GED (HiSET) in Tennessee

Tennessee uses the HiSET for its HSE (High School Equivalency) testing program.

HSE testing offers people who never completed high school the chance to earn an equivalent degree.

The HiSET is available both on paper and in a computerized format and contains five subtests.

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The testing fields are English Language Arts Writing, English Language Arts Reading, Social Studies, Math, and Science.

The HSE diploma is equivalent to a standard high school diploma and is accepted by employers, government institutions and universities all across the U.S.

The HiSET, just like the GED®, needs to be taken at a state-designated testing site. Online testing is NO option.

When you pass the HiSET, you’ll receive a diploma that allows for a college education.

Holding the Tennessee high school equivalency diploma will certainly boost your employment options and lead to a better and more rewarding career.

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When preparing for the HiSET or GED exam, you should take a pre-test to discover your weak and strong points. This way you learn which areas need your most attention.

Tennessee GED (HiSET) testing requirements

The minimum age is 18 years old. When you 16 or 17, you may qualify as well but strict requirements apply so see a HiSET testing site near you.
Fee: $75.

In Tennessee, you MUST take the official HiSET practice test first.
There is NO residency requirement.
You never finished high school, nor are you attending another school program.

When you are ready to go the HiSET track, get in touch with the nearest HiSET prep or test center and become aware of all requirements and procedures.

GED (HiSET) prep classes in Tennessee

You can prepare for the GED test by studying online. You may also choose a traditional GED Prep class near you. Select your nearest city to see all prep sites in your region.

The HiSET exam contains five tests on the subject fields of Language Writing, Language Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. The HiSET provides more benefits to students as the cost is lower than the GED tests ($75, instead of $120 for the GED), and the HiSET can be taken computer-based or in a paper-based format.

GED (HiSET) testing sites in Tennessee

Athens City Ad. Education – 199 Clark St, Athens, TN 37303, Ph 423-745-5111
NE  State Tech College – 2425 Hwy 75, Blountville, TN 37617, Ph 423-323-0211
Chattanooga State – 4501 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37406, Ph 423-643-2351
Northside Neighborhood House – 211 Minor St, Chattanooga, TN 37405, Ph 423-267-2217
State Comm. College – 3535 Adkisson Dr, Cleveland, Tennessee 37312, Ph 423-473-2372
Tennessee Tech Ctr – 600 Hwy 51 S, Covington, TN 38019, Ph 901-475-2526
Tennessee Tech Ctr – 910 Miller Ave, Crossville, TN 38555, Ph 931-484-7502
Tennessee Tech Ctr – 3070 Hwy 64 W, Crump, TN 38327, Ph 901-632-3393
Tennessee Tech Ctr – 740 Hwy 46, Dickson, TN 37055, Ph 615-441-6220
State Comm. College – 1510 Lake Rd, Dyersburg, TN 38024, Ph 731-286-3355
Tennessee Coll. of Applied Technology – 426 Hwy 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643, Ph 423-547-2590
Volunteer State Comm. College – 1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066, Ph 615-230-3484
Tusculum College – 60 Shiloh Rd, Greeneville, TN 37743, Ph 423-636-7374
Roane State Comm. College – 276 Patton Ln, Harriman, TN 37748, Ph 865-882-4678
Tennessee Tech Ctr – 813 W Main St, Hohenwald, TN 38462, Ph 931-628-2789
Tennessee Tech Ctr – 265 Elkins Rd, Jacksboro, TN 37757, Ph 423-566-9629
State Comm. College – 2046 N Pkwy, Jackson, TN 38301, Ph 731-425-2604
Tennessee Tech Ctr – 2468 Technology Center Dr, Jackson, TN 38301, Ph 731-424-0691
Alvin C. York Inst. – 701 N Main St, Jamestown, TN 38556, Ph 931-879-8101
Knox Co. Schools – 912 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902, Ph 865-594-5060
Pellissippi State Tech Coll. – 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932, Ph 865-694-6752
Columbia State Comm College – 1620 Springer Rd, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464, Ph 931-540-2821
Tennessee Tech Ctr – 740 High Tech Dr, Livingston, TN 38570, Ph 931-823-5525
Motlow State Comm College – PO Box 8500, Lynchburg, TN 37352, Ph 931-393-1763
The University of Tennessee – 552 University St, Martin, TN 38238, Ph 731-881-7719
Tennessee Tech Ctr – 241 Vo-Tech Dr, McMinnville, TN 37110, Ph 931-473-5587
Memphis City Schools – 2597 Avery Ave, Memphis, TN 38112, Ph 901-416-2433
Southwest Tennessee Comm. College – 5983 Macon Cv, Memphis, TN 38134, Ph 901-333-4707
Shelby Co. Div. of Corrections – 1045 Mullins Station Rd, Memphis, TN 38134, Ph 901-377-4536
Walters State Comm. College – 500 S Davy Crockett Pkwy, Morristown, TN 37813, Ph 423-585-6806
Tennessee Tech Ctr – 1303 Old Fort Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, Ph 615-898-8010
Nashville Dep. of Children’s Services – Cordell Hull Bldg, Nashville, TN 37243, Ph 615-741-9214
Davidson Co. Sheriff’s Office – 506 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, Ph 615-862-8170
Tennessee Dept. of Corrections – 320 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37243, Ph 615-741-1000
Tennessee State University – 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209, Ph 615-963-7111
Tennessee Tech Ctr – 100 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, TN 37209, Ph 615-425-5525
Tennessee Tech Ctr – 1233 E. College St, Pulaski, TN 38478, Ph 931-424-4014
Tennessee Tech Ctr- 127 Industrial Dr, Ripley, TN 38063, Ph 731-635-3369
Tennessee Tech Ctr – 1685 Hwy 64, Whiteville, TN 38075, Ph 731-254-8521

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, 500 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37245

Questions? Call Tennessee’s state office at 615-741-7055

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HiSET testing

The TDLWD (Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development) decided that the HiSET (by Educational Testing Service) is the only high school equivalency exam to be used in the state. All over Tennessee, you can find many facilities that provide HiSET prep classes to get you all set to take the HiSET successfully. All Tennessee Technology Centers are vocational/technical schools offer HiSET prep classes and there are also many more adult education centers that are listed in the directory above. Once you’re ready, schedule your test and see what your opportunities are.

Get in touch with a HiSET prep facility near you and see if you qualify for the high school equivalency program. Not everybody qualifies: you cannot have a high school diploma or be engaged in a school program. Become totally aware of requirements and regulations, and get optimally prepared.

Community libraries and bookstores can supply a lot of study material and you can find some online programs as well. But probably the best preparation is offered at numerous locations where HiSET prep classes are available, mostly totally free of charge (see the above listing of major city areas).

Find a good testing strategy for the HiSET. The exam comes with five tests of predominantly multiple-choice questions (only the writing section not). Discover strategies that will help you in giving the right answers. By training this way you will become confident and your scores will improve. Use also this website’s totally free HiSET online video lessons.

If you’re serious about earning your diploma, you won’t need to spend a year or longer on learning before you’ll be ready. We offer free online help so you can learn in accordance with your calendar and you may also want to follow our GED and HiSET news pages to see what’s happening. our diploma will get you into college, will get you better job opportunities, and lead to better financial and overall health.

HiSET passing score

To pass the HiSET exam, you need to attain a score of at least 8 (out of a possible 20) on each of the five subtests (Math, Language Writing, Language Reading, Social Studies, and Science). On the essay part, you need to score at least 2 out of 6, and your total score (across all five subtests) must not be lower than 45 points (out of a possible 100).

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GED – what is new

Earlier, Tennessee introduced the computer-formatted GED exam but later decided to offer an alternative, the HiSET exam, as well to its residents. The GED’s price had nearly doubled, and applicants who had not finished each part of the former GED version had to start over again. The GED exam was no longer available as a paper-based test.

As the GED test became only available on a computer and the price had gone up drastically to $120, Tennessee has decided that now only the HiSET is used for high school equivalency testing. The GED test includes 4 subject areas: Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Math. The HiSET exam has five tests as the literacy part is split up into writing and reading subtests.

HiSET preparation classes are offered at facilities in key Tennessee regions that are listed on this page. GED and HiSET contents are quite similar so you are welcome to use this website’s free prep video program to get all set for the HiSET exam.

There is NO online testing possibility and please don’t get fooled by websites that tell something different. If you acquire some HSE “diploma” over the internet, you can be sure that it will not be accepted by employers and schools.

When you hold the Tennessee high school equivalency diploma, you may apply for a better job and you also qualify for a college education. Just register for a prep class at one of the above-listed facilities or follow our free online support that is offered without any fees whatsoever. When applying to college, request also info about financial support and learn about application and admissions policies.

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