This page lists all GED (in Montana: HiSET) prep classes and testing locations in the Great Falls region. Montana is using the HiSET exam for high school equivalency testing purposes.
The HiSET exam may be taken online or at one of Montana’s state-designated test centers.
The assessment gives adults who did not graduate high school the opportunity to earn an equivalent diploma.
The HiSET® comes with five tests in Reading, Writing, Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies.
HiSET testing, just as the GED®, takes place at the same level as may be expected of graduating HS students.
The five HiSET subtests can be taken both on a computer and on paper you can take one (or more) of the subtests at a time.
In the past, you could not take the HiSET online. If you wanted to earn your High School Equivalency diploma, you had to come to a state-designated testing site.
Recent developments have changed that, however, as we witnessed the launch of a new online ‘HiSET-At-Home’ testing option. You can learn more at the bottom of this page.
Great Falls GED prep facilities (HiSET)
Great Falls Career & College Readiness Center (GFCMSU)
2100 16th. Avenue S., Great Falls, MT 59405, Phone: (406) 771-5108
MSU’s Great Falls Career & College Readiness Center helps students obtain their HSE (high school equivalency) diplomas, build skills for college, upskill for career opportunities, obtain a certification, and achieve many other life-changing goals.
For MSU Northern EOC (Educational Opportunity Center), call (406) 771-4326.
Opportunities Inc. Youth Employment Program
905 1st. Avenue North, Great Falls, MT 59403, Phone: (406) 761-8462
The Youth Employment Program helps participants to get ahead in many areas of life, from financial literacy and housing needs to educational achievements such as completing the HiSET.
Paris Gibson Education Center
2400 Central Avenue, Great Falls, MT 59401, Phone: (406) 268-6605
NOT a HiSET program, but Great Falls’ Paris Gibson Education Center offers a high school curriculum for students looking to reach their goals in a somewhat different way than through traditional high school education.
Cascade County Juvenile Detention Center HiSET Program
1600 26th. Street S., Great Falls, MT 59405, Phone: (406) 454-6930
Not open to the public
Cascade County Detention Center HiSET Program
3800 I-15 Frontage Road, Great Falls, MT 59404, Phone: (406) 454-6823
Not open to the public
Locations around Great Falls (cities by alphabet)
Central Montana Education Center-Adult Education
773 Airport Road, Lewistown, MT 59457, Phone: (406) 535-9022/5577
For all Lewiston HiSET prep class locations, <- check here
Havre Adult Education
2229 5th Avenue, Havre, MT 59501, Phone: (406) 665-6447
More Havre area GED prep options <- can be found in this post
Helena Adult Education (@Helena College)
1115 N. Roberts St, Rm 117, Helena, Montana 95601, Phone (406) 447.6387
You can find all Helena area locations here: Helena GED (HiSET) Programs
Shelby Prison (Crossroads Correctional Center) HiSET program
50 Crossroads Drive, Shelby, MT 59474, Phone: (406) 434.7055
Not open to the public
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Launching online HiSET-Exam-At-Home testing
In the past, there was never the option to take the HiSET exam via the internet. Recently, however, we have witnessed an interesting development as a new, online, proctored HiSET testing option was launched.
When taking the ‘HiSET-Exam-At-Home’ option, an online proctor guides you through the entire process and sees if all is occurring correctly. If you want to learn more about this interesting development, visit The launch of the HiSET-At-Home test.
You could also be interested in Missoula GED (HiSET) Classes
Great Falls area GED testing centers (HiSET)
Great Falls College
2100 16th Avenue South | Great Falls | MT 59405 | Phone: 406-268-6660
Blackfeet Comm College HiSET Test Center
504 SE Boundary Street | Browning | MT 59417 | Phone: 406-338-5411
PAL Adult Ed. Center
815 Front Street | Helena | MT 59601 | Phone 406-447-6387
Helena Adult Ed. Center
1115 N Roberts Street | Helena | MT 59601 | Phone 406-447-6389
Central Montana Education Center (Room 4, Main Level)
773 Airport Road | Lewistown | MT 59457 | Phone: 406-535-5570
The five HiSET subtests
The HiSET exam has five individual tests.
The Reading test is measuring your skills to comprehend, interpret, and analyze a wide selection of literary and informational fragments. This part involves various literary genres and subject matter in different styles. The articles may come in the form of essays, poetry, biographical sketches, or editorials.
The various test texts generally have a length of some 400 – 600 words. If you want to learn your HiSET test scores, you will have to wait a few days, and they will not be sent by mail but available through your HiSET account.
HiSET test results are posted online within 3 to 5 days after a multiple-choice test and 6 to 10 days after an essay test. If you need some help accessing your test scores, please contact your testing center, or go to ‘Getting Your Scores’ on your HiSET account.
The HiSET test in Writing (at least if you take the exam in English) measures your competency to recognize and produce standard American-English written sentences and essays, and the test is in two parts. The first part measures how well you can edit and revise written texts, and the second part measures your ability to produce and organize ideas in writing. Spanish-speaking applicants can write their essays in Spanish.
The Mathematics test measures your knowledge and skills in math. You must solve quantitative issues by applying basic concepts and skills. The questions are including practical issues that require numerical and measurement operations, data interpretation, and logical reasoning.
The questions are often related to realistic situations and test your understanding of abstract concepts like algebraic patterns, precision in measurement, and probability.
The HiSET test in Science measures how well you can use science content and knowledge, your ability to apply principles of scientific inquiry, and how well you can interpret and evaluate scientific information.
The questions will use a range of materials from a wide variety of areas, for example, chemistry, physics, zoology, botany, health, and astronomy.
The test in Social Studies measures your capacity to analyze and evaluate specific information on a wide range of social studies. This test includes questions about a broad range of content areas, such as history, economics, political science, geography, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.
Last Updated on June 15, 2022.