A seventeen (17) year old may be allowed to take the HiSET® exam upon recommendation of the local school superintendent. This recommendation must come in the form of a document signed by the superintendent of schools or their designee. The superintendent may require written documentation from the student to support this recommendation. A copy is available below or at your local adult education program.
The signed recommendation must be submitted to the Tennessee HiSET® State Administrator for override approval using the form linked below. For more information, please contact your local adult education program.
HiSET® Recommendation for 17-Year-Old-Student
HiSET® Age Waiver Request form
Note: Students will need to take the waiver to the test center on the day of testing.
Tennessee Department of Labor/Jobs and Education/Adult Education-Customer Support Team