HiSET Testing

You and your High School Completion teacher will determine when you are prepared to begin the testing process. This will include CASAS testing, practice testing, official practice testing, and HiSET testing.

The HiSET test consists of five separate subject tests.

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Mathematics
  4. Science
  5. Social Studies

When you schedule for a HiSET test, you must pay $15 per subtest. The testing fee can be paid by credit card, debit card, or voucher. You can purchase a voucher at the Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center using cash or check.

Please note, Iowa code does not permit students under the age of 17 to take a HiSET test.

HiSET Testing Schedule:

  • Mondays at 12:00pm and 2:00pm
  • Tuesdays at 12:00pm, 3:00pm, and 5:30pm
  • Wednesdays at 12:00pm and 2:00pm
  • Thursdays at 12:00pm, 3:00pm, and 5:30pm

On the day of testing:

  • Check in at the Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center Assessment Center, room 203.
  • Arrive at least five minutes before testing time.
  • Bring your state issued photo identification to access.

Schedule your HiSET Test appointment

Online Testing Scam

Official HiSET tests are not available online. Tests are computer-based but must be taken at an approved Iowa testing center such as the Hawkeye Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center.

Be careful of scams asking for large sums of money to complete the High School Equivalency testing online!

On the Day of Your Scheduled HiSET Test

Bring with you a valid, unexpired, government-issued photo ID, such as your driver's license.

Diplomas/Transcripts/Letters of Verification

When you have successfully passed all five HiSET tests, with a minimum individual test score of 8 and a total score of 45, you will have earned your High School Equivalency diploma and can participate in the graduation ceremony held in June.

You will not be eligible to receive your diploma until you are 18 years old and/or the class with which you started ninth grade, has graduated. However, you may request transcripts and letters of verification prior to that time.

High School Equivalency diplomas, transcript, and letters of verification requests must be made at www.diplomasender.com. There is a $20 fee for diplomas and transcripts.

After You've Earned your High School Equivalency Diploma

Are you interested in enrolling at Hawkeye Community College and working towards earning a college degree? Our Transition Specialist will help you develop educational and professional goals, and then will help you with the transition process into various college and career opportunities. Our staff will work with you to ensure that earning a high school equivalency diploma will help you accomplish the goals you’ve set.

Contact Information

Adult Education and Literacy Programs

DeAnn Nixt
Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center, Suite 203B
319-296-4278 ext.2020
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