General Education Development (GED)
A new series of the GED® test started on January 1, 2014. If you started your GED® prior to January 1, 2014, and did not complete, you will need to start over. This includes taking the tests over and paying testing fees.
What is the GED®?
The GED® is a series of four tests; Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math. The GED® provides a way to earn an equivalency certificate for individuals who have not graduated from high school. The GED® certificate is widely accepted by employers, colleges and apprenticeship programs.
How much does the GED® test cost?
GED® tests are $38 for each subject area. During 2014 (possibly 2015) the first two retests on each subject area will be discounted to $10 each. The fee will be paid to Pearson Vue/GED® Testing Service when you schedule your test.
How do I register, schedule and pay?
Create an account at MyGED®
For more information on creating your account on MyGED® click here.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
You must provide one piece of current, non-expired government issued photo ID when you check in for your appointment.
The following is a list of acceptable forms of ID:
- Current driver's license or DMV ID card
- Current Passport
- Current Military photo ID
Adults, 18 years or older, who have not graduated from an accredited high school may test.
No one under 16 is allowed to test for their GED®.
Preparation classes are available at each of the LBCC centers: Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon and Sweet Home. Both day and evening classes are listed in the LBCC Schedule of Classes or on their webpage at http://www.linnbenton.edu/absd The classes are helpful for any and all of the tests. For more information call 541-917-4710.
If you choose to study on your own, there are study books available in libraries and bookstores. For sample questions and more information about the GED tests, click on the following link: http://www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ged/test/prep/sample_questions.htm
Preparation is not required but is recommended. There is a $38 fee for each test that must be retaken.
Test takers will need to reach a score of at least 150 on each module and a total score of 600 across the four module battery in order to receive their GED® test credential.
Yes, GED® tests are available in Spanish.
Accommodations may be available if you have a documented disability. Testing accommodations must be approved by GED® Testing Service. For more information and to get accommodation request forms click here: GED® Accommodations
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