GED Classes Marshalltown, Iowa

This article lists all GED® (in Iowa: HiSET®) prep locations and testing sites in the Marshalltown area. Iowa uses the HiSET exam for its HSE (High School Equivalency) testing program.

The HiSET exam can be taken online and at state-recognized HiSET test centers.

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The HiSET is for adults who don’t hold a high school diploma and gives them one more chance to earn an equivalent degree.

The HiSET is a rather challenging exam. Getting optimally prepared is the key to success.

The HiSET measures knowledge in academic fields at a level that may be expected of graduating high school seniors.

There are five subtests in these subject fields: Language Writing, Language Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Math.

In the past, the HiSET, like the GED, couldn’t be taken online. You needed to show up in person at a state-designated testing center.

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Now, however, with the introduction of the HiSET-Exam-At-Home, that has changed. Read more below.

Marshalltown GED prep locations (HiSET)

Iowa Valley Continuing Education (IVCE)
206 E Church St | Marshalltown | Iowa 50158 | Ph: (641) 754.1348
Getting back to school may be challenging but you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how things are organized in the classrooms at Iowa Valley Continuing Education. The school offers HSE (high school equivalency) instruction at several sites in Hardin, Poweshiek, Marshall, and Tama Counties

Iowa Valley Continuing Education-Marshalltown
3702 S Center St | Marshalltown | Iowa 50158 | Ph: (641) 752.4645

IowaWorks Marshalltown (Southgate Plaza)
101 Iowa Ave W | Suite 200 | Marshalltown | Iowa 50158 | Ph: (641) 754.1400

Job Corps Marshalltown
3405 S Center St | Marshalltown | Iowa 50158 | Ph: (515) 829.6221

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Prep sites around Marshalltown (cities in alphabetic order)

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Des Moines Area Comm. Coll. (Hunziker Center)
1420 S Bell Ave | Ames | Iowa 50010 | Ph: (515) 290.4775

Kirkwood Community College (Tippie-Mansfield Center)
1214 Ninth Ave | Belle Plaine | Iowa 52208 | Ph: (319) 444.2549

Kirkwood Community College-HiSET Program
912 18th St | Cedar Rapids | Iowa 52404 | Ph: (319) 366.0142 (ext. 105)
You can find all options on our Cedar Rapids area page

DMACC (Des Moines Area Community College)
1100 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314, Phone: 515-697-7815
Classes are offered at Zack Hamlett Center, Building 5). Check out more options on our Des Moines page.

Iowa Valley Community College-Grinnell
123 Sixth Ave W | Grinnell | Iowa 50112 | Ph: (641) 236.0513/754.1348

Ellsworth Community College 
1100 College Ave | Iowa Falls | IA 50126 | Phone: (641) 648-4611

Des Moines Area Community College-Newton Campus
600 N Second Ave W | Rm 109 | Newton | Iowa 50208 | Ph: (641) 791.1730

Iowa Valley Tama County Education Ctr
215 West 9th St | Tama | Iowa 52339 | Ph: (641) 754.1348

Hawkeye Comm. Coll. (Van G. Miller Adult Learning Ctr)
1501 East Orange Rd | Waterloo | Iowa 50704 | Ph: (319) 234.5745
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Marshalltown area GED test centers (HiSET)

IVCCD Education & Training Ctr HiSET Test Center
206 E Church Street | Marshalltown | IA 50158 | Phone (641) 754-1348

Des Moines Area Comm. College (Hunziker Ctr, Rm 220)
1420 S Bell Avenue | Ames | IA 50010 | Phone: (515) 428-8120

Des Moines Area Comm. College-Urban (Bldg One, Rm 207)
1100 7th Street | Des Moines | IA 50314 | Phone: (515) 248-7204
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Iowa Valley Comm. College-Grinnell Campus
123 6th Avenue W | Grinnell | IA 50112 | Phone: (641) 754-1348

Iowa Valley Community Coll.-Iowa Falls HiSET Testing
1100 College Avenue | Iowa Falls | IA 50126 | Phone: (641) 754-1348

Des Moines Area Community Coll.-Newton HiSET Test Center
600 North Second Avenue W | Newton | IA 50208 | Phone: (641) 791-1730

Iowa Valley Community College-Tama Education Center
215 West 9th Street | 2nd Floor | Tama | IA 52339 | Phone: 641-754-1348

Hawkeye Comm. College (Van G. Miller Adult Ed. Center)
120 Jefferson Street | Waterloo | IA 50701 | Phone: 319-296-4278

Introducing the HiSET-At-Home online testing option

Until recently, it was not possible to take the HiSET exam online. Personal appearance at an official Iowa test facility was required if you were looking to secure a high school equivalency diploma.

Now, this changing with the arrival of an online testing option, the HiSET-At-Home exam. An online proctor will check if everything is in line with some pretty strict regulations. To learn more, go to HiSET-At-Home new online testing option.

Alternatives to GED by state

HiSET qualification requirements in Iowa

  • You must be at least 17 years old (unless you are granted exception)
  • You must enroll in an Adult Education & Literacy program
  • You must complete the pre-CASAS Test in Math & Reading
  • If applicable, you must be referred to prep class enrollment
  • You must be successful on the OPT (Official Practice Test)
  • You must present a current photo ID on test day, have a social security number, and a “Verification for Testing” Form

HiSET cost in Iowa

  • The entire HiSET exam costs $50.00 in Iowa for all five subject tests. This includes 2 free re-takes per subtest during a calendar year from your initial registration date
  • One subject costs $10.00 but then you’ll have no free re-takes
  • The Iowa High School Equivalency Diploma fee is $10.00

HiSET scoring

The five HiSET subtests are scored on a 1-20 scale and to pass, the following applies:

  • Attain a score of no less than 8 on all five subject tests
  • Attain a score of no less than  2 (out of 6) on your essay
  • Attain a total score on the five subject tests of no less than 45

So you are, at all times, required to attain at least a 45 score for all tests combined.


Last Updated on July 12, 2021.