Wyoming is using two options for high school equivalency (HSE) testing, the GED® and HiSET® exams. HSE testing offers persons who never finished high school the opportunity to obtain a diploma that is across North America accepted in lieu of a high school diploma.
The GED exam includes four individual subtests in these subject areas: Literacy, Math, Social studies, and Science.
The HiSET exam has separate tests in writing and reading, so five in total.
The GED tests must be taken on a computer while the HiSET exam is available both on a computer and on paper.
This page includes a complete listing of facilities in Wyoming areas where HSE (high school equivalency) prep classes are available and testing centers are listed as well.
You have the option to take one of the four GED or five HiSET subtests (modules) when you feel ready to do so.
Online HSE testing was NO option but the HiSET and GED exams are now offered online as well. Personal appearance at one of Wyoming’s testing sites is no longer required.
Keep in mind that not all testing centers offer both options so please, get well informed.
Wyoming GED testing requirements
In Wyoming, the minimally required age for GED and HiSET testing is 18 but 16 and 17-year-olds may also qualify if they meet additional strict criteria.
They must, for example, hold an official GED waiver and have permission from a parent or guardian.
The Wyoming fee for GED testing is $80 for all four GED subtests ($20 per subtest). The HiSET exam is slightly cheaper (read more below).
Wyoming residency is NOT required for HSE testing and you do NOT need to take the GED Ready® or HiSET practice test first.
To qualify for GED testing, you cannot already have graduated from high school or be signed up for any other school program.
GED Prep Sites in Wyoming
You can prepare for the GED test by studying online but you can also opt to attend a traditional GED prep class near you. Click on your city or a city near you to see all the options in your area.
Wyoming GED testing centers
WWCC Afton Outreach (HiSET) – 247 N Washington Str – Afton – WY 83110 – Ph: (307) 382.1829
Carbon Co Higher Education Ctr (HiSET) – 360 Whippoorwill Dr – Baggs – WY 82321 – Ph: (307) 328.9204
West Sublette Co School District 9 (HiSET) – 916 Piney Dr – Big Piney – WY 83113 – Ph: (307) 382.1829
Casper College (GED/HiSET) – 125 College Dr – Casper – WY 82601 – Ph: (307) 268.3850/2258
WY Behavioral Inst (HiSET) – 2521 E 15th St – Casper – WY 82609 – Ph: (307) 268.3315
Laramie Co Comm Coll (GED/HiSET) – 1400 E College Dr – Cheyenne – WY 82007 – Ph: (307) 778.1274/637-2450
Oyster Ridge BOCES (HiSET) – 20 Adaville Dr – Diamondville, -WY 83116 – Ph: (307) 877.6958
Eastern WY Coll (HiSET) – 800 S Wind River Dr – Douglas – WY 82633 – Ph: (307) 358.5622
Uinta BOCES 1 Ed Ctr (HiSET/GED) – 1013 W Cheyenne Dr (Ste A) – Evanston – WY 82930 – Ph: (307) 789.5742
Gillette College (GED/HiSET) – 300 W Sinclair St – Gillette – WY 82718 – Ph: (307) 681.6226/686.0254
EWC-Glenrock Outreach (HiSET) – 225 Oregon Trail – Glenrock – WY 82637 – Ph: (307) 436.7499
Hulett School EWC Outreach (HiSET) – 429 Sager St – Hulett – WY 82720 – Ph: (307) 467.5231 x 102
Jackson Ctr for the Arts-CWC (HiSET) – 240 S Glenwood St – Jackson – WY 83001 – Ph: (307) 200.6154
Central Wyoming Coll (HiSET) – 120 Enterprise Blvd – Lander – WY 82520 – Ph: (307) 855.2337/2189
The University of Wyoming (GED) – 1000 E University Ave – Laramie – WY 82071 – Ph: (307) 766.2188
Laramie Co Comm Coll (HiSET) – 1125 Boulder Dr – Laramie – WY 82070 – Ph: (307) 721.5138
EWC-Lusk Outreach (HiSET) – 619 W 5th St – Lusk – WY 82225 – Ph: (307) 334.2733
Moorcroft High School (HiSET) – 47 Country Ln – Moorcroft – WY 82721 – Ph: (307) 532.8288
Valley Learning Ctr (HiSET/GED) – 219 First St – Mountain View – WY 82939 – Ph: (307) 782.6401
Newcastle Comm Ed (HiSET) – 111 Casper Ave – Newcastle – WY 82701 – Ph: (307) 532.8288
Pinedale BOCES (HiSET) – 665 N Tyler Ave – Pinedale – WY 82941 – Ph: (307) 382.1829 Powell
Northwest Coll (HiSET) – 1397 Fort Drum Dr – Powell – WY 82435 – Ph: (307) 754.6280
Carbon Co Higher Ed Ctr (GED/HiSET) – 1650 Harshman St – Rawlins – WY 82301 – Ph: (307) 328.9274/2904
Central Wyoming Coll (HiSET/GED) – 2660 Peck Ave – Riverton – WY 82501 – Ph: (307) 855.2289/2271/2298
Wind River Job Corps (HiSET) – 4200 Airport Rd – Riverton – WY 82501 – Ph: (307) 857.9700
Western WY Comm Coll (HiSET) – 2500 College Dr – Rock Springs – WY 82901 – Ph: (307) 382.1829/389.4713
Platte Valley Comm Ctr (HiSET) – 210 Elm St – Saratoga – WY 82331 – Ph: (307) 326.7822
Sheridan College (HiSET) – 3059 Coffeen Ave – Sheridan – WY 82801 – Ph: (307) 674.6446
Wyoming Girls School (HiSET) – 3500 Big Horn Ave – Sheridan – WY 82801 – Ph: (307) 675.3030
Sundance EWC Outreach (HiSET) – 1016 E Cleveland St – Sundance – WY 82729 – Ph: (307) 290.2770
Eastern Wyoming Coll (HiSET) – 3200 West C St – Torrington – WY 82240 – Ph: (307) 532.8288
EWC Wheatland Outreach (HiSET) – 1207 13th St – Wheatland – WY 82201 – Ph: (307) 532.8288
Northwest College (GED/HiSET)- 1200 Culbertson St – Worland – WY 82401 – Ph: (307) 754.6280/347.8541
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Online GED and HiSET testing
Test-takers were required to take the GED, TASC, or HiSET exam in person at an official Wyoming testing center, but that’s changing. Since recently, the HiSET exam can be taken online as well and GED Testing Service also introduced a proctored, online version of the GED exam.
GED-HiSET price and retesting
The GED costs $80 in Wyoming or $20 for each individual module (subtest). HiSET testing is slightly cheaper and the cost is as follows:
Computer-based HiSET testing is $10.75 per subtest so $53.75 in total.
Paper-based HiSET testing is $15 per subtest so $75 in total.
Please bear in mind that test centers may charge additional administrative fees so get well informed.
If you fail a GED or HiSET subtest, there’s no waiting period before you can try again but after two failed retests, you’ll have to wait 60 days before you can take that subject test again.
The first two GED retests will set you back just $10 for the test center fee but this offers counts for one year only. Thereafter, regular fees apply again.
The passing score on each of the four GED subtests is 145 on a 100-200 scale. So your total score must be at least 580. GED scoring in as follows:
100-144 is below passing
145-164 is high school equivalency score
165-174 is a college-ready score
175-200 is college-ready + college credit score
The HiSET passing requirements are that you score no less than eight points (out of 20) for each of the five tests (Social Studies, Math, Writing, Reading, Science). Your essay score must be no less than two (out of six) on your essay, and you must reach an overall score that’s not below 45!
Free GED online prep in Wyoming
GED – How to start
First, contact a GED prep site near you and find out if you qualify. You must not have completed high school or be signed up for any other school program. If you do qualify, learn about procedures and fees. Discover everything regarding requirements and regulations and become totally prepared.
It is helpful to take a pre-test as this will indicate your weak and strong points. Local bookstores and libraries can provide lots of study material and booklets, and there are some good and free online courses as well.
Probably the best solution is to attend one of the GED prep classes that are found all across Wyoming, often free of charge, in combination with this website’s free online video lessons and practice tests. See also our post about signing up for the GED exam at MyGED.
GED testing strategy
Try to find a good test-taking strategy. As many GED and most HiSET questions are multiple-choice, you need to practice this kind of test and find a way to come up with the right answers. Your confidence will boost as will your scores.
When you fail to know an answer, there is no need for panic. Just think of the strategies you learned while preparing for the GED or HiSET exam. The GED exam has done away with a lot of multiple-choice questions in favor of essay-style answering.
GED vs. HiSET
The GED exam includes four separate subtests whereas the HiSET exam has five testing parts: Language Reading, Language Writing, Social Studies, Math, and Science. The HiSET exam is available on a computer and on paper, whereas the GED is only offered on a computer.
When you are totally prepared, register for the GED exam at GED.com, and make your account with the portal MyGED. Here you register for and schedule your tests. There’s also a ton of information available about all sorts of GED-related topics such as continued education and the job market.
When you take the exam successfully, you will be awarded the HSE (high school equivalency) diploma, and this document is the equivalency to a high school diploma and accepted by virtually all US government institutions, employers, and colleges. The GED program is established for adults who did not finish high school and gives them another chance to demonstrate their knowledge.
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