This post includes a full listing of HiSET® (formerly GED®) prep locations and test centers in the West Plains area. Missouri is using the HiSET exam for the state’s high school equivalency (HSE) testing program.
In the past, taking the five HiSET subtests in an online format was no option. Recently, however, we’ve witnessed the launch of a new online ‘HiSET-At-Home’ testing option. More information at the bottom of this post.
HSE testing is for adults who could not finish high school and offers them the opportunity to acquire an equivalent degree.
The HiSET exam contains five subtests in the academic subject fields of English Writing, English Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Math.
HiSET testing can be done computer-based or in a paper-and-pencil format. The subtests may be dealt with separately.
Now first-time HiSET testers can sit for the Missouri high school equivalency test at no charge. The state recently passed legislation that waives the regular HiSET fee (98,75) for first-time testers!
All over North America, schools, employers, and government organizations accept the diploma that’s awarded after successfully taking the HiSET exam just like a conventional HS degree.
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West Plains GED prep classes (HiSET)
Missouri State University-West Plains (Melton Hall)
167 Garfield Ave | West Plains | Missouri 65775 | Ph: (417) 255.7744
HiSET classes are also available in Birch Tree, Mountain Grove, Houston, and Mountain View.
South Central Central Career
610 East Olden St | West Plains | Missouri 65775 | Ph: (417) 256.6152
Sites around West Plains (cities by alphabet)
Ozarka College Adult Education
64 College Dr | Ash Flat | Arkansas 72513 | Ph: (870) 368.2051
First United Methodist Church
501 Paul St | Cabool | Missouri 65689 | Ph: (417) 255.7744
Highland Adult Learning Center
33 Choctaw Ctr | Cherokee Village | Arkansas 72529 | Ph: (870) 257.3739
Houston Adult Education
401 South 3rd St | Houston | Missouri 65483 | Ph: (417) 967.8520
First United Methodist Church (Missouri State)
422 Hawthorne St | Houston | Missouri 65483 | Ph: (417) 255.7744
Ozarka College – Mammoth Spring Adult Education
520 Archer Ave | Mammoth Spring | Arkansas 72554 | Ph: (870) 368.2051
Melbourne Adult Education (Ozarka College)
218 College Dr | Melbourne | Arkansas 72556 | Ph: (870) 368.2051
Mountain Grove HiSET Classes
606 E State St | Ste A | Mountain Grove | Missouri 65711 | Ph: (417) 926.1025
Excel Center (MERS Goodwill)
2233 N Westwood Blvd | Poplar Bluff | Missouri 63901 | Ph: (573) 686.6004
See all Poplar Bluff region options here
Old City Hall basement (Missouri State)
202 N Washington St | Salem | Missouri 65560 | Ph 417.255.7744
MERS Glen Isle Goodwill Excel Center
1514 S. Glenstone Ave | Springfield | Missouri 65804 | Ph: 417.862.5005
Check out all Springfield area options here
Willow Springs Adult Education
201 West Main St | Willow Springs | Missouri 65793 | Ph: (417) 469.3332 ext. 367
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Launching the online HiSET-At-Home testing option
In the past, you never had the chance to sit for the five HiSET modules via the internet. But now, we’ve witnessed some interesting developments with the launch of the ‘HiSET-Exam-At-Home’ test-taking opportunity.
When you decide to take the HiSET exam online at home, a proctor will guide you through your online test-taking experience and will see if everything occurs correctly. To learn more about this new development, visit Launching an online HiSET test-taking option.
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GED testing centers in the West Plains area (HiSET)
Missouri State University-Garnet Library
304 West Trish Knight St | West Plains | Missouri 65775 | Phone 417.255.7943
218 College Dr | Melbourne | Arkansas 72556 | Phone 870.368.2052
Three Rivers Community College
2080 Three Rivers Blvd | Poplar Bluff | Missouri 63901 | Phone 573.840.9667
901 South National Ave | Springfield | Missouri 65897 | Phone 417.836.5116
Lakeland Behavioral Health
440 South Market Ave | Springfield | Missouri 65806 | Phone 417.221.4854
1001 East Chestnut Expwy | Springfield | Missouri 65802 | Phone 417.447.8187
A brighter future
The HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) is an alternative to the GED and also geared towards adults without a high school diploma. The exam offers them another chance to get hold of a diploma that is equivalent to a regular high school diploma.
People who hold a secondary education degree (high school diploma or GED) will on average make at least $9,600 more annually than people who do not have a secondary credential.
Missouri exchanged the GED for the HiSET because the GED was only offered on a computer and the price was getting too high. The HSE (high school equivalency) diploma will bring you improved employment choices and is also your ticket to further education at university or college.
The GED exam must be done entirely on a computer whereas the HiSET is offered in both a paper-based and a computer-formatted version.
Last Updated on August 23, 2021.