Indiana GED Requirements

Indiana is using both the HiSET and GED tests for its high school equivalency testing program. To get a HiSET or GED diploma, students need to pass 5 HiSET or 4 GED subject tests. Both the GED and HiSET exam can be taken online or at an official Indiana GED test center.

To register for the HiSET exam, candidates are required to set up an account on the website For GED testing, they must register at

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Indiana GED Test Requirements

  • In Indiana, the minimum age for high school equivalency testing is 16.
  • For applicants 16 or 17 years of age, however, there are specific additional restrictions like having school district approval and parental permission.
  • The Indiana GED and HiSET exams are open to state residents only.
  • Applicants cannot already have a high school or equivalent diploma.
  • In Indiana, you don’t have to take the GED or HiSET practice test first, except when you take the exams online.

Indiana GED Cost

In Indiana, the four GED sub-exams cost $30 each when taken at a test center (so $120 for the full battery). When taken online, however, the cost will be $36 per sub-exam, so $144 in total. Bear in mind that you must first pass four GED Ready tests to qualify for online GED testing, so that’ll be an additional $28!

Indiana HiSET Cost

The Indiana HiSET test costs $28.25 per subject test. There are five HiSET subtests, so your total cost is $141.25, but your final price will be shown on the website after choosing a test center.

The Indiana HiSET test, when taken online, costs $28.25 per subject PLUS a $17.50 Virtual Testing fee each time you take a subtest. Check out our page about the online GED or HiSET exam in Indiana as well.

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Online GED and HiSET Testing

The five HiSET or four GED modules (independent sub-exams) can be taken at one of Indiana’s official test centers or online from the comfort of your home.

How To Start Your GED Prep In Indiana

A good way to start your GED or HiSET prep is by taking a few practice tests. This allows you to discover what you already know and what subject fields require most of your time and attention.

Onsego’s program also includes online video lessons and practice tests that are structured in the same way as the questions on the GED or HiSET exam. Just register for Onsego’s comprehensive online course and get your GED or HiSET diploma fast.

FAQ About GED and HiSET In Indiana

How to get a GED or HiSET diploma in Indiana?

Indiana uses the GED and HiSET exams for high school equivalency (HSE) testing. To earn your HSE (high school equivalency) diploma in Indiana, you need to pass the five tests of the HiSET exam or the four sub-exams that make up the GED exam. The five HiSET subtests cover Math, Writing, Reading, Science, and Social Studies. The GED test combined writing and reading into one Language Arts test. The GED is available on a computer only, while the HiSET is available on paper or a computer.

What are the Indiana GED or HiSET testing requirements?

The GED and HiSET exams give adults who don’t hold a high school diploma the opportunity to earn an equivalent diploma. Indiana requires testers to be at least 16 years old. 16 and 17-year-olds, however, must meet additional strict requirements. There’s no need to first take a practice test (except when you take the exam online), but in Indiana, state residency is required.

What is the GED cost in Indiana?

The Indiana GED exam costs $30 per individual subtest when taken at a test center. When taken online, the GED subtests cost $36 each. So the full GED exam will set you back $120 or $144. You must, however, also add the cost of 4 GED Ready tests ($28) when you want to qualify for online GED testing.

What is the HiSET cost in Indiana?

In Indiana, the HiSET exam costs $141.25 for the entire exam ($28.25 per subtest), but you have the freedom to take (and pay for) the five subtests (modules) one or more at a time. When taking the online HiSET exam, there’s a $17.50 Virtual Testing Fee associated with EACH of the five subtests on top of the testing fees.

For more information:
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Indiana Government Center South
10 N Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 1.866.220.6675