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High School Equivalency Information

Adult Education / High School Equivalency

Free Adult Education / High School Equivalency classes (GED classes) are offered throughout the county to anyone 16 years and older and not enrolled in any K-12 school. 

The purpose of these classes is to raise basic educational skills and prepare student to be successful with passing a High School Equivalency test.

To attend class students must attend an enrollment/orientation.

Most people equate adult education with the GED. Mississippi now recognizes 2 test  provider options for High School Equivalency: GED and  HiSET. They are both accredited and approved.

A student that successfully completes EITHER of these tests will earn a Mississippi High School Equivalency Diploma.

Many businesses and job applications ask about High School Diploma or GED, but HiSET should also be accepted. They are BOTH High School Equivalencies.

Credentials and transcripts are available to graduates through www.diplomasender.com or by calling (855) 876-3774.

GED Testing Information

To take the GED exam in the state of Mississippi, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Age: You may take the GED exam only if you are 18 years of age or older. If you are 16–17 years old, you may qualify for the exam with an official withdrawal form from the last school you attended. To learn more about requesting a withdrawal form please call our office at 601-825-5040.
  • Residency: You are not required to be a Mississippi resident to take the exam.
  • Practice Test: You are not required to take an official practice test before taking the GED exam.
  • Identification: You must present a valid government-issued photo ID on test day at the test center. If you do not bring a valid government-issued ID, you will not be allowed to test. Valid photo identification includes:
    • state-issued identification
    • military identification card
    • passport
    • other foreign or domestic government-issued photo identification (that includes name, date of birth and identification number)
      Residency: You are not required to be a Mississippi resident to take the exam.

How much does it cost to take the GED test?

  • Individual subtest costs are as follows:
    • Computer-delivered tests: $30 ($20 GED fee, $10 test center fee). There are 4 Individual subtest: Math, Science, Social Studies, Reasoning Through Language Arts (which includes both Reading & Language skills including an Extended Response).
  • You will receive two retests per subtest; however, you must pay the $10 test center fee each time you take a subtest.

 How do I sign up to take the GED test and pay for it?All test registration and payments for taking the GED is through their website.

Go to https://ged.com/ to Create an Account and to register & pay to take your GED exams.

HiSET Testing Information

To take the HiSET exam in the state of Mississippi, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Age: You may take the HiSET exam only if you are 18 years of age or older. If you are 16–17 years old, you may qualify for the exam with an official withdrawal form from the last school you attended. To learn more about requesting a withdrawal form please call our office at 601-825-5040.
  • Residency: You are not required to be a Mississippi resident to take the exam.
  • Practice Test: You are not required to take an official practice test before taking the HiSET exam.
  • Identification: You must present a valid government-issued photo ID on test day at the test center. If you do not bring a valid government-issued ID, you will not be allowed to test. Valid photo identification includes:
    • state-issued identification
    • military identification card
    • passport
    • other foreign or domestic government-issued photo identification (that includes name, date of birth and identification number)
      Residency: You are not required to be a Mississippi resident to take the exam.

How much does it cost to take the HiSET test?

  • Individual subtest costs are as follows:
    • Computer-delivered tests: $17.75 ($10.75 ETS fee, $7 test center fee). There are 5 Individual subtest: Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, & Writing
    • Paper-delivered tests: $22 ($15 ETS fee, $7 test center fee).
  • You will receive two retests per subtest; however, you must pay the $7 test center fee each time you take a subtest.

 How do I sign up to take the HiSET test and pay for it?All test registration and payments for taking the HiSET is through their website.

Go to https://hiset.ets.org/myhiset to Create an Account and to register & pay to take your HiSET exams.