Continuing Education

High School Equivalency

As of January 1, 2014, the state of Iowa no longer offers the GED as an alternative to a high school diploma. Iowa now offers the HiSET, which is based on Common Core Standards. The advanced concepts of the HiSET help prepare students for college or the workforce The HiSET subtests are administered via computer, so students must have typing skills and be familiar with computers.


  • Students are required to attend 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.


  • 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.


  • No class fees
  • Students will be required to purchase books
  • The cost of the HiSET test is $40 for all five subjects.
    • Scholarships are available for students who are unable to pay for the testing fee & books
  • There is also a one-time $10 diploma fee


  • Accommodations are available for students with disabilities and health-related needs
  • All accommodations are processed through HiSET

Additional Information

  • Copies of your diploma can be ordered through
  • 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.

Sioux City



2508 4th Street
M-Th 9am - 11am

WITCC Campus

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

Goodwill Industries

3100 W 4th
M & W 5:30pm - 8:30pm

HiSET® Online

Call 712.274.8733 Ext 1228



WITCC Campus

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



WITCC Campus

11 N 35th Street
Room B7
M 6pm - 8pm
T 11am - 1pm, 6pm - 8pm
W 11am - 1pm, 6pm - 8pm
Th 11am - 1pm
PLEASE NOTE: Persons seeking to meet the Iowa High School Equivalency Diploma requirements should be aware of companies that claim to offer the Test of General Education Development (GED) over the Internet or through correspondence courses. There are no online correspondence testing programs recognized by the General Education Development Testing Service (GEDTS) of the American Council on Education (ACE).
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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400