HSEC Requirements

For new High School Equivalency Certificate (HSEC) information, please visit the Wyoming Community College Commission.

Please Note:

  • Students cannot initiate the Hathaway Scholarship prior to student’s natural graduation date unless it has been court ordered to complete an HSEC, the student has been emancipated, is a parent or guardian of a minor, or for other good cause shown as determined by the department.
  • Students must initiate the Hathaway Scholarship within 4 years of their natural graduation date.
  • The student must have received the HSEC while residing in Wyoming and attended a Wyoming high school.

Honors Level Requirements

To earn the Honors level of the Hathaway Scholarship, which awards $1,680 per semester, students must have:

  • GED – 170
  • TASC – 600
  • HiSET – 16
  • ACT Score – 25

Performance Level Requirements

To earn the Performance level of the Hathaway Scholarship, which awards $1,260 per semester, students must have:

  • GED – 164
  • TASC – 570
  • HiSET – 14
  • ACT Score – 21

Opportunity Level Requirements

To earn the Opportunity level of the Hathaway Scholarship, which awards $840 per semester, students must have:

  • GED – 157
  • TASC – 530
  • HiSET – 12
  • ACT Score – 19

Provisional Opportunity Level Requirements

To earn the Provisional Opportunity level of the Hathaway Scholarship, which awards $840 per semester, students must have:

  • GED – 157
  • TASC – 530
  • HiSET -12
  • ACT Score – 17 OR WorkKeys – 12
  • Must be initially used at a Wyoming Community College. Upon completion of a degree or certificate, students may extend the scholarship.

Each level of the Hathaway Scholarship funding is achieved through different high school requirements.

Honors Performance Opportunity Provisional
$1,680 Max Award Amount Per Semester $1,260 Max Award Amount Per Semester $840 Max Award Amount Per Semester $840 Max Award Amount Per Semester
May be used at a WY community college or at UW May be used at a WY community college or at UW May be used at a WY community college or at UW Must first be used at a WY community college. *
Language Arts
4 Years (Grades 9-12 Only)
Language Arts
4 Years (Grades 9-12 Only)
Language Arts
4 Years (Grades 9-12 Only)
Language Arts
Current HS graduation requirements
Math
4 Years
Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and one “additional math” course (additional math must be taken in grades 9-12)
Math
4 Years
Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and one “additional math” course (additional math must be taken in grades 9-12)
Math
4 Years
Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and one “additional math” course(additional math must be taken in grades 9-12)
Math
Current HS graduation requirements; at least 2 of these courses: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry
Social Studies
3 Years (Grades 9-12 Only)
Social Studies
3 Years (Grades 9-12 Only)
Social Studies
3 Years (Grades 9-12 Only)
Social Studies
Current HS graduation requirements
Science
4 years (Grades 9-12 Only)
One year may include an “additional science” course
Science
4 years (Grades 9-12 Only)
One year may include an “additional science” course
Science
4 years (Grades 9-12 Only)
One year may include an “additional science” course
Science
Current HS graduation requirements
FPA or CTE or FL
4 years of either fine and performing arts, foreign language or career and technical education.  2 of the 4 years must be sequenced
FPA or CTE or FL
4 years of either fine and performing arts, foreign language or career and technical education.  2 of the 4 years must be sequenced
FPA or CTE or FL
2 years of either fine and performing arts, career and technical education, or foreign language (FL must be sequenced)
FPA or CTE or FL
2 years of either fine and performing arts, career and technical education, or foreign language (FL must be sequenced)
Hathaway GPA
3.5
Hathaway GPA
3.0
Hathaway GPA
2.5
Hathaway GPA
2.5
ACT Score
25
ACT Score
21
ACT Score
19
ACT Score
17 or

 

 

 

WorkKeys
12

*Provisional Opportunity students who earn an associate’s degree can extend their scholarship for an additional 4 full-time semesters at the University of Wyoming.

Questions? If you have any questions about the above requirements, contact the Hathaway Scholarship Program or your school counselor today.