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College and Career Readiness Center  – High School Equivalency (HSE) Information

Process

  • Register with the College and Career Readiness Center in your community, and commit to attending a prescribed number of hours.
  • Take an initial assessment of your skills
  • Complete the Career Services course
  • Establish short and long term goals using Task and Timeline guidelines.
  • Complete at least 30 hours of instruction.
  • Take and pass an Official Practice Test
  •  Take an official HSE exam.
  • Contact your local  testing Center (see below)

Age Waiver Information

  • Students must be 18 years of age to take an HSE examination
  • Students who are 16 & 17 years old, must complete an age waiver application and have this application approved by the State of Wyoming before they are allowed to take an HSE examination.
  • All age waiver candidates must complete a program of study from a local College and Career Readiness Center
  • Age waiver applications may be obtained from a local College and Adult Education Program.  Page one of application is a demographics form, which must be completed by the applicant. This form requires parental/guardian consent and must also be signed by the applicant.  Page two of the application is a Withdrawal Verification. This must be completed and signed by the local school district office. Page three is a Pretest Verification form. This form is retained by the local Adult Learning Center and is completed after the candidate satisfactorily passes an Official Practice Test.

HSE Test Information

HiSET

The purpose of the ETS High School Equivalency Test (HiSET™) is to certify a candidate’s attainment of academic knowledge and skills equivalent to those of a high school graduate. HiSET™ scores will identify those candidates who have performed at a level consistent with high school equivalency. Information from the HiSET program also will help identify areas in which candidates are career- and college-ready, as well as areas in which additional preparation may be needed.

Candidates will be tested in five core areas: Language Arts – Reading, Language Arts – Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Descriptions of each of these five tests are contained in this document. Included with the descriptions are sample items that illustrate the types of items that will appear on the test. The  HiSET™ Practice Tests allow the candidates to view sample content and item types and provide them with general information about their level of preparation for taking the operational form.

For more information about the HiSET exam, please click the following: http://hiset.ets.org/states_educators

G.E.D.®

Currently, the G.E.D test is not offered at EWC. See the GED testing site for more information http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/ged-test-on-computer

Costs

College and Career Readiness Centers provide Official Practice Tests for the HiSET at no cost to the student.

The cost of HiSet testing is listed in the Table below.

High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)
Computer or paper-based test
Subject areas: Language Arts-Reading & Writing, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics
Two free retakes for any or all of the exams within one year of the original test
$50 non-refundable fee payable to ETS
$15 site fee payable to EWC

Hathaway Requirements

Students who earn a High School Equivalency Certificate may also be eligible for a Hathaway Scholarship. Interested students should contact the local College and Career Readiness instructor or the Financial Aid office at the College.

Testing Centers in the EWC service area

Site Contact Person Phone Number Type of Test Available
Douglas, Wyoming Jamie Sullivan 307-358-5622 HiSET Computer-based
Lusk, Wyoming Kim Russell 307-532 8280 HiSET Paper-based
Moorcroft & Sundance, Wyoming Katie Thomas 307-756-9800 HiSET Paper-based
Newcastle, Wyoming Kim Conzelman 307-746-3603 HiSET Paper-based
Wheatland, Wyoming Kathy Garton 307-322-2433 HiSET Paper-based
Torrington, Wyoming Jo Ellen Keigley 307-532-8288 HiSet Computer-based