GED Classes Iowa City, Iowa

This article lists all GED® (in Iowa: HiSET) prep sites and testing centers in the Iowa City area.

In Iowa, you must pass the HiSET to earn your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma.

HSE testing is especially for adults who never graduated high school. This way, they can earn an equivalent degree.

The HiSET includes five subtests that assess knowledge in the fields of writing, reading, math, social studies, and science.

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

Iowa City HiSET preparation locations

Free HiSET Practice Test in Iowa

Kirkwood Community College-Iowa City Learning Ctr
1810 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240, Phone: 319 – 887-3656

Pheasant Ridge Neighborhood Ctr HiSET Classes
2651 Roberts Rd, Iowa City, IA 52246, Phone: 319 – 354-2886

Broadway Street Neighborhood Ctr HiSET Instruction
2105 Broadway St, Iowa City, IA 52240, Phone: 319 – 354-7989

Iowa Workforce Development Center
1700 S 1st Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240, Phone: 319 – 351-1035

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Iowa HiSET Requirements

Locations around Iowa City (cities by alphabet)

Burlington Career Center
1000 N Roosevelt Ave, Burlington, IA 52601, Phone: 319-753-1671
Check out all Burlington options here

Cedar Rapids Career Center
4444 First Ave NE, Suite 436, Cedar Rapids, IA  52402, Phone: 319  -365-9474 x 31104
You can find all Cedar Rapids GED prep options here

Kirkwood Regional Center-University of Iowa Research Park
2301 Oakdale Blvd, Coralville, IA 52241, Phone: 319 – 366-0142 x 105

Scott Community College
2950 N Fairmount St, Davenport, IA 52804, Phone: 563-326-5319
Check out all Davenport prep sites here

Muscatine Community College-Adult Education Program
152 Colorado St, Muscatine, IA 52761, Phone: 563 – 264-6166

McAvoy University HSE Program
1403 Park Avenue, Muscatine, IA  52761, Phone: 563-288-6161

Franklin Elementary School (MCC)
210 Taylor Street, Muscatine, IA 52761, Phone:  563-288-6166 / 563-263-5040
Franklin Elementary School joined forces with Muscatine Community College to provide a GED program at the school.

Indian Hills Comm. Coll. Community Education Ctr
15260 Truman St, Ste 2, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501, Phone: 641-683-5189
For all Ottumwa area options go to this page

Kirkwood Community College-Washington County Center
111 Westview Dr, Washington, IA 52353, Phone: 319 – 653-4655

Kirkwood Community College-Washington County Regional Center
2192 Lexington Blvd, Washington, IA 52353, Phone: 319 – 653-4655

Kirkwood Community College-Iowa County Center
200 West St, Williamsburg, IA 52361, Phone: 319 – 668-2461

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HiSET testing centers in the Iowa City area

Iowa City Learning Center
1810 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240, Phone: 319 – 887-3656

Kirkwood Community College
912 18th St, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Phone: 319 – 366-0142

Southeastern Community College
200 N Main St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641, Phone: 319 – 752-2731

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HiSET testing

Iowa traded the GED for the HiSET exam for the state’s HSE (High School Equivalency) testing program at the beginning of 2014. GED testing was offered exclusively in a computer-based format and the price nearly had doubled. So many states, including Iowa, mad the switch to an alternative option. Iowa chose the HiSET (short for High Schoo Equivalency Test). If you wish to earn your HSE credential, make sure to become properly prepared.

HiSET acceptance

The HiSET measures (just like the GED) basic skills and knowledge at a level that may be expected of graduating high school students. The diploma that you will receive when you pass the HiSET exam is the equivalency to a standard high school diploma and is accepted as such by practically all employers and schools. More and detailed information can be found at GED (HiSET) Testing in Iowa.


The latest edition of the GED exam (2014 Series) had become too expensive and is only available in an entirely computer-based version, so Iowa decided to switch to different HSE exam, the HiSET. This exam is, just like the GED, not available over the internet. You are required to make a personal appearance at one of Iowa’s official HiSET testing centers.

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