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High School Equivalency (HSE)

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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 at Testing Centers: consists of five subtests (content areas): Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Writing. The cost for each subtest is $17.75 ($10.75 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.

HiSET® Exam at Testing Centers:

The total cost for all five tests testing at a testing center 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

Please note:  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.

HiSET® Exam at Home / Secure Location: Testing option to help meet the needs of test takers who can't test at a test center because of public health concerns or testing center closures, ETS is offering the HiSET® exam at home option. With the at home option, you can take any of the five subtests that make up the HiSET exam on your own computer at home or in another secure location.

HiSET® Exam at Home / Secure Location: consists of five subtests (content areas): Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Writing. The cost for each subtest is $28.25 ($10.75 to purchase the subtest and $17.50 to cover the cost of ProctorU administering the subtest at home or at another secure location). 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. 

HiSET® Exam at Home / Secure Location:

The total cost for all five tests testing at home or at a secure location will be $151.25.

  • Fee per Subtest (five subtests x $10.75) = $53.75
  • ProctorU Testing Fee at Home (five subtests x $17.50) = $87.50 
  • Annual State Administration Fee = $10.00

Each subtest delivered at home has the same content, format and on-screen experience as the test you would take at a test center. Your at home appointment will be monitored by a human proctor online through ProctorU®.

HiSET® Exam at Home / Secure Location is for students 18 years of age, however, in Missouri if you are 16 or 17 years of age and meet the eligibility requirements and are interested in testing at home, click on the Residency and Minimum Age Eligibility Requirements for HSE for exceptions to this policy.

For more information on requirements and if students qualify, please see the HiSET® Exam at Home:  https://www.ets.org/s/cv/hiset/at-home/


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(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.)