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.

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 and colleges all across the U.S.

The HiSET, just like the GED®, needed to be taken at a state-designated testing site but now, that has changed. Online testing has become possible (read more below).

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.

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 testing requirements (HiSET)

The minimum age is 18 years old. Test-takers 17 years of age may also qualify if they meet strict additional requirements. Please contact a HiSET testing site near you.

Underage HiSET test-takers must, for example, submit an age waiver that’s signed by on official of the school they last attended.

In Tennessee, you MUST take the official HiSET practice test first but there is NO residency requirement.

HiSET applicants cannot already hold a high school diploma nor can they attend 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 prep classes in Tennessee (HiSET)

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 ($78.50 on a computer or $100 on paper vs. $120 for the GED), and the HiSET can be taken computer-based or in a paper-based format.

GED testing sites in Tennessee (HiSET)

Algood
Putnam Co. Learning Ctr – 286 E Main St – Algood – TN 38506 – Ph: (931) 528.8685
Ashland City
American Job Ctr-Cheatham Co – 384 S Main St – Ashland City – TN 37015 – Ph: (615) 792.2520
Athens
TCAT-Athens – 1635 Technology Way – Athens – TN 37371 – Ph: (423) 285.5565
Cleveland State CC – 2580 Ingleside Ave (Ste 100) – Athens – TN 37303 – Ph: (423) 473.2457
Athens Housing Authority – 100 Clark St – Athens – TN 37307 – Ph: (423) 285.5565
Blountville
Northeast State Comm Coll – 2425 Hwy 75 – Blountville – TN 37617 – Ph: (423) 323.0211
Carthage
GED in TennesseeSmith Co Adult Ed Ctr – 123 SCMS Ln – Carthage – TN 37030 – Ph: (615) 735.8246
Celina
Clay Co Adult Ed – 502 Brown St – Celina – TN 38551 – Ph: (931) 243.5512
Chattanooga
Chattanooga State – 4501 Amnicola Hwy – Chattanooga – TN 37406 – Ph: (423) 697.3329
Eastgate Career Ctr – 5600 Brainerd Rd – Chattanooga – TN 37411 – Ph: (844) 688.7944
Clarksville
Workforce Ed Center – 523 Madison St (Ste B) – Clarksville – TN 37040- Ph: (931) 905.3539 x 3539
Clarksville Adult Ed – 430 Greenwood Ave – Clarksville – TN 37040 – Ph: (931) 542.5040
Cleveland
East Cleveland Elementary – 1450 Strawberry Ln – Cleveland – TN 37311 – Ph: (423) 473.8473
Collierville
The Univ of Memphis-Collierville – 215 W Poplar Ave – Collierville – TN 38017 – Ph: (901) 678.2428
New Direction Church (Collierville Lit. Council) – 114 Hwy 72 E – Collierville – TN 38017 – Ph: (901) 854.0288
Columbia
Columbia State Comm Coll – 1665 Hampshire Pike – Columbia – TN 38401 – Ph: (931) 540.2821
Cordova
Faith Angelical Church – 9555 Walnut Grove Rd – Cordova – TN 38018 – Ph: (901) 854.0288
Covington
TCAT-Covington – 600 Hwy 51 S – Covington – TN 38019 – Ph: (901) 475.2528
Hopeworks-Tipton Co Library – 3149 Hwy 51 S (Bldg C) – Covington – TN 38019 – Ph: (901) 396.8800
Crossville
TCAT-Crossville – 910 Miller Ave – Crossville – TN 38555 – Ph: (931) 484.7502
Crump
TCAT-Crump – 3070 Hwy 84 W – Crump – TN 38327 – Ph: (731) 632.3393
Dandridge
Jefferson County Ed Ctr – 201 W Dumplin Valley Rd – Dandridge – TN 37725 – Ph: (865) 397.9385
Dayton
American Job Ctr – 200 4th Ave (1st Fl) – Dayton – TN 37321 – Ph: (423) 570.1107
Dickson
Workforce Adult Ed Ctr – 250 Beasley Dr – Dickson – TN 37055 – Ph: (615) 446.0229
Dunlap
Sequatchie Co Adult Ed – 103 Heard St – Dunlap – TN 37308 – Ph: (423) 365.5020
Dyersburg
Dyersburg State CC – 1510 Lake Rd – Dyersburg – TN 38024 – Ph: (731) 286.3355
Elizabethton
TCAT-Elizabethton – 426 Hwy 91 – Elizabethton – TN 37643 – Ph: (423) 543.0070
Fayetteville
Motlow State CC – 1802 Winchester Hwy – Fayetteville – TN 37334 – Ph: (931) 393.1763
Franklin
Columbia State Comm Coll – 1228 Liberty Pike – Franklin – TN 37067 – Ph: (931) 540.2821/465.5719
Workforce Adult Ed Ctr – 118 Seaboard Ln – Franklin – TN 37067 – Ph: (615) 370.6004
Friendsville
Pellissippi State CC – 2731 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy – Friendsville – TN 37737 – Ph: (865) 694.6752
Gallatin
Volunteer State Comm Coll – 1480 Nashville Pike – Gallatin – TN 37066 – Ph: (615) 230.3484
Sumner Co Adult Ed – 1598 Green Lea Blvd – Gallatin – TN 37066 – Ph: (615) 452.1964
Greeneville
Walters State Comm Coll – 215 N College St – Greeneville – TN 37745 – Ph: (423) 585.6801
Harriman
Roane State Comm Coll – 276 Patton Ln – Harriman – TN 37748 – Ph: (865) 882.4678
Hohenwald
Lewis County Library – 15 Kyle Ave – Hohenwald – TN 38462 – Ph: (931) 796.5365
Huntingdon
American Job Center – 470 Mustang Dr – Huntingdon – TN 38344 – Ph: (731) 352.8898
Huntsville
Roane State CC – 410 WH Swain Blvd – Huntsville – TN 37756 – Ph: (865) 481.2000 x 4804
Jacksboro
TCAT-Jacksboro – 265 Elkins Rd – Jacksboro – TN 37757 – Ph: (865) 415.2378
Jackson
State Comm. College – 2046 N Pkwy, Jackson, TN 38301, Ph 731-425-2604
TCAT-Jackson – 2468 Technology Center Dr – Jackson – TN 38301 – Ph: (731) 424.0691
Madison Oaks Academy – 49 Old Hickory Blvd E – Jackson – TN 38305 – Ph: (731) 668.5880
Jamestown
Fentress Co Adult Learning Ctr – 209 N Main St – Jamestown – TN 38556 – Ph: (931) 528.8685
Johnson City
Northeast State Comm Coll – 101 E Market St – Johnson City – TN 37601 – Ph: (423) 354.2587
Kingsport
Northeast State Comm Coll – 222 W Main St – Kingsport – TN 37660 – Ph: (423) 323.0211
Knoxville
Pellissippi State CC – 1610 E Magnolia Ave – Knoxville – TN 37917 – Ph: (865) 694.6752
Pellissippi State CC – 3435 Division St –  Knoxville – TN 37919 – Ph: (865) 694.6752
Pellissippi State CC – 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike – Knoxville – TN 37914 – Ph: (865) 694.6752
Pellissippi State CC – 10915 Hardin Valley Rd – Knoxville – TN 37933 – Ph: (865) 694.6752
TCAT-Knoxville – 1100 LIberty St – Knoxville – TN 37919 – Ph: (865) 415.2379
Lafayette
Macon Co Adult Ed Center – 501 College St – Lafayette – TN 37083 – Ph: (931) 528.8685
LaFollette
Roane State CC – 201 Independence Ln – LaFollette – TN 37766 – Ph: (865) 481.2000 x 4804
Lawrenceburg
Columbia State Comm Coll – 1620 Springer Rd – Lawrenceburg – TN 38464 – Ph: (931) 766.1600
Lebanon
TCAT-Wilson Co – 415 Tennessee Blvd – Lebanon – TN 37087 – Ph: (931) 206.7116
Lenoir City
Roane State CC – 100 W Broadway (Ste 131) – Lenoir City – TN 37771 – Ph: (865) 481.2000 x 4804
Lewisburg
Columbia State CC – 980 S Ellington Pkwy – Lewisburg – TN 37091 – Ph: (931) 359.0351
Lexington
TCAT-Lexington – 230 S Broad St – Lexington – TN 38351 – Ph: (731) 424.0691
District 7 Adult Ed – 293 N Broad St – Lexington – TN 38351 – Ph: (731) 968.1200
Linden
Perry County Adult Ed – 113 Factory St – Linden – TN 37096 – Ph (931) 446.3356
Martin
University of Tennessee -210 Hurt St – Martin – TN 38238 – Ph: (731) 881.7719
Maryville
Everett Learning Opportunities Ctr – 1500 Jett Rd – Maryville – TN 37804 – Ph: (865) 982.8998
McMinnville
TN Coll of Applied Technology – 241 Vo-Tech Dr – McMinnville – TN 37110 – Ph: (931) 473.5587
1st United Methodist Church – 200 W Main St – McMinnville – TN 37110 – Ph: (931) 528.8685
Memphis
The University of Memphis – 3669 Alumni Dr – Memphis – TN 38152 – Ph: (901) 678.2428
Hope Works – 3337 Summer Ave – Memphis – TN 38122 – Ph: (901) 396.8800
CMI Family & Consumer Support Ctr – 2124 Democrat Rd – Memphis – TN 38132 – Ph: (901) 614.5288
Memphis SD #8 – 1187 E Holmes Rd – Memphis – TN 38116 – Ph: (901) 396.8800
Southwest TN Comm Coll – 5983 Macon Cove – Memphis – TN 38134 – Ph: (901) 333.4707
Belhaven University – 1790 Kirby Pkwy (Ste 100, Forum II) – Memphis – TN 38138 – Ph: (901) 854.0288
Morristown
Walters State CC – 500 S Davy Crockett Pkwy – Morristown – TN 37813 – Ph: (423) 585.6801
Mountain City
Johnson Co Adult Ed – 370 Cold Springs Rd – Mountain City – TN 37683 – Ph: (423) 460.3330
Murfreesboro
America’s Career Ctr – 1303 Old Fort Pkwy – Murfreesboro – TN 37129 – Ph: (615) 898.8010
Nashville
Tennessee State Avon Williams Campus – 330 10th Ave N – Nashville – TN 37203 – Ph: (615) 963.7386
Nashville YWCA – 1608 Woodmont Blvd – Nashville – TN 37215 – Ph: (615) 983.5111
TCAT-Nashville – 100 White Bridge Pike – Nashville – TN 37205 – Ph: (615) 425.5525
National College – 1638 Bell Road – Nashville – TN 37211 – Ph: (615) 761.6073
DCSO Metro Southeast – 1417 Murfreesboro Rd – Nashville – TN 37217 – Ph: (615) 862.8279
Oak Ridge
Roane State Comm Coll – 701 Briarcliff Ave – Oak Ridge – TN 37830 – Ph: (865) 481.2000 x 4804
Paris
Bethel University-Paris – 302B Tyson Ave – Paris – TN 38242 – Ph: (731) 407.7178
Pulaski
TCAT-Pulaski – 1233 E College St – Pulaski – TN 38478 – Ph: (931) 424.2422
Ripley
TCAT-Ripley – 127 Industrial Dr – Ripley – TN 38063 – Ph: (731) 635.3368
Lauderdale Co Library – 120 Lafayette St – Ripley – TN 38063 – Ph: (731) 635.1872
Selmer
Charlotte Boley Ctr – 701 Industrial Park Dr – Selmer – TN 38375 – Ph: (731) 968.1200
Sevierville
Sevier Co Adult Learning Ctr – 226 Cedar St – Sevierville – TN 37862 – Ph: (865) 281.2608
Walters State CC – 1720 Old Newport Hwy – Sevierville – TN 37876 – Ph: (423) 585.6801
Smyrna
Motlow State CC – 5002 Motlow College Blvd – Smyrna – TN 37167 – Ph: (931) 393.1763
Somerville
Hopeworks-UTM Somerville – 214 Lakeview Rd – Somerville – TN 38068 – Ph: (901) 396.8800
Springfield
American Job Ctr – 299 10th Ave E – Springfield – TN 37172 – Ph: (615) 382.7323
Spring City
Spring City Adult Ed – 1430 Hinch St – Spring City – TN 37381 – Ph: (423) 365.7323
Spring Hill
Northfield Workforce Ctr – 5000 Northfield Ln – Spring Hill – TN 37174 – Ph: (931) 490.3834
Tullahoma
Motlow State CC – 6015 Ledford Mill Rd – Tullahoma – TN 37388 – Ph: (931) 393.1763
Wartburg
Roane State CC – 150 Longview Dr – Wartburg – TN 37887 – Ph: (865) 882.4678
Whiteville
TCAT-Whiteville – 1685 Hwy 64 – Whiteville – TN 38075 – Ph: (731) 772-8160
Winchester
Townsend Center – 910 S Shephard St – Winchester – TN 38398 – Ph: (931) 446.3356

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Online HiSET testing

The HiSET exam, like the GED, had to be taken in person at an official testing center, but that’s changed. The HiSET exam is now also offered in a proctored online version.

HiSET cost and retesting

There are five individual HiSET subtests, Each subtest costs as follows:

In a computer-delivered format $15.75 per subtest ($10.75 for ETS and $5 for the test center fee). So in total $78.75.

In a paper-delivered format $20 per subtest ($15 for ETS and $5 for the test center fee). So in total $100.

You’ll have two retests per subtest at a discounted rate of $5 for the test center fee. This offer is valid for a 12-month period. Thereafter, regular fees apply again.

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 and vocational/technical schools offer HiSET prep classes, and there are 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 good 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) in combination with an online prep course.

The exam comes with five tests that include 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.

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. Your diploma will get you into college, will get you better job opportunities, and lead to better financial and overall health.

Free GED-HiSET online prep in Tennessee

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).

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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