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Coe Room 132 160 S. Hollywood, Memphis, TN 38112 Phone: 901-416-5450
Fax: 901 416-6447

Adult High School Equivalency Testing

Shelby County Schools now offers the HiSET exam, a high school equivalency test that is an alternative to the GED test.

Important facts about the HiSET exam:

  • Offered as computer-based test or paper-pencil test
  • Available in English or Spanish
  • Participants receive two free retakes when they buy all five subtests together (language arts-reading, language arts-writing, mathematics, science, and social studies). The test center fee, however, is not waived.

Tennessee Eligibility Requirements for HiSET

  • Tester must be at least 18 years of age without a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate
  • All test takers must complete an Official Practice Test (OPT) from a state-approved Adult Education Program. You will be required to show proof of completion prior to testing.
  • A valid license, passport, or military ID is required before the test is given.

ALL REGISTRATION FOR HiSET EXAMS IS DONE THROUGH ETS, THE COMPANY THAT PUBLISHES HiSET.

To schedule an appointment at the Shelby County testing center, use one of the following methods:

  1. Online registration: http://hiset.ets.org/test_takers
  2. Call ETS Customer Service: 1-855-694-4738
HiSET Exam Fees:
Full Battery (5 Subtests) (May be scheduled over several days) Individual Subtests
$50 ETS fee due at registration $25 Test Center Fee ($5 due on the day each test subject taken) $10 Test Center Retesting Fee due on the day of the test $15 ETS Fee due at registration $5 Initial Test Center Fee due on the day of the test $10 Test Center Retesting Fee due on the day of the test

The Test Center Fee will be collected at the testing site (cash and exact change only).

Additional Information or FAQ regarding the HiSET exam can be found online at www.hiset.org To contact the Shelby County Schools Adult Testing Center call 901-416-2433.