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 three counties. Students study with trained instructors in Fort Dodge, Storm Lake, and Webster City to successfully complete the five HiSET subtest areas: Writing, Math, Literature, 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

4 Steps Towards Earning Your High School Equivalency Diploma

Step 1: Attend an Orientation


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

2022-2023 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@iowacentral.edu

Michelle Filmer 515-574-1955
filmer@iowacentral.edu

  • Orientation: July 5 @ 9:00 am day classes or 5:30 pm night classes
    Session 1: July 11 - August 25, 2022

  • Orientation: August 22 @ 5:30 pm night classes or August 25 @ 9:00 am day classes
    Session 2:
    August 29 - October 6, 2022

  • Orientation: October 3 @ 5:30 pm night classes or October 6 @ 9:00 am day classes
    Session 3:
    October 10 - November 17, 2022

  • Orientation: November 14 @ 5:30 pm night classes or November 17 @ 9:00 am day classes
    Session 4:
    November 28, 2022 - January 26, 2023

  • Orientation: January 23 @ 5:30 pm night classes or January 26 @ 9:00 am day classes
    Session 5:
    January 30 - March 9, 2023

  • Orientation: March 6 @ 5:30 pm night classes or March 9 @ 9:00 am day classes
    Session 6:
    March 20 - April 27, 2023

  • Orientation: April 24 @ 5:30 pm night classes or April 27 @ 9:00 am day classes
    Session 7: May 1 - June 8, 2023

2022-2023 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@iowacentral.edu

  • Orientation: June 27 @ 5:00 pm night classes or June 28 @ 9:00 am day classes
    Session 1: July 11 - August 25, 2022

  • Orientation: August 25 @ 5:00 pm night classes or August 26 @ 9:00 am day classes
    Session 2:
    August 29 - October 6, 2022

  • Orientation: October 6 @ 5:00 pm night classes or October 7 @ 9:00 am day classes
    Session 3:
    October 10 - November 17, 2022

  • Orientation: November 17 @ 5:00 pm night classes or November 18 @ 9:00 am day classes
    Session 4:
    November 28, 2022 - January 26, 2023

  • Orientation: January 26 @ 5:00 pm night classes or January 27 @ 9:00 am day classes
    Session 5:
    January 30 - March 9, 2023

  • Orientation: March 9 @ 5:00 pm night classes or March 10 @ 9:00 am day classes
    Session 6:
    March 20 - April 27, 2023

  • Orientation: April 27 @ 5:00 pm night classes or April 28 @ 9:00 am day classes
    Session 7: May 1 - June 8, 2023

2022-2023 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@iowacentral.edu

  • Orientation: July 7 @ 4:00 pm
    Session 1: July 11 - August 25, 2022

  • Orientation: August 25 @ 4:00 pm
    Session 2: August 29 - October 6, 2022

  • Orientation: October 6 @ 4:00 pm
    Session 3: October 10 - November 17, 2022

  • Orientation: November 17 @ 4:00 pm
    Session 4: November 28, 2022 - January 26, 2023

  • Orientation: January 26 @ 4:00 pm
    Session 5: January 30 - March 9, 2023

  • Orientation: March 9 @ 4:00 pm
    Session 6:
    March 20 - April 27, 2023

  • Orientation: April 27 @ 4:00 pm
    Session 7: May 1 - June 8, 2023

Step 2: 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
Storm Lake M, T, W, TH
9:00am-12:00pm
5:00pm-7:30pm
AEA 8 Building
824 Flindt Drive
Webster City T, TH @ 4:00pm-7:00pm Webster City Iowa Central Campus
Science Building Room 1
1725 Beech Street

Step 3: 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 4: 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.

Questions or Comments? Need more info?


Click to fill out our HSED Form with any questions you may have.

Contact Us


For More Information Contact

Susan Doyle
515-574-1263
doyle@iowacentral.edu

or

Michelle Filmer
515-574-1955
filmer@iowacentral.edu

I love the late nights in the library studying with friends, sometimes laughing more than studying.

Ruth Chalstrom
Human Services
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