High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing

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If you need to complete your high school education, TMCC's High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing Program offers classes and testing options.

Our HSE preparation classes are designed to accommodate all skill levels.

If you are ready to take the equivalency exam, TMCC offers three options that correspond to Nevada State standards: the GED® exam, the HISET™ (designed by Educational Testing Services) and the TASC (designed by CTB/Data Recognition Corporation).

These assessments cover the same content and allow test-takers to demonstrate proficiency at the academic skills expected by employers and postsecondary institutions. Passing any of the three tests will lead to the same Certificate of High School Equivalency issued by the State of Nevada.

Be sure to visit our Frequently Asked Questions to find out more!

HSE preparation classes are not required to take the HSE test. If you need to take preparation classes to prepare for the GED or HiSET, visit Adult Basic Education for class details.

Truckee Meadows Community College offers the GED® and the HISET™ exams at the Meadowood Testing Center.

Registration Information

Online registration is necessary for the GED® and HiSET™ exams, although both exams require the same residency and age restrictions.

You must be a Nevada resident to register for any version of the HSE test at TMCC. Nevada's residency policy allows for testing certain non-residents who live near the border of Nevada in adjacent states when a testing site is not easily accessible to the non-resident. You may provide the following as proof of residency: a valid Nevada issued photo id, or any other valid government issued photo id along with a current utility bill.

If you are under 18 years old and wish to take the HSE, contact Washoe RISE Academy for Adult Achievement for further details on testing requirements.

Required Identification

You must provide a valid, government-issued photo ID.

General Educational Development Tests (GED)

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits, costs, tutorials, practice or view frequently asked questions about this test, please visit the GED Testing Service website.

High School Equivalency Tests (HiSET)

If you want to learn more about the benefits, costs, tutorials, practice or view frequently asked questions about this test, please visit the HiSET Educational Testing Service website.

Reschedule/Cancellation Fee

If you need to reschedule or cancel your GED exam, you must call the testing company at 1-877-EXAM-GED (877-392-6433).

If you are enrolled to take the HiSET and must reschedule or cancel your test, contact us at least three business days in advance of your scheduled test date. If you fail to do so, you will forfeit your testing fee and you must pay to retake your exam.

Official Test Scores

Diploma Sender will mail out transcripts for all HSE test grades in the State of Nevada. The first transcript is free of charge. Contact Diploma Sender to verify your mailing address to ensure you receive your transcripts. If you seek additional transcripts and/or verifications, contact Diploma Sender (these requests may be obtained for a fee). You will be charged $15 if requested online or $21 if requested by phone at 855-313-5799.

Preparation Classes

For details on classes to prepare for the GED and HiSET tests, see HSE Preparation Program through Adult Basic Education.

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