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Michigan Offers Three Tests

Michigan measures its residents’ high school equivalency level of skills and knowledge by offering the computer-based GED test, HiSET exam, or TASC test. You cannot take the test online in Michigan, but you can study and prepare for it online.


Three Reasons to Study Online for the Test

Studying online prepares you faster for the Michigan test in three ways:

First, flexibility. Online studying can fit into your schedule and lifestyle. Second, control. You can study at your own pace instead of what the classroom dictates. Third, speed. You learn faster and retain more because our Academy customizes your study to exactly what you need to know.  

Your $15 enrollment in Essential Education also gets you five additional courses in The College of Essential Education that help with improving your computer skills, finding a job, and managing your finances. Let’s get started!

Michigan State Test Eligibility Requirements

You don’t have to be a resident but you do have to be at least 18 to take the Michigan test. Graduates of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, National Guard Michigan Youth Challenge Program may qualify for a Michigan certificate if they are 16 years old or older. Below are a few more important facts:

  • You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate
  • Cost: GED: $37.50 (per subject) or $150 (all subjects); HiSET: $30 (per subject) or $150 (all subjects); TASC: $30 (per subject) or $150 (all subjects)
  • Passing Score: GED: 145 (minimum) in each subject. HiSET: 8 in each subtest, combined score of 45; minimum of 2 on the Language Arts, Writing essay. TASC: 500 (minimum) in each subject; minimum of 2 out of 8 on the Language Arts - Writing essay
  • If you need certain accommodations, you can apply for disability accommodations for the GED test. For HiSET, apply here, and for TASC, apply here.
  • Other rules may apply so be sure to check for additional requirements.

After you pass the test, the State of Michigan will award you a certificate that will show you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate. 

Getting Ready to Pass

Start by taking a free practice test first to see if you’re even ready to pass the official GED test. Taking a free practice test will help you discover which subjects you need to focus on in order to study faster. Next, you’ll want to enroll in an easy and affordable study program like our GED Academy. It’s designed to help you prepare quickly by showing you those exact subjects you need to master. 

Only once you’re ready, then locate a Michigan testing center at an official GED Test Center so you know where to go. 



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