Adult Education & HiSET

Thomas Dunn Learning Center's HiSET Prep Program is designed to meet the needs of those who did not finish high school but need state-issued high school equivalency credentials. HiSET stands for High School Equivalency Test. It is the test chosen by the State of Missouri to allow adults to earn their high school diploma. It is similar to the GED that Missouri used to use and is used in some other states. Attainment allows an individual to move forward in a career field, join the military, begin a training program, or continue their education.

While we focus primarily on HiSET students, we can discuss accommodations for students preparing for the ACT, SAT, GRE, or high school or college students seeking support on a particular subject.


Frequently Asked Questions


To qualify for our HiSET program, individuals must:

  • Not be enrolled or have graduated from high school
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be a resident of Missouri



  • Instruction is FREE.
  • There is a fee for exams, however Thomas Dunn Learning Center offers scholarships to cover testing fees for those who stay in program and continue to make progress.


To enroll in our program, individuals must:

  • Register by meeting with our Director of Education
  • Schedule and take two assessment tests
  • Plan an individual study timeline for success with our Director of Education

For more information, call us at (314) 353-3050.