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Frequently Asked Questions
Who may enroll in classes?
You must be 17 years or older and not currently enrolled in school to attend classes. 16 year olds must meet additional requirements. Please call our office to verify eligibility if under 18.
What is the cost?
Classes are free to students, however, there will be a charge to take the high school equivalency exam and the TEAS exam.
Where are the classes located?
We have class sites throughout Southeast Missouri. Our locations include Cape Girardeau, Perryville, Marble Hill, Sikeston, Caruthersville, and Kennett.
How do I get started?
The first step is to sign up for an orientation. Click the "Sign up for a Class" tab above or call our office. Orientation is a multiple day process, and is mandatory before starting class.
What is the difference between a High School Equivalency and a High School Diploma?
The difference between a High School Equivalency and a High School Diploma are in how each is earned. A High School Equivalency (HSE) is attained when a student receives passing scores on the state issued HSE exam. A High School Diploma is issued after the student has earned the required amount of high school credits. A student may apply to a college, university or trade school with either a diploma or HSE.
How long will it take to earn my HSE?
Students attend our classes for approximately 2-6 months on average. The HiSET exam is offered throughout the year, so students take the tests as they are ready. The exact amount of time that the program will take varies greatly among students.
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