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What is the HiSet?

HiSET stands for High School Equivalency Test(s). HiSET is the new entirely electronic replacement for the G.E.D. test, distributed by ETS. This webpage contains helpful HiSET related links and info to assist you on your road to success!  

To Be Eligible to Take the HiSet in Missouri, You Must:

    • Be a Missouri Resident
    • Be 17 years old or older and not currently enrolled in high school.

Study for the HiSet

Practice Tests and Study Guides

    • Learning Express (login with your free library card) provides practice tests in all five testing areas for the HiSET. When you complete a practice test, you’ll get detailed answer explanations for every question and a score report that will help you understand your strengths and weaknesses so you can study more effectively. To get the most out of a practice test, be sure to look at the answer explanations for all the questions—even the ones you answered correctly! People often learn best by seeing the right way to answer specific types of questions.
    • offers FREE HiSET Test Prep practice tests. On this website, the HiSET program offers interactive versions of the free practice tests to familiarize you with the exam questions and estimate your level of preparedness for the exam. When you take these practice tests you will receive immediate feedback on the correctness of your responses. When you finish the test, you will also get an estimate of your level of readiness to the real test and an estimate of your HiSET scaled score on this test. You can then review the questions, together with your answers, correct answers, and explanations for the correct answers.

Online HiSet Test Prep Class

    • MOLearns is Missouri's FREE high school equivalency (HSE) preparation online classroom. Complete your lessons online, 24/7 at home, when it is most convenient for your schedule. Work at your own pace, and follow an individualized learning plan. All instructors are certified professional educators that will provide motivation and assistance in your studies. This program is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Learn more about the MOLearns program.

Attend Classes in Poplar Bluff

    • The Poplar Bluff Adult Education & Literacy Center offers HiSET Prep Courses:

      Poplar Bluff Adult Education Center
      2620 N Westwood
      Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
      (Turn into Hefner's Furniture parking lot and drive to the building
      on the far left and behind Hefner's Furniture.)

      Class Days and Times:
      Mondays & Wednesdays: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Phone: (417) 255-7744 (leave a message)
      Main Office: Missouri State-West Plains

Schedule to take the HiSet.

Go to to set up your online account.

To get started, you will need:
    • A method of paying money online by credit card, PayPal, or online banking, to pay test fees.
    • Pen and paper for writing down your user ID, password, and other information.

Be Ready for Test Day.

    • Contact your chosen test center to finalize test day details.

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While earning their diploma, students earn college credits and a variety of industry-recognized certifications in order to increase their earning potential.

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Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

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