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HSED Sioux City
Sarah Markworth 712.274.8733 ext. 1228
800.352.4649 ext. 1228
HSED Cherokee
Jeannie Anderson 712.274.8733 ext. 2401
800.352.4649 ext. 2401
HSED Denison
Dedra Hatcher 712.274.8733 ext. 2653
800.352.4649 ext. 2653
Contact Information
HSED Sioux City
Sarah Markworth 712.274.8733 ext. 1228
800.352.4649 ext. 1228
HSED Cherokee
Jeannie Anderson 712.274.8733 ext. 2401
800.352.4649 ext. 2401
HSED Denison
Dedra Hatcher 712.274.8733 ext. 2653
800.352.4649 ext. 2653

High School Equivalency

As of July 1st, 2018, the state of Iowa offers three options to obtain a high school equivalency diploma for people at least 16 and 9 months of age:

  1. The HiSET® exam, which is based on Common Core Standards.
  2. Complete remaining high school credits by transferring in existing credits from another high school.
  3. Based on completion of a postsecondary degree from the U.S. or another country.

Orientation

  • Please plan to attend enrollment for a maximum of three hours.
  • Students under age 19 will need to come in prior to enrollment to fill out additional paperwork.

Classes

  • Students will be required to attend morning, evening, or online classes.
  • Even when studying online, students are required to come in the classroom to take all assessments and tests.

This program is for students who are serious and committed to their education.

Western Iowa Tech Community College - Room A424
Monday – Thursday
Morning 8:30am – 1:00pm or Evening 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Session Dates

Session 1 August 19 – October 10, 2019
Session 2 October 21 – December 12, 2019
Session 3 January 13 – March 5, 2020
Session 4 March 16 – May 7, 2020

Curriculum

Option 1

  • The HiSET consists of five subject areas: Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science and Math.
  • Students must pass all five subtests prior to receiving their High School Equivalency Diploma.
  • Before taking HSED official tests, students must pass the Official Practice Test (OPT) in each subject area. OPTs are administered by an instructor in the classroom.

Option 2

Coursework will depend on the remaining credits that the students has left to complete, based on his or her high school transcript.

Cost

  • No class fees.
  • Students will be required to purchase the books
  • The cost of the HiSET test is $53.75 for all five subjects (for the computer-based test).
    • Assistance may be available for students who are unable to pay for the testing fee & books.

Accommodations

  • Accommodations are available for students with disabilities and health-related needs
  • All HiSET® accommodations are processed through the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Additional Information

  • Copies of your diploma can be ordered through www.DiplomaSender.com.
    • First high school equivalency transcript and diploma ordered are free. Additional credentials are $15 per document.
  • Testing is available in Sioux City, Cherokee and Denison.
  • Testing in Spanish is available in Sioux City, and Denison.

A high school equivalency diploma can increase your lifetime earnings, but don't stop there! In Iowa, residents with college degrees earn almost twice as much as adults with a high school diploma or less. You will receive a $500 scholarship once you register for WITCC to start your college degree.

Locations

WITCC Campus
4647 Stone Avenue
Robert H. Kiser, A424
Spanish:
M & Th 4pm - 8pm
S 8am - 12pm
English:
M-Th 8am - 7pm
F 9am - noon

Cherokee

WITCC Campus
Conference Center
200 Victory Drive
M & W 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Denison

WITCC Campus
11 N 35th Street
Room B7
M 6pm - 8pm
T 11am - 1pm, 6pm - 8pm
W 11am - 1pm, 6pm - 8pm
Th 11am - 1pm

Orientation Dates

2019

   
October 10 Thursday 2:30pm
October 11 Friday 8:30am
October 31 Thursday 2:30pm
November 1 Friday 8:30am
November 14 Thursday 2:30pm
November 15 Friday 8:30am
     

2020

   
January 9 Thursday 2:30pm
January 10 Friday 8:30am
January 23 Thursday 2:30pm
January 24 Friday 8:30am
February 6 Thursday 2:30pm
February 7 Friday 8:30am
February 20 Thursday 2:30pm
February 21 Friday 8:30am
March 12 Thursday 2:30pm
March 13 Friday 8:30am
March 26 Thursday 2:30pm
March 27 Friday 8:30am
April 16 Thursday 2:30pm
April 17 Friday 8:30am
April 23 Thursday 2:30pm
April 24 Friday 8:30am

Take the Next Step
Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
800.352.4649
712.274.6400
Email info@witcc.edu
info@witcc.edu