How to Get a GED® or HiSET® in Tennessee

Study for the Tennessee GED or HiSET online without having to attend class!

Tennessee GED and HiSET Requirements

  • Resident: You do not have to be a resident of Tennessee.
  • Enrolled: You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate.
  • Age: 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: GED at a Test Center: $36 (per subject). GED Test Online: $36 (per subject). HiSET at a Test Center: $20 (per subject). HiSET Test Online at Home: $32.50 (per subject).
  • 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.
  • Accommodations: GED: You must apply for disability accommodations through the GED Testing Service page. HiSET: Find out about disability accommodations and fill out a HiSET Accommodations Request Form.
  • Diploma: After you pass the test, the State of Tennessee will award you a high school equivalency certificate showing you have achieved the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate.

Online GED or HiSET Classes

Online programs like GED Academy are available to help you get your GED fast and easy.

Over 20 Million Adults

That’s how many have successfully passed their high school equivalency test. So why wait?

"You know, I really thought I would have a hard time on math, but with the help of the GED Academy I’m getting by. I hope to gain a sense of peace, knowing I finally was able to finish something. I also hope to better myself and my family. Getting my GED will give me more confidence, so I can go to college and begin a new life."

– Heather, Tennessee