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.
You have the option to sit for the HiSET exam at a state-approved test center or online.
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 and you are not required to take all five tests in one session.
The HiSET exam, like the GED, measures academic proficiency at a level comparable to that of graduating HS seniors.
Until recently, HiSET testing could be done at state-approved testing sites only. Online testing was not possible.
This has changed, however, with the introduction to the HiSET Exam At Home online testing option. Learn more below.
Iowa City GED prep locations (HiSET)
Kirkwood Community College-Iowa City Learning Ctr
1810 Lower Muscatine Road, Iowa City, Iowa 52240, Phone: 319 – 887.3656
Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County HiSET Classes
2651 Roberts Rd, Iowa City, IA 52246, Phone: 319 – 358-0438
IowaWorks Iowa City
1700 South 1st Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa 52240, Ph: 319 – 351.1035
Locations around Iowa City (cities by alphabet)
IowaWORKS Burlington Career Center
1000 North Roosevelt Ave, Burlington, Iowa 52601, Phone: 319 – 753.1671
IowaWORKS connects Iowans to jobs and employers to employees. The agency helps people find a job and offers free GED education and helps applicants with tuition assistance. IowaWORKS is located on Southeastern Community College’s north campus. IowaWORKS provides Employment Services, Training and Education Programs, and the National Career Readiness Certificate.
Check out all Burlington options here
Kirkwood Lifelong Learning Center
6301 Kirkwood Boulevard SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404, Ph: 319 . 784.1510
You can find all Cedar Rapids GED prep options here
Sylvan Learning of Coralville
1100 5th St, Suite 105, Coralville, IA 52241, Phone: 319 – 800-6976
Scott Community College
2950 N Fairmount St, Davenport, IA 52804, Phone: 563-326-5319
Check out all options on our Davenport page
Muscatine Community College-McAvoy Center
1403 Park Ave, Muscatine, Iowa 52761, Phone: 563 – 288-6161
Indian Hills Comm. Coll. Community Education Ctr
15260 Truman Street (Ste 2), Ottumwa, Iowa 52501, Phone: 641 – 683.5189
For all Ottumwa area options go to this page
Kirkwood Community College-Washington County Regional Center
2192 Lexington Blvd, Washington, IA 52353, Phone: 319 – 653-4655
Kirkwood Community College
200 West Street, Williamsburg, Iowa 52361, Ph: 319 – 668.2461
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GED testing centers in the Iowa City Area (HiSET)
Iowa City Learning Center
1810 Lower Muscatine Road, Iowa City, Iowa 52240, Ph 319-887-3656
Kirkwood Comm. Coll.
912 18th Street, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404, Ph 319-366-0142
Eastern Iowa Community College (SCC)
2950 N Fairmount Street, Davenport, Iowa 52804, Ph 563-326-5319
Indian Hills Jefferson County HiSET Test Center
112 South Court, Fairfield, Iowa 52556, Ph 641-683-5233
Southeastern Comm College
200 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641, Ph: 319-376-2276
Eastern Iowa Community College-Muscatine (Gaekle Hall, Room 205)
152 Colorado Street, Muscatine, Iowa 52761, Ph 563-288-6161
Kirkwood Community College-Cedar County Center (Suite 2, Room 303)
100 Alexander Drive, Tipton, Iowa 52772, Ph 563-886-6077
Kirkwood Comm College
2192 Lexington Boulevard, Washington, Iowa 52353, Ph 319-653-4655
Southeastern Community College
1500 West Agency Road, West Burlington, Iowa 52655, Ph 319-376-2276
Introducing the online HiSET-At-Home testing option
In the past, you couldn’t take the HiSET exam over the internet. Personal appearance at one of Iowa’s official test facilities was required if you wanted to earn your high school equivalency (HSE) degree.
Well, this has changed with the introduction of the HiSET-At-Home online testing option. A proctor will see if everything happens in line with strict regulations. You can read more in this post: Online HiSET-At-Home Test.
Iowa traded the GED for the HiSET exam for the state’s HSE (High School Equivalency) testing program a few years ago. GED testing was offered exclusively in a computer-based format and the price nearly had doubled. So many states, including Iowa, made the switch to an alternative option.
Iowa chose the HiSET (short for High School Equivalency Test). If you wish to earn your HSE credential, make sure to become properly prepared.
The HiSET is a rigorous exam that 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 government organizations, employers, colleges, and universities.
Last Updated on July 12, 2021.