GED in Nevada

The state of Nevada now offers several options to get your HSE (High School Equivalency) Diploma.

No longer is the GED® test the only available choice, the TASC test from CTB/McGraw-Hill and HiSET by ETS (Educational Testing Services) are now offered as well. The minimum score to pass each of the four GED tests is now 145, down from 150. Read all about it in this post.


The Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) and the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) are cheaper than the new GED exam, and offer both paper and computer testing, whereas the latest edition of the GED is only available computer-based. TASC and HiDET are scored differently than the GED. Go to GED Classes for free online GED prep classes and practice tests.

Four GED subtests

The GED exam includes 4 subtests in these subject areas: Literacy (reading and writing), Social Studies, Science, and Math. With HiSET and TASC, the language parts include two separate tests, one on reading, and the other on writing. GED preparation classes are available at the locations listed in these key Nevada regions but check with a testing site which exam(s) they use. The GED modules can be taken one by one within a time frame of two years.

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GED prep classes in and around (choose your nearest city):

Carson City
Las Vegas

It doesn’t matter whether you are a student who recently withdrew from high school or an adult who did not finish high school, what will help you is going after your High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma.

In Nevada, there are many GED preparation classes available to help you get well prepared to take the test confidently. The HSE certificate or diploma is the equivalency to a regular high school diploma. Check also our article about how to sign up for the GED exam at the portal MyGED.

GED eligibility requirements in Nevada

  • In Nevada, you must be at least 18 years old. For younger test takers (16 and 17) special restrictions apply. Get in touch with a test site near you
  • Fee: $120 GED exam (only computer-based), $65 for TASC and HiSET High School Equivalency exams
  • Nevada has residency requirement
  • You cannot already have a high school diploma and you don’t attend some other school activity as well
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Nevada GED testing centers

Battle Mountain
Battle Mountain High School – 650 Altenberg Ave, Suite 405, Battle Mountain, NV 89820, 775-635-5436
Carson City
Carson City School District- 275 E. Park St, Bldg 5, Carson City, NV 89706, 775 – 283-1350
Western Nevada College – 2201 W. College Pkwy., Carson City, NV 89703, 775 – 445-4451
Great Basin College – 1500 College Pkwy, Elko, NV 89801, 775-753-2271
White Pine Co. School District – 1135 Ave C, Ely, NV 89301, 775-289-4851
Western Nevada College – 160 Campus  Way, Fallon, NV 89406, 775-423-7565
Fernley High School – 1340 Hwy 95A, Fernley, NV 89408, 775-575-3409
Mineral Co. School District – 601 A St, Hawthorne, NV 89415, 775-945-3332
College of Southern Nevada – 700 College Dr, Henderson, NV 89015, 702 – 651-3128
Las Vegas
Clark Co. School District – 2701 E. Saint Louis Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89104, 702 – 799-8655
College of Southern Nevada – 6375 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146, 702-651-5733
Pershing Co. School District – 1170 Elmhurst, Lovelock, NV 89419, 775 – 273-2625
Douglas Co. School District – 1670 Hwy 88, Minden, NV 89423, 775-782-5136
North Las Vegas
Coll. of Southern Nevada – 3200 E Cheyenne Ave C1H, North Las Vegas, NV 89030-4296, 702-651-4050
Nye Co. School District – 484 S. West St, Pahrump, NV 89048, 775 – 751-6822
Lincoln Co. School District – PO Box 118, Panaca, NV 89042, 775-728-4471
Truckee Meadows Comm. College – 7000 Dandini Blvd, RDMT 122, Reno, NV 89512, 775-673-7146
Washoe Co. School District – 777 W Second St, Reno, NV 89503, 775-333-5020
Humboldt Co. School District – 705 E Fourth St, Winnemucca, NV 89445, 775-623-6218

Questions? Call the Nevada state office at 775-687-7294.

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Nevada is offering the following options:

– The computer-based GED exam by GED Testing Service. This is the most widely used HSE (high school equivalency) testing system. The GED test costs state residents $120 (including two free retakes). The four subtests (modules) may be taken separately within two years.

– HiSET, published by Educational Testing Service, the organization that also administers the SAT. The HiSET offers a paper and also a computer-based version, and both versions are cheaper than the GED exam. Nevadans will be charged $65 to take the HiSET including two free retakes).

-TASC, published by CTB/McGraw-Hill (textbook publishing company). The company offers both paper and computer-formatted versions of the HSE exam. This test is cheaper to implement for Nevada state officials than the GED test and HiSET, and to administer the TASC, testing centers don’t need to go through an approval process. Nevada residents pay $65 for the TASC (including two free retakes)

GED – How do you start

First, contact a GED prep or testing center near you to see if you are eligible to sit for the exam. You cannot have a high school diploma or similar, and you cannot be attending a school program. Please bring proper ID. Get really well informed at your nearest test center, and get well prepared.

Local bookstores can supply study material and there are several online preparation programs available, and all across the nation, you can find preparation classes, often at no cost at all, where you can become all geared up to take the GED exam confidently. Consider taking a practice test in addition to preparation classes, to discover your weak and strong points. This will enable you to pay attention to study areas that need it most. Think of a good strategy to take the HSE test.

The HiSET and TASC exams consist mostly of multiple choice questions, only the writing section is not. You will discover test-taking strategies that will help you to eliminate wrong choices and answers. Doing this will help boost your confidence and your scores. Just remember strategies you learned in preparation classes. The new GED exam includes hardly any multiple-choice questions anymore.

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GED – What is new

From January 2014, the state of Nevada is offering its residents, besides the GED exam, two other methods for the state’s high school equivalency testing program. All three systems result in certificates that indicate that the test taker is educated at the level comparable to a high school graduate.

For almost 70 years, high school dropouts and adult students in Nevada needed to pass the GED exam in order to receive the “Certificate of High School Equivalency.” This document brought successful applicants opportunities to get into in higher education, find good work and get into the military.

In January 2014, a new and totally computer-based GED exam was introduced which is more aligned with the rigorous Common Core state standards. These K-12 standards are accepted by 46 states and precisely indicate what students must master when ending each grade level. There is much more focus on critical thinking and problem-solving than in the former GED test which was leaning heavily on multiple choice questions. Education professionals say the new system is preparing students for college and the contemporary work floor far better.

The GED exam cost

Some states, however, were concerned about the cost of the new computerized GED exam which would cost $55 more than the former paper and pencil format. The new computer-based GED exam costs in Nevada $120 while the old series of tests was $65.

Several states have dumped the GED exam and opted for other cheaper and still in paper format offered high school equivalency exams provided by other publishers. Furthermore, not all of Nevada’s public and privately owned GED testing centers are ready or equipped to handle the computerized version of the GED exam. The Nevada Board of Education decided that it will require all Nevada’s GED testing centers to provide both paper and computer alternatives to take the high school equivalency test.