This article lists all HiSET and GED prep class locations and testing facilities in the St. Joseph area. Missouri uses two options for applicants looking to earn their HSE high school equivalency) diploma, the GED and HiSET exams.
In the past, online GED® or HiSET® testing was not possible. Recently, however, we’ve seen the launch of the online ‘HiSET-At-Home’ exam and the ‘O.P. (Online Proctored) GED Test.’ Learn more below.
The exams are for adult learners who did not graduate from high school and offer them the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
The HiSET, like the GED exam, assesses knowledge at a level similar to what students must have learned in four years of high school.
GED testing takes place through four independent sub-exams that cover the fields of
- Social Studies
- English Language Arts
There are five HiSET subtests, as the Language portion has separate writing and reading sub-exams.
The GED (General Education Development) exam is fully computerized, while the HiSET (short for High School Equivalency Test) is offered on paper and computer.
If you want to learn more about GED qualification criteria in Missouri, testing costs, or HiSET and GED passing scores, visit our page “GED Testing In Missouri.”
St. Joseph GED Prep Sites
St Joseph Adult Ed. & Literacy Program (Webster Learning Ctr)
1211 N 18th St, St. Joseph, MO 64501, Phone 816.671.4020
East Annex, Door 4
Missouri Job Center
2202 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506, Phone: 816-387-2380
St. Joseph Youth Alliance YouthBuild Program
5223 Mitchell Ave, St Joseph, MO 64507, Phone: 816-232-0050
Rolling Hills Library-Belt Branch-Excel Adult High School Program
1904 N Belt Highway, St Joseph, MO 64506, Phone: 816-232-5479
NOT a GED program but a High School Diploma Program
GED Prep Facilities around St. Joseph (Cities by Alphabet)
Highland Comm. Coll. Technical Center
1501 W Riley Street, Atchison, Kansas 66002, Ph: 785.442.6205/6202
North Central Career Ctr HSE Instruction
3400 Bulldog Avenue, Room 127, Bethany, Missouri 64424, Ph: 660.570.1686
HSE (High School Equivalency) instruction offered by St. Joseph Adult Education
Cameron United Methodist Church Education Center
315 North Pine Street, Cameron, MO 64429, Ph: 816-629-8101
HSE classes by St. Joseph Adult Education
SCC Learning Center @Falls City
3200 Bill Schock Boulevard, Falls City, NE 68355, Ph: 402-437-2717/2421
Northeast Kansas Area on Aging (HCC)
1803 Oregon Street, Hiawatha, KS 66434, Ph: 303.918.7121 or 785.442.6202
Highland Community College Adult Education
606 West Main Street, Highland, KS 66035, Phone: 785-442-6205/6202
Trading Post Kickapoo Nation
Goldfinch and Kansas 20, Horton, Kansas 66439, Phone: 785.969.4522
Success Academy @Anderson (Kansas City Adult Ed.)
1601 Forest Ave, Second Floor, Kansas City, Missouri 64106, Ph: 816.418.7150
You can see all Kansas City, Missouri, area prep sites <- on this page
Kansas City KS Community Coll.
7250 State Avenue | Kansas City | Kansas 66112 | Ph 913.288.7124/7660
All Kansas City, Kansas, area GED prep options <- are listed here
Marshall County Lifelong Learning (HCC)
405 N 4th Street, Marysville, KS 66508, Phone: 785-629-8300
North Central MO College (St. Joseph Adult Ed)
1301 Main Street, Trenton, MO 64683, Phone: 816-671-4020
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Online HiSET and GED Testing
In the past, there was no option to take the HiSET or GED exam over the Internet. But recently, we’ve seen some important new developments as the online HiSET and GED tests were launched.
So now, you can also sit for the five HiSET or four GED modules (independent subtests) from your home if you have a good Internet connection. If you want to learn all about this new development, go to The online HiSET test for information about the ‘HiSET At Home’ exam. For all details about the OP (Online Proctored) GED test, check out this post.
St. Joseph Area GED Testing Sites
Hillyard Technical Ctr.
3434 Faraon Street, St. Joseph, Missouri 64506, Phone 855-671-4170
From here, cities by alphabet
Highland Community College (GED)
1501 W Riley Street, Atchison, Kansas 66002, Phone 785-442-6233
MCC-Maple Woods Education Ctr (HiSET)
2601 NE Barry Road – Kansas City, Missouri 64156 – Phone 816-604-3057
Check here for all -> Kansas City, MO GED testing sites
KCCC (GED, Community Education Bldg, GED)
7250 State Avenue – Kansas City – Kansas 66112 – Phone 913-288-7661
Check here for all -> Kansas City, KS GED testing sites
Northwest Technical School (HiSET)
1515 South Munn Avenue, Maryville, Missouri 64468, Phone 660-562-3022
Washburn Inst. of Technology GED Testing Center
5724 SW Huntoon Street, Topeka, Kansas 66604, Phone 785-670-3367
North Central Missouri Coll. (HiSET, GED)
1301 Main Street, Trenton, Missouri 64683, Phone 660-357-6335 or 660-359-3948
The Missouri GED test costs $132 when taken at a testing center, but an additional annual $10 state fee applies. When taken online, the Missouri GED test costs $156, but you should also add the cost of four GED Ready tests that you must pass to qualify for online testing, which is an additional $28. Check here to learn more about how Missouri residents can earn their HSE diploma for free.
If you take the HiSET tests on a computer, the cost per subtest is $10,75 for ETS and $7 for the test center, so $17.75 in total per subtest. If you want to take the 5 tests in a paper-and-pencil version, you pay a $15 ETS fee plus a $7 testing center administration fee, so $22 in total.
When you register for the first HiSET subtest, there will be an annual $10 state administration fee. This fee will be collected once every year. Per subject test, ETS will provide two (2) free retests per subtest, but you’ll still have to pay the $7 test center fee.
Please note that taking the HiSET exam online is more expensive. In Missouri, the HiSET Exam At Home will set you back $151.25 for the entire HiSET battery.
GED and HiSET Passing Scores
GED scoring takes place on a scale from 100 to 200. The passing score is 145, and this applies to all four sub-exams. The GED scoring ranges are:
- 100-144: Below Passing
- 145-164: High School Equivalency
- 165-174: College-Ready
- 175-200: College-Ready + up to 10 College Credits
To pass the HiSET exam, you must at least attain a score of 8 (out of a possible 20) points on each of the five modules. Your overall score must be in the 45-100 range, and your essay score must be at least 2 (out of 6).
Last Updated on December 2, 2023.