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Tennessee Offers the HiSET® Exam

In Tennessee, the HiSET exam is offered to measure for high school equivalency level of skills and knowledge. Studying for the HiSET can be easy and affordable, plus you can do it online!


Studying for the HiSET Exam Online

There are three reasons why online study makes preparing and passing the HiSET exam faster.

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

Your $15 enrollment includes  access to the HiSET Academy plus five additional courses to help you pass your high school equivalency test, get a job, improve your computer skills, and manage your finances. Don’t wait, get started today.

Tennessee State HiSET Exam Eligibility

  • You do not have to be a resident of Tennessee.
  • You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
  • You must be 18 years old or older. However, if you are 17 you can take the test with an age waiver signed by the Director of Schools. Other rules may apply so be sure to check for additional requirements. 
  • Cost: $15 (per subtest); $75 (total)
  • Passing score: 8 in each sub-test with a 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 Tennessee will award you a HiSET certificate that will show you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate.

How to Know When You’re Ready

To get ready to pass the HiSET exam, first take our free practice test before taking the official high school equivalency test to make sure you are ready. You will discover which areas you need to focus on in order to pass. 

Second, enroll in an easy and affordable study program like our HiSET Academy. It’s designed to help you prepare quickly because you study only those areas that you need to master.

After you’ve studied, locate a Tennessee testing center to take the HiSET exam at an official center.



That’s how many have successfully passed their high school equivalency test. Start studying for the HiSET exam today!