Oklahoma is using the GED exam for high school equivalency testing of the state’s residents, and also introduced the HiSET and TASC alternatives for that purpose. The new GED® exam is entirely computer-based, whereas TASC and HiSET are available in both paper-based and computer-based formats.
Regardless whether you recently dropped out of high school or you are an adult who never finished high school, getting your HiSET, TASC or GED (General Education Development) test diploma will certainly help you get ahead in life. Don’t forget to check our article about signing up for your GED exam with the My GED website.
In Oklahoma, you can find many TASC-HiSET-GED preparation classes to support you in getting well prepared to take the GED examination confidently, often at no cost at all. Often you need to take a pre-test to find out your strong and weak points. GED-HiSET-TASC preparation classes are available at numerous locations in and around the following key Oklahoma regions.
Adjusted GED passing score
Passing the HSE (High School Equivalency) test is crucial for your future. The GED exam has gotten a little less difficult as the passing score was lowered from 150 to 145 points in January 2016. You can read all about it in this article. HiSET and TASC are scored differently
GED prep sites in and around (select the city closest to you)
By the time you are ready, you can take the GED (or the TASC or HiSET) exam at an official Oklahoma testing site near you. There is NO online testing option! Information with a different message is fraudulent. When you’ve passed the exam, you will receive the state’s HSE diploma, which is equivalent to a high school diploma. The HSE program is created to offer those people who never completed high school another chance to indicate their educational level.
The GED test includes 4 independent sub-tests on these subject areas: Literacy (reading and writing combined), Social studies, Science and Math. You can take one of the four GED tests (modules) at a time and your test scores have a validity of two years. The TASC and HiSET come with five tests as the Literacy section is divided into separate writing and reading tests.
GED – Oklahoma eligibility requirements
- In Oklahoma, the minimum age is 18. For younger applicants, special arrangements apply. See your nearest testing site
- GED fee: $136 for the complete exam, $34 per subject test. HiSET and TASC ar cheaper
- Re-testing: $34 for each individual GED test
- Oklahoma requires state residency
- You never got a high school diploma and are not doing another school program
Oklahoma GED testing centers
Ada Adult Learning Center – 1400 Stadium Drive, Ada, Oklahoma 74820, (580) 310-7337
Altus Adult Learning Center – 220 N Park Lane, Altus, OK 73522, (580) 481-2677
Anadarko Ad. Learning Center – 111 SW 4th Street, Anadarko, Oklahoma 73005, (405) 247-9876
Ardmore Ad. Learning Center – 125 E Street SW, Ardmore, OK 73401, (580) 221-3037
Bartlesville Ad. Learning Center – 1536 S Keeler Ave, Bartlesville, OK 74003, (918) 336-6560
Chickasha Ad. Learning Center – 900 W Choctaw Ave, Chickasha, OK 73018, (405) 222-6562
Rogers State University – 1701 W Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK 74017, (918) 357-7040
Drumright Adult Service Center – 301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Drumright, OK 74030, (918) 352-4010
Red River Technology Center – 3300 West Bois D’Arc, Duncan, Oklahoma 73534, (580) 255-2903
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma – PO Box 1210, Durant, OK 74702, (580) 924-8280
Elk City Ad. Education Center – 222 West Broadway, Elk City, Oklahoma 73644, (580) 225-0105
Carver Education Ctr – 815 S 5th Street, Enid, Oklahoma 73701, (580) 237-1400
Guymon Ad. Learning Center – PO Box 1307, Guymon, OK 73942, (580) 338-4340
Hugo Adult Education Center – 208 N 2nd, Hugo, OK 74743, (580) 326-3365
Idabel Adult Education Center 1203 SE Quincy, Idabel, OK 74745, (580) 286-3056
Lawton Area Education Ctr – 2209 NW 25th Street, Lawton, Oklahoma 73505, (580) 355-7727
McAester Ad. Education Center – 2801 North A Street, McAlester, Oklahoma 74502, (918) 423-4008
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M – 200 I St NE, Miami, OK 74354, (918) 540-6971
Muskogee Public Schools – 202 W Broadway, Muskogee, OK 74401, (918) 684-3812
Oklahoma Ad. Learning Ctr – 1320 N Classen Drei, Oklahoma City, OK 73103, (405) 231-2053
Oklahoma City Comm. College – 7777 S May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73159, (405) 682-7531
Oklahoma State Univ. – 900 N Portland, Oklahoma City, OK 73107, (405) 945-8648
Pauls Valley GED Testing – PO Box 780, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma 73075, (405) 238-5568
Pioneer Tech Center – 2101 North Ash Street, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601, (580) 762-8336
Carl Albert State College – 1507 S McKenna, Poteau, OK 74601, (918) 647-1342
Sallisaw Ad. Education Center- 701 South J.T. Stites Blvd, Sallisaw, Oklahoma 74955, (918) 776-0976
Shawnee Ad. Education Center – 326 North Union Ave, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801, (405) 878-3101
Stigler High School – 309 NW E Street, Stigler, Oklahoma 74462, (918) 967-2805
Stillwater Ad. Learning Center – 1224 N Husband, Stillwater, OK 74075, (405) 533-6399
Cherokee Nation Sequoyah H.S. – PO Box 948, Tahlequah, OK 74464, (918) 696-3124
Tahlequah Ad. Learning Center – P.O. Box 517, Tahlequah-, OK 74465, (918) 453-1327
Tulsa Comm. Coll./NE Campus Testing Ctr – 3727 E Apache, Tulsa, OK 74115, (918) 595-7534
Tulsa Public Schools – 2010 E 48th Street N, Tulsa, OK 74130, (918) 833-8900
Union Ad. Learning Center – 8506 E 61st St, Tulsa, OK 74133, (918) 357-7037
Watonga Learning Center – 1020 N Weigle Ave, Watonga, OK 73772, (580) 623-7364
SW Oklahoma State Univ. – 100 Campus Drive Weatherford, Oklahoma 73096, (580) 774-3084
Woodward Alternative Education Ctr – 330 Douglas Ave, Woodward, OK 73802, (580) 256-5263
Questions? Call the Oklahoma state office at: (405) 521-332
How to prepare for the GED exam
Contact your nearest HSE prep or testing center to see if you are eligible to take the GED, TASC, or HiSET exam. If you have a high school diploma or similar, or when you are signed up for any school program, the HSE exam is not for you. Get well informed at a HSE center. Check out if the program is free, and get optimally prepared. Your local bookstore or the community library can supply study material and you can find online preparation as well, but probably the best preparation is offered at GED prep facilities, often at no cost at all.
Discover a good strategy. The GED has not so many multiple choice questions left, most of the questions require essay-style answers. Finding a good strategy will boost your confidence and improve your scores. When taking the exam, just remember the strategies you learned in GED classes. HiSET and TASC are for the larger part still multiple choice, only the essay part is not.
Registration for the new GED exam is now done online at GED.com. You will have to create your account with MyGED which grants you access to every thinkable assistance. The fee for the complete GED exam (4 sub-tests) is $136.00 in Oklahoma, and retesting is $34.00 per test/module.
The GED exam has 4 testing sections: Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy, and if you miss your test date, you will need to pay again when you reschedule. You can reschedule in a timely manner, though (24 hrs in advance) and you will not get charged again. TASC and HiSET are less expensive, so check with a test center in your area which of the tests they administer.
Jobs with a GED
Acquiring the HSE diploma will definitely help you land a new job, be useful for a more rewarding career, and let you attend college-level courses. If you didn’t finish your high school education and don’t have a GED, you are expected to earn at least $8,000 less annually than people who have a secondary school degree.
The last major overhaul of the GED program (up to 2014) dated back to 2002, and since then, more than 67,000 adults have received their GED diploma in Oklahoma. Most of the many Oklahoma new job positions are found in the fields of Health Care and Financial Services. The newly created jobs are mostly at entry-level and require at least a H.S. or GED diploma, but also if you want to be eligible for a promotion at your current job, you will need to have a secondary degree as well, so be wise and invest some time in completing your high school education.
No online GED testing
With the help of preparation classes, passing the GED exam will become less stressful. The official HSE (high school equivalency) test can only be taken at state-designated testing sites. You need to report in person if you want to sit for the exam. Online testing is NOT possible. Websites that tell you something different are false! The diplomas or certificates that these con artists issue are absolutely worthless, and will surely not be accepted for admission into colleges, universities, or by employers.
GED – one test at a time
You can take one of the four separate GED tests individually at one of Oklahoma’s more than 50 accredited and state-approved GED testing centers. Your testing scores will stand for two years. So prepare for one subtest, or module, pass that part, and move on to the next section.
GED passing score
In January 2014, when the latest edition of the GED exam was rolled out, the passing score on each of the subject field tests was determined at 150 on a 100-200 scale. This appeared to be too high so in early 2016 this was brought back to 145 across the nation. If you want to read more about it, go to this page. HiSET and TASC have their own scoring systems.
In Oklahoma, you must be at least 18 years old to take the GED-HiSET-TASC exam, though applicants who are 16 and 17 may qualify as well if they can provide signed approval from a parent/guardian, and if they are officially withdrawn from school. GED applicants must be Oklahoma residents, not hold a high school or comparable degree, and not be enrolled in anther school program.