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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.

Who is eligible to take the GED® tests?

Adults, 18 years or older, who have not graduated from an accredited high school may test.
If you are 16 or 17, you must either provide proof that you are legally exempt from compulsory education, or are in an approved GED® Option Program. Contact your school of residence for more information. If you are a home-schooled student, you should contact your local ESD office. Parent/Guardian signature is required.
No one under 16 is allowed to test for their GED®.
  
How can I prepare for the GED® tests?

 
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

More GED® preparation and practice tests can be found through the Learning Express Library.  To access the site go to http://library.linnbenton.edu Click on "Start Your Research".  Select "A-Z Resource List" and click on "Learning Express Library". 

Preparation is not required but is recommended.  There is a $38 fee for each test that must be retaken. 

What do I need to pass? 

 
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.

Can I take my GED® in Spanish?

Yes, GED® tests are available in Spanish. 
 
What if I have a documented disability?
 

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

Before turning in your Accommodation request form, you must register with MyGED®.  Accommodation requests can take 4-6 weeks to be reviewed so get your requests in as soon as possible.
 
How to get your official GED® documents:  

Visit Diploma Sender online at www.diplomasender.com.  Complete the online order form using a credit or debit card, cashier's check or money order for payment.  If you cannot access the internet, you may order by phone.  Just call, toll free 1-855-313-5799.  Additional charges may apply.