Tennessee HiSET [Instead of GED] Requirements

In Tennessee, you can earn your HiSET diploma if you pass the five subject tests that make up the HiSET exam. The GED test is not offered in Tennessee.

Students can take the five separate HiSET subtests online or at one of Tennessee’s testing centers.

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To register for the HiSET® exam, candidates need to set up an account on the website hiset.org.

Getting optimally prepared for the HiSET exam is crucial, and usually, students will require a few months to get optimally prepared to take the HiSET exam successfully.

Tennessee HiSET Requirements

  • You cannot have a secondary education degree (high school or equivalent diploma).
  • You cannot be signed up for another school program
  • You are at least 16 years old.
  • 16 & 17 years olds, however, must meet some pretty strict additional criteria. They must, for example, have parental consent and school district permission.
  • There is no state residency requirement in Tennessee.
  • In Tennessee, you first need to take and pass the HiSET practice test.

Tennessee HiSET Price

In Tennessee, if you take the computer-based HiSET exam at one of Tennessee’s state-designated testing centers, you’ll pay $15.75 per subject, so $78.75 in total. Paper-based testing costs $100.

The price of the HiSET test in an online proctored format is $28.25 per subject, so 141,25 in total, but more online testing fees may apply. Check out also this page that informs about the online Tennessee HiSET exam.

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Tennessee HiSET Online Classes

Preparing for the HiSET exam can be a challenge for students with busy schedules. That’s why Onsego has designed s comprehensive prep course with many online HiSET classes and lots of practice tests.

The lessons are short, so you can squeeze this prep course into your busy schedules and achieve your goals.

When you use our online prep course, there’ll be no more waiting around for long HiSET classes. You can watch our bite-sized, engaging lessons anytime you have some free time.

Onsego’s prep course covers everything that’s on the HiSET curriculum, and additionally, we’ll teach you some fine strategies and techniques for finding the correct answer—no matter how difficult the question is.

You can go over the HiSET study material time and again until you understand it all.

Online HiSET Testing

The HiSET exam is available in an online format as well. Until recently, the exam had to be taken in person at an official testing center, but that’s changed.

FAQ About HiSET In Tennessee

How to get a HiSET diploma in Tennessee?

Tennessee uses the HiSET exam for its high school equivalency program. If you want to earn your certificate in Tennessee, you’ll have to take and pass the five subtests that are included in the HiSET exam. The five subjects cover the content areas of Science, Writing, Reading, Social Studies, and Math.

What are the Tennessee HiSET testing requirements?

The Tennessee HiSET test is available to adult learners who never completed high school. To qualify, students must be at least 17 years old, though 17-year-olds qualify only if they meet specific extra criteria. State residency is not required, but all test-takers must attain sufficient scores on the Official HiSET Practice Test (OPT).

What is the HiSET cost in Tennessee?

The Tennessee HiSET test costs $78.75 for testers that take the computer-based version or $100 for testers who take the exam on paper. There is no need to take the entire HiSET battery in one take. You can register and pay for and take the five HiSET subtests one at a time.

For more information:

Tennessee State Board of Education
Department of Labor and Workforce Development
220 French Landing Drive
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 844.224.5818
Email: adulteducation@tn.gov