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 NALA Read (Joplin Neighborhood Adult Literacy Action)
123 S Main St | Joplin | MO 64801 | Ph: 417.782.2646
Joplin Job Center (Referral)
730 S Wall Ave | Joplin | MO 64801 | Ph: 417.629.3000
Joplin High School Missouri Option Program
2104 Indiana Ave | Joplin | MO 64804 | Ph: 417.625.5230
NOT a GED program. The Missouri Option Program is for students at risk of not finishing high school education or for who the program is a better option for completing their secondary education.
Facilities around Joplin (cities by alphabet)
Carthage Technical Center
609 S River St | Carthage | MO 64836 | Ph: 417.359.7095
Carthage Tech South Campus
1100 East Airport Dr | Carthage | MO 64836 | Ph: 417.359.7095
4020 North Main St | Cassville | MO 65625 | Ph: 417.847.1706
East 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
Liston Center HiSET Classes
508 N Main St | El Dorado Springs | MO 64744 | Ph: 816.333.9332
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 or 4270)
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
NE Oklahoma A&M College Adult Education (NEO)
1201 NEO Loop | Grove | OK 74344 | Ph: 918.540.6292
GED and HiSET classes are offered in Delaware, Ottawa, and Craig counties.
Independence Comm. Coll. Adult Education Center
2564 Brookside Dr | Independence | KS 67301 | Ph: 620.332.5630/5631
ICC Adult Education Center is housed at the Fab Lab ICC, Room 109.
Testing takes place at the ICC West Campus 2615 West Main, Room 111.
Northeast Oklahoma A&M College (NEO)
200 I St NE | Dyer Hall | Miami | OK 74354 | Ph: 918.540.6292
Ottawa County Jail GED Program
28 B St SE | Miami | OK 74354 | Ph: 918.542.2806
No public availability
Monett Job Center (Crowder College)
100 South Maple St | Monett | MO 65708 | Ph: 417.455-5521
Crowder College Adult Education
601 Laclede Ave | Neosho | MO 64850 | Ph: 417.455.5521/5553 or 417.451.3223
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-Pineville, Mount Vernon, Monett, Neosho, Seligman, and Noel.
Nevada Regional Technical Center
900 W Ashland St | Nevada | MO 64772 | Ph: 417.448.2016 ext. 3307
Noel Housing Authority (Chowder Coll.)
628-B Johnson Dr | Noel | MO 64854 | Ph: 417.475.6928/455-5521
Labette Community College Student Success Center
200 South 14th St | Parsons | KS 67357 | Ph: 620.820.1147
Crowder College McDonald County Education Center
194 College Rd | Pineville| MO 64856 | Ph: 417.455.5521/226.6000
Labette Comm. Coll. Cherokee Center
7186 NE Hwy 171 | Pittsburg | KS 66762 | Ph: 620.232.5820
Vinita High School (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College – NEO)
801 N Adair St | Vinita | OK 74301 | Ph: 918.540.6292
(Mobile Unit by VoAg building)
Webb City Public Library (Joplin Adult Education)
101 S Liberty St | Webb City | MO 64870 | Ph: 417.673.4326
If we should update something, or if a prep site should be added, please advise us via our contact form. Thank you.
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 will check 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.
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: 620.332.5630/5631
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
Last Updated on August 19, 2021.