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Please Note: Your 12-month testing window will automatically begin once you schedule your first test.

Compulsory Age Requirement

Only 16-year-olds who have successfully completed 16 units of credit toward high school graduation and have written permission from the superintendent or principal of the school last attended reflecting compliance are eligible to test. If homeschooled, only those 16-year-olds who have met the requirements of Section 167.031 RSMO for course instruction and have written permission of the parent or legal guardian indicating compliance, are eligible. Seventeen year-olds who have dropped out of school may take the test.

Mail all support documentation to:

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education-HSE 
P.O. Box 480 
Jefferson City MO 65102-0480

Support documentation

  • Compliance Statement - (Student Name) has successfully completed 16 unit credit hours toward high school graduation and has met the requirements of Section 167.031 RSMO for course instruction.
  • Written Permission - I give (Student Name) permission to take the Missouri High School Equivalency Test, and signature of superintendent, principal of the school last attended​, parent or legal guardian. 
  • Student Full Name 
  • Date of Birth
  • Last 4-digits of SSN 
  • Testing Location

(January 1, 2014 was the deadline for passing the GED®.  If the GED® was not passed, scores from the current test did not transfer to the new one. The new test has been in use since January 2, 2014.)

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