How to Get a HiSET® in Tennessee

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You can study for the Tennessee HiSET exam online without having to attend class.

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Tennessee State HiSET Exam Eligibility Requirements

  • 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.

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