Earn your free Indiana High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma online or in-person

Indy Reads’ certified instructors and trained classroom volunteers help prepare our adult learners for all five sections of the HiSET exam (reading, writing, math, social studies, and science), which is required to earn an HSE diploma.

“The High School Equivalency [HSE] teacher, Miss Anne, is amazing. She made me cry ‘cause she was being really encouraging. I’ve never had that kind of encouragement from anyone. Feeling all of the love and encouragement that came with the environment at Indy Reads gave me the most motivation I feel like I ever had.

If you want your HSE diploma, trust the process. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. If you trust [the Indy Reads team], you’re going to get through it with flying colors.”

— Katleeanna H., HSE graduate
Katleeana H., HSE Graduate, holding up her diploma
Don Wilkerson works with a student at Indy Reads.

Did you know…

  • Workers who have a High School diploma (or Equivalency) earn more than $8,000 per year than their peers who do not? 
  • Fourteen percent of Hoosier students did not graduate from high school in 2022. 
  • The HSE is an alternative option for earning a high school diploma. (It is formerly known as the GED.)
  • All of our HSE classes are FREE for students.
Photo of Jenny Henderson

“I love to read. Reading has always been there for me and I wanted to share that gift with other people. I went to a Volunteer Info Session and quickly realized that reading for fun was a profound privilege in itself.

For our students, this is survival. And that’s how I got hooked on Indy Reads! Once I saw the need, I don’t know…I just couldn’t ignore it anymore.”

— Jenny Anderson, HSE Classroom Volunteer

Apply to the HSE program

For more information about Indy Reads’ High School Equivalency diploma program, call (317) 384-1496 or apply online to the HSE program.

Apply online to the HSE program

We look forward to meeting you soon!

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