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HSE High School Equivalency Test (formerly know as GED)

What is the High School Equivalency Test?

The HSE is an alternative for earning a high school diploma. Your HSE diploma can be earned after completing a test based on five subject areas including Math, Reading, Writing, Science, and Social Studies. The skills you are taught and eventually tested on are at the same level as those of graduating high school seniors.

Am I eligible to take the High School Equivalency Test?

If you meet all of the following qualifications, you may take the test:

  • You have lived in Indiana a minimum of 30 days immediately preceding the testing.
  • You have NOT earned a high school diploma from an accredited United States high school.
  • You are at least 16 years of age. (16 and 17 year-olds must provide additional documentation of an Indiana exit interview and a document with a Superintendent’s signature).

How may I prepare to take the test?

You may contact the Frankfort Adult Learning Center which provides free classes for adults who have not earned a high school diploma. For class information call 765) 654-9650 Classes are recommended, but they are not mandatory.

How much does it cost to take the test?

The High School Equivalency Test cost $90 and will include five subject areas.

How do I sign up?

A registration form needs to be filled out at the main office a week before the test. At the time of registration you must present ONE government issued picture ID. Preferred choice would be an Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State ID. If the ID is foreign or out-of-state, you would be required to provide additional documentation proving residency in the State of Indiana for at least 30 days. If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you must also bring additional documentation of an Exit Interview from your last school and a Superintendent’s signature.

How long is the test?

More than six hours are needed to complete the five tests. It is given over a two-day period.

Our testing site offers morning and evening sessions. A testing schedule will be available at the time of registration.

Is the test on a Computer or is it Paper/Pencil based test?

Tests can be either computer or paper/pencil depending on the testers preference.

What are the subject areas tested?

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

What scores do I need to pass?

To earn your High School Equivalency Certification you must pass each individual sub-test with a minimum score of 500. After the tests are completed you will be able to view your results online at www.diplomasender.com within 10-14 days. The actual documentation will be mailed within 2-6 weeks.

What if I fail the High School Equivalency Test?

You may retest in any subject that you did not pass. You do not have to do the entire test over.

There is no waiting time to retest. The cost to retake an individual test is $18 per test.

An individual may retest no more than 3 times in a calendar year.

Do I get a high school diploma if I pass the High School Equivalency Test?

No, if you pass, you will receive a High School Equivalency Certificate issued by the state of Indiana.

When is the test offered?

Tuesday & Thursdays

  • Jan. 10 & Jan. 12, 2017 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Feb. 7 & Feb. 9, 2017 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • March 7 & March 9, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • April 11 & April 13, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • May 9 & May 11, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • June 13 & 15, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • July 11 & July 13, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Aug. 8 & Aug. 10, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Sept. 12 & Sept. 14, 2017 | 8:00 pm – 12:00 pm
  • Oct. 17 & Oct. 19, 2017 | 8:00 pm – 12:00 pm
  • Nov. 14 & Nov. 16, 2017 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Dec. 12 & Dec. 14, 2017 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Room is limited to 20 participants.

Registration is closed the Friday before the test.

Must fill out a physical registration including signature and attach a copy of the participants ID. Copies can be made in the office.


Contact information:

Adriana Sanchez-Contreras
Office Manager
Learning Network of Clinton County
1111 S. Jackson Street
Frankfort, IN 46041
T: 765-659-6380 Ext: 1810
sanch131@purdue.edu