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High School Equivalency (HSE)

Schedule your High School Equivalency (HSE) here

(Please note: each subtest has a 12-month testing window which automatically begins at the time of purchase of that subtest.)

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education selected a new high school equivalency test that replaced the GED starting January 2014. Missouri's current high school equivalency test was developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is called the HiSET®. Test takers can visit HiSET website to schedule high school equivalency (HSE) testing. 

The HiSET®​ exam consists of five subtests (content areas): Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Writing. The cost for each subtest is $17 ($10 to purchase the subtest and $7 to cover the cost of administering the subtest at a testing center). Beginning with the purchase of your first subtest, there is also a $10 state registration fee payable once every 12 months. You can purchase any number of different subtests at the same time. You will receive two retests for each subtest you purchase. If you need to retake a subtest, you pay only the $7 test center fee. 

Fee Increase for Missouri High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)

Beginning January 1, 2019, the fee to take each of the five High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) subtests will increase by 75 cents to $10.75. The total cost for all five tests will be $98.75:

  • Fee per Subtest (five subtests x $10.75) = $53.75
  • Testing Center Fee (five subtests x $7) = $35.00
  • Annual State Administration Fee = $10.00

Test-takers have two additional retakes available; each subtest has a 12-month testing window, which automatically begins at the time of purchase of that subtest. Test-takers using the available retakes pay the testing center fee ($7 per subtest).  Test-takers can take subtests up to three times in a calendar year.

Questions & Answers

(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.)