Test Preparation (High School Equivalency and Math)

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Get Off on the Right Foot

Sometimes the best way to know where you stand is to take a test. Whether you have chosen to take the HiSET or GED to be college ready or you want to be ready for the math assessment test, we've got the support you need to be ready to go.

High School Equivalency Preparation and Testing (HiSET or GED)   |  You CAN Do College Math!

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High School Equivalency Preparation and Testing 

Free classes provide preparation for high school equivalency testing, as well as basic instruction in reading, writing and math. The Missouri State Board of Education approves two HSE tests in Missouri: the HiSET or the GED. See more information below.

HSE Preparation

High School Equivalency (HSE) classes are available for Missouri residents who are 17 or older and not enrolled in high school. Classes meet twice per week for 3 hours. You must complete registration (see below) before you attend class. Classes meet from August through May. We enroll new students each month from August to March.
**Registration is closed for the 2023-24 school year. Registration and classes for the 2024-25 school year will begin in August 2024. Check back here in July for August registration dates!

ELIGIBILITY: To register, students must be at least 17 years old, not enrolled in high school, must have a Missouri address, and must not be in the U.S. on an F-1 (student) Visa.
17-year-olds recently unenrolled from high school should bring a drop letter from the school to registration.

PLEASE NOTE: Children are not permitted in Adult Education registration or class sessions.

Limited Exceptions for 16-Year-Olds
  • Public school students who have earned 16 high school credits must provide two documents to enroll:
    • A letter from the school that includes the date the student dropped out.
    • A transcript or other official verification from the school that the student has successfully completed 16 credits of high school work.
  • Homeschooled students who have at least 1000 hours of high school level home education must meet the requirements of 167.031 RSMo for course instruction and have written permission of the parent or legal guardian indicating compliance.

HSE Registration

In-person HSE registration sessions are held at St. Charles Community College’s main campus in Cottleville, as well as locations in Troy and Warrenton.

Students must attend one registration session for orientation and initial assessment testing to determine HSE readiness prior to class attendance. This initial assessment provides information for an individual learning plan. You do not need an appointment to attend registration, but you must be on time and complete the full session to be enrolled into a class. Early arrival is encouraged. HSE classes will be offered both face-to-face and virtually, subject to availability.

High School Equivalency Class Registration Schedule
2024-2025 School Year

**Registration is closed for the 2023-24 school year. Registration and classes for the 2024-25 school year will begin in August 2024. Check back here in July for August registration dates!

2023-2024 HSE Class Schedule and Locations

Face-to-face classes will be held at St. Charles Community College as well as the Troy, St. Charles and Warrenton locations. We also have limited instructor-led virtual classes that will be held on Zoom. Not all locations will have both morning and evening classes. Students must attend a registration session before class attendance.

Morning Classes

Monday & Wednesday; 9 a.m.-Noon
Tuesday & Thursday; 9 a.m.-Noon

Evening Classes

Monday & Wednesday; 6-9 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday; 6-9 p.m.

2023-24 HSE Class Locations

St. Charles Community College (Map)
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO  63376

Missouri Job Center (Map)
3757 Harry S. Truman Blvd.
St. Charles, MO  63301

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Map)
200 Academic Way
Troy, MO  63379

MU Extension Center (Map)
107 W. Walton
Warrenton, MO  63383

Integrated Education & Training Classes

To enroll in an IET class, students must be registered in an English as a Second Language or High School Equivalency class. These classes may have a tuition charge and/or eligibility requirements. Tuition assistance may be available. Call 636-922-8313 for information.

Certified Logistics Technician/Certified Logistics Associate

An industry specialist will introduce students to the basics of logistics in CLA (Certified Logistics Associate) and expand on those concepts in CLT(Certified Logistics Technician to be successful in all areas of logistic environments. The class will meet two evenings per week; TBD.

High School Equivalency Testing

A High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate is comparable to a traditional high school diploma and can be used to obtain employment or pursue education and training in Missouri. The Missouri State Board of Education approves two HSE tests in Missouri:

  • the HiSET, provided by PSI Services or
  • the GED, provided by GED Testing Service

When you have passed all subject areas of the test, you will earn a High School Equivalency certificate from the Missouri State Board of Education. For more information and a detailed comparison of the two tests, go to www.hse.mo.gov.

You CAN Do College Math!

Are you struggling to test into MAT 096 and beyond? Our FREE math program will help you move up the math ladder with a hands-on, personalized class designed to help you overcome obstacles that have kept you from succeeding in the past. Students work in small groups to master the topics they need. Build a foundation to master math! For information, contact Patty Boxdorfer at 636-922-8648 or pboxdorfer@stchas.edu.

Topics Include:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percentages

Math classes meet two afternoons per week:

Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday; 1-4 p.m.

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