GED in Mississippi

Mississippi uses multiple options for the state’s high school equivalency (HSE) testing program. Besides the GED® test, the state also welcomed the TASC and HiSET® exams for this purpose.

The HSE diploma is equivalent to a regular high school diploma and 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 diploma.

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

The HiSET and TASC have five subtests because the Language section has separate writing and reading tests.

All three options, GED, TASC, 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. See a GED test center near you.

GED applicants cannot be high school graduates nor can they be engaged in any other school program.

The Mississippi GED exam costs $120 for the four tests ($30 per module). The TASC & HiSET exams are cheaper (see below).

If you fail a subtest, you have two retakes ar 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.

Mississippi has no residency requirement and you don’t need to first take a prep course or the GED Ready® practice test.

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
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 County Jr Coll (HiSET-TASC) – 3209 Hwy 15 – Bay Springs- MS 39422 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Belden
Itawamba Comm Coll (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 3200 Adams Farm Rd – Belden – MS 38826 – Ph: (662) 407.1510/1512

Booneville
Northeast MS Comm Coll (GED-HiSET-TASC) -101 Cunningham Blvd – Booneville – MS 38829 – Ph: (662) 720.7259/7329
Brandon
Rankin Co School District (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 135 1/2 S College St – Brandon – MS 39042 – Ph: (601) 825.5040/5283
Bruce
Bruce Adult Ed (HiSET) – 104 N Newberger Ave – Bruce – MS 38915 – Ph: (662) 562.3367/3347
Byhalia
NW Mississippi Comm Coll (HiSET) – 225 Hwy 309 S – Byhalia – MS 38611 – Ph: (662) 560.5357
NWMSCC Marshall County Ed Ctr (HiSET) – 4700 Cayce Rd – Byhalia – MS 38611 – Ph: (662) 560.5357
Carson
Pearl River Comm Coll (HiSET) – 5082 Hwy 42- Carson – MS 39427 – Ph: (601) 554.5551
Centerville
Centerville Library (TASC) – 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-HiSET-TASC) – 3240 Friars Point Rd – Clarksdale – MS 38614 – Ph: (662) 621.4209
Coahoma Comm Coll (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 510 Sunbelt Dr – Clarksdale – MS 38614 – Ph: (662) 621.4126/4313
Collins
Covington Co Adult Ed Ctr (HiSET-TASC) – 203 N 1st St – Collins – MS 39428 – Ph: (601) 477.4163

Columbia
Pearl River CC (HiSET) – 1140 Hwy 13 – Columbia –  MS 39429 – Ph: (501) 554.5551
Columbus
Greater Columbus Ed Ctr (HiSET-TASC) – 612 Military Rd – Columbus – MS 39701 – Ph: (662) 329.7691
Corinth
Northeast MS Comm Coll (HiSET) – 2759 S Harper Rd – Corinth – MS 38834 – Ph: (662) 720-7329
Decatur
East Central Comm Coll (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 275 W Broad St – Decatur  – MS 39327 – Ph: (601) 635.6278/6387/2111 x 278
Ellisville
Jones Co Junior Coll (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 72 Technology Blvd – Ellisville – MS 39437 – Ph: (601) 477.4195/4000
Jones Co Junior Coll (Mobile 2, TASC) – 900 S Court St – Ellisville – MS 39337 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Gautier
MS Gulf Coast Comm Coll (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 2300 US Hwy 90 – Gautier – MS 39553 – Ph: (228) 497.7672/563.2222
Gloster
Gloster Library (TASC) – 299 E Main St – Gloster – MS 39638 – Ph: (601) 276.3842
Golden
Northeast MS Comm Coll (HiSET) – 202 Front St (Hwy 366) – MS 38847 – Ph: (662) 720.7329
Grenada
Grenada Adult Ed Ctr (GED-HiSET) – 423 S Line St – Grenada – MS 38902 – Ph: (662) 227.6101
Gulfport
MGCCC-Gulfport (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 2226 Switzer Rd – Gulfport – MS 39507 – Ph: (228) 897.3985/563.2222
Hattiesburg
PRCC-Lowery-Woodall Technology Ctr (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 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-HiSET) – 14000 Hwy 82 W – Itta Bena – MS 38941 – Ph: (662) 254.3334
Jackson
Hinds Comm Coll-New Horizon (GED-HiSET) – 1770 Ellis Ave – Jackson – MS 39204 – Ph: (601) 857.3823
Hinds Comm Coll-Jackson (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 3925 Sunset Dr – Jackson – MS 39213 – Ph: (601) 987.8763/3823
Kosciusko
Holmes Comm Coll (GED-TASC-HiSET) – 620 W Jefferson St – Kosciusko – MS 39090 – Ph: (662) 290.0808/605.3338
Laurel
Laurel Adult Ed (HiSET-TASC) – 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 Co Junior Coll (HiSET-TASC) – 167 Vo-Tech Rd – Leakesville – MS 39451 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Long Beach
MGCCC-Long Beach (HiSET-TASC) – 21500 B St – Long Beach – MS 39560 – Ph: (228) 563.2222
Lucedale
MS Gulf Coast CC-Lucedale (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 11203 Old Hwy 63 S – Lucedale – MS 39452 – Ph: (601) 947.4201/766.6462/6422
Mayhew
East MS Comm Coll (GED-HiSET) – 8731 S Frontage Rd – Mayhew – MS 39753 – Ph: (662) 243.1985
Mendenhall
Copiah-Lincoln Comm Coll (GED) – 151 Co-Lin Dr – Mendenhall – MS 39114 – Ph: (601) 643.8654
Meridian
Meridian Comm Coll (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 5501 Old Hwy 80 W – Meridian – MS 39307 – Ph: (601) 484.8796/8797
Moorhead
MS Delta Comm Coll (GED-HiSET) – Hwy 3 Cherry St – Moorhead – MS 38761 – Ph: (662) 246.6572
Natchez 
Copiah-Lincoln Comm Coll (GED-TASC) – 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 Co Adult Education (HiSET-TASC) – 9899 Hwy 98 E – New Augusta – MS 39462 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Oxford
Northeast MS Comm Coll (GED-HiSET) – 1310 Belk Blvd – Oxford – MS 38655 – Ph: (662) 560.5357/234.3231
Oxford WIN Job Center (TASC) – 204 Colonnade Cove – Oxford – MS 38655 – Ph: (662) 560.4211
Pascagoula
Pascagoula Adult Ed Ctr (HiSET) – 1713 Kenneth Ave – Pascagoula – MS 39567 – Ph: (228) 938.6587
Perkinston
MS Gulf Coast CC-Perkinston (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 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-HiSET-TASC) – 101 Hwy 11 N – Poplarville – MS 39470 – Ph: (601) 554.5514/403.1330/1337
Raymond
Hinds Comm College (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 601 Hinds Blvd – Raymond – MS 39154 – Ph: (601) 857.3823
Ridgeland
Holmes Comm Coll (GED-HiSET-TASC) 412 W Ridgeland Ave – Ridgeland – MS 39157 – Ph: (662) 290.0808
Ripley
Northeast MS Comm College (HiSET) – 206 N Main St – Ripley – MS 38663 – Ph: (662) 720.7329
Scooba
East MS Comm Coll (GED-HiSET) – 1512 Kemper St – Scooba – MS 39358 – Ph: (662) 243.2627/476.5096
Senatobia
Northwest MS Comm Coll (GED) – 222 Wilson Dr – Senatobia – MS 38668 – Ph: (662) 560.5357
Northwest MS Comm Coll (HiSET) – 222 N Ranger Dr – Senatobia – MS 38668 – Ph: (662) 562.3367

Northwest MS Comm Coll (HiSET-TASC) – 4975 Highway 51 N – Senatobia – MS 38668 – Ph: (662) 562-3347/560.4211
Southaven
NW Mississippi Comm Coll (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 5197 WE Ross Pkwy – Southaven – MS 38671 – Ph: (662) 560.5357/280.6176/560.4211
Southaven WIN Job Ctr (HiSET-TASC) – 7320 Hwy 51 N – Southaven – MS 38671 – Ph: (662) 562.3367/560.4211
Stonewall
JCJC Petroleum Training Ctr (HiSET-TASC) – 1200 S Irwin Rd – Stonewall – MS 39363 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Summit
Southwest MS Comm Coll (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 1146 Horace Holmes Dr – Summit  – MS 39666 – Ph: (601) 276.3842
Taylorsville
Smith County Ed Ctr (HiSET-TASC) – 1208 Hwy 28 E – Taylorsville – MS 39168 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Tylertown
Walthall Co Library (TASC) – 707 Union Rd – Tylertown – MS 39667 – Ph: (601) 276.3842
Vicksburg
Hinds Comm Coll (GED/HiSET/TASC) – 689 Hwy 27 S – Vicksburg – MS 39180 – Ph: (601) 629.6859/857.3823
Waveland
Pearl River Comm Coll (HiSET) – 454 Hwy 90 – Waveland – MS 39576 – Ph: (228) 252.7010
Waynesboro
Jones Co Junior Coll (HiSET-TASC) – 103 Collins St – Waynesboro – MS 39367 – Ph: (601) 477.4163
Wesson
Copiah Lincoln Comm Coll (GED-HiSET-TASC) – 1028 JC Redd Dr – Wesson – MS39191 – Ph: (601) 643.8654/8653/8655
West Point
East MS Comm Coll (HiSET) – 3210 N TVA Rd – West Point – MS 39773 – Ph: (662) 243.1985

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Passing scores

GED – passing score: 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.
TASC – passing score: 500 (out of 800). The TASC essay result needs to be at least 2 (out of 8).
HiSET – passing score: 8 (out of 20). The total HiSET score must be at least 45 and the HiSET essay result must be at least 2 (out of 8).

HiSET price

The five HiSET subtests cost is as follows:
Each subtest in a computer-based format costs $17.75 ($10.75 for ETS and $7 for the test center, so $88.75 overall).
Each subtest in a paper-based format costs $22 ($15 for ETS and $7 for the test center, so $110 overall).
You have two retests per subtest that will set you back only $7 each time for the test center fee.

TASC price

The five TASC subject tests can be taken (and paid for) separately, just like the GED and HiSET modules. In Mississippi, each of the TASC subtests costs $19.20 so the entire exam will set you back $96.00 (this includes testing center fees).

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 the 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-HiSET testing

There was NO online GED, HiSET, or TASC testing option but things are changing. You had to show up in person at an official GED, HiSET, or TASC test center but the HiSET exam is now available online and GED Testing Service is also working on offering the GED exam 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 or TASC subtests! The GED, TASC, and HiSET exams are not offered online, you must report to a registered Mississippi test site in person.

GED benefits

The GED program is for adults who dropped out of high school 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.

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 their 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/TASC/HiSET preparation classes.

 

Last Updated on August 17, 2020.

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