This article lists all GED® (in Missouri: HiSET®) prep classes and testing centers in the Joplin area. In Missouri, you must pass the HiSET exam to earn your HSE (high school equivalency) diploma.
You can take the HiSET exam online and at state-approved HiSET testing centers.
HSE testing is for persons who did not graduate from high school. This way, they can acquire an equivalent degree.
The HiSET includes five subtests in the academic areas of math, writing, reading, social studies, and science.
The HiSET subtests are available both on a computer and on paper and can be taken separately.
Online HiSET testing was, until recently, no option. You had to come to a state-designated testing site and sit for the exam in person.
Now, this has changed with the arrival of the online proctored (OP) HiSET testing option. Read more at the bottom of this page.
First-time test-takers can take the HiSET in Missouri at no cost.
In 2019, the state passed legislation to waive the testing fee of 98,75 to first-time testers.
Joplin GED prep facilities (HiSET)
Joplin Adult Education and Literacy Program
123 S Main St | Joplin | MO 64801 | Ph: 417-625-5263
Joplin Neighborhood Adult Literacy Action (NALA)
509 S Wall Ave | Joplin | MO 64801 | Ph: 417.782.2646
Joplin Job Center
730 S Wall Ave | Joplin | MO 64801 | Ph: 417.629.3000
The Human Services Campus
5708 N. School Ave | Joplin | MO 64801 | Ph: 417.553.4691
(Located just south of Joplin Airport off of Hwy 171)
Facilities around Joplin (cities by alphabet)
ESC Community Building
712 South Hwy 59 | Anderson | MO 64831 | Ph: 417.845.7346
1139 Military Ave | Baxter Springs | KS 66713 | Ph: 620.432.0368
609 River St | Carthage | MO 64836 | Ph: 417.359.7095
Carthage Tech South Campus
1100 East Airport Dr | Carthage | MO 64836 | Ph: 417.359.7095
Barry County Literacy Council
725 East 13th St | Cassville | MO 65625 | Ph: 417.847.3753
4020 North Main St | Cassville | MO 65625 | Ph: 417.847.1706
Barry County Neighborhood Center
700 East Hwy 248 | Cassville | MO 65625 | Ph: 417.847.2140
E. Kansas Adult Ed. (Neosho County Comm. Coll.)
800 West 14th St | Chanute | KS 66720 | Ph: 620.432.0368
Columbus VO-Tech (Labette Community College)
509 West Elm St | Chetopa | KS 67336 | Ph: 620.820.1124
Coffeyville Adult Education
510 West 8th St | Coffeyville | KS 67337 | Ph: 620..252.7004
Columbus Adult Education (CCC)
509 West Elm St | Columbus | KS 66725 | Ph: 620.252.7019
El Dorado Springs Adult Education (High School)
901 South Grand Ave | El Dorado Springs | MO 64744 | Ph: 417.448.2016
Jefferson Center (Fayetteville Adult Education)
612 South College Ave | Fayetteville | AR 72703 | Ph: 479.444.3041
See more Fayetteville area prep sites on this page
Fort Scott Community College
2108 S Horton St | Fort Scott | KS 66701 | Ph: 620.223.2700 (ext. 4400)
FSCC’s adult education center is located in Bailey Hall, in the Student Success Center.
Cornerstone Learning Center
720 E 7th St | Galena | KS 66739 | Ph: 620.783.5129
Dade County Health Department HiSET Classes
413 West Water St | Greenfield | MO 65661 | Ph: 417.637.2345
Dade County Neighborhood Ctr
150 Main St | Greenfield | MO 65661 | Ph: 417.637.2701
NE Oklahoma A&M College Adult Education (NEO)
1201 NEO Loop | Grove | OK 74344 | Ph: 918.787.5475 / 918.540.6292
Independence Comm. Coll. Adult Education
2615 West Main St | Room 111 | Independence | KS 67301 | Ph: 620.332.5630
Allen Community College-Iola
1801 North Cottonwood St | Iola | KS 66749 | Ph: 620.365.5116 (ext. 268)
Crowder College McDonald County Education Center
194 College Rd | Jane | MO 64856 | Ph: 417.455.5521 / 226.6000
Crowder College offers HiSET classes in Jane, Aurora, Monett, Cassville, Neosho, Mt. Vernon, and Seligman.
Cherokee Nation Literacy Ctr
1011 West Delaware St | Jay | OK 74346 | Ph: 918.253.5733
Cherokee Nation Career Service
1178 West Cherokee St | Jay | OK 74346 | Ph: 918.253.3243
Northeast Oklahoma A&M College (NEO)
200 I St NE | Dyer Hall | Miami | OK 74354 | Ph: 918.540.6292
NEO offers free GED and HiSET instruction in Craig, Ottawa, and Delaware counties.
Ottawa County Jail GED Program
28 B St SE | Miami | OK 74354 | Ph: 918.542.2806
Monett Job Center HiSET
100 South Maple St | Monett | MO 65708 | Ph: 417.235.7877
Crowder College Adult Education
601 Laclede Ave | Neosho | MO 64850 | Ph: 417.455.5521
Crowder College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) provides free HiSET instruction in these four counties: Lawrence, Barry, Newton, and McDonald. High school equivalency (HSE) classes are offered in Aurora, Cassville, Jane, Mount Vernon, Monett, Neosho, Seligman, and Noel.
Nevada Regional Technical Center
2015 North West St | Nevada | MO 64772 | Ph: 417.448.2016
Noel Housing Authority (Chowder Coll.)
628-B Johnson Dr | Noel | MO 64854 | Ph: 417.475.6928
Labette Comm. Coll. Adult Education
200 South 14th St | Parsons | KS 67357 | Ph: 620.820.1124/1125
Pineville Hometown Bank (Crowder Coll.)
21196 Hwy 71 | Pineville | MO 64856 | Ph: 417.455.5543
Family Resource Center (Pittsburg Adult Ed)
1600 North Walnut St | Pittsburg | KS 66762 | Ph: 620.235.3188
Labette Comm. Coll. Cherokee Center
7186 NE Hwy 171 | Pittsburg | KS 66762 | Ph: 620.232.5820
Seligman Library HiSET Instruction
29144 Main St | Seligman | MO 65745 | Ph: 417.662.3603
Vinita Adult Education
340 S 4th St | Vinita | OK 74301 | Ph: 918.256.4193
Vinita High School (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College – NEO)
801 N Adair St | Vinita | OK 74301 | Ph: 918.540.6292
Webb City Public Library (Joplin Adult Education)
101 S Liberty St | Webb City | MO 64870 | Ph: 417.673.4326
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Joplin area HiSET testing sites
Missouri Southern State
3950 E Newman Rd | Joplin | MO 64801 | Ph: 417.625.9595
Crowder College-Cassville HiSET Test Center
4020 N Main St | Cassville | MO 65625 | Ph: 417.847.1706
Independence Community College
2615 W Main St | Room 111 | Independence | KS 67301 | Ph: 620.332.5630
LCC Cherokee Center
7186 NE Hwy 171 | Pittsburg | KS 66762 | Ph: 620.820.1182
Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College (Dyer Hall, Room 210)
200 I St NE | Miami | OK 74354 | Ph: 918.540.6292
Crowder College (McDonald Hall, Room 318)
601 Laclede Ave | Neosho | MO 64850 | Ph: 417.455.5433
Nevada Regional Tech Center
900 W Ashland St | Nevada | MO 64772 | Ph: 417.448.2090 ext. 223
Labette Community College
200 S 14th St | Parsons | KS 67357 | Ph: 620.820.1182
To take the GED at the Cherokee Center south of Pittsburg call 620.232.5820
Vinita Adult Learning Center
340 South 4th St | Vinita | OK 74301 | Ph: 918.256.4193
Introducing online proctored HiSET testing
Taking the HiSET exam online was, until recently, not possible. But things have changed. The HiSET exam is now also offered in an online format. You need to have a good, reliable internet connection and an online proctor sees whether you do everything in line with regulations. To learn more about the new online HiSET-At-Home testing option, go to this article: Welcoming the online HiSET-At-Home testing option.
Last Updated on January 19, 2021.