HSEC - High School Equivalency Certificate

The Wyoming Community College Commission approved multiple pathways to earn the Wyoming High School Equivalency Certificate. LCCC offers two tests:  2014 GED® and HiSET. Both tests are based on a subset of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) referred to as the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS).

Free preparation for the GED is available through ACES in Cheyenne.

  • Available through the LCCC Exam Lab (located in the Clay Pathfinder building, room 121)
  • Offered in computer-based testing (CBT) format only.
  • Administered by GED Testing Service and Pearson VUE.
  • Students register for a MyGED account at ged.com.
  • All scheduling is done online.
  • Testing must be prepaid.
  • Official Practice Tests (OPT) are available online for a fee.
  • Each subtest is $20; the total battery is $80
Content Area Time Allowed
Mathematical Reasoning 115 minutes
Reasoning Through Language Arts 150 minutes
Science 90 minutes
Social Studies 70 minutes

Free preparation for the HiSET is available through ACES in Cheyenne and the TLC in Laramie.

  • Available through the ACES program in computer-based testing (CBT) and paper-based testing (PBT) formats. 
    Career & Technical Building, Room 110, 307.637.2450
  • Available through the ACC Test & Exam Center in paper-based (PBT) format. 
    Albany County Campus Room 218A, 307.772.4262
  • Administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • Click here for Wyoming testing requirements.
  • Students register for a HiSET account at hiset.ets.org.
  • Scheduling is done online or by phone to HiSET 1.855.MyHiSET or 1.855.694.4738.
  • Testing must be prepaid.
  • A practice test is available free online.
  • Each subtest is $10.75 (computer-based exam) or $15 (paper-based exam).
  • In addition to the $10.75 or $15 per subject fee paid to HiSET, an administrative testing fee of $40 for the prepayment of the initial five subject tests or $10 per subject test (including retakes) must be prepaid to LCCC (Cheyenne Campus).
  •  In addition to the $15 per subject fee paid to HiSET, an administrative testing fee of $8 per subject test (including retakes) must be prepaid to LCCC (Albany County Campus).
  • Testing Resources
Content Area Time Allowed Questions
Language Arts-Reading

65 minutes (English)
80 minutes (Spanish)

Language Arts-Writing 120 minutes
1 essay prompt
Mathematics 90 minutes 55
Science 80 minutes 60
Social Studies 70 minutes 60

Main Cheyenne Campus

Candidates are encouraged to enroll in the ACES program to complete their HSEC preparation. This preparation is free. Individualized instruction is provided to prepare students to complete the HSEC tests. Classes offered include reading, writing, math, science and social studies.

Students who are 16 or 17 years of age must complete age waiver requirements through ACES prior to taking the tests.



For more information on requirements for the HSEC, visit the Wyoming Community College Commission


All HSEC testing is scheduled through the test publisher websites ged.com and hiset.ets.org. Contact ACES at 307.637.2450 for assistance with registering or scheduling.
Note: Former students who need a transcript may contact the Chief Examiner at 307-637-2450, or visit diplomasender.com or call 855.313.5799.

Albany County Campus

All policies listed for the Cheyenne campus apply at the Albany County Campus. Students can achieve their goals in HSEC preparation (reading, writing, math, social studies, and science) through a variety of methods. Instruction is either on a one-on-one basis or in small groups.

Pre-Testing and Instruction

Students begin their program by completing an assessment. This assessment will allow LCCC to design an educational plan that best fits each student's needs.

LCCC uses a variety of instructional devices and programs to help students achieve their goals. These include:

  • small group sessions
  • subject assignments for follow-up homework
  • online programs that can be completed from home

Official Practice Tests and HSEC Signup

After the student has completed assigned work and has shown improvement, they will begin the Official HSEC Practice Tests. These tests familiarize students of the proper method of filling out the bubble sheets, calculator usage and make sure the student is ready for the actual HSEC test. Once the student's instructor feels he/she is ready for the HSEC test, the student will then be sent to the ACC Testing Center to register for tests.


The HSEC test costs a total of $115 for all five tests at the Albany County Campus in Laramie. If these fees present a problem, students can speak with their instructor about applying for a partial $40 scholarship.