Wyoming is using two options for high school equivalency testing, the GED and HiSET exams.
The exams are given at official Wyoming test centers and in an online format.
The assessments offer persons who never finished high school the opportunity to obtain a diploma that is across North America accepted in lieu of a high school diploma.
The GED® exam is fully computer-based and includes four individual subtests in these subject areas: Language Arts, Math, Social studies, and Science.
The HiSET® exam comes in paper-based and computer-based formats and has separate tests in writing and reading, so five in total.
This page includes a complete listing of high school equivalency prep locations and testing centers in Wyoming.
You have the option to take one of the four GED or five HiSET subtests (independent modules) when you feel ready to do so.
Keep in mind that not all testing centers offer both options, so please get well informed.
Wyoming GED testing requirements
- In Wyoming, the minimally required age for GED and HiSET testing is 16.
- 16 and 17-year-olds, however, must meet additional, strict criteria.
- They must, for example, hold an official GED age waiver and have permission from a parent or guardian. Please contact a test center near you for details.
- Applicants can not already possess a high school or equivalent credential.
- They can not be enrolled in any other education program.
- Wyoming residency is NOT required.
- Applicants do NOT need to first follow a prep course.
- They also don’t need to attain passing scores on the GED Ready® or HiSET practice test, except when they opt for online testing.
GED prep sites in Wyoming
You can prepare for the GED test by studying online, but you can also opt to attend a traditional GED prep class near you. Click on your city or a city near you to see all the options in your area.
Wyoming GED cost
If you sit for the GED exam at a Wyoming testing site, the cost is $80 for the full GED exam or $20 per subtest. When you take the GED exam, however, in an online proctored format, the subtests are $36 each, so $144 overall.
Bear in mind that to qualify for online GED testing, you first must pass the GED Ready practice test, available from the website GED.com at $6.99. There are four GED Ready tests for you to buy (one for each subject test), so that’ll set you back another $28. That brings your total to $172.
Wyoming HiSET cost
In Wyoming, the HiSET exam costs $53.75 (for the entire 5-test battery) when taken in a computerized format or $75 for all five subjects when taken in a paper-and-pencil format. To qualify for the online HiSET-At-Home exam (also called the Remote Proctored or R.P. exam), you’ll also have to attain passing scores on the HiSET OPT (Official Practice Test). Please note that test centers may charge additional administrative fees, so get well informed.
Wyoming GED testing centers
WWCC Afton Outreach (HiSET) – 247 N Washington Str – Afton – WY 83110 – Ph: (307) 382.1829
Carbon Co. Higher Education Ctr (HiSET) – 360 Whippoorwill Dr – Baggs – WY 82321 – Ph: (307) 328.9204
West Sublette Co. School District 9 (HiSET) – 916 Piney Dr – Big Piney – WY 83113 – Ph: (307) 382.1829
Casper College (GED and HiSET) – 125 College Dr – Casper – WY 82601 – Ph: (307) 268.3850/2258
WY Behavioral Institute (HiSET) – 2521 E 15th St – Casper – WY 82609 – Ph: (307) 268.3315
Laramie Co. Comm. Coll. (GED and HiSET) – 1400 E College Dr – Cheyenne – WY 82007 – Ph: (307) 778.1274/637-2450
Oyster Ridge BOCES (HiSET) – 20 Adaville Dr – Diamondville, -WY 83116 – Ph: (307) 877.6958
Eastern WY College (HiSET) – 800 S Wind River Dr – Douglas – WY 82633 – Ph: (307) 358.5622
Uinta BOCES 1 Ed. Ctr (HiSET and GED) – 1013 W Cheyenne Dr (Ste A) – Evanston – WY 82930 – Ph: (307) 789.5742
Gillette College (GED and HiSET) – 300 W Sinclair St – Gillette – WY 82718 – Ph: (307) 681.6226/686.0254
EWC-Glenrock Outreach (HiSET) – 225 Oregon Trail – Glenrock – WY 82637 – Ph: (307) 436.7499
Hulett School EWC Outreach (HiSET) – 429 Sager St – Hulett – WY 82720 – Ph: (307) 467.5231 x 102
Jackson Ctr. for the Arts-CWC (HiSET) – 240 S Glenwood St – Jackson – WY 83001 – Ph: (307) 200.6154
Central Wyoming College (HiSET) – 120 Enterprise Blvd – Lander – WY 82520 – Ph: (307) 855.2337/2189
The University of Wyoming (GED) – 1000 E University Ave – Laramie – WY 82071 – Ph: (307) 766.2188
Laramie Co. Comm. Coll. (HiSET) – 1125 Boulder Dr – Laramie – WY 82070 – Ph: (307) 721.5138
EWC-Lusk Outreach (HiSET) – 619 W 5th St – Lusk – WY 82225 – Ph: (307) 334.2733
Moorcroft High School (HiSET) – 47 Country Ln – Moorcroft – WY 82721 – Ph: (307) 532.8288
Valley Learning Ctr (HiSET and GED) – 219 First St – Mountain View – WY 82939 – Ph: (307) 782.6401
Newcastle Comm. Ed. (HiSET) – 111 Casper Ave – Newcastle – WY 82701 – Ph: (307) 532.8288
Pinedale BOCES (HiSET) – 665 N Tyler Ave – Pinedale – WY 82941 – Ph: (307) 382.1829
Northwest College (HiSET) – 1397 Fort Drum Dr – Powell – WY 82435 – Ph: (307) 754.6280
Carbon Co. Higher Ed Ctr (GED and HiSET) – 1650 Harshman St – Rawlins – WY 82301 – Ph: (307) 328.9274/2904
Central Wyoming Coll. (HiSET and GED) – 2660 Peck Ave – Riverton – WY 82501 – Ph: (307) 855.2289/2271/2298
Wind River Job Corps (HiSET) – 4200 Airport Rd – Riverton – WY 82501 – Ph: (307) 857.9700
Western WY Comm. Coll. (HiSET) – 2500 College Dr – Rock Springs – WY 82901 – Ph: (307) 382.1829/389.4713
Platte Valley Comm. Ctr (HiSET) – 210 Elm St – Saratoga – WY 82331 – Ph: (307) 326.7822
Sheridan College (HiSET) – 3059 Coffeen Ave – Sheridan – WY 82801 – Ph: (307) 674.6446
Wyoming Girls School (HiSET) – 3500 Big Horn Ave – Sheridan – WY 82801 – Ph: (307) 675.3030
Sundance EWC Outreach (HiSET) – 1016 E Cleveland St – Sundance – WY 82729 – Ph: (307) 290.2770
Eastern Wyoming College (HiSET) – 3200 West C St – Torrington – WY 82240 – Ph: (307) 532.8288
EWC Wheatland Outreach (HiSET) – 1207 13th St – Wheatland – WY 82201 – Ph: (307) 532.8288
Northwest College (GED and HiSET)- 1200 Culbertson St – Worland – WY 82401 – Ph: (307) 754.6280/347.8541
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What’s on the GED and HiSET tests?
The GED exam includes four separate subtests that measure an applicant’s knowledge and skills in the academic subject areas of Language Arts (writing and reading combined), Mathematics, Science (including Physics and Science), and Social Studies.
The HiSET exam has five testing parts: Language Reading, Language Writing, Social Studies, Math, and Science. The HiSET exam is available on a computer and on paper, whereas the GED is only offered on a computer.
If you fail a GED or HiSET subtest, there’s no waiting period before you can try again, but after two failed retests, you’ll have to wait 60 days before you can take that subject test again.
The first two GED retests will set you back just $10 for the test center fee, but this offers counts for one year only. Thereafter, regular fees apply again, but this only applies to on-site testing.
The four GED tests are scored on a scale that runs from 100 to 200. The passing score on each of the four GED subtests is 145 so your total score must be at least 580. GED scoring is as follows:
100-144 is below passing
145-164 is the high school equivalency score
165-174 is the college-ready score
175-200 is the college-ready + college credit score
HiSET scoring takes place on a 0 to 20 scale. The HiSET passing requirements are that you reach no less than eight points (out of 20) on each of the five tests, your overall score is at least 45 (not including your essay score), and your essay score is at least two (out of six).
Online GED and HiSET testing
So test-takers can now sit for the GED or HiSET exam in person at an official Wyoming testing center or online.
To qualify for online GED testing, students must score in the “green” zone on the GED Ready practice test. For more details about the online proctored HiSET exam, go to Online HiSET Testing, and for online GED testing information, check out Online GED Testing.
Free GED online prep in Wyoming
How to prepare for the GED test
First, contact a GED prep site near you and find out if you qualify. You can not have completed high school or be signed up for any other school program. If you do qualify, learn about procedures and fees. Discover everything regarding requirements and regulations and become totally prepared.
It is helpful to take a pre-test as this will indicate your weak and strong points. If you prefer to learn with the guidance of a teacher, check out the listing above and select your city or a city near you to see all available options in your area.
Local bookstores and libraries can provide lots of study material and booklets as well, and these days, there are also some good and free online courses to get all set for one of the exams.
Probably the best solution is to attend one of the GED prep classes that are found all across Wyoming, often free of charge, in combination with this website’s free online video lessons and practice tests.
GED testing strategy
Try to find a good test-taking strategy. As many GED and most HiSET questions are multiple-choice, you need to practice this kind of test and find a way to come up with the right answers. Your confidence will boost, as will your scores.
When you fail to know an answer, there is no need for panic. Just think of the strategies you learned while preparing for the GED or HiSET exam. The GED exam has done away with a lot of multiple-choice questions in favor of essay-style answering.
How to register for the GED test
When you are totally prepared, register for the GED exam at GED.com. You’ll have to set up your account with the portal MyGED. Here you register for, schedule, and pay for your tests. There’s also a ton of information available about all sorts of GED-related topics, such as continued education and the job market. See also our post about signing up for the GED exam at MyGED.
When you take the exam successfully, you will be awarded the Wyoming High School Equivalency Diploma. This document is equivalent to a high school diploma and is accepted by virtually all US government institutions, employers, and colleges. The GED program is established for adults who did not finish high school and gives them another chance to demonstrate their knowledge at a level comparable to graduating high school seniors.
For more information:
Wyoming Department of Education
Wyoming Community College Commission (WCCC)
High School Equivalency Office
2300 Capitol Avenue, 5th Floor, Suite B
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307. 777.7885
FAQ about GED in Wyoming
How to get a GED in Wyoming?
To get your High School Equivalency Diploma in Wyoming, you’ll have to either pass the four computer-formatted subtests of the GED test or the five subtests that are included in the HiSET exam. The HiSET subtests can be taken on paper or on a computer.
What are the Wyoming GED testing requirements?
Both exams (GED and HiSET) give adults that never completed their high school education the chance to acquire an equivalent degree. In Wyoming, there’s no state residency requirement, nor do test-takers first have to sign up for a prep course or reach sufficient scores on a practice test. In Wyoming, applicants must be 16 years old or older though 16 and 17-year-olds are required to meet additional, strict requirements.
What is the GED cost in Wyoming?
In Wyoming, the full GED exam will set you back $80 (or $20 per sub-exam) when taken at a physical testing site. When taken online, the GED exam costs $144 (or $36 for each sub-exam). You should also add $28 since you have to buy four GED Ready tests to qualify for online GED testing. That will add up to $172 overall. The HiSET exam costs $53.75 (when taken on a computer) or $75 (when taken on paper). You have the liberty to take and pay for the subtests (both HiSET and GED) one at a time if you wish and in any preferred order.
Last Updated on June 16, 2022.