FAQs - Indiana HSE
Who can take the HSE?
- Anyone living in Indiana for a minimum of 30 days before taking the test.
- Those who have not already earned a diploma from an accredited high school in the United States.
- Students who are at least 16 years of age.
What’s new with HSE?
- Students will no longer take the GED® and will now take the Indiana HSE test.
- Official transcripts will show student’s Indiana HSE test scores.
- Students can now take the test using a computer. A traditional paper and pencil version is also available.
- The content of the test matches current Indiana high school academic demands.
What's the same about HSE?
- The official document students earn is still the Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma.
- All GED’s earned in Indiana prior to the new test will be recognized as an Indiana HSE.
- Test-takers still need to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of subject matter at the level of a high school senior.
How do I sign up?
- In-person at a testing office. Bring ONE government-issued photo ID.
- Find the testing office nearest you at in.gov/dwd/adulted_locations.htm.
How do I prepare?
- Enroll in an Adult Education program, which provides free classes to adults who have not earned a high school diploma or those who need some help preparing to be College and Career Ready.
- For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-220-6675.
How much does it cost?
- Classes are free of charge. Testing costs are $90 or less, which includes all of the tests, test scoring, transcripts and diploma.
- Optional practice tests or readiness assessment are available for $10.
What languages and special accommodations are available?
- The HSE is offered in English and Spanish.
- Alternate formats, including large print, Braille, and audio, are also offered.
What are End of Course Assessments?
- Adult students who need the End-of-Course Assessments (ECAs) in Algebra I and/or English 10 for graduation can now take them at an Adult Education Site. ECA Testing is available in the winter and spring. Email email@example.com to locate an ECA testing site. Interested test takers will need to contact the site prior to testing day. Walk-in testers may not be admitted.