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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?

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 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 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.

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