GED Classes Iowa City, Iowa

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

Iowa has traded the GED® for the HiSET exam for the state’s HSE (High School Equivalency) testing program. If you wish to earn your HSE credential, make sure to become properly prepared.


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.

Five testing fields

The HiSET exam contains five subtests that assess knowledge in the fields of writing, reading, math, social studies, and science. Visit HiSET in Iowa to see if you qualify for the program, and to find out more aspects such as cost.

GED Requirements in Iowa

Iowa City HiSET preparation locations

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

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

Broadway Street Neighborhood Ctr / HiSET
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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GED Requirements in Iowa

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 Comm. College / Adult Education
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 Ed. Ctr
15260 Truman St, Ste 2, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501, Phone: 641-683-5189
For all Ottumwa area options go to this page

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

Kirkwood Comm. 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

GED Requirements in Iowa

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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GED Requirements in Iowa

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) in Iowa.

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