GED in Mississippi

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

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

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

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

The GED® exam includes four separate subtests in Literacy, Math, Social Studies, and Science.

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.

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  • They must, for instance, have permission from a parent or guardian and be officially withdrawn from their high schools.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 or pass the GED Ready® practice test (except when you the GED test online).

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Mississippi GED testing centers

Amory
Amory WIN Ctr (HiSET) – 1617 Hwy 25 – Amory – MS 38821 – Ph: (662) 407.1512
Batesville
Batesville Enterprise Center (HiSET) – 275 Nosef Dr – Batesville – MS 38606 – Ph: (662) 562-3347/3367
Bay Springs
Jones College (HiSET) – 3209 Hwy 15 – Bay Springs- MS 39422 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
BeldenItawamba Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 3200 Adams Farm Rd – Belden – MS 38826 – Ph: (662) 407.1510/1512
Booneville
Northeast MS Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 101 Cunningham Blvd – Booneville – MS 38829 – Ph: (662) 720.7259/7329
Brandon
Rankin County School District (GED and HiSET) – 135 1/2 S College St – Brandon – MS 39042 – Ph: (601) 825.5040/5283
Bruce
Bruce Adult Education (HiSET) – 104 N Newberger Ave – Bruce – MS 38915 – Ph: (662) 562.3367/3347
Byhalia
NW Mississippi Community College (HiSET) – 225 Hwy 309 S – Byhalia – MS 38611 – Ph: (662) 560.5357
NWMSCC Marshall Co. Education Ctr (HiSET) – 4700 Cayce Rd – Byhalia – MS 38611 – Ph: (662) 560.5357
Carson
Pearl River Community College (HiSET) – 5082 Hwy 42 – Carson – MS 39427 – Ph: (601) 554.5551
Centerville
Centerville Library (N/A) – 141 W Park St – Centerville – MS 39631 – Ph: (601) 276.3842
Choctaw
ECCC Technology Ctr (GED) – 377 Industrial Rd (Ste A) – Choctaw – MS 39350 – Ph: (601) 389.0832
Clarksdale
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
Collins
Covington Co. Adult Education Ctr (HiSET) – 203 N 1st St – Collins – MS 39428 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Columbia
Pearl River Community College (HiSET) – 1140 Hwy 13 – Columbia –  MS 39429 – Ph: (501) 554.5551
Columbus
Greater Columbus Education Ctr (HiSET) – 612 Military Rd – Columbus – MS 39701 – Ph: (662) 329.7691
Corinth
Northeast MS Comm. College (HiSET) – 2759 S Harper Rd – Corinth – MS 38834 – Ph: (662) 720-7329
Decatur
East Central Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 275 W Broad St – Decatur  – MS 39327 – Ph: (601) 635.6278/6387/2111 x 278
Ellisville
Jones Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 72 Technology Blvd – Ellisville – MS 39437 – Ph: (601) 477.4195/4000
Gautier
MS Gulf Coast Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 2300 US Hwy 90 – Gautier – MS 39553 – Ph: (228) 497.7672/563.2222
Gloster
Gloster Library – 299 E Main St – Gloster – MS 39638 – Ph: (601) 276.3842
Golden
Northeast MS Community College (HiSET) – 202 Front St (Hwy 366) – MS 38847 – Ph: (662) 720.7329
Grenada
Grenada Adult Education Ctr (GED and HiSET) – 423 S Line St – Grenada – MS 38902 – Ph: (662) 227.6101
Gulfport
MGCCC-Gulfport (GED and HiSET) – 2226 Switzer Rd – Gulfport – MS 39507 – Ph: (228) 897.3985/563.2222
Hattiesburg
PRCC-Lowery-Woodall Techn. Ctr (GED and HiSET) – 906 Sullivan Dr – Hattiesburg – MS 39401 – Ph: (601) 554.5514/5551/5494
Holly Springs
Cath Social Services (NWMSCC, HiSET) – 295 Francisco Dr – Holly Springs – MS 38635 – Ph: (662) 562.3347
Houston
Houston WIN Ctr (HiSET) – 210 S Monroe St – Houston – MS 38851 – Ph: (662) 407.1513
Itta Bena
MS Valley State University (GED and HiSET) – 14000 Hwy 82 W – Itta Bena – MS 38941 – Ph: (662) 254.3334
Jackson
Hinds Comm. College-New Horizon (GED and HiSET) – 1770 Ellis Ave – Jackson – MS 39204 – Ph: (601) 857.3823
Hinds Comm. College-Jackson (GED and HiSET) – 3925 Sunset Dr – Jackson – MS 39213 – Ph: (601) 987.8763/3823
Kosciusko
Holmes Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 620 W Jefferson St – Kosciusko – MS 39090 – Ph: (662) 290.0808/605.3338
Laurel
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
Leakesville
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) 563.2222
Lucedale
MS Gulf Coast CC-Lucedale (GED and HiSET) – 11203 Old Hwy 63 S – Lucedale – MS 39452 – Ph: (601) 947.4201/766.6462/6422
Mayhew
East MS Community College (HiSET) – 8731 S Frontage Rd – Mayhew – MS 39753 – Ph: (662) 243.1985
Mendenhall
Copiah-Lincoln Community College (GED) – 151 Co-Lin Dr – Mendenhall – MS 39114 – Ph: (601) 643.8654
Meridian
Meridian Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 5501 Old Hwy 80 W – Meridian – MS 39307 – Ph: (601) 484.8796/8797
Moorhead
MS Delta Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – Hwy 3 Cherry St – Moorhead – MS 38761 – Ph: (662) 246.6572
Natchez 
Copiah-Lincoln Comm. Coll. (GED) – 11 Co-Lin Circle – Natchez – MS 39120 – Ph: (601) 446.1239/643.8654
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
Oxford
Northeast MS Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 1310 Belk Blvd – Oxford – MS 38655 – Ph: (662) 560.5357/234.3231
Oxford WIN Job Center (N/A) – 204 Colonnade Cove – Oxford – MS 38655 – Ph: (662) 560.4211
Pascagoula
Pascagoula Adult Education Ctr (HiSET) – 1713 Kenneth Ave – Pascagoula – MS 39567 – Ph: (228) 938.6587
Perkinston
MS Gulf Coast CC-Perkinston (GED and HiSET) – 51 Main St – Perkinston – MS 39573 – Ph: (601) 528.8754/563-2222
Pontotoc
Pontotoc WIN Ctr (HiSET) – 182 Hwy 15 – Pontotoc – MS 38863 – Ph: (662) 407.1516
Poplarville
Pearl River Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 101 Hwy 11 N – Poplarville – MS 39470 – Ph: (601) 554.5514/403.1330/1337
Raymond
Hinds Community College (GED and HiSET) – 601 Hinds Blvd – Raymond – MS 39154 – Ph: (601) 857.3823
Ridgeland
Holmes Community Coll. (GED and HiSET) 412 W Ridgeland Ave – Ridgeland – MS 39157 – Ph: (662) 290.0808
Ripley
Northeast MS Community College (HiSET) – 206 N Main St – Ripley – MS 38663 – Ph: (662) 720.7329
Scooba
East MS Community Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 1512 Kemper St – Scooba – MS 39358 – Ph: (662) 243.2627/476.5096
Senatobia
Northwest MS Community College (GED) – 222 Wilson Dr – Senatobia – MS 38668 – Ph: (662) 560.5357
Northwest MS Community College (HiSET) – 222 N Ranger Dr – Senatobia – MS 38668 – Ph: (662) 562.3367
Northwest MS Comm. College (HiSET) – 4975 Highway 51 N – Senatobia – MS 38668 – Ph: (662) 562-3347/560.4211
Southaven
NW Mississippi Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 5197 WE Ross Pkwy – Southaven – MS 38671 – Ph: (662) 560.5357/280.6176/560.4211
Southaven WIN Job Ctr (HiSET) – 7320 Hwy 51 N – Southaven – MS 38671 – Ph: (662) 562.3367/560.4211
Stonewall
Jones College Petroleum Training Ctr (HiSET) – 1200 S Irwin Rd – Stonewall – MS 39363 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Summit
Southwest MS Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 1146 Horace Holmes Dr – Summit  – MS 39666 – Ph: (601) 276.3842
Taylorsville
Smith County Education Ctr (HiSET) – 1208 Hwy 28 E – Taylorsville – MS 39168 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Tylertown
Walthall County Library (N/A) – 707 Union Rd – Tylertown – MS 39667 – Ph: (601) 276.3842
Vicksburg
Hinds Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 689 Hwy 27 S – Vicksburg – MS 39180 – Ph: (601) 629.6859/857.3823
Waveland
Pearl River Community College (HiSET) – 454 Hwy 90 – Waveland – MS 39576 – Ph: (228) 252.7010
Waynesboro
Jones College (HiSET) – 103 Collins St – Waynesboro – MS 39367 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Wesson
Copiah Lincoln Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 1028 JC Redd Dr – Wesson – MS39191 – Ph: (601) 643.8654/8653/8655
West Point
East MS Community College (HiSET) – 3210 N TVA Rd – West Point – MS 39773 – Ph: (662) 243.1985

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Mississippi GED cost

The GED is fully computer-based. The Mississippi GED exam costs $120 for the four tests ($30 per module) when taken at a test center. When taken online, the Mississippi GED exam will set you back $36 for each of the four sub-exams, so $144 overall.

To qualify for taking the GED exam online, 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 GED.com and costs $6. You’ll have to buy four of these practice tests (one for each sub-exam) so that’ll cost you an extra $24.

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.

Retests

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.

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 (out of 200). 145-165 equals high school scoring. 165-175 means a college-ready score and 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).

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 and find out whether you qualify to take the GED test. If you do, create your account at GED.com/MyGED, 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 as provided by this website. Go to the exam optimally prepared, take and pass the exam, and obtain your GED diploma!

Free GED online prep in Mississippi

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: HiSET exam is now available online and more information about online GED testing can be found here: GED exam available in an online proctored version.

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 include often 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 which 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 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
Fax: 601.432.6890
Email: blittle@mccb.edu

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 (HSE) 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 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 $120 for the complete GED battery or $3o per individual subtest when taken at a test center. The online GED exam costs $36 per module, so $144 in total but there’s also the cost of the four GED Ready tests, an extra cost of $24!

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.

Last Updated on October 2, 2021.