Listed here are all GED® prep class locations and testing facilities in the Gulfport region.
Mississippi offers multiple options for high school equivalency (HSE) testing, the GED, HiSET, and TASC.
HSE testing gives adults that dropped out of high school another chance to acquire an equivalent degree.
The HSE exam assesses basic knowledge at the level similar to that of high school grads.
The GED has four individual tests in the academic fields of Math, Literacy, Social Studies, and Science.
You can prepare for and take one GED subtest at a time and you are allowed two years time to complete the GED battery.
TASC and HiSET have individual reading and writing tests, so five in total that can’t be taken separately.
The GED exam must be taken on a computer while the HiSET and TASC are offered in both on-paper and on-computer.
Online HiSET, GED, or TASC testing is not an option. Applicants must come to an official HSE testing center.
Gulfport HSE prep classes
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Jefferson Davis Campus) *)
10298 Express Drive | Gulfport | MS 39503 | Phone: 228-897-3855
For information on HSE classes, or to schedule an application, please call:
Jackson County Campus (228-497-7755), Jeff Davis Campus (228-897-3810), Perkinston Campus (601-928-6358), George County Center (601-766-6433), Gulfport WIN Job Center (228-897-6981), Pascagoula WIN Job Center (228-712-3022), or Toll-Free: 1-866-735-1122.
Goodwill LeRoy Modenbach Training Center **)
2301 31st Street | Gulfport | MS 39501 | Phone: 228-868-0731
Gulfport Job Corps Center
3300 20th Street | Gulfport | MS 39501 | Phone: 228-863-1141
High School GED Program ‘The Blue School’
2507 21st Street | Gulfport | MS 39501 | Phone: 228-896-4633
IRD – Gulf Coast Community Service Center
1223 30th Avenue | Gulfport | MS 39501 | Phone: 228-864-6677
YouthBuild Gulf Coast
1223 30th Avenue | Gulfport | MS 39501 | Phone: 228-867-5600
Gulf Coast Community Action Agency
500 24th Street | Gulfport | MS 39502 | Phone: 228-896-1409
Gulf Coast Action Agency provides the ‘Working on Winning Youth’ program to young adults aged 16 to 24 who want to earn their HSE credential. The agency also offers career guidance and training in job training skills. All these resources are offered at no charge and also the cost for testing is paid by the Gulf Coast Community Action Agency. The agency additionally provides supportive services such as childcare services and transportation.
WIN Job Center Gulfport (MGCCC)
10162 Southpark Drive | Gulfport | MS 39503 | Phone: 228-539-6854
The Salvation Army Community Resource Center
2019 22nd Street | Gulfport | MS 39501 | Phone: 228-374-8301
The Gulfport Salvation Army recently opened the new Community Resource Center, where resources and experts are brought together to assist those who need a little guidance to get on the right track towards a good job or further education. Ingalls Shipbuilding donated the center’s computers so students can do homework and find employment possibilities. The center’s staff and volunteers are ready to help students and other clients find their way on the internet, the WIN Job Center is offering job assistance, and Mississippi Gulf Coast Comm. Coll. organizes HSE classes at the center.
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Locations around Gulfport (cities by alphabet)
WIN Job Center Bay St. Louis
3060 Longfellow Drive | Bay St. Louis | MS 39520 | Phone: 228-467-9572
Catholic Social and Community Services-Adult Education
800 Division Street | Biloxi | MS 39530 | Phone: 228-374-6554 x 658
Win Job Center
2306 Pass Road | Biloxi | MS 39531 | Phone: 228-388-7997
Vision of Hope
618 Division Street | Biloxi | MS 39530 | Phone: 228-435-9200
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Jackson County Campus)
2300 U.S. 90 | Gautier | MS 39553 | Phone: 228-497-7755
Harper-Wallin Education Center HSE Program
516 Forrest St | Hattiesburg | Mississippi 39401 | Ph: 601.582.6672
See all Hattiesburg region GED courses here: Hattiesburg GED programs
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (West Harrison County Center)
21500 B Street | Long Beach | MS 39560 | Phone: 228-897-4371
MGCCC | George Co. Center HSE Program
11203 Old Highway 63 | Lucedale | Mississippi 39452| Ph: 601.766.6433
George Co. Comm. Action Partnership ***)
52 Virginia Street | Ste F | Lucedale | Mississippi 39452 | Ph: 601.766.0730
Bishop State Comm. College HSE Classes
351 North Broad St | Mobile | AL 36603 | Ph: 251-405-7000
You can find all Mobile area GED locations at Mobile GED Classes
Moss Point Adult Education
4924 Church Street | Moss Point | MS 39563 | Ph 228-475-7101 x 2075
East Central High School (Jackson Co. School District)
21700 Slider Road | Moss Point | MS 39562 | Ph 228-826-1757 x 313
YEP (Youth Empowerment Project)
1111 Newton Street | 2nd Fl | New Orleans | Louisiana 70112 | Ph: 504.658.4577
See here all New Orleans area HSE classes here: New Orleans HiSET Classes
St. Martin High School (Jackson County School District)
10820 Yellowjacket Blvd | Ocean Springs | MS 39564 | Ph 228.826.1757 ext. 313
WIN Job Center Pascagoula
1604 Denny Avenue | Pascagoula | Mississippi 39567 | Ph 228.712.3022
Pascagoula Adult Learning Center
1713 Kenneth Avenue | Pascagoula | MS 39567 | Ph 228.938.6587
Ingalls Apprentice School HSE Program
Jerry St. Pe’ Highway (off Hwy 90) | Pascagoula | MS 39567 | Ph 228.219.2470
The apprentice school is located in the Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training Academy. The Training Academy is found beside Ingalls Shipbuilding’s Human Resources building and Navigator Credit Union.
Mississipi Gulf Coast Community College (Perkinston)
51 Main St | Perkinston | Mississippi 39573 | Ph: 601.928.6358
MGCCC offers HSE prep classes at these locations:
Jackson County Campus, Jeff Davis Campus, Perkinston Campus, George County Center, Gulfport WIN Job Center, and Pascagoula WIN Job Center. For more information, you can call Toll-Free: 1-866-735-1122.
Picayune Career & Technology Center
600 Goodyear Blvd | Picayune | MS 39466 | Ph: 601 – 798 – 7601
Picayune WIN Job Center
2005 Wildwood Rd | Picayune | MS 39466 | Ph: 601-554-5551
Pearl River Community College
101 Highway 11 North | Poplarville | MS 39470 | Ph: 601-403-1431
Transitional Living and Learning Center
28281 Road 401 | Saucier | MS 39574 | Ph: 228-701-0213
The center provides also transitional care and substance abuse treatment
Vancleave High School (Jackson County School District)
12424 Highway 57 | Vancleave | MS 39565 | Ph 228-826-1757 (ext. 313)
Pearl River Community College (Hancock Center)
454 Highway 90 | Suite D | Waveland | MS 39576 | Ph: 601‐554‐5551
Community Action Partnership Hancock County ***)
640 Highway 90 | Suite B | Waveland | MS 39576 | Ph: 228-467-7575
Hancock County WIN Job Center
454 Highway 90 | Suite C | Waveland | MS 39576 | Ph: 228-466-5041
Stone Co. Comm. Action Partnership ***)
303 E. Central Ave | Wiggins | Mississippi 39577 | Ph: 601.528.5115
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Gulfport area HSE testing centers
MGCCC | Gulfport HSE Testing
10298 Express Drive | Gulfport | Mississippi 39505 | Ph: 662.246.6452
The HSE tests can be taken at the school’s testing centers on the Jefferson Davis Campus, Perkinston Campus, Jackson County Campus, and the George County Center.
Pearl River Comm. Coll. | HSE testing
101 Hwy 11 N | Poplarville | Mississippi 39470 | Ph: 601.403.109
The HSE exam assesses basic competencies and knowledge at the level of high school grads. The GED (General Education Development) has four individual tests in the academic fields of Math, Literacy, Social Studies, and Science. You can prepare for and take one GED subtest at a time and you are allowed two years time to complete the GED battery. If you want to see if you qualify, go to GED in Mississippi.
GED passing score: 145. HS equivalency: 145-164. College-ready score: 165-174 and if your score is in the 174-200 range, you will also receive up to 20 college credits! TASC passing score: 500 out 800, and essay minimum: 2 points. HiSET passing score: 8 out of 20. Overall at least 45, and essay score at least 2 (out of 8).
GED passing score
In 2016, the GED passing score lowered to 145. Read all about this significant step here. TASC and HiSET results are scored in their own ways. You may also want to take a closer look at this page that includes links to all GED programs and test sites in the US. Please note that online HiSET, TASC, or GED testing must be done at one of Mississippi’s official HSE testing centers. Online HSE testing is NOT possible.
The four GED tests
ABE/HSE classes are offered all across Mississippi and the GED exam includes tests in the four content areas of Math (115 minutes); Literacy (155 minutes); Science (90 minutes), and Social Studies (70 minutes). The HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) and TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) come with separate writing and reading tests so five in total.
The four GED modules can be taken individually within two years. The HiSET and TASC are not modular. So you can prepare for, pay for, and take one of the GED subtests at a time. No longer do you need to take the entire GED battery in one go. This is a great improvement compared to the old system and applies only to the GED.
For registration go to GED.com and sign up with MyGED, a web-based portal that will take you perfectly through every step of the way to your GED diploma.
Higher learning options
After earning your HSE diploma, you may want to pursue a degree in higher education. Here is a list of some of your options:
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis Campus (2226 Switzer Rd, Gulfport, MS 39507, 228-896-3355)
The University of Southern Mississippi (1501 45th Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501, 228-865-4500)
The University of Mississippi (980 Courthouse Rd, Gulfport, MS 39507, 228-897-7725)
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (10298 Express Dr, Gulfport, MS 39503, 228-897-4360)
The University of Southern Mississippi (1520 Broad Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501, 228-871-6172)
Eastern College (12337 Ashley Dr, Ste A, Gulfport, MS 39503, 228-868-1650)
Miller-Motte Technical College (12121 Highway 49, Gulfport, MS 39503, 228-273-3407)
The University of S. Mississippi College of Arts & Letters (1501 45th Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501, 228-214-3245)
Crescent City School of Gaming and Bartending (1306 29th Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501, 228-822-2444)
Blue Cliff College of Cosmetology (12251 Bernard Pkwy, Gulfport, MS 39503, 228-896-9727)
Chris’ Beauty College (1265 Pass Rd, Gulfport, MS 39501, 228-864-2920)
J & J Hair Design College (319 Pass Rd, Gulfport, MS 39507, 228-864-4663)
The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast (730 E Beach Blvd, Long Beach, MS 39560, 228-865-4500)
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (21500 B St, Long Beach, MS 39560, 228-868-6057)
The University of Southern Mississippi (500 Fisher St, Ste 217, Biloxi, MS 39534, 228-374-834)
Tulane University (2600 Beach Blvd, Ste 18, Biloxi, MS 39531, 228-388-5769)
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (500 Fisher St, Ste 219, Biloxi, MS 39534, 228-432-5312)
Mississippi State University Coastal (1815 Popps Ferry Rd, Biloxi, MS 39532, 228-388-471)
Virginia College-Biloxi (920 Cedar Lake Rd, Biloxi, MS 39532, 228-546-9100)
William Carey University (19640 Highway 67, Biloxi, MS 39532, 228-271-3068)
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (51 Main St, Perkinston, MS 39573, 601-928-5211)
Pearl River Community College Hancock Center (454 Hwy 90, Ste D, Waveland, MS 39576, 601‐554‐5551)
*) Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
MGCCC provides ABE (Adult Basic Education) courses for adults who never completed their regular high school education, and also don’t have another secondary education credential. HSE prep classes are available on the school’s campuses in Jackson, George, Harrison, and Stone counties. Gulf Coast’s ABE program offers adults the chance to attend classes that will prepare them optimally to sit for the GED (General Education Development), HiSET, or TASC exam with confidence.
These classes will improve their knowledge of, and their competencies in, the subject fields of math, literacy, social studies, and science. Holders of the HSE diploma are expected to earn 42 percent more than non-HSE diploma holders in their entire careers. Persons who have an HSE diploma are much more likely to secure a well-paying job and keep it! The HSE exam can be taken at MGCCC’s Jefferson Davis Campus, Perkinston Campus, Jackson County Campus, and the George County Center.
**) Goodwill Industries of South Mississippi
Not having a secondary education is a huge obstacle for many young adults who dropped out of high school. Not holding an HSE diploma can prevent them from getting a good job, they cannot go to college, not even join the military. Goodwill Industries of South Mississippi offers help. They provide a program that supports you to get your HSE diploma, and, just like most HSE prep classes, they are free!
HSE prep classes are targeted toward young adults who failed school, dropped out, or for another reason had to quit high school prematurely. Once they are out of school, they stay out. The only thing they can do get their HSE diploma, and if they won’t achieve that, all doors will remain closed. Yet, if they get the credential, closed doors will become open doors.
They now have the option to go to college, join the military, or go to a trade school. They now can get well-paying jobs, all options are on the table. This program offers them a second chance to realize better opportunities. Before applicants can partake in these classes they will have to take a pre-test. This way can be seen what their level of education is.
***) Gulf Coast Action Agency
Gulf Coast Action Agency’s “Working on Winning GED Program” is offered at no charge to adults aged 16-21 who want to earn their GED diploma. The program’s classes are self-paced, and students are required to study independently and they can do so at their own pace. The agency uses the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) system for learning all about the four GED exam topics: math, science, social studies, and literacy.
Additionally, students get an education to develop their skills on job searching, they will learn how to do a job interview, how to write a resume, how to develop work ethics, and so on. Applicants must also participate in the agency’s Job Shadowing Program, and classes are held Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. till Noon. GED preparation classes are available in George, Stone, and Hancock counties. Please call Gulf Coast Action Agency’s locations for further information: 601-766-0730.