library (MACC, West side of the building)
1000 S Maple Ave, Salisbury, MO 65281, 660-263-4100 x 11382

State Fair Community College Yeater Learning Center
3201 W 16th St, Sedalia, MO 65301, 660-596-7389/7289/7380

MERS Goodwill Glen Isle Center HiSET Instruction
1514 South Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65804, 417.862.5005
All Springfield area locations are listed here: Springfield GED classes

Ivy Bend Food Pantry
41569 Ivy Bend Rd, Stover, MO 65078, 573-372-9892

Versailles High (Jefferson City School District)
913 West Newton St, Room 12, Versailles, MO 65084, 573-659-3122

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Online HiSET testing

Until recently, you could not take the HiSET online. Now, things have changed. Go to this page to learn more: HiSET exam is now also online. When taking the ‘HiSET-Exam-At-Home’, an online proctor will help you with the online test-taking process and see if you do it all in line with rules and regulations.

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Columbia area GED testing centers (HiSET)

University of Missouri HiSET Testing
4 Parker Hall, South Sixth Street, Columbia, MO 65202, 573-882-4801

MACC-Hannibal Area Higher Education Ctr
190 Shinin Lane, Hannibal, MO 63401, 573-231-0941

Lincoln University HiSET Testing (Stamper Hall, Room 119)
824 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101, 573-681-5194

MACC-Mexico
2900 Doreli Lane, Mexico, MO 65265, 573-582-0817 ext. 13615

Moberly Area Community College
101 College Avenue, Moberly, MO 65270, 660-263-4100

State Fair Community College (Charles E. Yeater Learning Ctr, Room 171)
3201 West 16th Street, Sedalia, MO 65301, 660-530-5818

North Central Missouri College
1301 Main Street, Trenton, MO 64683, 660-359-3948

 

Last Updated on August 23, 2021.