Mississippi HiSET® Requirements

The following policies apply to anyone taking the HiSET® exam in Mississippi. When you schedule an appointment, you will need to confirm that you have read and understand these policies.

See the SkillUP Mississippi website for more information.

Mississippi Eligibility Requirements

To take the HiSET exam in Mississippi, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Age: You may take the HiSET exam only if you are 18 years of age or older. If you are 16–17 years old, you may qualify for the exam with an official withdrawal form from the last school you attended. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you cannot schedule a test until an official school withdrawal form from the last school you attended is submitted to your test center for processing. Once the form is processed, you can schedule your test(s) online using your HiSET Account.
  • Residency: You are not required to be a Mississippi resident to take the exam
  • Test Preparation or Instruction: Mississippi does not require you to take any test preparation or instruction before taking the HiSET exam, but it is recommended.
  • Practice Test: You are not required to take an official practice test before taking the HiSET exam.
  • Identification: You must present a valid government-issued photo ID on test day at the test center. If you do not bring a valid government-issued ID, you will not be allowed to test. Valid photo identification includes:
  • valid permanent or temporary Missouri license (Driver, Nondriver, Intermediate, Commercial or Instruction (learners) permit)
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. military ID
  • Evaluation: Per RSMo 161.094 and HB1606, your information will be retained for two years, beginning on the first date of examination, for the purposes of evaluating the college and career placement rates. If you would prefer your information not be included in the evaluation, email [email protected] and provide your last name, first initial and date of birth with the words “opt-out” in the subject or message area.

Mississippi HiSET Testing Fees

Paper-based Test

Perfect for test takers who love the scratch of pencil on paper and the feeling they’re in high school all over again.

$ 15 .00

per subtest, plus test administration fee
(see below)

  • Includes two (2) re-tests per subtest *
  • Paper-based tests may only be taken at a designated test center and are not available for Test at Home.

Computer-based Test

Ideal for test takers who are more comfortable clicking a mouse. Plus, it costs less.

$ 10 .75

per subtest, plus test administration fee
(see below)

Test Administration Fees

Test Center Fee:

$ 7 .00

per subtest

Test at Home Fee:

$ 17 .50

per subtest

State Admin Fee:

$ 0 .00

per subtest

* A test center administration fee is required for each re-test. Test center administration fees by modality are outlined above.