Oklahoma is using three options for high school equivalency (HSE) testing, the GED®, HiSET, and TASC.
HSE testing gives persons who never finished high school the opportunity to obtain an equivalent degree.
The GED is entirely computer-based whereas TASC and HiSET are available in both paper-based and computer-based formats.
The GED includes 4 independent subtests in 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 from the moment of first registration.
The TASC and HiSET come with five subtests (Literacy has individual writing and reading tests) that cannot be taken separately.
There is NO online testing option! Not all test centers administer all three HSE tests, so get well-informed.
In Oklahoma, the minimum age is 18. For younger applicants, special arrangements apply.
The fee for the complete GED exam (4 sub-tests) is $136.00 in Oklahoma, and retesting is $34.00 per test/module.
Re-testing: $34 for each individual GED test and Oklahoma requires state residency. TASC and HiSET are less expensive.
You never got a high school diploma and are not doing another school program. The minimum age for HSE testing is 16 but for 16 and 17-year-olds there are strict regulations so check with a testing site near you.
To check what you know take a free GED Practice Test.
GED prep sites in and around (select the city closest to you)
You can prepare for the GED, HiSET, or TASC by studying online.
You can also choose traditional GED Prep classes near 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. 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.
With the help of preparation classes, passing the HSE exam will become less stressful.
Oklahoma HSE 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 x 222
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
McAlester 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
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Regardless whether you recently dropped out of high school or you are an adult who never finished high school, getting your HSE diploma will certainly help you get ahead in life.
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 an 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.
Jobs with a GED
Acquiring the HSE diploma will definitely help you land a new job, be used 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 high school 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 education degree as well, so be wise and invest some time in completing your high school education.
No online HSE testing
HiSET, GED, or TASC testing 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 HSE testing centers. Your testing scores will stand for two years from your initial registration. So prepare for one subtest, or module, pass that part and move on to the next section. This does not apply to the TASC and HiSET.
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.
Passing the HSE (High School Equivalency) test is crucial for your future. It allows for a college education and will definitely lead to better job options and a decent income.