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High School Equivalency (HSE) Test

According to, "The Indiana HSE (High School Equivalency) is an alternative for earning a high school diploma. Your HSE Diploma can be earned after completing a test based on five subject areas (math, reading, writing, science and social studies). The skills you are taught and eventually tested on are at the same level as those of graduating high school seniors." 
Elkhart Community Schools' Adult Education Department is proud to be a facilitator and testing site for the HSE Exam. Tests are offered periodically throughout the course of the school year. To find specific dates                                 to visit our Important Dates tab. 

*Dates are subject to change, so please check back periodically. 

About the Test: 
The first step is to register for the test with our department. 

If you are under the age of 18 please see the special requirements below. You will not be allowed to register unless you have the prerequisites completed. 

1. The individual looking to register, must come to our office at 1 Blazer Blvd. Door #27 in Elkhart and register in person. We are no longer located in the Career Center. You may not register another person, the individual looking to test must be present to register. 

2. You need to bring your photo ID and social security card along with the test fee. Test fee is $115.00. Please bring EXACT CASH. We cannot make change in the office.

3. Upon arrival, explain you would like to register for the HSE and office staff will walk you through the registration and give you your testing dates. 

Special Requirements for those under 18:

Anyone under the age of 18 must take the readiness exam before they will be allowed to register for the full exam. To learn about the readiness exam                            . 

If the individual has already taken the readiness test, they will need to bring the scores as well as their exit paperwork from their high school, photo ID and social security card, when registering. 

Taking the Test:

The test is 5 sections and is administered over three nights. Most often Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of a testing week. Specific dates can be found on our "Important Dates" tab. Testing starts promptly at 5:30 and is scheduled to go until 8:30 pm each night. Please plan to show up for testing 15 minutes early with your Photo ID. No one will be permitted to enter late. Please plan to be there for the entire duration. 

The testing center address is:

Elkhart High School-Freshman Division  

1 Blazer Blvd. Door #27. 

Elkhart, IN 46516

Past Testers looking for scores:
Seeking HSE Scores
If you received your HSE diploma but need help finding a copy of your certificate please visit please use your Social Security Number when it asks for an ID#. 
If you have any other questions please call our office at 574-262-5678 after 1pm Monday through Thursday. Ask for Vickie and she can help you with more specific questions. 
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