GED Classes Cape Girardeau, Missouri

This is an overview of GED and HiSET prep classes and test facilities in the Cape Girardeau region. Missouri uses the GED and HiSET exams for its high school equivalency testing program.

The exams can be taken online or at certified Missouri testing centers.

Online GED Classes

A simple and easy way of getting your GED diploma.

Learn fast, stay motivated, and pass your GED quickly.


The HiSET®, like the GED®, offers individuals who didn’t graduate high school the opportunity to earn an equivalent diploma.

The GED exam includes four independent, modular sub-exams that cover the fields of

  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

HiSET testing includes five individual sub-exams, as the Language Arts section has separate reading and writing subtests.

The HiSET exam can be done in both a paper-based and a computer-based model, whereas the GED is offered only on a computer.

In the past, online GED or HiSET testing was not possible. You needed to show up in person, at one of Missouri’s official test centers.

Now, however, that has changed with the introduction of the online GED and HiSET exams. Learn more below.

If you want to learn about Missouri eligibility requirements, passing scores, or testing fees, go to The Missouri GED Test.

Cape Girardeau GED Prep Locations

Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center
1080 S Silver Springs Rd – Cape Girardeau – MO 63703 – Ph: 573 . 334 . 3669
Preparation classes are offered at 409 N Clark Street and in

  • Caruthersville
  • Kennett
  • Marble Hill
  • New Madrid
  • Perryville
  • Sikeston
  • Liberty Apartments

Cape Girardeau Adult Learning Center (Clark Street Office)
409 N Clark St – Cape Girardeau – MO 63701 – Ph: 573 . 334 . 3669

Cape Girardeau Job Corps
2711 Thomas Dr – Suite 104 – Cape Girardeau – MO 63701 – Ph: 573 . 339 . 7601

Missouri Career Center
1737 North Kings Hwy – Cape Girardeau – MO 63701 – Ph: 573 . 209 . 5766
For advice and referral only

See also:
Missouri GED or HiSET Practice Test

Locations around Cape Girardeau (Cities in Alphabetical Order)

Cape Girardeau Adult Education-Advance
19805 Hwy C – Advance – MO – Ph: 573 , 334 . 3669
Located next door to the Advance Public Library)

Shawnee Community College-Anna Extension Center
1150 E Vienna St – Anna – IL 62906 – Ph: 618 . 634 . 3292

Barlow City Library
139 N 4th St – Barlow – KY 42024 – Ph: 270 . 665 . 8412 (x 223)
The library is located behind the City Hall building in the City Hall Annex (old City Hall)

Benton Public Library
502 S Main St – Benton – IL 62812 – Ph: 618 . 438 . 7511
GED classes provided by Rend Lake College

UniTec Career Center-Bonne Terre
7163 Raider Rd – Bonne Terre | MO 63628 – Ph: 573 . 431 . 3300 ext. 7, option 2

Cairo High School (SCC Extension Center)
4201 Sycamore St – Cairo – IL 62914 – Ph: 618 . 634 . 3292

Carbondale Community Rebound High School
205 N. Oakland Ave – Carbondale – IL 62901 – Ph 618 – 549 – 8232 x 323

John A. Logan College Adult Basic Education
700 Logan College Dr – Carterville – IL 62918 – Ph: 618 – 985 – 3741 ext. 8901 or 618 – 985 – 2828 ext. 8901/8566. Building H – Room H114 – Parking Lot B. The school offers free GED classes in these counties:

  • Williamson (985-3741 )
  • Perry (542-8612)
  • Jackson (549-7335)
  • Franklin (937-3438)
GED or HiSET Requirements in Missouri

MERS-Goodwill
911 Hwy 84 – Caruthersville – Missouri 63830 – Ph: 573 . 333 . 0409

Pemiscot Initiative Network
711 W Third St – Caruthersville – MO 63830 – Ph: 314 . 764 . 9849

Susana Wesley Family Learning Center
601 W Marshall St – Charleston – MO 63834 – Ph: 573 . 233 . 8391

Monroe-Randolph Reg. Office of Education (Chester Library)
733 State St – Chester – IL 62233 – Ph: 618 . 826 . 5471

Hickman County Adult Education-Connection Point
320 Mayfield Rd – Clinton – KY 42031 – Ph: 270 . 709 . 7514

Cobden Technology Center (SCC)
111 S Appleknocker Dr – Cobden – IL 62920 – Ph: 618 . 634 . 3222/3419
Computer-based English & Spanish GED prep classes

John A. Logan College Alongi Du Quoin Extension
Southtowne Shopping Ctr – Du Quoin – IL 62832 – Ph: 618 . 985 . 3741 (ext. 8901)

Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center
207 N Washington – East Prairie – MO 63845 – Ph: 573 . 649 . 3731

W L Johns Early Childhood Center-Farmington (UniTec)
510 S Franklin St – Farmington – MO 63640 – Ph: 573 . 431 . 3300 ext. 7, option 2

Madison County Youth Office 
110 S Main St – Fredricktown – MO 63645 – Ph: 573 . 979 . 8915

Southeastern Illinois College-Harrisburg
3575 College Rd – Harrisburg – IL 62946 – Ph: 618 . 252 . 5400

Herrin House of Hope (John A. Logan College)
112 N 14th St – Herrin – IL 62948 – Ph: 618 . 985 . 3741 (ext. 8901)

Arcadia Valley HiSET Classes (UniTec)
650 Park Dr – Ironton – MO 63650 – Ph: 573 . 431 . 3300 ext. 7, option 2
Red Building next to the Career Technology Building

Cloud County Community College-Geary County campus
631 Caroline Ave – Junction City – KS 66441 – Ph: 785 . 243 . 1435 ext. 335

Migrant Whole Health Inc (Spanish GED classes)
1513 St Francis St – Kennett – Missouri 63857, Ph: 573 . 888 . 9044

Southeast Missouri State University-Kennett
1230 First St – Kennett – Missouri 63857 – Ph: 573 . 888 . 0513
Southeast Missouri State provides adult education and literacy instruction

Free Missouri online GED or HiSET prep course

Zion Church (Behind The HUB, use the north side door)
930 W Cherry St – Marion – Illinois 62959
GED classes by John A. Logan College

Shawnee Comm. Coll. Metropolis Extension Center
5385 Industrial Park Rd – Metropolis – IL 62960 – Ph: 618 . 634 . 3471 or 618 . 524 . 3003

Spence Community Center (Shawnee Comm. Coll.)
1209 East 5th St – Metropolis – IL 62960 – Ph: 618 . 634 . 3292/3419

Rend Lake College (Marketplace)
321 Potomac – Mt. Vernon – Illinois 62864 – Ph: 618 . 437 . 5321 ext. 1241
For all Mt. Vernon GED prep sites, <- check here

Murphysboro Youth & Recreation Ctr (John A Logan College)
1818 Walnut St – Murphysboro – IL 62966 – Ph: 618 – 684 – 8243 or 618 – 985 – 3741 x 8901

Delta Area EOC (Economic Opportunity Ctr)
420 Virginia Ave – New Madrid – MO 63869 – Ph: 573 . 748 . 2778

WKCTC Adult Learning Center
4810 Alben Barkley Dr. – Paducah | KY 42001 – Ph: 270 . 534 . 3451
Check out all Paducah GED prep facilities <- here

EMAA Career Center Park Hills
403 Parkway Dr – Park Hills – MO 63601 – Ph: 573 . 431 . 5191 ext. 1180

Rend Lake Coll. Murphy-Wall Campus Skills Center
5680 State Rt 154 – Pinckneyville – IL 62274 – Ph: 618 . 437 . 5321

Missouri State University Adult Education and Literacy Center
2620 N. Westwood Blvd – Poplar Bluff – MO 63901 – Ph: 417 . 255 . 7744
Discover all Poplar Bluff area facilities here -> GED Programs in and around Poplar Bluff

Sikeston Adult Education HSE Classes
733 Greer Ave – Sikeston – MO 63801 – Ph: 573 . 471 . 9469

Three Rivers Comm. Coll.-Sikeston
1400 S Main St – Sikeston – MO 63801 | Ph 573 – 472 – 5223

Ste. Genevieve County Youth Office
374 Market St – Ste. Genevieve – MO 63670 – Ph: 573 . 979 . 8921

Shawnee Community College Adult Education
8364 College Rd – Ullin – IL 62992 – Ph: 618 . 634 . 3222/3292/3419
Shawnee Community College offers HSE instruction in

  • Ullin
  • Anna
  • Cairo
  • Metropolis
  • Mounds
  • Vienna

Vienna High (Shawnee Community College)
601 N First St – Vienna – IL 62995 – Ph: 618 . 634 . 3292

Vienna Correctional Facility GED Program
6695 State Rt 146 E – Vienna – IL 62995 – Ph: 618 . 658 . 8371
No public availability

John A. Logan Coll. West Frankfort Extension Center
19 West Plaza – West Frankfort – IL 62896 – Ph 618 . 985 . 3741 (ext. 8901)

Ballard-Carlisle County Public Library (Connection Point)
257 North 4th St – Wickliffe – KY 42087 – Ph: 270 . 709 . 7514

Ballard County Jail GED Program
132 Mayolo Ave – Wickliffe – KY 42087 – Ph: 270 . 534 . 3493
Not open to the public

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Cape Girardeau Area GED Test Centers

Southeast Missouri State University
929 Normal Ave, Cape Girardeau | MO 63701, Phone: 573-651-2836/2837
GED, HiSET – Kent Library, Room 109. Enter on the East Side of the Building.

From here, cities by alphabet

Southern Illinois Univ. (Room 781, Morris Library, GED)
605 Agriculture Dr, Carbondale | IL 62901 | Phone: 618-453-6003

Monroe-Randolph Reg Office of Ed #45 (GED, Room 101)
One Taylor St, Chester | IL 62233, Phone: 618-826-5471

Three Rivers Center-Dexter (HiSET)
515A W Market St, Dexter | MO 63841, Ph: 573-840-9667

Southeastern Illinois College (GED)
3575 College Rd, Harrisburg | IL 62946, Phone: 618-252-5400

Regional Office of Education #21
502 W Jackson St, Marion | IL 62959, Phone: 618-998-1283

Regional Office of Ed. 30 Annex (GED)
819 Walnut St, Murphysboro | IL 62966, Phone: 618.684.4890

West Kentucky Community & Technical College (GED)
4810 Alben Barkley Dr, Paducah | KY 42002, Phone 270.534.3322

Mineral Area College (Arts & Sciences Building – Room C-6, HiSET)
5270 Flat River Rd, Park Hills | MO 63601, Phone 573.518.2308

Three Rivers Center-Sikeston (HiSET)
1400 S Main St, Sikeston | MO 63801, Phone: 573-840-9666

Shawnee Community College (GED)
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin | IL 62992, Phone 618.634.3316

Online GED and HiSET Introduced

In the past, there was never an option to take the GED or HiSET online. Now, however, things have changed. The GED and HiSET exams are now also available online. To learn more, visit our post “Introducing the Online GED Test.”

When taking this ‘HiSET-At-Home’ exam, a proctor will take you through the online test-taking process and check whether you do everything in line with the regulations. To learn all about this great development, check out -> Launching the online HiSET exam.

GED and HiSET Registration

Registration and making payments for the HiSET exam are done entirely online on the HiSET website, hiset.org. Your unofficial scores will be available immediately after you complete one of the computer-based subtests for multiple-choice sections.

You can access your unofficial scores when you log in to your HiSET account. The Test Center staff has no access to your HiSET scores. For the GED exam, set up an account at GED.com. This is the place for scheduling and paying for your tests.

Transcripts

Schools and test centers do not maintain GED or HiSET transcripts. If you would like to get a copy of your GED or HiSET transcript, you need to contact Missouri’s Department of Elementary & Secondary Education and obtain it from them.

You can go to the official HSE Official Transcript webpage and submit your request for a transcript online. You may also contact the High School Equivalency Department at 573-751-3504.

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Last Updated on January 9, 2024.