This article lists all GED® (HiSET® in Missouri) prep classes and testing facilities in the St. Joseph area. Missouri uses the HiSET for high school equivalency (HSE) testing.
In the past, online HiSET testing was not possible. Now, however, we’ve seen the launch of the ‘HiSET-At-Home’ exam where you can take the exam in an online proctored version. Learn more below.
HSE testing is for adult learners who did not graduate from high school and offers them the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
The HiSET assesses knowledge at a level similar to what students must have learned in four years of high school.
There are five HiSET subtests that address the academic fields of math, science, writing, reading, and social studies.
The HiSET (short for High School Equivalency Test) is offered both on-paper and on-computer.
First-time HiSET applicants can take the exam in Missouri at no cost. The state passed legislation to waive the normal HiSET fee of 98,75 to first-time testers!
St. Joseph GED prep sites (HiSET)
St Joseph Adult Ed. & Literacy Program (Webster Learning Ctr)
1211 N 18th St, St. Joseph, MO 64501, Phone 816.671.4020
Missouri Career Center (St. Joseph Adult Education)
301 S 7th Street, St Joseph, MO 64501, Phone: 816-671-4020
Hillyard Technical Center (Ed2Go Online)
3434 Faraon Street, St. Joseph, MO 64506, Phone: 855-694-4738
St. Joseph Youth Alliance YouthBuild Program
5223 Mitchell Ave, St Joseph, MO 64507, Phone: 816-232-0050
Rolling Hills Library-Belt Branch (Online Resources)
1904 N Belt Highway, St Joseph, MO 64506, Phone: 816-232-5479
St. Joseph Community Supervision Center (St. Joseph Adult Education)
3305 Faraon Street, St. Joseph, MO 64506, Phone: 816-671-4020
For students who are under the direction of Probation and Parole
GED prep facilities around St. Joseph (cities by alphabet)
Highland Comm. Coll. Technical Center
1501 W Riley Street, Atchison, Kansas 66002, Ph: 785.442.6205
Highland Community College-Western Center
313 Nemaha Street, Baileyville, KS 66404, Phone: 785-285-0061
South Harrison High School (St. Joseph Ad. Education)
3400 Bulldog Avenue, Bethany, MO 64424, Phone: 816-671-4020
Cameron High School (St. Joseph Ad. Education)
1022 S Chestnut Street, Cameron, MO 64429, Phone: 816-671-4020
SCC Learning Center @ Falls City
3200 Bill Schock Boulevard, Falls City, NE 68355, Phone: 402-323-3396
Northeast Kansas Area on Aging (HCC)
1803 Oregon Street, Hiawatha, KS 66434, Ph: 303.918.7121
Highland Community College Adult Education
606 West Main Street, Highland, KS 66035, Phone: 785-442-6205
Trading Post Kickapoo Nation
Goldfinch and Kansas 20, Horton, Kansas 66439, Phone: 785.969.4522
Kansas City Adult Ed. (HiSET)
1215 E. Truman Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64102, Phone 816.418.7150/7000
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Kansas City KS Community Coll.
7250 State Avenue | Kansas City | Kansas 66112 | Ph 913.288.7124/7660
All Kansas City, Kansas, options are listed here
Marshall County Lifelong Learning (HCC)
405 N 4th Street, Marysville, KS 66508, Phone: 785-629-8300
Rolling Hills Library Savannah Branch (Online Resources)
514 W Main Street, Savannah, MO 64485, Phone: 816-324-4569
North Central MO College (St. Joseph Adult Ed)
1301 Main Street, Trenton, MO 64683, Phone: 816-671-4020
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A new online HiSET testing option welcomed
In the past, there was no option to take the HiSET exam over the internet. But recently, we’ve seen some important new developments as an online HiSET test-taking was launched.
So now, you can also sit for the five HiSET modules from your home if you have a good internet connection. If you want to learn all about this new development, go to Introducing a new online HiSET testing format.
St. Joseph area GED testing sites (HiSET)
Hillyard Technical Ctr.
3434 Faraon St, St. Joseph, Missouri 64506, Phone 855-671-4170
Highland Community College (GED)
1501 W Riley Street, Atchison, Kansas 66002, Phone 913-367-6204
MCC-Maple Woods Education Ctr
2601 NE Barry Rd – Kansas City, Missouri 64156 – Phone 816-604-5434/1000
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KCCC (GED, Community Education Bldg)
7250 State Ave – Kansas City – KS 66112 – Phone 913-288-7661
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Northwest Technical School
1515 South Munn Avenue, Maryville, Missouri 64468, Phone 660-562-3022
North Central Missouri Coll.
1301 Main St, Trenton, Missouri 64683, Phone 660-359-3948
In Missouri, sitting for the HiSET exam can be done one of the 5 subtests at a time. If you take the HiSET tests on a computer, the cost per subtest is $10,75 for ETS and $7 for the test center, so $17.75 in total per subtest.
If you want to take the 5 tests in a paper-and-pencil version, you pay a $15 ETS fee plus a $7 testing center administration fee, so $22 in total.
When you register for the first HiSET subtest, there will be an annual $10 state administration fee. This fee will be collected once every year. Per subject test, ETS will provide two (2) free retests per subtest, but you’ll still have to pay the $7 test center fee.
To pass the HiSET exam, you must at least attain a score of 8 (out of a possible 20) points on each of the five modules. Your overall score must be in the 45-100 range and your essay score must be at least 2 (out of 6).
Last Updated on August 23, 2021.