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High School Equivalency Testing at Columbia State


The state of Tennessee has chosen the HiSET program as an alternative option for earning a high school equivalency credential, the HSE. Testing can only be administered in an approved testing facility. The HiSET is available on paper and on the computer and must be administered by certified testing staff. The test is not available over the internet. Candidates must first contact the Adult Education office to prepare for testing, take an official practice test and register for the official test. Candidates will need an account in HiSET to schedule and pay for testing. The Adult Education office will assist with this in preparation for the official test. Information about the HiSET test is available at

The GED program is not offered in the state of Tennessee. Beware of websites soliciting GED diploma programs. These are usually expensive, are not accredited and are not approved as an official diploma. Approved diplomas are not offered online.

The State of Tennessee Division of Adult Education requires individuals to take an Official Practice Test before scheduling the official HSE test.  For additional information regarding Adult Education in the State of Tennessee

HiSET Test Dates:

  • Friday, January 11, 2019, Lewisburg Campus (computer-based)  
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019, Columbia Campus (computer-based) 
  • Thursday, January 17, 2019, Williamson Campus (computer-based) 
  • Friday, January 18, 2019, Lawrenceburg Campus (computer-based) 
  • Friday, February 1, 2019, Lewisburg Campus (computer-based) 
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Columbia Campus (computer-based) 
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019, Williamson Campus (computer-based) 
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2019, Lawrenceburg Campus (computer-based)
  • Friday, March 1, 2019, Lewisburg Campus (computer-based) 
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019, Columbia Campus (computer-based) 
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019, Williamson Campus (computer-based) 
  • Friday, March 22, 2019, Lawrenceburg Campus (computer-based) 
  • Friday, April 5, 2019, Lewisburg Campus (computer-based) 
  • Friday, April 12, 2019, Lawrenceburg Campus (computer-based) 
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Columbia Campus (computer-based) 
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019, Williamson Campus (computer-based) 
Paper-based by request only.
*You can schedule your HiSET test online through your HiSET account or by calling ETS Customer Service at 1-855-694-4738. NOTE: You must contact ETS Customer Service to schedule your appointment if you: (a) have a disability or health-related need and require testing accommodations or, (b) are paying for your exam with a voucher.

Request for Transcript:

You may request a copy of your official transcript by registering at To learn more, click here: GED/HiSET Transcript Request.  

Links for More Information:
(all preparation links on both the GED® and HiSET® websites)


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