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GED - General Education Development/High School Equivalency Exam & HiSET High School Equivalency Test

GED Testing

The GED Tests are designed to measure skills and concepts generally associated with four years of regular high school instruction. The GED Tests measure an individual’s knowledge in science, math, social studies, reading, and writing, including an essay that assesses the ability to write and communicate effectively. General information about the GED Tests can be located on the American Council for Education website and the Tennessee Adult Education website.

Registration Requirements

The GED is not administered at APSU. Please visit “Taking the Test” on the Tennessee Adult Education website for more information regarding testing locations in Tennessee and the registration process.

The GED is administered locally at the CMCSS Greenwood Complex on Greenwood Avenue.  For further information on taking the GED or GED practice tests, you may contact the Greenwood Complex at (931) 542-5040.

Results / Score Reports / Transcripts

APSU no longer maintains records for individuals who took the GED at APSU. To request duplicate transcripts or diplomas, please visit the “Request Records” link on the Tennessee Adult Education website. 

Additional Information

For information about preparation courses administered in Montgomery County, TN, please call (931) 542-5040.

HiSET testing

The HiSET test is designed to determine a candidate's attainment of academic knowledge and skills equivalent to those of a high school graduate.  Information from the HiSET program also will help identify areas in which candidates are career-and college-ready, as well as areas in which additional preparation may be needed (University of Iowa ITP).  General information about the HiSET can be found at

The HiSET is not administered at APSU.  Please visit for more information regarding testing locations in Tennessee and the registration process.

Beginning late September 2014, the HiSET will administered locally at Workforce Essentials, Inc. through the Tennessee Career Center.  For more information, please call (931) 905-3539.