The state of Wyoming has welcomed the all-new, entirely computer-based GED® exam to measure the state’s residents’ level of high school equivalent knowledge, but offers the HiSET and TASC alternatives as well.
This page includes a listing of facilities in and around major Wyoming areas where GED-HiSET-TASC preparation classes are available.
One GED subtest at a time
There are numerous locations in Wyoming where you can get properly prepared to take the GED exam successfully. To earn your HSE (High School Equivalency) Diploma you can take one of the four GED subtests (modules) when you feel ready to do so. No longer is there the need to take everything in one take. Scores are good for two years from your first registration. TASC and HiSET are not modular.
Adjusted GED passing score
It is wise to take a GED pre-test to see what subject areas need your attention most. You need to attain at least 145 points on each sub-test to pass, and averaging is no option. The passing score was reduced in January 2016 as it was apparently set too high. You can read all about it here.
The new GED exam includes four subtests on the subject fields of Literacy, Math, Social studies, and Science, whereas the HiSET and TASC exams have the two language subjects still separately (one in writing and one in reading), so five subtests in total. You’re also welcome to check our post about signing up for the GED exam at MyGED.
GED prep sites in and around (click on the city closest to you):
GED – Wyoming qualification requirements
- 18 is the required age. Restrictions apply for 16 and 17-year-olds
- Fee: $120 for all four GED tests ($30 per test) HiSET and TASC are cheaper
- Re-testing: $30 per GED test
- Wyoming residency is NOT required
- You do NOT need to take the GED practice test first
- You cannot have graduated from high school or be signed up for any other school program
Wyoming GED testing centers
Casper College | 125 College Dr | Casper | WY 82601 | 307 . 268 . 2588
Laramie County Comm. College | 1400 E College Drive | Cheyenne | Wyoming 82007 | 307 – 637 – 2450
Eastern WY College | 203 N 6th Street | Douglas | Wyoming 82633 | 307 . 358 . 5622
Uinta BOCES 1 Ed. Ctr | 1013 W Cheyenne Dr | Ste A | Evanston | WY 82930 | 307 – 789 – 5742
Gillette College | 300 West Sinclair Street | Gillette | Wyoming 82718 | 307 . 686 . 0254
Wyoming Youth Challenge Academy | 1502 US-26 | Guernsey | WY 82214 | 307 . 836 . 7517
Central Wyoming College | 240 S Glenwood St | Jackson | WY 83001 | 307 . 855 . 2189
Central Wyoming Coll. | 427 Main St | Lander | Wyoming 82520 | 307 – 855 – 2189
Niobrara Education | 619 W 5th St | Lusk | WY 82225 | 307 . 334 . 3793
Moorcroft High School | 47 Country Lane | Moorcroft | WY 82721 | 307 . 756 . 9800
Valley Learning Ctr | 219 First St | Mountain View | WY 82939 | 307 . 782 . 6401
Newcastle Comm. Education | 111 Casper Ave | Newcastle | WY 82701 | 307 . 746 . 3603
Northwest College | 231 West 6th Street | Powell | Wyoming 82435 | 307 – 754 – 6280
Carbon County Higher Ed. Ctr | 812 East Murray Street | Rawlins | Wyoming 82301 | 307 – 328 – 9204
Central WY College | 2660 Peck Avenue | Riverton | Wyoming 82501 | 307 – 855 – 2189
Western Wyoming Comm. Coll. | 2500 College Dr | Rock Springs | Wyoming 82901 | 307 – 382 – 1829
Sheridan College | 3059 Coffeen Avenue | Sheridan | Wyoming 82801 | 307 – 674 – 6446
Central Wyoming College | 601 Broadway | Thermopolis | Wyoming 82443 | 307 – 855 – 2189
Eastern Wyoming College | 3200 W C St | Torrington | Wyoming 82240 | 307 – 532 – 8288
Questions? Call Wyoming’s state GED test office at: 307 . 777 . 5897
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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. So 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 a GED prep class that are found all across Wyoming, often free of charge.
GED test strategy
Try to find a good test-taking strategy. As most questions of the HiSET and TASC exams are multiple choice (only the writing section is not), you need to practice this kind of tests 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 TASC or HiSET exams. The new GED exam has done away with practically all multiple-choice questions in favor of essay-style answering.
GED vs. TASC and HiSET
The GED exam includes four separate sub-tests (the English writing section disappeared because it now is embedded in the other three tests). The TASC and HiSET exams have five testing parts: Language Reading, Language Writing, Social Studies, Math, and Science. Both of these GED-alternatives are also available on paper, whereas the GED is only offered on computer. The HiSET and TASC are additionally more affordable than the new GED exam.
GED and the economy
The new GED exam is a set of four individual tests. You can register for, pay for, and take each subtest separately, and your testing scores have a 2-year validity. HiSET and TASC contain five tests as the English Language section has a writing and a reading test. Every year, more than 1,800 candidates take the Wyoming High School Equivalency exam and some 1,400 of them pass the test. If you register for the test in Wyoming you can receive free preparation lessons at one of the local Adult Basic Education Centers, but there are also online prep options. For all options in your area, click on your nearest city in the above listing.
GED passing score
The passing score for the GED exam was initially set at 150 for each of the four tests, but in early 2016, this was lowered to 145. It appeared that the bar was raised too high. So now you must have a minimum total of 580 points. For a full story on this topic click here. The GED test is scored on a 100-200 scale. The passing score is 145 on each subtest, so your total score must be at least 580.
100-144 is below passing
145-164 is high school equivalency score
165-174 is college-ready score
175-200 is college-ready + college credit score
The cost of the Wyoming GED exam is $120 for all four tests, so $30 per test sector. As said, you can register for one section and pay for just that section. The HiSET passing requirements are that you score no less than eight points (out of 20) for each of the five tests (Social Studied, 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! On each of the five TASC tests, you need to score at least 500 points (out of 800), and your essay must have a score of no less than 2 (out of 8) points!
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.
Online GED testing?
You must take the four GED tests (one at a time if you like) in person at one of Wyoming’s GED testing sites. The High School Equivalency test is not offered online. Websites with different stories are fraudulent. Documents obtained over the internet are worthless and will surely be rejected by employers and schools of higher learning.
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. If you need more information and/or GED practice tests go to GED.com (also for registration and payments) or contact: Wyoming HSE Program Manager, 2300 Capitol Avenue, 5th Floor, Suite B, Cheyenne, WY 82002, Phone: 307-777-5897, Fax: 307-777-6567.