Iowa Central: Non-Credit HSED (High School Equivalency Diploma) Courses
Non-Credit HSED Courses

High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) (formerly GED®)

Begin working on your High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and get started on the life you deserve.

Iowa Central Community College, along with all Iowa community colleges, offers HSED (High School Equivalency Diploma) classes to assist students in completing the five HiSET sub test areas in a computer based test format. The HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) offers students the same High School Equivalency Diploma from the state of Iowa as GED® has in the past.

The Adult Education/Literacy Program offers free services in the Iowa Central Community College area. Students must be 17 years or older to take the HiSET tests unless there is a court order.

  • Free HSED classes are offered in five counties. Students study with trained instructors in Fort Dodge, Storm Lake, Eagle Grove, Jefferson, and Webster City to successfully complete the five HiSET subtest areas: Writing, Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies. Students participate in Math, Writing, and Reading academies with targeted instruction for these subtests. Official HISET tests are administered in Fort Dodge, Webster City, and Storm Lake. Additional online study is available to students attending face-to-face classes.

For more information about the HiSET please check out: http://hiset.ets.org/test_takers

5 Steps Towards Earning Your High School Equivalency Diploma

Step 1: Fill out the Iowa Learner Registration Form


Click here to fill out the Iowa Learner Registration Form

Step 2: Attend an Orientation


All students must register and attend orientation to join a class.

2023-2024 Fort Dodge HSED Orientation and Class Sessions:

All students must register and attend orientation to join a class.

Fort Dodge
Susan Doyle 515-574-1263
doyle@webpicturemaker.com

  • Day Class Orientations:  9:00am - 12:00pm
    • March 7, 2024
    • April 25, 2024
  • Night Class Orientations:  5:30pm - 8:30pm
    • March 4, 2024
    • April 22, 2024

2023-2024 Jefferson HSED Orientation and Class Sessions:

All students must register and attend orientation to join a class.

To register for Jefferson contact:
Teresa Green
515-386-6190
green_t@webpicturemaker.com

  • Orientations: 4:00pm
    • March 6, 2024
    • April 24, 2024

2023-2024 Storm Lake HSED Orientation and Class Sessions:

All students must register and attend orientation to join a class.

To register for Storm Lake contact:
Elizabeth Peterson
515-574-1961
peterson_e@webpicturemaker.com

  • Day Class Orientations:
    • Friday March 29 - 9:00am
  • Night Class Orientations:
    • Tuesday March 26 - 5:00pm

2023-2024 Webster City Orientations and Class Sessions:

All students must register and attend orientation to join a class.

Webster City contact:
Paula Persell-Brain 515-832-1632 ext. 2826
persell-brain@webpicturemaker.com

  • Day Class Orientations: 9:00am
    • March 7, 2024
    • April 25, 2024
  • Night Class Orientations: 4:00pm
    • March 7, 2024
    • April 25, 2024

Step 3: Attend free HSED classes in...


Where Day/Time Location
Fort Dodge M, T, W, TH
9:00am-12:00pm
5:00pm-7:30pm
Iowa Central Fort Dodge Campus
Applied Science & Technology Building, Room 410
Jefferson M, W
4:00pm-6:00pm
Greene County Career Academy
1901 N. Grimmell Road
Storm Lake M, T, W, TH
9:00am-12:00pm OR
5:00pm-7:30pm

Room 203, Prairie Lakes AEA,
824 Flindt Drive #105

Webster City T, TH @ 9:00am-12:00pm OR
T, TH @ 4:00pm-7:00pm
Webster City Iowa Central Campus
Science Building Room 1
1725 Beech Street

Step 4: Obtain HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) approval


HiSET test candidates will:

  1. Qualify for each HiSET subtest by taking official practice tests in class
  2. Complete a paper pre-registration in class
  3. Have a current state-issued photo identification
  4. 17 & 18 year olds must turn in documentation of high school withdrawal before pre-registration
  5. Register online for HiSET – this will done in class with an instructor’s guidance

Step 5: Begin testing


  1. Testing is FREE to the student. Each of the five HiSET subtests will be scheduled through the HiSET online website and the cost of testing will be paid for by Iowa Central.
  2. HiSET testing is offered at the below sites:
    • Fort Dodge
    • Storm Lake
    • Webster City
  3. Testers must bring their Iowa Verification for HSED test form and photo ID to the testing site.

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Susan Doyle
515-574-1263
doyle@webpicturemaker.com

I chose Iowa Central because both of my parents came here and absolutely loved the environment. I was able to be a part of so many programs at once which isn't offered at other colleges. I knew right away after visiting that it would be a great school where I could better myself as a student and as an athlete.

Emma Clark
General Studies
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