On this page, you can find all GED® test locations and prep class sites in the Alpena area. Michigan uses two options for HSE (High School Equivalency) testing, the HiSET® and GED exams.
Both the HiSET and GED are offered online and at state-certified test centers. Learn more below about online GED and HiSET testing.
HSE testing is for people who never graduated high school and gives them the opportunity to earn an equivalent degree.
Both HSE exams measure knowledge at a level similar to that of a graduating HS student.
There are four independent GED modules (subtests) in Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, and Science.
You may take one of the four GED subtests at a time. No need to complete the GED battery in one take.
The HiSET exam has separate writing and reading tests so five overall that can also be taken separately.
HiSET testing can be done on paper or on a computer. The GED is fully computer-formatted.
Alpena GED prep facilities
Alpena Public Schools-ACES Academy
700 Pinecrest Ave, Alpena – MI 49707, Phone: (989) 358.5180
Michigan Works! Alpena
315 West Chisholm St, Alpena – MI 49707, Phone: (989) 305-8063
Alpena County Library READ Program
211 N First St, Alpena – MI 49707, Phone: (989) 356.6188 ext. 15
Prep sites around Alpena (cities by alphabet)
12519 State St, Atlanta, MI 49709, Phone: (989) 362.2575
Cheboygan Alternative School
7461 N. Straits Highway, Cheboygan, MI 49721, Phone: (989) 358.5180
Michigan Works! Cheboygan
11153 N. Straits Highway, Cheboygan, MI 49721, Phone: (989) 305-8063
Iosco County Michigan Works!
1230 E U.S. Highway 23, East Tawas | MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-6407
Michigan Works! Lincoln
202 S 2nd St, Lincoln, MI 48742, Phone: (989) 305-8063
Michigan Works! Mio
1329 S. Mount Tom Road | Mio | MI 48647 | Phone: (989) 305-8063
Michigan Works! Onaway
20709 State St. | Onaway | MI 49765, Phone: (989) 305-8063
Onaway Industrial Arts Institute (Alpena Public Schools)
20902 Washington Ave, Onaway, MI 49765, Phone: (989) 358.5180
Presque Isle County Library
181 East Erie St, Rogers City, MI 49779, Phone: (989) 305-8063
St. Ignace Adult Education
412 N. State St. | St. Ignace | MI 49781, Phone (906) 984.2150
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Alpena area GED testing sites
Alpena Community College (GED)
665 Johnson Street, Alpena, Michigan 49707, Phone: (989) 358.7406
Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium (HiSET)
315 West Chisholm, Alpena, Michigan 49707, Phone: (989) 356.3339
Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium (Elkland Center, HiSET)
12519 State Street, Atlanta, Michigan 49707, Phone: (989) 732-3886
Cheboygan Michigan Works! (HiSET)
11153 N Straits Highway, Cheboygan, Michigan 49721, Phone: (989) 627-4303
Michigan Works! Iosco County (GED)
1230 East US Highway 23, East Tawas, Michigan 48730, Phone: (989) 362-6407
University Center Gaylord (HiSET)
80 Livingston Blvd, Gaylord | Michigan 49735 | Phone (989) 705-3700
Gaylord MI Works! (GED or HiSET)
2927 D&M Dr | Gaylord | Michigan 49735 | Phone (989) 732.3886
Lincoln Michigan Works! (HiSET)
202 S 2nd St, Ste B, Lincoln, Michigan 48742, Phone: (989) 305-8063
Mio Michigan Works! (HiSET)
1329 South Mount Tom Rd, Mio, Michigan 48647, Phone: (989) 348-8709
MIO High School
1110 8th Street, Mio, Michigan 48647, Phone: (989) 422-6161
Onaway Michigan Works! (HiSET)
20709 State St, Onaway, Michigan 49765, Phone: (989) 733-8548
Online GED or HiSET testing options
Until recently, taking the HiSET or GED exam via the internet was not an option. Now, that has changed. The HiSET exam is now available in an online format, and also GED Testing Service introduced an online GED testing version.
The GED (General Education Development) program offers adults who never finished high school the chance to earn a diploma that is accepted in the same way as a standard high school diploma across the nation. The passing score on each individual GED subtest is 145 and scoring is measured on a 100-200 scale.
If you want to register for the GED exam you need to do that online. Go to GED.com and create your account with MyGED. Here you can find all information about scheduling your tests, how to pay, and so on. MyGED is the portal where you will be guided through the entire process of preparation, testing, school information, job options, and a lot more.
The HiSET passing score on each of the five modules is 8 (it of 20). Your total result must be in the 45-100 range and your essay score must be at least 2 (out of a possible 6).
In Michigan, GED testers must be 18 years old or older, but 16 or 17-year-olds may also take the assessment if they have been formally withdrawn from school for at least 1 calendar year. However, this waiting period may be waived if the school district’s superintendent and a parent/guardian think it’s in the student’s best interest to do so or when it’s court-ordered.
The waiver must be signed by the student, the school district’s superintendent, and a parent or legal guardian. Participants in Michigan’s National Guard Youth Challenge Program who are 16 or older and not enrolled in high school may also take the exam upon completion of this program.
Applicants looking for induction into the Armed Forces and who are 17 years old may also sit for the assessment if they can produce a written request from a recruiting office stating the applicant meets all other requirements for induction except having a GED.
In Michigan, test-takers are not required to follow a GED prep course prior to testing, nor are they required to first attain satisfactory results on an official practice test.