GED® Testing Information
As of January 2, 2014, all GED testing is computer-based. The Braille test is still offered in paper-and-pencil format.
All GED examinees/students need to have an active email account in order to complete the new GED registration process. Free email accounts can be created at www.gmail.com or www.hotmail.com or at www.yahoo.com.
To register, pay for, and schedule your GED tests, you can go to http://www.ged.com. If you need testing accommodations, there is a question you can check and information will be provided on what needs to be done. If you have any questions or need assistance with your online registration, please contact Pearson VUE Customer Care at 1.877.392.6433.
Registration is required a minimum of 24 hours prior to the testing date/time you want to schedule. Seating is limited so early registration is strongly recommended. Cancellations must be made with Pearson VUE at http://pearsonvue.com 24 hours in advance or examinees/students will not be reimbursed for a missed test.
**PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have access to a computer, you can come into the Testing Center to set up an email account, schedule your test(s), and pay for your test(s). Please be sure to bring proper picture ID and your method of payment (credit card, debit card, re-loadable credit card, or cash). Except for July 29, these sessions are offered on Tuesdays beginning July 8, 2014. They are held on the hour at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., again at 2 p.m., with the last session at 4 p.m. If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 425.640.1785, as seating for this process is limited.
GED Testing Hours
|Monday||TESTING 11 a.m. with last seating at 3 p.m.|
|** Tuesday||GED Test Registration info session only 11 a.m, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.
|Wednesday||TESTING 11 a.m. with last seating at 3 p.m.|
|Thursday||TESTING 11 a.m. with last seating at 5 p.m.|
|Friday||TESTING 9 a.m. with last seating at 11 a.m.|
At this time, there is no GED testing on Tuesdays, or on National Holidays.
THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Eligibility Requirements for GED Testing:
An examinee must not have graduated from an accredited high school or received a high school equivalency certificate or diploma.
An examinee must not be enrolled in a regular high school.
An examinee must be at least 16 years of age. If you are under the age of 19, in order to take the GED tests you must provide us with a "Request for Approval to Test GED" form (release form) from your high school last attended, or from the School District Office in the district where you reside, or a Notarized Letter we provide if you have been home schooled. You need to start the registration process, but you will be stopped and advised where to bring your release form or notarized letter to be approved before you can finish the registration process.
An examinee must present a current form of Washington state or federally issued picture I.D. that verifies name, signature and birth date. ID must be Washington State driver's license, military ID, passport, Student ID if it includes date of birth, Washington Driver's permit with picture, etc. No out of state ID, no expired or hole-punched ID will be accepted. (NO PICTURE ID, NO TESTING ALLOWED!)
An examinee must be a Washington resident or must have a Washington mailing address.
All materials needed for testing will be provided. Personal items need to be left at home or placed in our storage cubbies before testing. Personal items include backpacks, hats, coats, jackets, sweaters, cell phones, pagers, CD players, iPods, cameras and other electronic equipment. Use of any electronic device is strictly prohibited!
Test Scores: You will receive a form from us with instructions on how to access your GED test scores. In addition, you will receive an email from Pearson VUE advising you that your scores are ready to view. A passing score on all of the tests is 150, Honors is 170, and a perfect score is 200.
Once you pass all four (4) tests and earn your GED Certificate, you will receive an email from Pearson VUE congratulating you and giving you instructions how to access your electronic GED Transcript, as well as how to order your actual GED diploma. There is no charge to order either of these documents. We strongly encourage you to save this email for future reference in case you need additional copies of your transcript to send to colleges, employers, etc.
Test Fees: $120.00 for complete test; $30.00/per test and $10 per retest.
(The retest fee may be subject to change to $30.)
You can pay for exams with a credit or debit card during the registration process. If you do not have a credit or debit card, re-loadable, pre-paid credit cards (MasterCard or VISA) are accepted. Third parties (agencies, community colleges, universities, family members, etc.) can use a personal credit card to purchase vouchers from the Pearson VUE Voucher Store at their web address -http://www.pearsonvue.com/vouchers/pricelist/ged.asp.
Test Time Limits:
|Reasoning through Language Arts||155 minutes||2 hours 35 minutes|
|Social Studies||95 minutes||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Science||95 minutes||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Mathematical Reasoning||120 minutes||2 hours|
On the day of testing, please check in at our Testing Center at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled test times so we can complete the admissions process. This will allow us to start your test according to the time you scheduled.
Please be aware that you can schedule more than one test on any testing day, but it is not recommended taking all four GED tests in one day. That would take nearly 7 hours to complete with very limited breaks.
Learn more about GED testing and your options once you've earned your GED Certificate by accessing your MyGED account at http://www.ged.com.
Preparatory classes are available through the Developmental Education Department 425.640.1593.