As of Jan. 1, 2014, a major change happened in the testing options for the Wyoming
High School Equivalency Certificate (HSEC). The GED® test that had been used since
2002 was retired in December 2013. The Wyoming Community College Commission approved
multiple pathways to earn the Wyoming High School Equivalency Certificate. In addition
to the 2014 GED® Test, two alternative tests HiSET™ (High School Equivalency Test)
and TASC™ (Test of Assessing Secondary Completion) will be available in Wyoming. All
three tests are based on a subset of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
referred to as the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS)
LCCC (ACES and TLC) will continue to offer high quality education to help students
prepare to take their HSEC exam. What is learned in the program will be applicable
to any of the available assessments.
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.
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.
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
The HSEC test costs a total of $90 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.