GED Testing Information
GED Testing Information Alert
Please be advised that the GED tests will be computer-based beginning January 1, 2014. Currently we understand that the $150 fee will continue when these tests are implemented. The last day we will allow new individuals to start testing for 2013 is Thursday, November 14, 2013. The final day for GED testing at our Testing Center will be Thursday, December 5, 2013. This timeline will allow the scoring centers time to score all the tests and essays, and Olympia will be able to print all the GED certificates and send them to all the testing centers for final processing before the end of 2013. Remember, if you do not complete the current battery of tests by December 5, 2013 you will have to start all over by taking the computer-based tests in 2014.
Once we have approval to begin computer-based GED testing, we will offer this testing on Mondays from 11 a.m until 3 p.m. for those interested in this type of testing rather than the paper/pencil tests. However, the timelines stated above for the paper/pencil tests apply to the 2013 computer-based tests as well. The new computer-based tests for 2014 are not compatible with the 2013 tests.
GED Testing Tuesday
OPEN TESTING from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
OPEN TESTING from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Beginning September 10, 2013, we will implement OPEN TESTING for GED. It will be on a "first come, first served" basis throughout each GED testing day. There are only 15 seats available. You need to allow 30 minutes to complete paperwork and pay the first time you come in.
Open testing will allow examinees to take more than one test in a day without having to wait for a specific time to start another test. You will need to advise the GED Examiner if you plan to take more than one test back-to-back on the day you come in so we know how to plan for other individuals coming in to test. However, you will not be able to complete all five (5) tests in one day.
As shown above, we will begin GED testing at 11 a.m. Tuesdays with the last seating at 3 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays we begin testing at 11 a.m. with the last seating at 5 p.m.
(There is no GED testing on Mondays, Fridays 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, you must provide us with a release form from high school or school district in which you currently reside (or a notarized form we provide if you have been home schooled) in order to take the GED tests. If you do not have the required form with you, we cannot test you until you do.
An examinee must present a current picture I.D. that verifies name, signature and birth date. (NO GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO 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! Once testing has begun, no one will be admitted!
Test Scores: Except for writing, all other test scores will be available IN 24 HOURS! The writing test can take up to two weeks to be processed.
Test Fees: $150.00 for complete test; $30.00/retest
Test Time Limits:
|Social Studies||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Science||1 hour 20 minutes|
|Reading||1 hour 5 minutes|
|Math||1 hour 30 minutes|
To earn your GED Certificate, you must pass a test with a minimum standard score of 410 AND a total score of 2,250 for a battery average of 450.
Please be aware that you will not be able to take all five GED tests in one day. Once you have completed your tests and earned your GED Certificate, you will first receive your Official Transcript of GED Test Results. You can use this document as proof that you have earned your GED Certificate. Two weeks later, you will receive your actual GED Certificate in the mail.
GED tests are available in English, Spanish, Large Print English, Audio Cassette English, and Braille. We can also make special accommodations for students with disabilities. Please call for more information at 425.640.1546 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preparatory classes are available through the Developmental Education Department 425.640.1593.