Listed here are all GED® prep class sites and testing locations in the Natchez region. Mississippi is using two options for its high school equivalency(HSE) testing program, the GED and HiSET®.
HiSET and GED testing can be done online and at state-recognized Mississippi HSE test centers.
The HSE test provides an opportunity for adults without a high school diploma to earn an equivalent degree.
The computer-based GED comes with four individual modules (subtests) that may be dealt with separately.
The GED testing fields are math, language arts, social studies, and science.
The HiSET alternative includes separate reading and writing tests, so five in total, that can also be taken separately.
The HiSET exam is offered in both a paper-based and a computer-based version.
Online HiSET and GED testing was, until recently, not possible but recent changes have made that these exams are now also offered in an online format. Learn more below.
Natchez GED prep classes
Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Natchez Campus)
11 Co-Lin Circle – Natchez – MS 39120 – Ph: (601) 446-1151
WIN Job Center Natchez
107 Col. J. Pitchford Parkway – Natchez – MS 39121 – Ph: (601) 442-0243
Retired Senior Volunteer Program Adult Education
800 Washington Street – Natchez – MS 39120 – Ph: (601) 442-5082
Natchez Housing Authority YouthBuild Program
Contact WIN Job Center (107 Col. J. Pitchford Pwy) – Ph: (601) 446-5301 ext. 12
Prep Sites around Natchez (cities by alphabet)
Rapides Parish HSE Instruction
505 6th Street – Alexandria – LA 71309 – Ph: (318) 449-3140
For more options check out our Alexandria area page
Field Memorial Hospital (Southwest Mississippi Comm. Coll.)
178 MS-24 – Centreville – MS 39631 – Ph: (601) 276-3846
2100 E Wallace Boulevard – Ferriday – LA 71334 – Ph: (318) 757-6501
Catahoula Parish School System
200 Bushley Street – Harrisonburg – LA 71430 – Ph: (318) 744-5727 x 121
Harrisonburg High School (Catahoula Parish Adult Education)
800 Bushley Street – Harrisonburg – LA 71340 – Ph: (318) 744-5727 x 121
Catahoula Corrections Center (Catahoula Parish School Board)
499 Old Columbia Road – Harrisonburg – LA 71340 – Ph: (318) 744-5727 (ext. 121)
Not open to the general public
Jonesville Adult Education
300 Division Street – Jonesville – LA 71343 – Ph: (318) 744-5727 x 121
Catahoula Parish Library
205 Pond Street – Jonesville – LA 71343 – Ph: (318) 744-5727 (x 121)
McComb WIN Job Center
416 Marion Avenue – McComb – MS 39649 – Ph: (601) 684-4421
More McComb area options are found here
Sicily Island HSE Education
303 Falcon Street – Sicily Island – LA 71368 – Ph: (318) 744-5727 (ext. 121)
Vicksburg Career Ctr HSE Classes
1625 Monroe Street – Vicksburg – MS 39180 – Ph: (601) 638-1452
More Vicksburg options are found here
Concordia Parish School Board
4358 Highway 84 West – Vidalia – LA 71373 – Ph: (318) 336-4226
Wilkinson County Correctional Center HiSET Program
2999 US-61 – Woodville – MS 39669 – Ph: (601) 888-3199
Unavailable to the public
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Natchez area GED testing centers
After Natchez, Cities by Alphabet
Copiah-Lincoln Comm. Coll. GED testing
11 Copiah-Lincoln Circle, Natchez, MS 39120, Ph: (601) 446-1239
Rapides Parish Adult Education HiSET testing
505 6th Street, Alexandria, LA 71309, Ph: (318) 449-3140
CLTCC-Ferriday Campus (Room 149, HiSET)
2100 EE Wallace Boulevard, Ferriday, LA 71334, Phone: (318) 487-5443
Catahoula Parish School Board HiSET Testing
200 Bushley Street, Harrisonburg, LA 71340, Ph: (318) 744-5727
Avoyelles Parish School Board (CLTCC, HiSET)
136 S Fair Street, Marksville, LA 71351, Ph: (318) 876-2401
Hinds Comm College (HiSET and GED)
689 Highway 27 South, Vicksburg, MS 39180, Phone: (601) 857-3823/629-6859
Online GED and HiSET testing
Until recently. there was no option to sit for the GED or HiSET exam online. You were required to appear personally at a state-designated Mississippi HSE testing site. Now, however, the HiSET and GED exams became available over the internet as well.
To learn more about these interesting developments, go for HiSET information to this post: online HiSET testing welcomed, and for more information on online GED testing, visit this page: online GED testing option welcomed.
The world around us is changing and computer-based testing has become part of our way of life. Nowadays, even for the lowest paying of all jobs you need some sort of basic computer knowledge and for 85% of all vacant jobs you are required to have finished a secondary education you must have at least a high school or GED diploma).
GED passing score is 145 out of 200. High School Equivalency score: 145-165. The GED College-ready score is 165-175 and students with a 175-200 score receive extra college credits.
The HiSET passing score is 8 out of 20. The total HiSET score must be no less than 45 and the essay result must be at least 2 out of 8.
The Mississippi HSE diploma carries the same weight as a standard high school diploma and is honored across North America for employment requirements and college entrance. So if you don’t hold a high school diploma, the GED (General Educational Development) or the HiSET might be your perfect track.
Last Updated on January 19, 2021.