Missouri State University - West Plains

High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)

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Persons prepared to take the test to achieve a high school equivalency diploma.


The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®) Test measures the essential academic skills and concepts of a traditional high school education. A HiSET® graduate has demonstrated higher-order thinking by passing a rigorous seven and a half hour battery of tests in the core high school curriculum areas of writing, social studies, science, literature, the arts and mathematics. These tests measure adults' ability to understand and apply information; to evaluate, analyze, and draw conclusions; to solve problems; and to express ideas and opinions in writing.

The HiSET® offers the opportunity to earn high school credentials. The HiSET® program is jointly sponsored by the American Council on Education and state, provincial and territorial departments of education.


To register go to http://hiset.ets.org or call ETS Customer Service at 1-855-MyHiset (694-4738).

Testing Location:

Testing services


Visit the HiSET® website (http://hiset.ets.org) to find the current fees.


On the date of the test you must bring the following items to be admitted, no exceptions:

  • Missouri Driver's Licenses or Non-Driver ID and
  • Admission receipt/information sheet (testing center may be holding these)

For more information see: http://dese.mo.gov/alrs/hse/.

Contact Information:

Testing Services

Garnett Library Mezzanine
304 W. Trish Knight
West Plains, MO 65775
Victoria Howerton, Coordinator of Testing and Prior Learning Assessment
P: (417) 255-7943
F: (417) 255-7944

Hours of Operation:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

HiSET Testing Dates

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