Taking a High School Equivalency test in Tennessee
Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the GED—it’s the test that for years we have known one could take to earn a high school diploma instead of graduating in the conventional sense. Did you know that the GED is no longer offered in the state of Tennessee? The new official test is the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test).
It can be a bit confusing to figure out how to take the official HiSET and earn a diploma, so here is the process, according to Customer Service for the HiSET test. Essentially one is required to first take the official practice test for the HiSET. For Memphis here are the official sites where one may do so:
|Idlewild Presbyterian Church||1750 Union Avenue||Memphis||38104||844-721-8800|
|Midtown Church of Christ||1930 Union Avenue||Memphis||38104||844-721-8800|
|Randolph Library – Memphis Public Library||3752 Given Avenue||Memphis||38122||844-721-8800|
|Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re-Entry||1362 Mississippi Blvd.||Memphis||38106||844-721-8800|
|Workforce Investment Network||480 Beale Street||Memphis||38103||844-721-8800|
|Sexton Community Center||1235 Brown Avenue||Memphis||38126||844-721-8800|
Once the practice test is officially passed, the tester will receive the paperwork necessary to schedule and take the official test. Once the official test is satisfactorily passed then the individual is now a holder of an official diploma, valid in all states!