Wyoming is using the computer-formatted GED® exam for its High School Equivalency (HSE) testing program and additionally embraced another nationally available option for that purpose, the HiSET exams.
Wyoming High School Equivalency 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 18 years old, though 16 and 17-year-olds may qualify if they have permission from their school board and parental consent
- Wyoming does not require state residency
So the Wyoming GED exam is also open to non-residents and will cost you $20 for each module, or $80 for the entire battery. The HiSET test is slightly less expensive.
GED scoring is done on a scale between 100 and 200. Below passing: 100-144. HS equivalent score: 145-164. College-ready score: 165-174. College-ready score plus college credits: 175- 200.
HiSET scoring happens on a 0 to 20 scale. Minimally required um score on each subtest: 8. Overall score at least 45 and your essay must have at least a 2-score.
As stated above, you can take the GED tests one at a time and you only pay for what you take. This also counts for HiSET testing!
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.
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 attend a prep class in a physical school or get all geared up for the Wyoming HSE exam by following a good online prep course.
Please keep in mind that the GED and HiSET exams are available online and at official Wyoming HSE testing centers where you can sit for one of the tests in person.
Not all testing centers administer both 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.
The HSE program offers people who never completed high school the opportunity to acquire a secondary education degree. Whereas the GED is entirely computerized, the HiSET is available both on-computer and on-paper.
The GED exam contains four individual and separated tests that cover these subject fields: Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, Reasoning through Language Arts, and Science.
HiSET testing includes five subtests. The Literacy section has separate Language writing and Language reading tests so five overall. You have the option to sit for one (or more) of the four GED sections individually and this also counts for the HiSET subtests.