HiSET (Formerly GED)

The Montana HiSET® is a battery of tests that measures a student's academic skills as compared to a high school graduate.  If passed, a Montana High School Equivalency Diploma is issued which is accepted by institutions of higher education and employers as equivalent to a regular high school diploma.

WIOA Adult Education Programs are free of charge and can assist individuals in preparing for the HiSET exams. WIOA Adult Education (AE) also helps individuals to be successful in college and careers. Contact your regional WIOA AE service provider to learn more. 


For general questions regarding a High School Equivalency (HSE) credential, including transcripts, please contact the HSE Helpline at 406-444-4151 or emailOPIHSE@mt.gov.  Please note, HSE staff respond to messages on Tuesday and Thursday only. Scroll down down this page for links to HSE Transcript Request Forms and contact information for HiSET Test Centers in Montana. 


For questions regarding 16-Year-Old and 17/18-Year Old Waiver Applications to HiSET test please contact Katie Madsen, the State HiSET Administrator at 406-444-4443  or emailKatie.Madsen@mt.gov. Waiver applications can be found below.


For more information regarding our Montana HiSET Options Program, please contact Austin Schweitzer, HiSET Options Specialist at 406-444-2059 or email him atAustin.Schweitzer@mt.gov. The Montana HiSET Options Program is designed to be a part of a high school curriculum that provides another pathway for students to obtain a high school diploma. More information can be found below. 

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