Wyoming is using the computer-formatted GED exam for its high school equivalency testing program and additionally embraced another nationally available option for that purpose, the HiSET® exam.
The GED® exam contains four individual and separated tests that cover these subject fields: Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, Reasoning through Language Arts, and Science.
Wyoming GED testing requirements
- Test-takers are not allowed to already hold a high school diploma.
- Test-takers are not allowed to be signed up for any other school program.
- In Wyoming, applicants must be at least 16 years old
- 16 and 17-year-olds need to meet some strict, additional criteria. They must, for example, have permission from their school board and hold parental consent.
- Wyoming does not require state residency, so the Wyoming GED exam is also open to non-residents as well.
- In Wyoming, there’s no requirement to first attain passing scores on the GED Ready® test.
Wyoming GED online
In Wyoming, you can take the GED test online or at a test center. To schedule the test, you need to register on the GED.com website. To qualify for taking the GED exam online, you’ll have to take the GED Ready test and reach a “green” (likely to pass) score on this practice test.
You can purchase the GED Ready test on the website GED.com. The cost of the GED Ready Practice test is $6.99 for each subtest. Only after you get a “green score” on the GED Ready test, you can schedule the online GED test.
There are four GED Ready tests, one for each of the four GED subtests. Keep in mind that, in Wyoming, you don’t need to take the GED Ready test if you take the test in a traditional testing center.
Wyoming GED price
In Wyoming, when taken at a test center, each GED subtest costs $20 (so $80 in total). When taken online, each subtest costs $36 (so $144 in total). You should, however, also count the additional cost of taking four GED Ready tests ($28).
GED scoring is done on a scale between 100 and 200. Below passing: 100-144. High School Equivalency score: 145-164. College-ready score: 165-174. College-ready score plus college credits: 175- 200.
How to register for the GED test in Wyoming
GED registration, payments, and test scheduling all is done online at GED.com. You are asked to set up a personal account at the portal MyGED where you will be guided efficiently through all processes.
As stated above, you can take the GED and HiSET subtests one at a time and you only pay for what you take.
Whereas the GED is entirely computerized, the HiSET test is available both on-computer and on-paper. You can also take the HiSET exam at a test center or in an online proctored format.
HiSET testing includes five subtests. The Literacy section has separate Language writing and Language reading tests so five overall.
Wyoming HiSET price
The Wyoming HiSET exam costs $53.75 (computer-based) or $75 (paper-based) for all five subject tests. You’ll understand that when you take the Wyoming HiSET exam online, it has to be in a computer-based format.
HiSET scoring happens on a 0 to 20 scale. The minimally required score on each subtest is 8. Your overall score must be at least 45, and your essay must have at least a 2-score.
How to prepare for the GED and HiSET tests
Wyoming doesn’t require that you first take a prep course or a practice test, but as the GED and HiSET are quite challenging exams, you really should consider getting a prep course such as Onsego or attend a prep class in a physical school.
Not all testing centers administer both HSE tests, so please get well-informed. If you need some accommodation, you should apply in a timely manner on the GED or HiSET website or get in touch with a testing center near you for assistance.