GED In Mississippi

Last Updated on May 15, 2024.

In Mississippi, students can take the four separate subtests of the GED exam online or at one of Mississippi’s state-designated testing centers.

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Mississippi uses two options for the state’s high school equivalency testing program. Besides the GED test, the state also welcomed the HiSET exam for this purpose.

Registration for the exams must be done online on the websites or

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The GED diploma is equivalent to a regular high school diploma and is accepted as such throughout the nation.

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There are hundreds of locations all over Mississippi where prep classes are set up to help students obtain their diplomas.

The GED exam includes four separate subtests that assess knowledge in the fields of

  • English Language (Reasoning through Language Arts)
  • Math (Mathematical Reasoning)
  • Social Studies (incl. Geography, Economics, History)
  • Science (incl. Physics, Scientific Method, Chemistry)

The HiSET has five subtests because the Language section has separate writing and reading tests. The HiSET exam is offered online as well.

Both options, GED and HiSET, allow you to take the subtests separately and in any order.

Mississippi GED Requirements

  • In Mississippi, you must be no younger than 16 years of age.
  • For applicants 16 and 17, though, additional restrictions apply.
  • They must, for instance, have permission from a parent or guardian and be officially withdrawn from their high schools. Please contact a test center for specifics.
  • GED applicants cannot be high school graduates or hold an equivalent credential.
  • They can also not be registered for any other school program.
  • Mississippi has no residency requirements.
  • In Mississippi, there is no requirement to first take a prep course.
  • You also don’t have to pass the GED Ready practice test first, except when you take the GED test online.

All GED Prep Classes in Mississippi

You can prepare for the GED test by studying online. You can also choose a traditional GED Prep class near you. Click on a city near you to discover all the available prep locations.

Mississippi GED Testing Centers

Amory WIN Ctr (HiSET) – 1617 Hwy 25 – Amory – MS 38821 – Ph: (662) 407.1512
Batesville Enterprise Center (HiSET) – 275 Nosef Dr – Batesville – MS 38606 – Ph: (662) 281.0720
Bay Springs
Jones Jr. College (HiSET) – 3209 Hwy 15 – Bay Springs – MS 39422 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Itawamba Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 3200 Adams Farm Rd – Belden – MS 38826 – Ph: (662) 407.1513
Northeast MS Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 101 Cunningham Blvd – Booneville – MS 38829 – Ph: (662) 720.4078
Rankin County School District (GED and HiSET) – 135 1/2 S College St – Brandon – MS 39042 – Ph: (601) 825.5040
Bruce Adult Education (HiSET) – 104 N Newberger Ave – Bruce – MS 38915 – Ph: (662) 560.5357
NW Mississippi Community College (HiSET) – 225 Hwy 309 S – Byhalia – MS 38611 – Ph: (662) 560.5357
Pearl River Community College (HiSET) – 5082 Hwy 42 – Carson – MS 39427 – Ph: (601) 554.4646
ECCC Technology Ctr (GED) – 377 Industrial Rd (Ste A) – Choctaw – MS 39350 – Ph: (601) 389.0832
Coahoma Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 3240 Friars Point Rd – Clarksdale – MS 38614 – Ph: (662) 621.4209
Coahoma Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 510 Sunbelt Dr – Clarksdale – MS 38614 – Ph: (662) 621.4126/4313
Covington Co. Adult Ed (HiSET) – 203 N 1st St – Collins – MS 39428 – Ph: (601) 477-4163
Pearl River Community College (HiSET) – 1140 Hwy 13 – Columbia –  MS 39429 – Ph: (601) 554.4646
Greater Columbus Education Ctr (HiSET) – 612 Military Rd – Columbus – MS 39701 – Ph: (662) 329.7691
Northeast MS Comm. College (HiSET) – 2759 S Harper Rd – Corinth – MS 38834 – Ph: (662) 720-7329
East Central Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 275 W Broad St – Decatur  – MS 39327 – Ph: (601) 635.6278/6360
Jones Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 72 Technology Blvd – Ellisville – MS 39437 – Ph: (601) 477.4195
MS Gulf Coast Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 2300 US Hwy 90 – Gautier – MS 39553 – Ph: (228) 497.7672
MDCC-Greenville (GED and HiSET) – 2900A Hwy 1 S – Greenville – MS 38701 – Ph: (662) 246.6572
Grenada Adult Education Ctr (GED) – 423 S Line St – Grenada – MS 38902 – Ph: (662) 227.6101
MGCCC-Gulfport (GED and HiSET) – 2226 Switzer Rd – Gulfport – MS 39507 – Ph: (228) 897.3985
MGCCC-Gulfport (GED) – 10298 Express Dr – Gulfport – MS 39503 – Ph: (228) 897.4374
PRCC-Lowery-Woodall Techn. Ctr (GED and HiSET) – 906 Sullivan Dr – Hattiesburg – MS 39401 – Ph: (601) 554.4651 or (601) 403.1815
Holly Springs
Cath. Social Services (NWMSCC, HiSET) – 295 Francisco Dr – Holly Springs – MS 38635 – Ph: (662) 562.3367
Houston WIN Ctr (HiSET) – 210 S Monroe St – Houston – MS 38851 – Ph: (662) 407.1513
Itta Bena
MS Valley State University (HiSET) – 14000 Hwy 82 W – Itta Bena – MS 38941 – Ph: (662) 254.3334
Hinds Comm. College-Jackson (GED and HiSET) – 3925 Sunset Dr – Jackson – MS 39213 – Ph: (601) 987.8763
Hinds Comm. College-New Horizon (HiSET) – 1770 Ellis Ave – Jackson – MS 39204 – Ph: (601) 857.3823
Holmes Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 620 W Jefferson St – Kosciusko – MS 39090 – Ph: (662) 290.0808
Laurel Adult Education (HiSET) – 2139 Hwy 15 N – Laurel – MS 39440 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Dying to Live Ministries (HiSET) – 1301 N 2nd Ave – Laurel – MS 39440 – Ph: (850) 865.1139
Jones College (HiSET) – 167 Vo-Tech Rd – Leakesville – MS 39451 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Long Beach
MGCCC-Long Beach (HiSET) – 21500 B St – Long Beach – MS 39560 – Ph: (228) 897.3765
MS Gulf Coast CC-Lucedale (GED and HiSET) – 11203 Old Hwy 63 S – Lucedale – MS 39452 – Ph: (601) 947.4201 or 228.897.3985
East MS Community College (GED, HiSET) – 8731 S Frontage Rd – Mayhew – MS 39753 – Ph: (662) 243.1985
Copiah-Lincoln Community College (GED) – 151 Co-Lin Dr – Mendenhall – MS 39114 – Ph: (601) 849.0155
Meridian Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 5501 Old Hwy 80 W – Meridian – MS 39307 – Ph: (601) 484.8796/8797
MS Delta Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – Hwy 3 Cherry St – Moorhead – MS 38761 – Ph: (662) 246.6572
Copiah-Lincoln Comm. Coll. (GED) – 11 Co-Lin Circle – Natchez – MS 39120 – Ph: (601) 446.1104
New Albany
NEMCC-New Albany (HiSET) – 301 North St – New Albany – MS 38652 – Ph: (662) 720.7329
New Augusta
Perry County Adult Education (HiSET) – 9899 Hwy 98 E – New Augusta – MS 39462 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Northeast MS Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 1310 Belk Blvd – Oxford – MS 38655 – Ph: (662) 560.5357
Pascagoula Adult Education Ctr (HiSET) – 1713 Kenneth Ave – Pascagoula – MS 39567 – Ph: (228) 938.6587
MS Gulf Coast CC-Perkinston (GED and HiSET) – 51 Main St – Perkinston – MS 39573 – Ph: (601) 528.8754
Picayune School District Ed. Ctr (GED) – 900 E 3rd St – Picayune – MS 39466 – Ph: (601) 749.5362
Pontotoc WIN Ctr (HiSET) – 182 Hwy 15 – Pontotoc – MS 38863 – Ph: (662) 407.1513
Pearl River Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 101 Hwy 11 N – Poplarville – MS 39470 – Ph: (601) 403.1337 0r (601) 554.4646
Hinds Community College (GED and HiSET) – 601 Hinds Blvd – Raymond – MS 39154 – Ph: (601) 857.3823
Holmes Community Coll. (GED) 412 W Ridgeland Ave – Ridgeland – MS 39157 – Ph: (662) 605.3338
Northeast MS Community College (HiSET) – 1522 City Ave N – Ripley – MS 38663 – Ph: (662) 720.7757
East MS Community Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 1512 Kemper St – Scooba – MS 39358 – Ph: (662) 243.2627 or (662) 476.5096
Northwest MS Community College (GED, HiSET) – 102 Alumni Dr – Senatobia – MS 38668 – Ph: (662) 560.5357
NW Mississippi Comm. Coll. (HiSET) – 5197 WE Ross Pkwy – Southaven – MS 38671 – Ph: (662) 560.5357
Southaven WIN Job Ctr (HiSET) – 7320 Hwy 51 N – Southaven – MS 38671 – Ph: (662) 562.3367 or (662) 720.4078
Jones College Petroleum Training Ctr (HiSET) – 1200 S Irwin Rd – Stonewall – MS 39363 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Southwest MS Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 1146 Horace Holmes Dr – Summit – MS 39666 – Ph: (601) 276.3859/3842
Hinds Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 689 Hwy 27 S – Vicksburg – MS 39180 – Ph: (601) 629.6859
Pearl River Community College (HiSET) – 454 Hwy 90 – Waveland – MS 39576 – Ph: (601) 554.5551
Jones Co. Jr. College (HiSET) – 103 Collins St – Waynesboro – MS 39367 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Copiah Lincoln Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 1001 Copiah-Lincoln Ln – Wesson – MS 39191 – Ph: (601) 643.8655
West Point
East MS Community College (HiSET) – 3210 N TVA Rd – West Point – MS 39773 – Ph: (662) 243.1985
Yazoo City
Yazoo Co. Youth Empowered to Succeed (GED) – 110 N Jerry Clower Blvd (Ste B) – Yazoo City – MS 39194 – Ph: (662) 763.5054

Mississippi GED Cost

The GED is fully computer-based. The Mississippi GED exam costs $144 for the four tests ($36 per module) when taken at a test center or online. The price for online and on-site testing is the same.

To qualify for taking the GED exam online, however, you’ll have to attain a “green” (likely to pass) result on the GED Ready official practice test. This test is available at the website and costs $6.99. You’ll have to buy four of these practice tests (one for each sub-exam), so that’ll cost you an extra $28.

Mississippi HiSET Cost

When taken at a testing center, the HiSET exam is available in a paper-based or computer-based format. Online HiSET testing (the HiSET-At-Home exam) must always be taken on a computer.

The five HiSET subtests cost (when taken at a test center) $17.75 per subtest for the computer-based version (so $88.75 overall) and $22 (so $110 overall) for the paper-based version.


If you fail a subtest, you have two retakes at a discounted rate (just $10 for the testing center fee). You must use these retakes within one year. After that period, the original fees apply again. This does NOT apply to online testing.

In Mississippi, you don’t need to wait to take a retest if you fail a GED subject test, but when you fail a subtest three times, there’ll be a waiting period of 60 days before you can retest again.

GED and HiSET Scoring

The GED exam is scored on a 100-200 scale.

  • The passing score on each subtest is 145
  • 145-165 equals high school scoring
  • 165-175 means a college-ready score
  • A 175-200 score also results in extra college credits

HiSET scoring occurs on a 0-20 scale. On each sub-exam, the passing score is 8 (out of 20). Your total HiSET score must be at least 45, and your HiSET essay result must be at least 2 (out of 8).

Recently, the Mississippi College Board announced that GED testers may use earlier HiSET scores and vice versa to earn the Mississippi High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma.

How to Start with GED Preparation

The GED program is available to adults who have no high school diploma and who are currently not registered for any school program. States can have their own specific requirements, so please check with your local GED preparation site to find out if you qualify.

By the time you feel that you are ready to go the GED test route, stick to the guidelines below and get ahead: Get in touch with your nearest GED prep site or go online and find out whether you qualify to take the GED test. If you do, create your account at, and check the testing dates and fees.

The GED (General Educational Development) exam is a group of four independent tests that can be taken separately and which, upon successful completion, merit a high school equivalency diploma. The GED diploma is regarded nationally for admission to practically all colleges, training programs, and military services.

Become properly informed. Find out requirements and regulations at your nearest GED prep or testing site. Make sure you are well prepared when you sit for the GED exam. Local bookstores can supply you with materials, and there are many locations near you where GED preparation classes are available, often free of charge.

Students who are self-disciplined may also benefit from free online help provided by this website (courtesy of Onsego GED Prep) to begin their GED prep journey. Go to the exam optimally prepared, take and pass the exam, and obtain your GED diploma!

Bear in mind that Best GED Classes free services do not cover all subjects of the GED or HiSET test, but they give you a chance to learn if this way of video instruction is right for you. When that’s the case, we recommend you register with Onsego and get your GED quickly.

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Online GED and HiSET Testing

Students can now take the GED and HiSET exams online. It used to be that you had to show up in person at an official test center, but that has changed.

To learn more about the online HiSET test, check out this page: The online HiSET exam, and more information about online GED testing can be found here: The online GED exam.

One GED Test at a Time

The GED exam is modular, meaning you can take one of the four tests at a time. Prepare for one of the four sections, take and pass that part, and move ahead to the next part. This also counts for the five HiSET subtests! The GED and HiSET exams are now also offered online.

Who is the GED Test for?

The GED program is for adults who left high school without graduating and offers them the chance to earn an equivalent diploma. Lessons often include instructions in the section where an applicant needs it most, and tools are offered so they can successfully acquire their GED credential.

Applicants additionally learn social skills that they will need to become productive citizens. GED prep facilities have often incorporated the latest technologies to assist applicants with their GED preparation, and as the GED exam is done fully on a computer, keyboarding and computer skills are trained as well.

Students learn to type at least 25 words per minute, which really is the least required amount to take the test. Prep centers will nowadays have computers available to candidates and offer you the opportunity to study for your GED test credential and improve basic skills.

What’s on the GED Test?

The most recent edition of the GED exam differs totally from earlier versions and is available only in a computer-based format. The GED exam is a set of four tests in these subject areas: Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

It is a group of high school equivalency tests that measure knowledge and skills at a level that can be expected of graduating high school students and are in line with requests and requirements by colleges and employers.

Many employers look for job applicants who hold at least a high school or GED diploma. This is usually the minimum requirement for practically any sort of employment. The GED diploma will open doors to further education in college, university, and career or technical training schools.

Having the high school equivalency credential will improve job options, and it allows for a college education. The GED diploma surely will have a positive effect on people’s lives, and check out this page’s facilities in key Mississippi areas that offer GED and/or HiSET preparation classes.

For more information:
Mississippi Department of Education
Mississippi Community College Board, Office of Adult Education|
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: 601.576.1558 or 601.432.6138
Fax: 601.432.6890

FAQ about GED in Mississippi

How to get a GED in Mississippi?

Mississippi offers two alternative options for students looking to earn their high school equivalency credential: the entirely computer-formatted GED exam and the HiSET exam, which is available both on paper and on a computer. The GED exam includes four subtests, while the HiSET exam has five subtests. All subtests may be taken one at a time.

What are the Mississippi GED testing requirements?

GED or HiSET testing offers people who have never completed high school the opportunity to get hold of an equivalent diploma. In Mississippi, test-takers are not required to be state residents, and the minimum age to qualify for the exam is 16. Students 16 or 17 years old only qualify if they meet strict additional requirements.

There’s no need to first attend a prep course or attain passing scores on a practice test except when you take the GED exam online. Then, you must first pass the GED Ready practice test.

What is the GED cost in Mississippi?

In Mississippi, the cost of sitting for the GED exam is $144 for the complete GED battery or $36 per individual subtest when taken at a test center. The online GED exam costs the same, but then there’s also the cost of the four GED Ready tests, an extra $28!

The HiSET exam costs $88.75 (computer-formatted) or $110 (on paper). Online HiSET testing can only be done on a computer. You have the option to take and pay for one of the GED or HiSET subtests at a time.

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