GED Classes Dubuque, Iowa

Listed here are all GED (in Iowa: HiSET) classes and testing facilities in the Dubuque region. In Iowa, you’ll have to pass the HiSET exam to acquire a high school equivalency degree.

You can sit for the HiSET exam both online and at state-certified test centers.

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There are five HiSET® tests in the fields of math, science, language writing, language reading, and social studies.

HiSET testing is possible on a computer and on paper.


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Until recently, HiSET testing, like with the GED®, had to be done at state-designated Iowa testing sites. There was no online HiSET testing option.

The introduction of the online HiSET-At-Home exam, however, has changed all of that. Read more below.

The diploma that you’ll receive upon successful completion of the Iowa HiSET exam is, across the nation, accepted just like a conventional high school diploma.

Dubuque GED prep classes (HiSET)

Northeast Iowa Community College (Dubuque Ctr for Education-HiSET Classes)
700 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Ph: (844) 642.2338 ext. 3100

IowaWorks (referral)
680 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001, Phone: (563) 556-5800 (ext. 129)/888.642.2338 ext. 100

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GED prep sites around Dubuque (HiSET) (cities by alphabet)

Boscobel Public Library (Southwest Tech)
1033 Wisconsin Avenue, Boscobel, Wisconsin 53805, Ph: (608) 375-5873 or (608) 822-3262

Northeast Iowa Comm. College
1625 Highway 150 South, Calmar, IA 52132, Ph: (563) 562-3263 or (844) 642-2338 ext. 3100

Kirkwood Community Coll-Center for Lifelong Learning
6301 Kirkwood Blvd S.W., Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404, Ph: (319) 784-1510
More Cedar Rapids HiSET prep options <- are listed here

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Clinton Comm. Coll.
944 Lincoln Blvd, Clinton, Iowa 52732, Ph: (563) 244-7001/7185

Darlington Municipal Building (Southwest Tech)
627 Main Street, Darlington, WI 53530, Ph: (608) 822.2369/3262

Scott Comm. College-West Davenport Ctr. HiSET Instruction
2950 N. Fairmount Street, Davenport, Iowa 52804, Ph: (563) 328.7690
See all Davenport area HiSET classes <- in this post

Dodgeville Family Chiropractic Center (Southwest Tech) 
1206 N Johns Street, Dodgeville, Wisconsin 53533, Ph (608) 822.2369/3262

James Kennedy Library (Online Resources)
320 1st Avenue E, Dyersville, Iowa 52040, Ph: (563) 875.8912

Elkader Library (Online Resources)
130 North Main Street, Elkader, Iowa 52043, Ph: (563) 245.1446

Southwest Tech-Fennimore
1800 Bronson Boulevard, Fennimore, Wisconsin 53809, Ph: (608) 822.2369/3262

Highland Comm. Coll. GED Classes
2998 West Pearl City Rd, Freeport, Illinois 61032, Ph: (815) 235-6121
All Freeport HiSET prep classes <- are listed on this page

Manchester Reg. Ed. Center (NE Iowa Comm. College)
1200½ West Main St, Manchester, IA 52057, Ph: (563) 822-1016

Clinton Community College (Maquoketa Center)
501 W Washington Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060, Phone: 563.652.5000 or 888.336.3907

Kirkwood Community College (Jones County Regional Ctr)
220 Welter Drive, Monticello, Iowa 52310, Ph: (319) 465.2302/2304

BEST (Business Employment Skills Team)
301 N Main St, Mount Carroll, IL 61053, Ph: (815) 244.2552
BEST offers also instruction in Galena, Stirling, Dixon, Oglesby, Princeton, Oregon, and Ottawa

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Northeast Iowa Community College Adult Education and Literacy
8342 NICC Drive, Peosta, IA 52068, Ph: (563) 556.5110/(888) 642.2338 x 3100

Southwest Tech GED Classes
150 East Pine Street, Platteville, Wisconsin 53818, Phone: (608) 822.2369/3262

Southwest Tech Prairie du Chien Outreach Site
1304 South Marquette Avenue, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821, Phone: (608) 822.2369/3262
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Richland Center (Southwest Tech)
373 W 6th Street, Richland Center, WI 53581, Phone: (608) 822.2369/3262

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GED testing centers in the Dubuque Area (HiSET)

Northeast Iowa Comm College (Dubuque Center for Education)
700 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Ph (563) 562-3263

NICC Calmar Campus Testing Center (Student Center 111)
1625 Highway 150 South, Calmar, Iowa 52132, Ph (563) 562-3263

Kirkwood Community Coll.
6301 Kirkwood Boulevard SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404, Ph (319) 398-5456

Eastern Iowa Comm College-CCC HiSET Testing
1000 Lincoln Boulevard, Clinton, Iowa 52732, Ph (563) 244-7050

Southwest WI Technical College (GED)
1800 Bronson Boulevard, Fennimore, Wisconsin 53809, Ph (608) 822-2313

Jones Regional Educational Center (KCC)
220 Welter Drive, Monticello, Iowa IA 52310, Ph (319) 465-2304

Northeast Iowa Community College Peosta
NICC Drive, Peosta, Iowa 52068, Ph: (563) 562-3263

Online HiSET-At-Home introduced

In the past, the HiSET exam was not available over the internet. For earning a high school equivalency (HSE) diploma, you had to report personally to one of Iowa’s state-designated testing sites.

Now, with the arrival of the HiSET-At-Home test-taking option, that had changed. An online proctor guides you through the online testing process and sees if you are doing everything in line with regulations. Learn more here: Introducing the online HiSET-At-Home Exam.

The HiSET exam

Iowa stopped using the GED for HSE (High school Equivalency) testing and switched to the HiSET exam. The price of the GED skyrocketed, and the GED was only available in a computer-based format. Reasons enough for Iowa, just like many other states, to change to an alternative option. Iowa chose to use the HiSET exam.

For more detailed information about HiSET testing in Iowa (such as prices, prep options, qualification criteria, scoring system, registration, and so on), visit GED in Iowa.

For who is the HSE exam?

The HSE (High School Equivalency) exam is for adults who, for whatever reason, never completed high school. The diploma that will be received after successful completion of the five HiSET tests is equivalent to a regular high school diploma. The diploma is all across America accepted by state and federal authorities, academic institutions, and employers.

HiSET scoring

Each of the five HiSET tests is measured on a 1-20 scale, and the minimally required result is 8. Your overall score must be no less than 45, and the Language writing section (Essay) must have a score of at least 2.

Please note that online-obtained documents are worthless and will definitely not be accepted by employers or institutions of higher education.

Last Updated on June 19, 2022.