GED Classes Des Moines, Iowa

This page lists all GED® (in Iowa: HiSET®) prep classes and testing sites in the Des Moines area. The HiSET has five subtests in Science, Social Studies, Language Writing, Language Reading, and Math.

HiSET testing is available at certified HiSET testing facilities and online.

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The GED program offers adults who didn’t finish high school the opportunity to earn a credential that’s the equivalency of a common high school diploma.

The HiSET measures proficiency at a level comparable to that of high school students upon graduation.

You can take the HiSET on a computer or in a paper-and-pencil format.

In the past, there was no HiSET or GED testing option. You needed to come to a state-approved testing site to sit for the exam in person.

Now, however, all of that has changed with the introduction of the HiSET Exam-At-Home online option. Read more below.

Des Moines GED prep classes (HiSET) (by ZIP)

Des Moines Area Community College Capitol Center
1300 Des Moines Street, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: 515-697-7812/7815


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Tom Varilek Education Center
1426 Sixth Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314, Phone: 515-282-8327 ext. 17

Des Moines Area Community College Urban Campus (Zack Hamlett Center-Bldg. 5)
1100 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314, Phone: 515-697-7815
HiSET classes are offered in English and Spanish. HiSET applicants must request an orientation session. They can call or stop by Urban Campus, Building Five.

Evelyn K. Davis Center (DMACC)
1171 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314, Phone: 515-697-7802/697-7815

DMACC Southridge Center
1111 E Army Post Road, Suite 2004, Des Moines, IA 50315, Phone: 515-697-7815

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GED prep classes around Des Moines (HiSET) (cities by alphabet)

Des Moines Area Community College-Hunziker Center
1420 S Bell Avenue, Ames, IA 50010, Phone: 515-290-4775/697-7815

Des Moines Area Community College-Ankeny Campus
2006 S Ankeny Boulevard, Building 17-5, Ankeny, IA 50023, Phone 515-697-7812/7815

Des Moines Area Community College-Boone 
1125 Hancock Drive, Room 102, Boone, IA 50036, Phone: 515-433-5095/697-7815

Des Moines Area Comm. College-Carroll
906 N Grant Road, Room 157, Carroll, IA 50401, Phone: 712-792-1755/515-697-7815

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Southwestern Community College
1501 W Townline Street, Creston, IA 50801, Phone: 641-782-1305

Iowa Central Community College Adult Education
1 Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, Phone: 515-574-1263/1955
ICCC offers HiSET prep classes in Fort Dodge, Storm Lake, Webster City, and Jefferson. The HISET exam is administered in Webster City, Storm Lake, and Fort Dodge.

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Iowa Valley Community College-Grinnell
123 6th Avenue W, Grinnell, IA 50112, Phone: 641-754-1348

Kirkwood Community College-Iowa City Learning Ctr
1810 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240, Phone: 319.887.3656
See all Iowa City area options here

Sylvan Learning of Johnston & Des Moines
8707 Northpark Court, Johnston, IA 50131, Phone: 515-398-9845

DMACC HiSET Classes (@ Marion County Public Health)
2003 N Lincoln Street, Knoxville, IA 50138, Phone: 641-840-2026

Promise Jobs
3014 E Main Street, Knoxville, IA 50138, Phone: 641-842-6566

Knoxville Public Library (DMACC, 1st Conference room)
213 E Montgomery Street, Knoxville, IA 50138, Phone: 515-697-7815

United Methodist Church (SWCC)
9th and Maple Street, Lamoni, IA 50140, Phone: 641-782-1497

Lenox Public Library
101 North Main Street, Lenox, IA 50851, Phone: 641-782-1497

Leon Community Center (SWCC)
203 NE 2nd Street, Leon, IA 50144, Phone: 641-782-1497

Marshalltown Community College
3702 S Center Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: 641-752-4645
You can find all Marshalltown area prep facilities here

Des Moines Area Comm. College-Newton
600 N 2nd Avenue W, Room 109, Newton, IA 50208, Phone: 641-791-1730/515-697-7815

Metropolitan Community College-Omaha
3002 South 24th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68108, Phone: 402.457.2312
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SWCC-Osceola Center
2520 College Drive, Osceola, IA 50213, Phone: 641-782-1529

Indian Hills Comm. College-Ottumwa 
603 Indian Hills Drive, Ottumwa, IA 52501, Phone: 800-726-2585 x 5181
For all Ottumwa prep sites click on this link

Perry VanKirk Career Academy (DMACC)
1011 2nd Street, (Lab, Room 102, Perry, IA 50220, Phone: 515-691-7812/697-7815

Iowa Central Community College-Webster City
1725 Beach Street, Webster City, IA 50595, Phone: 515-574-1263/1955

DMACC-West Des Moines Human Services
139 6th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265, Phone: 515-697-7812/7815

Huntington Learning Center
1303 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266, Phone: 515-225-6320

St. Paul Lutheran Church (SWCC)
1120 N 8th Avenue, Winterset, IA 50273, Phone: 641-782-1497

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Online HiSET-At-Home test

Until recently, HiSET testing was not available via the internet. To earn an Iowa high school equivalency (HSE) diploma, you had to come, in person, to an official Iowa HiSET testing site.

Now, this has changed with the arrival of the online HiSET Exam -At-Home option. A proctor will help you online with the test-taking process and check if you do it all conform regulations. Learn more here: Online HiSET-At-Home testing option.

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Des Moines area GED testing centers (HiSET)

Des Moines Area Community College-Urban (Building One, Room 207)
1100 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314, Phone: 515-248-7204

Des Moines Area Community College-Southbridge (Suite 2004, Room 3)
1111 East Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA 50315, Phone: 515-287-8720

Des Moines Area Community College-Ames (Hunziker Center, Room 220)
1420 South Bell Avenue, Ames, IA 50010, Phone: 515-428-8120

Des Moines Area Community College (Building 17)
2006 S Ankeny Boulevard, Ankeny, IA 50023, Phone: 515-964-6255

Iowa Western Community College-Atlantic
705 Walnut Street, Atlantic, IA 50022, Phone: 712-325-3267

Des Moines Area Community College-Boone (Room 102)
1125 Hancock Drive, Boone, IA 50036, Phone: 515-433-5096

Des Moines Area Community College-Carroll (Room 107)
906 North Grant Road, Carroll, IA 51401, Phone: 712-792-8333

Southwestern Community College-Creston
1501 West Townline Street, Creston, IA 50801, Phone: 641-782-1497

Iowa Central Community College (Academic Resource Center)
One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, Phone: 515-574-1959

Iowa Valley Community College-Grinnell
123 6th Avenue West, Grinnell, IA 50112, Phone: 641-754-1348

Iowa Western Community College-Harlan (Suite 102)
1901 Hawkeye Avenue, Harlan, IA 51537, Phone: 712-325-3267

IVCCD Education and Training Center
206 East Church Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: 641-754-1348

Des Moines Area Community College-Newton (Building One, Room 109)
600 North 2nd Avenue West, Newton, IA 50208, Phone: 641-791-1730

Southwestern Community College-Osceola
2520 College Drive, Osceola, IA 50213, Phone: 641-782-1497

Iowa Central Community College-Webster City Campus
1725 Beach Street, Webster City, IA 50595, Phone: 515-574-1959

Last Updated on October 12, 2021.