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Ames

Des Moines Area Community College
Ames Hunziker Center
1420 S Bell Avenue, Room 220
Ames, IA 50010
515-428-8120

Anamosa

Kirkwood-Anamosa State Penitentiary
406 N High Street
Anamosa, IA 52205
319-462-3504

Ankeny

Des Moines Area Community College
2006 S Ankeny Blvd., Bldg. 17
Ankeny, IA 50023
515-964-6255

Atlantic

Iowa Western Community College
705 Walnut Street
Atlantic, IA 50022
712-325-3267

Boone

Des Moines Area Community College
1125 Hancock Drive, Room 102
Boone, IA 50036
515-433-5096

Calmar

Northeast Iowa Community College
Student Center, Testing Center
1625 HWY 150 South
Student Center, Room 111
Calmar, IA 52132
563-562-3263

Carroll

Des Moines Area Community College
906 N Grant Road, Room 107
Carroll, IA 51401
712-792-8333

Cedar Rapids

Kirkwood Community College
6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, 2055 Cedar Hall
Cedar Rapids, IA 53404
319-398-5411

Centerville

Indian Hills Community College
Centerville Campus
721 N 1st Street
Centerville, IA 52554
641-683-5233

Cherokee

Western Iowa Tech Community College
200 Victory Drive
Cherokee, IA 51012
712-274-8733
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Western Iowa Tech Community College
Cherokee Mental Health Institute
1251 W Cedar Loop
Cherokee, IA 51012
712-225-2594

Clarinda

Clarinda Correctional Facility
2000 N 16th Street
Clarinda, IA 51632
712-542-5634
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Iowa Western Community College
Rowland Hall
923 E Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632
712-325-3267

Clinton

Eastern Iowa Community College
Clinton Community College
1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
563-244-7001

Coralville

Kirkwood Community College
Iowa Medical Classification Center
Education Department
2700 Coral Ridge Drive
Coralville, IA 52241
319-626-2391

Council Bluffs

Iowa Western Community College
Adult Education & Literacy Program
2700 College Road, Kinney Hall
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-325-3266

Creston

Southwestern Community College
Creston Assessment Center
Instructional Center
1501 W Townline Street, Room 215
Creston, IA 50801
641-782-1497

Davenport

Eastern Iowa Community College
Scott County Juvenile Detention Center
Annex Building
500 W 4th Street
Davenport, IA 52804
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Eastern Iowa Community College
Scott County Jail
2950 N Fairmount Street
Davenport, IA 52804
563-328-7690
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Eastern Iowa Community College
Scott Community College Urban Campus
101 W Third Street
Davenport, IA 52801-1215
563-336-5200
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Pearson Professional Centers
100 E Kimberly Road, Suite 401
Davenport, IA 52806
563-386-0906

Denison

Western Iowa Tech Community College
11 N 35th Street
Denison, IA 51442
712-274-8733

Des Moines

Des Moines Area Community College
Southridge Campus
1111 E Army Post Road, Suite 2004, Room 3
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-287-8720
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Des Moines Area Community College
Urban Campus
1100 7th Street, Bldg. 1, Room 207
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-248-7204
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Des Moines Public Schools Option Academy
1000 Porter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-242-8323

Dubuque

Northeast Iowa Community College
Dubuque Center for Education
700 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
844.642.2338 x3700

Eldora

IVCCD - Eldora State Training School
3211 W Edgington
Eldora, IA 52001
641-844-5652

Emmetsburg

Iowa Lakes
3200 College Drive
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
712-362-7936

Estherville

Iowa Lakes Community College
Estherville College Library
300 S 18th Street
Estherville, IA 51334
712-362-2604

Fairfield

Indian Hills Jefferson County
112 S Court Street
Fairfield, IA 52556
641-683-5233

Fort Dodge

Iowa Central Community College
Academic Resource Center
One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-574-1044
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Iowa Central Community College
Fort Dodge Correctional Facility
1550 L Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-574-4700

Fort Madison

Southeastern Community College
Iowa State Penitentiary
2111 330 Avenue
Fort Madison, IA 52627
319-208-5302
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Southeastern Community College
Iowas State Penitentiary JBU
PO BOX 316
Fort Madison, IA 52627
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Southeastern Community College
1602 Avenue F
Fort Madison, IA 52627
319-376-2286

Grinnell

Iowa Valley Community College
123 6th Avenue West
Grinnell, IA 50112
641-754-1348

Harlan

Iowa Western Community College
1901 Hawkeye Avenue, Suite 102
Harlan, IA 51537
712-755-3568

Hiawatha

New Horizons Computer Learning Center
1850 Boyson Road
Hiawatha, IA 52233
319-294-9035

Iowa City

Kirkwood Community Colege
1816 Lower Muscatine Road
Iowa City, IA 50126
319-887-3656

Iowa Falls

Iowa Valley Community College
Technology and Industry Building
1100 College Avenue
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
641-754-1348

Keokuk

Southeastern Community College
335 Messenger Street
Keokuk, IA 52632
319-313-1923

Keokuk

Southeastern Community College
335 Messenger Street
Keokuk, IA 52632
319-313-1923

Marshalltown

IVCCD Education and Training Center
206 E Church Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158
641-754-1348

Mason City

North Iowa Area Community College
Acitivity Center
500 College Drive,
Room 210 & Room 118
Mason City, IA 50401
641-422-4237

Mitchellville

Iowa Correctional Institution for Women
420 Mill Street SW
Mitchellville, IA 50169
515-725-5-5042

Monticello

Kirkwood Community College
Jones County Regoinal Center
220 Welter Drive
Monticello, IA 52310

Mount Pleasant

Southeastern Community College
Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility
1200 E Washington
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
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Southeastern Community College
200 N Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641

Muscatine

Eastern Iowa Community College
Gaekle Hall
152 Colorado Street, Room 205
Muscatine, IA 52761
 

Newton

Des Moines Area Community College
Newton Campus, Building One
600 N 2nd Avenue West, Room 109
Newton, IA 50208
641-791-1730
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Newton Correctional Facility
Building H Correctional Release Center
Room E11A, Room 6
Newton, IA 50208

Osceola

Southwestern Community College
2520 College Drive
Osceola, IA 50213
641-782-1497

Oskaloosa

Indian Hills Community College
William Penn Center
1710 N Market
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
641-683-5233

Ottumwa

Indian Hills Community College
Trustee Hall Testing Center
525 Grandview Avenue
Ottumwa, IA 52501
641-683-5233
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Indian Hills Community College
North Campus
15260 Truman Street, Suite 2
Ottumwa, IA 52501
641-683-5233

Peosta

Northeast Iowa Community College
8342 NICC Drive
Peosta, IA 52068
844-642-2338

Red Oak

Southwestern Community College
2300 N 4th Street
Red Oak, IA 51566
641-782-1497

Rockwell City

Iowa Central Community College
North Central Correctional Facility
3330 Lanedale Avenue
Rockwell City IA 50579

Sheldon

Northwest Iowa Community College
Learning Center, Building A
603 W Park Street
Sheldon, IA 51201
712-324-5061

Shenandoah

Iowa Western Community College
1001 W Sheridan Avenue
Shenandoah, IA 51601

Sioux City

Pearson Professional Centers
4300 S Lakeport, Suite 204
Sioux City, IA 51106
712-274-2114
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Western Iowa Tech Community College
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106
712-274-8733

Spencer

Iowa Lakes Community College
1900 Grand Avenue, Suite B-1
Spencer, IA 51301
877-807-9585

Storm Lake

Iowa Central Community College
916 N Russell Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588
515-574-1959

Tama

Iowa Valley Community College
Tama Education Center
215 W 9th Stree,t 2nd Floor
Tama, IA 52339
641-754-1348

Tipton

Kirkwood Community College 
Cedar County Center
100 Alexlander Drive, Suite 2
Tipton, IA 52772
563-886-2950

Urbandale

New Horizons Computer Learning Center
4414 114th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
515-226-3265
 

Vinton

Kirkwood Community College
Benton County Center
111 W 3rd Street
Vinton, IA 52349
319-472-2318

Washington

Kirkwood Community College
Washington County Center
2192 Lexington Blvd.
Washington, IA 52353
319-398-5456

Waterloo

Hawkeye Community College
Van G. Miller, Adult Learning Center
120 Jefferson Street
Waterloo, IA 50701
319-296-4278
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Hawkeye Community College
Hawkeye Center, Student Services, Upper Level
1501 E Orange Road
Waterloo, IA 50701
319-296-4014

Webster City

Iowa Central Community College
1725 Beach Street
Webster City, IA 50595
515-574-1959

West Burlington

Southeastern Community College
1500 W Agency Road
West Burlington, IA 50266
319-208-5000

West Des Moines

Pearson Professoinal Centers
Colony Park Office Building
3737 Woodland Avenue, Suite 340
West Des Moines, IA 50266
515-226-0502

Iowa State HiSET Exam Eligibility Requirements

  • You do not have to be a resident of Iowa.
  • You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
  • Iowa requires all test takers to receive instruction in an adult education classroom before taking the HiSET exam and you must take the official HiSET half-length practice test before taking the official HiSET exam. Learn more about the Iowa State rules here.
  • Identification and official practice test verification is required on the test day.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age. But you can take the exam at 16 if you are a resident of an Iowa Juvenile Institution or under the supervision of a juvenile probation officer. If you are 17 and do not meet the above criteria, you can still take the exam but you will not be issued your high school equivalency diploma until you are 18 and your 9th grade class has graduated. Other Iowa State rules may apply so be sure to check for additional requirements. 
  • Cost: $10 (per subject); $50 (all subjects)
  • Passing score: 8 in each subtest, combined score of 45; minimum of 2 on the Language Arts, Writing essay
  • Accommodations: You must apply for disability accommodations through the HiSET exam’s accommodations page.
  • After you pass the test, the State of Iowa will award you a HiSET certificate that will show you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate. 

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