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.
- Social Studies
When you schedule for a HiSET test, you must pay $10.75 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 12:30pm
- Wednesdays at 12:30pm and 5:30pm
- Thursdays at 3:30pm
- Fridays at 9:00am
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 $15 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.