Wyoming HiSET® Requirements

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

See the Wyoming high school equivalency testing program website for more information.

State Eligibility Requirements

To take the HiSET exam in the state of Wyoming, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Age: Anyone 18 years of age or older may test. An age waiver application is required for 16–17 year olds. No one under 16 may test.
  • Residency: You do not have to be a resident of Wyoming to take the exam.
  • Test Preparation or Instruction: Test preparation or instruction is encouraged, but is not mandatory.
  • Practice Test: The practice test is mandatory only for 16–17 year old age waiver applicants. Contact your local ABE center for details.
  • Identification: You must present identification on test day at the HiSET test center. Current, unexpired Government or Accredited instructional institution-issued, un-edited, unmodified/altered Photo Identification, Foreign Consulate ID, or Border crossing cards are acceptable forms of identification.

Additional Policies

Make sure you read and understand all of the State Eligibility Requirements above. Below are addtional policies for taking the HiSET exam in Wyoming.

Fees and Payment

How much does it cost to take the HiSET exam in Wyoming?

You must pay the standard ETS test fee.

  • Battery (all five subtests): $50.00
  • Individual subtest: $15.00 per subtest

Each testing center may charge an additional administrative fee that will be collected locally and is separate from any ETS-based charges. This is not a standard fee; each center sets the amount locally. This fee is due on the day of your test.

I only have cash, how can I pay for my HiSET exam?

You must pay for the exam at the time you schedule it online or by phone, so you aren't able to pay with cash. However, if you only have cash, you may use it in one of the following ways:

  • purchase a GreenDot® MoneyPak prepaid card and fund a PayPal® account
  • purchase a prepaid PayPal My Cash Card and fund a PayPal account
  • purchase a VISA®, MasterCard® or American Express® gift card
  • open a free checking account and pay with an electronic check (eCheck)

If you are purchasing a prepaid credit card or gift card, be sure to check the cards before you purchase them for any restrictions that might prevent you from using them in our registration system, such as restrictions against using the card for online purchases. To learn more about how you can use one of these payment methods, download the Cash Options for HiSET Test Takers flyer.

How do I pay for the HiSET exam if I am scheduling through my online account?

If you are scheduling online, you may pay by:

  • debit card or credit card (American Express, Discover®, MasterCard, VISA, and JCB)
  • PayPal
  • eCheck
How do I pay for the HiSET exam if I am scheduling my appointment by phone?

If you are scheduling by phone, you may pay by debit card or credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, VISA and JCB).

You can't use a PayPal account to pay over the phone.

If I purchased the battery (all five tests at one time), can I get a refund if I cancel my scheduled appointment?

If you cancel your scheduled appointment and do not want to reschedule, you must do so at least three days prior to your scheduled appointment, not including the day of your appointment and the day of your request. The refund policy for the battery is as follows:

  • If you have taken no subtests:
    • Test Fee: You are eligible for a partial refund of 50 percent of your test fee if you cancel at any time up until the third day before your appointment and the day of your request, not including the day of your appointment and the day of your request.
    • State or Test Center Fee: You are not eligible for a state or test center fee refund. State and test center fees are nonrefundable.
  • If you have taken one or more subtests from the battery:
    • You are not eligible for a refund.
  • If you don't cancel in advance and don't show up for your scheduled appointment on testing day, you will not be eligible for a refund.
If I purchased an individual subtest, can I get a refund if I cancel my scheduled test appointment?

If you bought a single subtest or subtests rather than a battery, the refund policy is as follows:

  • Test Fee: You are eligible for a 50 percent refund of your test fee if you cancel at any time up until the third day before your appointment, not including the day of your appointment and the day of your request.
  • State or Test Center Fee: You are not eligible for a state or test center fee refund. State and test center fees are nonrefundable.
What if something unexpected happens on test day, I don't cancel and I cannot make my scheduled appointment? Can I get a refund?

ETS understands that things happen that are outside your control and has processes in place to evaluate and approve refunds for ETS-collected HiSET test fees. Exception cases are handled and evaluated for refund eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

What are the refund policies?

You are subject to ETS's refund policies. There are no state modifications.

Testing Options

Can I take the HiSET exam on paper or computer?

The HiSET exam is available in both computer- and paper-delivered formats in Wyoming. However, both formats are not available at every test center. Make sure you verify that the format you prefer is available at your selected test center before scheduling your testing appointment. If you have special needs that require one format or the other, please see the HiSET® Test-taker Bulletin for more information about requesting testing accommodations.

If I scheduled a paper-delivered test, can I change my mind and take the test on a computer?

Yes, as long as the test center offers both formats. However, you must make the change at least three days prior to your originally scheduled test, not including your appointment day or the day of your request. If you scheduled a paper test and would now prefer to take a computer test instead, you must cancel the paper test and schedule a new computer testing appointment. The same is true if you would like to switch from a computer test to a paper test. You cannot show up at the test center on the day of your scheduled appointment expecting to be able to make the change at the test center.

How do I request accommodations so I can be successful on the HiSET exam?

If you have a disability or health-related needs, you need to request accommodations prior to scheduling your test appointment. For more information, see Disability Accommodations.

Where do I send my request for testing accommodations?

Send all completed requests for testing accommodations to:

ETS Disability Services
P.O. Box 6054
Princeton, NJ 08541-6054

Scheduling an Appointment

How can I schedule/change a testing appointment?

Once you are ready to take the test, you can schedule your testing appointment in one of three ways:

  • online through your HiSET account
  • by contacting your test center
  • by calling ETS Customer Service

To reschedule your appointment, you may call an ETS representative at 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738) or contact your test center. Read the policies on rescheduling, canceling or retaking the test included on this page.

Can I take the subtests in any order or all in one day?

You can take the five subtests in any order. If the test center has availability, you can take all five subtests in one day or you can schedule them across more than one day.

How many times can I reschedule my testing appointment?

While you are able to reschedule your testing appointment as often as needed, it is better to be sure you are prepared to take the test and available on the testing date, so that it is not necessary for you to reschedule. ETS allows you to reschedule up to two times for no fee. For additional rescheduling you must pay $10 each time you reschedule thereafter.

Do I have to provide a SSN when scheduling/registering?

Though it's not required that you provide your SSN during the scheduling/registering process, it will make it significantly easier to recover your records and print your Certificate later if you do.

What can I do through my online account?

Once you have created an account, you can:

  • update your account information (address, phone, email)
  • schedule, reschedule or cancel a testing appointment
  • view your approved accommodations (if applicable)
  • view your Comprehensive Score Report and Individual Test Reports
Can I pay for the test through my online account?

You can pay the ETS test fee through your online account. However, you cannot pay test center administrative fees through your online account. They must be paid to the test center on the day of your test.

What are the cancellation policies?

You can cancel your appointment at any time. However, depending on when you cancel, you may forfeit your HiSET fee. See refund policies information above. You can contact your test center to cancel your appointment. You can also do it online through your HiSET account or by calling ETS Customer Service at 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738).

If you have a disability or health-related need and you require testing accommodations, you must call ETS to cancel your appointment at 1-855-802-2748 (toll-free), Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. (ET).

If a testing center cancellation must occur, the center will notify you as soon as possible. 

What are the restest policies?

All candidates are subject to ETS's retest policies. There are no state modifications.

Test Day

What do I need to bring on the day of my test?
  • Current, unexpired, unedited and unmodified government or accredited school-issued photo identification. Make sure your name on your ID appears EXACTLY as it does on your profile you created in your HiSET account when you scheduled your HiSET exam. There are no exceptions. 
  • Layered clothing that will allow you to adapt to a range of room temperatures.
  • Testing center administrative fee (if required by your test center).

Please note: Cell phones, smartphones (e.g., BlackBerry® or iPhone® devices, etc.), PDAs and/or any other electronic, photographic, scanning, recording or listening devices are not permitted at the test center at all. See What to Bring for a list of additional items not permitted in the testing session.

What do I do if I have health-related needs that require an exception to the test center policies?

If you have health-related needs requiring you to bring equipment, beverages or snacks into the testing room or to take extra or extended breaks, you need to request accommodations in advance. Procedures for requesting accommodations are described in Disability Accommodations.

Scores

How do I know if I've passed the HiSET battery of five subtests?

Each of the five subtests in the HiSET battery is scored on a scale of 1–20. In order to pass you must do all three of the following:

  • Achieve a score of at least 8 on each of the five individual subtests
  • Score at least 2 out of 6 on the essay portion of the writing test
  • Have a total combined score on all five subtests of at least 45

Some states may set passing scores that are higher, but under no circumstances can you pass with a total score lower than 45 on the battery.

What does my individual test scoring report tell me?

For each individual test scoring report, it indicates:

  • your score, the total possible score and whether you passed
  • the minimum score required to pass
  • the number you answered correctly and the maximum number of questions in each content category
  • your college and career readiness score
What does passing mean?

Candidates who have received a passing score on the HiSET battery have demonstrated a level of performance that exceeds the minimum level of performance typically required to graduate from high school.

How should I interpret my score?

If the HiSET battery were to be administered to a random sample of high school seniors, it is estimated that approximately 60 percent would pass on the first attempt. If you receive a score of 45 or higher we estimate that you would be in approximately the top 40 percent of graduating high school seniors nationally.

How are passing rates determined?

A score equivalency table was established between the HiSET exam and a nationally administered high school equivalency examination. Passing rates (60 percent) were chosen so as to be roughly equivalent to those on the nationally administered examination.

Did you demonstrate college and career readiness?

Your individual test score report also indicates whether or not you have achieved the score required to demonstrate college and career readiness — with at least 15 out of 20 on any of the subtests.

What does college and career readiness mean?

Students who have scored at the college- and career- readiness level have shown a level of performance similar to the minimum level required to succeed in college-level credit-bearing courses.

What information is provided so I can try to improve my score on the HiSET exam?

On the HiSET subtests, questions are grouped into content categories. To help you in future study or in preparing to retake the test, your individual test score report shows the "number correct" you earned in each content category. This information might suggest areas where it would be worthwhile to concentrate your efforts.

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