This page shows you all HiSET (formerly GED) prep sites and test centers in and around Cedar Rapid. In Iowa, you must pass the five subtests of the HiSET to earn your high school equivalency diploma.
The exam offers persons who left high school without a diploma the opportunity to earn an equivalent credential.
You can sit for the HiSET® exam, like the GED®, online or at a state-approved testing site.
The test measures academic proficiency in comparison to what HS seniors must command upon graduation.
The HiSET exam includes five subtests in
- English Language Writing
- English Language Reading
- Social Studies
The HiSET is offered both on paper and in a computer-based format.
In the past, online HiSET testing was not an option. Test-takers were required to take the tests in person at a state-certified testing center.
Well, that has all changed with the arrival of the HiSET Exam At Home online testing option. Learn more below.
If you’d like to learn more about HiSET qualification requirements, passing scores, or Iowa costs, check out GED (HiSET) Testing In Iowa.
Cedar Rapids GED Prep Sites (HiSET)
Kirkwood Center for Lifelong Learning (Main Campus)
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Phone: 319 – 784-1510
Kirkwood Community Colleg-Faches Center
951 29th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Phone: 319 – 784-1510
Catherine McAuley Center-Adult Basic Education
1220 5th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403, Phone: 319 – 731-0444
IowaWORKS – Lindale Mall
4444 First Ave NE, Suite 436, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, Phone: 319 – 365-9474
Locations around Cedar Rapids (Cities by Alphabet)
Anamosa State Penitentiary HiSET Program (Kirkwood Community College)
406 North High St, Anamosa, IA 52205, Phone: 319 – 462-3504
Not open to the public
Kirkwood Comm. College-Tippie-Mansfield Center
1214 Ninth Ave, Belle Plaine, IA 52208, Phone: 319 – 444-2549
Coralville Sylvan Learning Ctr.
1100 5th St, Suite 105, Coralville, IA 52241, Phone: 319 – 800-6976
Northeast Iowa Comm. Coll.-Dubuque Center for Education
700 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001, Phone: 844 – 642-2338 x 3100
Regardless of where you stand in your training or educational level, NICC’s Learning Center (located at the school’s Dubuque Center) offers great personalized support and education to help students meet their personal and professional goals.
The school’s tutors, teachers, coaches, and all of the school’s staff are ready to help students identify their goals, overcome obstacles, develop their skills, and guide them toward a rewarding career and further education.
Check out all Dubuque area HiSET prep facilities <- on this page
Kirkwood Comm. College-Linn County Regional Center
1770 Boyson Rd, Hiawatha, IA 52233, Phone: 319 – 398-1052
1854 Boyson Rd, Hiawatha, IA 52233, Phone: 319 – 249-5624
Kirkwood Community College
1810 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240, Phone: 319 – 887-3656
See all Iowa City area HiSET prep options <- in this post
Manchester Regional Education Center (Northeast Iowa Community Coll.)
1200 ½ W Main Street, Manchester, IA 52057, Phone: 563 – 822-1016
Iowa Valley Continuing Education
206 East Church St, Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: 641 – 754-1348
All Marshalltown area HiSET prep locations <- are listed here
Kirkwood Comm. College-Jones Co. Regional Center
220 Welter Dr, Monticello, IA 52310, Phone: 319 – 465-2304/3202
Kirkwood Comm. College-Cedar Co. Center
1410 Cedar St, Tipton, IA 52772, Phone: 563 – 886-2950
Kirkwood Comm. College-Benton Co. Center
111 West 3rd St, Vinton, IA 52349, Phone: 319 – 472-2318
Kirkwood Comm. College-Iowa County Center
200 West St, Williamsburg, IA 52361, Phone: 319 – 668-2461
Online HiSET-At-Home Test
In the past, the HiSET exam was not available over the Internet. To earn your Iowa HSE (high school equivalency) diploma, you needed to show up personally at an official Iowa testing site.
Now, this has changed as the HiSET-At-Home online testing option was introduced. A proctor will see if everything occurs in line with strict regulations. You can learn more here -> HiSET Exam-At-Home.
Why the HiSET?
Go to HiSET in Iowa if you want to see if you qualify, and also check these free practice tests for the GED or HiSET test. The state of Iowa stopped using the GED exam for high school equivalency (HSE) testing to replace it with the HiSET exam. The GED exam was becoming too expensive and is only available in a computer-based setting, so Iowa made the switch to another assessment program, the HiSET, which is offered both on a computer and on paper.
To qualify for taking the HiSET exam in Iowa, students must first attain sufficient scores on the official HiSET practice test. To take this test, they need to be enrolled in an adult education program at one of Iowa’s 15 community colleges.
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Cedar Rapids Area GED Testing Centers (HiSET)
Kirkwood Community College (2055 Cedar Hall)
6301 Kirkwood Boulevard SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Phone: 319-398-5456/5411
IowaWORKS (Lindale Mall)
4444 1st Avenue #436, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, Phone: 319-365-9474
Iowa Valley Comm. Coll.-Grinnell
123 6th Avenue W, Grinnell, IA 50112, Phone: 641-754-1348 or 641-236-0513
Kirkwood CC Iowa City Learning Center
1810 Lower Muscatine Road, Iowa City, IA 52240, Phone: 319-887-3656
Jones Regional Educational Center (Kirkwood Comm College)
220 Welter Drive, Monticello, IA 52310, Phone: 319-465-2304/2302
Iowa Valley Comm College-Tama
215 West 9th Street, Tama, IA 52339, Phone: 641-754-1348 or 641-484-8002
Kirkwood Comm College Benton County Ctr
111 West Third Street, Vinton, IA 52349, Phone: 319-398-5456 or 319-472-2318
Hawkeye Community College-Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center Assessment Center, Room 203
120 Jefferson Street, Waterloo, IA 50701, Phone: 319-296-2329 ext 2033 or 319-283-3010
Kirkwood Iowa County Learning Center
200 West Street, Williamsburg, IA 52655, Phone: 319-668-2461
Last Updated on November 22, 2023.