GED (HiSET) In Tennessee

Tennessee uses the HiSET exam for its high school equivalency testing program. The exam offers people who never completed high school the chance to earn an equivalent degree.

Please note that this website’s video lessons and practice tests do not represent a complete coverage of what’s on the HiSET or GED exam, but they let you discover if online learning is the right method for you.

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The HiSET exam can be taken online or at a state-approved official test center. To register, candidates must set up an account on hiset.org.

The HiSET® is available both on paper and in a computerized format and contains five subtests.

The five HiSET sub-exams cover the academic subject fields of

  • English Language Arts Writing
  • English Language Arts Reading
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Science

The diploma that’s awarded upon successful completion of the HiSET exam is equivalent to a standard high school diploma and is accepted by employers, government institutions, universities, and colleges all across the U.S.

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When you pass the HiSET, you’ll receive a diploma that allows for a college education or well-paying employment.

Holding the Tennessee high school equivalency diploma will certainly boost your employment options and lead to a better and more rewarding career.

Tennessee GED Testing Requirements (HiSET)

  • In Tennessee, the minimum age to be eligible for the HiSET exam is 17.
  • Test-takers 17 years of age, however, need to meet strict additional requirements.
  • Under-age HiSET test-takers must, for example, submit an age waiver that’s signed by an official of the school they last attended.
  • They also need to hold written permission from a parent or guardian. Please get in touch with a test center for details.
  • Test-takers cannot hold a high school or equivalent diploma.
  • They can also not be registered for another education program.
  • In Tennessee, test-takers MUST take the official HiSET practice test first.
  • They are, however, not required to sign up for a prep course.
  • There is NO Tennessee residency requirement.

When you are ready to go the HiSET track, get in touch with the nearest HiSET prep or test center and become aware of all requirements and procedures.

GED Prep Classes in Tennessee (HiSET)

You can prepare for the GED test by studying online. You may also choose a traditional GED Prep class near you. Select your nearest city to see all prep sites in your region.

Tennessee HiSET Price

The Tennessee HiSET exam costs $78.50 when taken on a computer and $100 when taken in a paper-and-pencil version. The HiSET exam contains five tests in the subject fields of

  • Language Writing
  • Language Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Science

GED Testing Sites in Tennessee (HiSET)

Algood
Putnam Co. Learning Ctr – 286 E Main St – Algood – TN 38506 – Ph: (931) 520.9519
Ashland City
American Job Ctr-Cheatham Co – 384 S Main St – Ashland City – TN 37015 – Ph: (931) 206.7116
Athens
TCAT-Athens – 202 Hicks St – Athens – TN 37303 – Ph: (423) 309.5318
Bartlett
Nicholas Hobbs Academy – 7526 Memphis-Arlington Rd – Bartlett – TN 38135 – Ph: (901) 252.7749
Blountville
Northeast State Comm. Coll. – 2425 Hwy 75 – Blountville – TN 37617 – Ph: (423) 354.2587
Brownsville
TCAT-Brownsville – 401 Morgan St – Brownsville – TN 38013 – Ph: (731) 298.0197
Carthage
Smith Co Adult Ed. Ctr – 123 SCMS Ln – Carthage – TN 37030 – Ph: (913) 528.8685
Smith Co Library – 215 Main St – Carthage – TN 37030 – Ph: (615) 230.3382
Celina
Clay Co. Adult Education – 502 Brown St – Celina – TN 38551 – Ph: (615) 230.3382
Chattanooga
Chattanooga State – 4501 Amnicola Hwy – Chattanooga – TN 37406 – Ph: (423) 697.3329
Eastgate Career Ctr – 5600 Brainerd Rd – Chattanooga – TN 37411 – Ph: (432) 365.5020
Clarksville
Workforce Ed. Center – 523 Madison St (Ste B) – Clarksville – TN 37040 – Ph: (931) 449.9005
Cleveland
East Cleveland Elementary – 1450 Strawberry Ln – Cleveland – TN 37311 – Ph: (423) 285-5565
Collierville
The Univ. of Memphis-Collierville – 215 W Poplar Ave – Collierville – TN 38017 – Ph: (901) 678.4024
Cookeville
Volunteer State – 1000 Neal St – Cookeville – Tennessee 38501 – Ph: (615) 230-3382
Columbia
Columbia State Comm. Coll. – 1665 Hampshire Pike – Columbia – TN 38401 – Ph: (931) 540.2569
Cordova
Faith Angelical Church – 9555 Walnut Grove Rd – Cordova – TN 38018 – Ph: (901) 289.7404
Covington
TCAT-Covington – 600 Hwy 51 S – Covington – TN 38019 – Ph: (901) 317.5507
Crossville
TCAT-Crossville – 910 Miller Ave – Crossville – TN 38555 – Ph: (931) 484.7502
Dandridge
Mountain View Academy – 809 Peal Ln – Dandridge – TN 37725 – Ph: (865) 397.0174
Dayton
American Job Ctr – 200 4th Ave (1st Fl) – Dayton – TN 37321 – Ph: (423) 309.5318
Dayton Skills Ctr – 200 4th Ave (Ste 200) – Dayton – TN 37321 – Ph: (423) 285.5565
Dickson
Workforce Adult Ed. Ctr – 250 Beasley Dr – Dickson – TN 37055 – Ph: (931) 449.9005
Dover
Stewart Co. Learning Ctr – 110 Natcor Dr – Dover – TN 37058 – Ph: (932) 206.7116
Dresden
Weakley Co Development Ctr – 8250 Hwy 22 – Dresden – TN 38225 – Ph: (731) 487.3706
Dunlap
Sequatchie Co. Adult Ed. – 103 Heard St – Dunlap – TN 37308 – Ph: (423) 309.5318
Dyersburg
Dyersburg State CC – 1510 Lake Rd – Dyersburg – TN 38024 – Ph: (731) 286.3355
American Job Ctr-Dyersburg – 313 W Cedar St – Dyersburg – TN 38024 – (731) 487.3706
Elizabethton
TCAT-Elizabethton – 426 Hwy 91 – Elizabethton – TN 37643 – Ph: (423) 342.3977
Fayetteville
Motlow State CC – 1802 Winchester Hwy – Fayetteville – TN 37334 – Ph: (931) 607.0245
Franklin
Columbia State Comm. Coll. – 1228 Liberty Pike – Franklin – TN 37067 – Ph: (931) 540.2569
Workforce Essentials – 118 Seaboard Ln – Franklin – TN 37067 – Ph: (931) 206.7116
Friendsville
Pellissippi State CC – 2731 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy – Friendsville – TN 37737 – Ph: (865) 992.5288
Gallatin
Volunteer State Comm. Coll. – 1480 Nashville Pike – Gallatin – TN 37066 – Ph: (615) 230.3382
Sumner Co. Adult Ed. – 1598 Green Lea Blvd – Gallatin – TN 37066 – Ph: (615) 452.1964
Greeneville
Walters State Comm. Coll. – 215 N College St – Greeneville – TN 37745 – Ph: (423) 585.6801
Harriman
Roane State Comm. Coll. – 276 Patton Ln – Harriman – TN 37748 – Ph: (865) 882.4678
Hohenwald
Lewis County Library – 15 Kyle Ave – Hohenwald – TN 38462 – Ph: (931) 796.5365 or (931) 446.3356
Huntingdon
American Job Center – 470 Mustang Dr – Huntingdon – TN 38344 – Ph: (731) 487.3706
Huntsville
Roane State CC – 410 WH Swain Blvd – Huntsville – TN 37756 – Ph: (865) 481.2000 x 4804
Jacksboro
TCAT-Jacksboro – 265 Elkins Rd – Jacksboro – TN 37757 – Ph: (865) 566.9629
Jackson
TCAT-Jackson – 2468 Technology Center Dr – Jackson – TN 38301 – Ph: (731) 424.0691
Madison Oaks Academy – 49 Old Hickory Blvd – Jackson – TN 38305 – Ph: (731) 668.5880
Jamestown
Fentress Co. Adult Learning Ctr – 209 N Main St – Jamestown – TN 38556 – Ph: (931) 879.3802
Johnson City
Northeast State Comm. Coll. – 101 E Market St – Johnson City – TN 37601 – Ph: (423) 323.3191
Kingsport
Northeast State Comm. Coll. – 222 W Main St – Kingsport – TN 37660 – Ph: (423) 578.0933
Knoxville
Pellissippi State CC – 1610 E Magnolia Ave – Knoxville – TN 37917 – Ph: (865) 992.5288
Pellissippi State CC – 3435 Division St –  Knoxville – TN 37919 – Ph: (865) 694.6752
Pellissippi State CC – 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike – Knoxville – TN 37914 – Ph: (865) 694.6752
Pellissippi State CC – 10915 Hardin Valley Rd – Knoxville – TN 37933 – Ph: (865) 694.6752
TCAT-Knoxville – 1100 Liberty St – Knoxville – TN 37919 – Ph: (865) 415.2379
Lafayette
Macon Co. Adult Ed Center – 501 College St – Lafayette – TN 37083 – Ph: (931) 528.8685 or (615) 230.3382
LaFollette
Roane State CC – 201 Independence Ln – LaFollette – TN 37766 – Ph: (865) 481.2000 x 4804
Lebanon
TCAT-Wilson Co. – 415 Tennessee Blvd – Lebanon – TN 37087 – Ph: (931) 206.7116
Lenoir City
Roane State CC – 100 W Broadway (Ste 131) – Lenoir City – TN 37771 – Ph: (865) 481.2000 x 4804
Lewisburg
Columbia State CC – 980 S Ellington Pkwy – Lewisburg – TN 37091 – Ph: (931) 540.2569
Lexington
TCAT-Lexington – 230 S Broad St – Lexington – TN 38351 – Ph: (731) 424.0691
Linden
Perry County Adult Ed. – 113 Factory St – Linden – TN 37096 – Ph (931) 446.3356
Madisonville
Monroe Co. Court House – 105 College St – Madisonville – TN 37054 – Ph: (854) 310.3718
Martin
University of Tennessee -210 Hurt St – Martin – TN 38238 – Ph: (731) 881.7727/7719
McMinnville
1st United Methodist Church – 200 W Main St – McMinnville – TN 37110 – Ph: (931) 528.8685
Memphis
The University of Memphis – 3669 Alumni Dr – Memphis – TN 38152 – Ph: (901) 678.4024
Hope Works – 3337 Summer Ave – Memphis – TN 38122 – Ph: (901) 273.5827 or 662.645.1557
CMI Family & Consumer Support Ctr – 2124 Democrat Rd – Memphis – TN 38132 – Ph: (901) 448.7827
Memphis SD #8 – 1187 E Holmes Rd – Memphis – TN 38116 – Ph: (901) 396.8800
Southwest TN Comm. Coll. – 5983 Macon Cove – Memphis – TN 38134 – Ph: (901) 333.4489
Morristown
Walters State CC – 500 S Davy Crockett Pkwy – Morristown – TN 37813 – Ph: (423) 585.6801
Mountain City
Johnson Co. Adult Ed. – 370 Cold Springs Rd – Mountain City – TN 37683 – Ph: (423) 578.0933
Murfreesboro
America’s Career Ctr – 1303 Old Fort Pkwy – Murfreesboro – TN 37129 – Ph: (931) 206.7116
Nashville
Tennessee State Avon Williams Campus – 330 10th Ave N – Nashville – TN 37203 – Ph: (615) 963.2997
Nashville YWCA – 1608 Woodmont Blvd – Nashville – TN 37215 – Ph: (615) 983.5111
TCAT-Nashville – 100 White Bridge Pike – Nashville – TN 37205 – Ph: (615) 425.5525
National College – 1638 Bell Road – Nashville – TN 37211 – Ph: (615) 761.6073
DCSO Metro Southeast – 1417 Murfreesboro Rd – Nashville – TN 37217 – Ph: (615) 862.8279
Oak Ridge
Roane State Comm. Coll. – 701 Briarcliff Ave – Oak Ridge – TN 37830 – Ph: (865) 882.4678
Only
Turney Ctr Ind. Complex – 1499 RW Moore Memorial Hwy – Only – TN 37140 – Ph: (931) 446.3356
Paris
Bethel University-Paris – 302B Tyson Ave – Paris – TN 38242 – Ph: (731) 407.7178/7612
Jackson State Comm Coll – 55 Jones Bend Rd Ext. – Paris – TN 38242 – Ph: (731) 487.3706
Pegram
ARCH Academy – 1062 Hwy 70 – Pegram – TN 37143 – Ph: (615) 453.4335
Pulaski
TCAT-Pulaski – 1233 E College St – Pulaski – TN 38478 – Ph: (931) 424.2422
Ripley
TCAT-Ripley – 127 Industrial Dr – Ripley – TN 38063 – Ph: (901) 317.5507
Lauderdale Co. Library – 120 Lafayette St – Ripley – TN 38063 – Ph: (731) 635.1872/3368
Sevierville
Walters State CC – 1720 Old Newport Hwy – Sevierville – TN 37876 – Ph: (423) 585.6801
Smyrna
Motlow State CC – 5002 Motlow College Blvd – Smyrna – TN 37167 – Ph: (931) 607.0245
Springfield
American Job Ctr – 299 10th Ave E – Springfield – TN 37172 – Ph: (615) 230.3382
Spring Hill
Northfield Workforce Ctr – 5000 Northfield Ln – Spring Hill – TN 37174 – Ph: (931) 398.6000
Tazewell
Walters State Comm Coll – 1325 Claiborne St – Tazewell – TN 37879 – Ph: (423) 858.6801
Tullahoma
Motlow State CC – 6015 Ledford Mill Rd – Tullahoma – TN 37388 – Ph: (931) 393.1763
Wartburg
Roane State CC – 150 Longview Dr – Wartburg – TN 37887 – Ph: (865) 882.4678
Waynesboro
Wayne Academy – 942 Andrew Jackson Dr – Waynesboro – TN 38485 – Ph: ( 931) 360.4340
Wayne County Courthouse – 100 Court Circle – Waynesboro – TN 38485 – Ph: (931) 446.3356
Whiteville
TCAT-Whiteville – 1685 Hwy 64 – Whiteville – TN 38075 – Ph: (731) 298.0197
Winchester
Townsend Center – 910 S Shephard St – Winchester – TN 38398 – Ph: (931) 446.3356

Online HiSET Testing

The HiSET exam, like the GED®, is now available in an online format as well. Until recently, the exam had to be taken in person at an official testing center, but that’s changed. You can read more in this article: Online Proctored HiSET exam.

HiSET Cost and Retesting

There are five individual HiSET subtests; each subtest costs as follows:

  • In a computer-delivered format, $15.75 per subtest ($10.75 for ETS and $5 for the test center fee). So, in total, $78.75
  • In a paper-delivered format, $20 per subtest ($15 for ETS and $5 for the test center fee). So, in total, $100

You’ll have two retests per subtest at a discounted rate of $5 for the test center fee. This offer is valid for a 12-month period. Thereafter, regular fees apply again.

HiSET Scoring

To pass the HiSET exam, you need to attain a score of at least 8 (out of a possible 20) on each of the five subtests (Math, Language Writing, Language Reading, Social Studies, and Science). On the essay part, you need to score at least 2 out of 6, and your total score (across all five subtests) must not be lower than 45 points (out of a possible 100), not including your essay score.

HiSET Testing

The TDLWD (Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development) decided that the HiSET is the only high school equivalency exam used in the state. All over Tennessee, you can find many facilities that provide HiSET prep classes to get you all set to take the HiSET successfully.

All Tennessee Technology Centers and vocational/technical schools offer HiSET prep classes, and many more adult education centers are listed in the directory above. Once you’re ready, schedule your test and see your opportunities.

Get in touch with a HiSET prep facility near you and see if you qualify for the high school equivalency program. Not everybody qualifies: you cannot have a high school diploma or be enrolled in a school program. Become aware of requirements and regulations, and get optimally prepared.

Community libraries and bookstores can supply a lot of study material, and you can find good online programs as well. But probably the best preparation is offered at numerous locations where HiSET prep classes are available, mostly totally free of charge (see the above listing of major city areas) in combination with an online prep course.

Free GED (HiSET) Online Prep in Tennessee

Please note that our free online classes and practice tests cover just portions of the GED or HiSET exam. This way, you can learn if this online study method is a good fit for you. If so, you can sign up for Onsego GED prep, a comprehensive, accredited GED prep program that has provided the free resources offered on this website.

How to Prepare for the HiSET Exam

When preparing for the HiSET or GED® exam, you should take a pre-test to discover your weak and strong points. This way, you learn which areas need your most attention.

The exam comes with five tests that include predominantly multiple-choice questions (only the writing section does not). Discover strategies that will help you in giving the correct answers. By learning this way, you will become confident, and your scores will improve. Your diploma will get you into college, will get you better job opportunities, and will lead to better financial and overall health.

When you hold the Tennessee high school equivalency diploma, you may apply for a better job, and you also qualify for a college education. Just register for a prep class at one of the above-listed facilities or follow the Onsego GED Prep, a premium course recognized by GED Testing Service. When applying to college, also request info about financial support and learn about application and admissions policies.

Promise Scholarship

In Tennessee, qualifying students who graduated high school, are homeschooled, or have earned a GED/HISET diploma before they turn 19 can receive the Promise Scholarship towards a post-secondary educational institution for mandatory fees and tuition. Applicants must be full-time students, take part in mentoring programs, attend regular meetings, and perform at least eight hours of community service.

To qualify, the applicants must be Tennessee residents, U.S. citizens, or eligible non-citizens. They must have completed a Tennessee Promise Scholarship Application Form in the TSAC Student Portal by November 1 and a FAFSA Form by March 1 (fafsa.gov).

For more information:
Tennessee State Board of Education
Department of Labor and Workforce Development
220 French Landing Drive
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 844.224.5818
Email: adulteducation@tn.gov

FAQ about GED in Tennessee

How to get a GED in Tennessee?

Tennessee uses the HiSET exam for its high school equivalency program. If you want to earn your certificate in Tennessee, you’ll have to take and pass the five subtests included in the HiSET exam. The five subjects cover the content areas of Science, Writing, Reading, Social Studies, and Math.

What are the Tennessee GED testing requirements?

The HiSET test, just like the GED exam, is available to adult learners who never completed high school. To qualify, students must be at least 17 years old, though 17-year-olds qualify only if they meet specific extra criteria. State residency is not required, but all test-takers must attain sufficient scores on the Official HiSET Practice Test (OPT).

What is the GED cost in Tennessee?

The Tennessee HiSET test costs $78.75 for testers who take the computer-based version or $100 for testers who take the exam on paper. There is no need to take the entire HiSET battery in one take. You can register and pay for and take the five HiSET subtests one at a time.

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Last Updated on February 15, 2024.