Missouri HiSET [Instead of GED] Requirements

In Missouri, you receive a HiSET [instead of a GED] diploma if you pass the five HiSET subject tests. You can take these tests online or at a testing center. The GED Test is not available in Missouri.

To take the HiSET® exam, applicants must register at the website hiset.org.

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Getting well prepared for the HiSET exam is the key to your success. On average, candidates need around 2 or 3 months to get fully prepared and take the exam successfully.

Missouri HiSET Testing Requirements

To earn their Missouri Certificates of High School Equivalence, students need to be Missouri residents with a valid Missouri mailing address. They are required to meet at least the following criteria:

  • Be at least seventeen (17) years of age;
  • Be enrolled in a school program but are qualifying as participants in a state-approved Missouri Option Program for at-risk youth;
  • Be withdrawn from high school but have completed 16 credit units toward high school graduation, and hold written and signed course completion confirmation from the superintendents of the schools where they earned recent high school graduation credits; or
  • If they are home-schooled, meet the requirements of section 167.031, RSMo, for coursework instruction, and also hold written permission from one of the parents or the legal guardian.
  • You are not required to take and pass the HiSET Official Practice Test or attend a prep course first, except when you take the test online.

Missouri HiSET Price

In Missouri, if you take the HiSET tests in a testing center, you pay $17.75 per subject, so $88.75 in total. You also need to pay a $10 fee during registration.

Taking the HiSET online costs $28.25 per subject, so $141.25 for 5 subjects. Additionally, there is a $10 fee when you register for your first subtest. See also this page about the Missouri online HiSET exam.

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Missouri HiSET Online Classes

Onsego provides a complete online HiSET preparatory program, including online classes and practice tests. These online HiSET classes and practice tests help you take the challenging HiSET exam successfully.

The lessons are short, bite-sized, and engaging, allowing you to learn whenever you’ve got a few minutes of free time.

We’ll go over every detail that’s on the HiSET exam, and we’ll additionally teach you a few strategies to come up with correct answers—no matter how difficult the questions.

As soon as you get started with your HiSET preparation, you’ll be working toward a more rewarding future.

FAQ about HiSET in Missouri

How to get a HiSET diploma in Missouri?

Missouri is using the HiSET exam for high school equivalency testing. To earn the Missouri HiSET diploma, you’ll need to pass the five individual tests that the exam consists of. These five tests cover the subject areas of Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Science.

What are the Missouri HiSET testing requirements?

The HiSET exam is for adults who never finished high school. To qualify for the HiSET exam in Missouri, students less than 17 years old must have completed no less than 16 units of credit toward their high school graduation. In Missouri, students must be state residents to earn a high school equivalency certificate, and test-takers are not required to pass the HiSET OPT (Official Practice Test) unless they take the HiSET exam online.

What is the HiSET cost in Missouri?

The Missouri HiSET exam costs $98.75 (computer-based) or $120 (paper-based) for the entire battery, but you can take and pay for the five subtests one at a time. In an online proctored format, the HiSET exam is offered on a computer only and will set you back $151.25 for the entire HiSET battery.

For more information:

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
High School Equivalency Office
205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573.751.1249
Fax: 573.526.5710
Email: hse@dese.mo.gov