Posted here is an overview of GED (HiSET in Tennessee) prep locations and testing sites in the Cookeville region. In Tennessee, you must pass the HiSET exam to earn your High School Equivalency diploma.
The HiSET exam can be taken online or at one of Tennessee’s official testing centers.
The exam is for individuals who never completed high school and gives them the opportunity to earn an equivalent degree.
Testing takes place at a level comparable to that of graduating HS seniors.
The HiSET® has five subtests in Literacy Writing, Literacy Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Math that can be taken on-paper or on-computer.
Online HiSET testing had, until recently, never been an option. Test-takers needed to come to an official Tennessee HiSET testing site.
Now, the arrival of a new online HiSET test-taking portion has changed all of that. Learn more below at the bottom of this post.
Cookeville GED Prep Classes (HiSET)
Putnam County Adult Education
286 E Main Street – Cookeville – TN 38506 – Ph: (931) 528.8685
Upper Cumberland Adult Education
1000 England Drive – Cookeville – TN 38501 – Ph: (931) 520.9519
American Job Center-Cookeville
580 S Jefferson Ave – Suite A – Cookeville – TN 38501 – Ph: (931) 526.9701/372.8754
Sylvan Learning Cookeville
728 S Jefferson Avenue – Suite 9 – Cookeville – TN 38501 – Ph: (931) 284.4742
Prep sites Around Cookeville (Cities By Alphabet)
Kentucky Skills U Clinton County Center
2353 N Hwy 127 – Albany – KY 42602 – Ph: (606) 387-6648
Smith County Career Center (Referral)
120 Pauline Gore Way – Ste A – Carthage – TN 37030 – Ph: (615) 735-0476
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville Adult Literacy Program
910 Miller Avenue – Crossville – Tennessee 38555 – Ph: (931) 484.7502
The Adult Literacy Program is located inside TCAT (Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Building 1, Phone: (931) 337.5809
Sylvan Learning Crossville
2569 Cook Road – Crossville – TN 38571 – Ph: (931) 284.4742
Jackson County Adult Education-Gainesboro (@UCHRA Building)
744 School Dr – Gainesboro – TN 38562 – Ph: (931) 268.6815 or (615) 666.9622
Trousdale Adult Education (@ Trousdale Co. High School)
262 W McMurry Blvd – Hartsville – TN 37074 – Ph: (615) 237-7545
Fentress Adult Education
209 Main St – Jamestown – TN 38556 – Ph: (931) 879-3802
Macon Adult Education-Lafayette
501 College St – Lafayette – TN 37083 – Ph: (615) 666-9622
The Adult Education Office is located behind the Macon County Board of Education (501 College St)
Overton Adult Education-Livingston
312 W Broad St – Ste B – Livingston – TN 38570 – Ph: (931) 823-7761
Warren Adult Education
241 Vo Tech Drive – McMinnville – Tennessee 37110 – Ph: (931) 473.5587
Warren County Jail HiSET Program
108 Security Cir – McMinnville – TN 37110 – Ph: (931) 473.7863
No public availability. Instruction provided by Upper Cumberland Adult Education.
TN College of Applied Technology Nashville
100 White Bridge Pike – Nashville – TN 37205 – Ph: (615) 425-5500
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DeKalb County Adult Education
722 S Congress Blvd – Smithville – TN 37166 – Ph: (931 ) 528-8685
White County Adult Learning Center
971 Smithville Hwy – Sparta – TN 38583 – Ph: (931) 738-7337
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To see if you qualify, go to HiSET testing in Tennessee.
Welcoming The Online HiSET Test-Taking Option
In earlier days, to take the HiSET exam, you had to come, in person, to an official, state-designated Tennessee HiSET testing site.
But all of that has now changed as we saw the arrival of online proctored HiSET testing. To read all about this interesting new development, visit this page: Welcoming the online HiSET test.
Cookeville Area GED Testing Centers (HiSET)
Putnam County Flex Learning Center
286 East Main St | Algood | Tennessee 38506 | Ph 931.528.8685
Smith County Adult Learning Center
123 SCMS Lane | Carthage | Tennessee 37030 | Ph 615.735.8246
Clay County Adult Education HiSET Test Center
502 Brown St | Celina | Tennessee 38551 | Ph 931.243.5512
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville
910 Miller Ave | Crossville | Tennessee 38555 | Ph 931.484.7502
Fentress County Adult Learning Center
209 North Main St | Jamestown | Tennessee 38556 | Ph 931.528.8685
Macon County Adult Education HiSET Test Center
501 College St | Lafayette | Tennessee 37083 | Ph 931.528.8685
Tennessee Coll of Applied Technology (Building #1)
241 Vo-Tech Dr | McMinnville | Tennessee 37110 | Ph 931.473.5587
First United Methodist Church Outreach Building
200 West Main St | McMinnville | Tenessee 37110 | Ph 931.528.8685
The HSE (high school equivalency) program offers adults who have no high school diploma the chance to earn a credential that compares to a regular high school degree.
The certificate that is awarded after completing the Tennessee HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) is accepted all over the United States as such by official institutions, colleges, and employers.
Tennessee made the switch from the GED to the HiSET because the latest edition of the GED exam is completely computer-formatted, whereas the HiSET can be done both on paper and on a computer.
The GED had also become pretty expensive (GED: $120 vs HiSET $75). On the HiSET exam, you need to attain at least a score of 8 (out of a possible 20) on all five individual subtests. Your essay must score between 2 and 6, and your overall score must be at least 45 (out of a possible 100), not including your essay.