GED Classes Hilo, Hawaii

Last Updated on May 15, 2024.

This article contains a full listing of GED prep locations and test centers in the Hilo region. Hawaii is using the computer-formatted GED exam for its High School Equivalency testing program. The HiSET exam is no longer available in Hawaii.

In Hawaii, you can sit for the GED exam only at one of the state’s certified GED testing sites. Online GED testing is NOT available in Hawaii.

The GED exam has four separate and independent subtests (modules) in these subject fields:

  • Science
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts

GED testing is entirely computer-based, and you can sit for the four subtests one at a time when you are ready to do so.

It used to be that GED testing could be done exclusively at designated test sites. There was no online testing option.

Now, however, that has changed with the arrival of online testing options in many states but not in Hawaii.

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For more information about GED testing, testing fees, eligibility requirements, or passing scores, go to our page “GED Test In Hawaii.”

Hilo Area GED Prep Classes

Department of Public Safety
60 Punahele Street, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: 808-933-0781

WCSA (Waipahu Community School for Adults)-Hilo Campus
155 W Kawili Street Rm P27, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: 808-974-4100

Hilo Public Library-Adult Education
300 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: 808-933-8893

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii
500 Kalanianaole Avenue, Ste 3, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: 808-836-0313
Goodwill has been helping people with disabilities for more than 30 years. The organization offers three Hawaii service sites in Honolulu, Hilo, and Kapolei, and services include, among many other great initiatives, vocational training to develop professional skills and education. Good work.

Paxen Learning Corporation
1990 Kinoole Street, Suite 102, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: 808-981-2860 x 229

Hawaii National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy
1046 Leilani Street, Bldg 621, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: 808-369-0948

McKinley Comm. School for Adult Education
634 Pensacola St (Room 216) – Honolulu – HI 96814 – Ph: 808.594.0540
For all Honolulu and Maui locations, check out our Honolulu area page

Waihapu Community School (WCSA)-Kona Campus
74-5062 Onipaa Street​, F-2, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, Phone: 808-313-3032

Waihapu Community School (WCSA)-Windward Campus
730 Iliaina Street, Kailua, HI 96734, Phone: 808-254-7955

Kona Literacy Council-Adult Education
75-5766 Kuakini Highway, Suite 106-A, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, Phone: 808-329-1180

Waihapu Community School (WCSA)-Wahiawa Campus
1515 California Avenue, Wahiawa, HI 96786, Phone: 808-305-3200

Hilo Area GED Testing Centers

Waipahu Community School for Adults-Hilo (Room B-102, GED or HiSET)
155 W Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: 808-480-3231

Waipahu Community School for Adults-Kona Campus (Room F-2)
74-5062 Onipa’a Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, Phone: 808-313-3032

Check here for all  GED testing centers in Oahu and Maui

Online GED Testing

Until recently, taking the GED exam over the Internet was not possible. If you wanted to secure your GED diploma, you had to come to an official state-approved testing site.

Well, this has now changed in many states as GED Testing Service has introduced an online version with the use of an online proctor. More information can be found in this article: ‘The online proctored GED test.’ Please note, however, that in Hawaii, online testing is NOT available.

You can take one of the four GED subtests at a time. There is no need to do it all at one time. Just prepare for one part, and take that subtest when you are all set to do so.

GED Acceptance

Holding the Hawaii HSE (high school equivalency) diploma demonstrates that you have academic skills that are equivalent to those of a high school graduate.

More than 97% of US universities and colleges and about 99% of employers in the United States accept the GED diploma in lieu of a conventional high school diploma because they are equivalent.

By working towards earning your GED exam and securing the HSE (High School Equivalency) diploma, you can have an opportunity to enroll in higher education and an opportunity for a well-paying job and a rewarding career.

GED Passing Score

Your GED scores are calibrated on a scale from 100 to 200. On EACH GED sub-exam, the passing score is 145. Averaging is no option. Passing scores are from 145 to 200 points.

  • 145-164 = GED high school equivalency
  • 165-174 = GED college-ready
  • 175-200 = GED college-ready + credits (up to 10 college credits, depending on the subject and the college/university)

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