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General Education Development (GED)

Get Prepared and Test with Confidence!

Pre-College Office is Serving Students Remotely!

For the health and safety of our community, all college offices have moved services online through January 1. We are closed to in-person meetings.

Advisors are available by phone, GoogleMeet or email. Please call 425.640.1593 to make an appointment or connect with your advisor directly.

Zoom Virtual Chat: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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GED® Testing

The four sections of the GED® test can be taken through the Testing and Assessment Services at Edmonds College one at a time, in any order, and whenever students are ready. The Testing and Assessment Services is located in Mountlake Terrace Hall 152, near the Triton Espresso stand.


As of Jan. 1, 2014, the GED® tests are computer-based. See FAQs.

For more information about testing times and procedures, please contact the Testing and Assessment Services at 425.640.1546.

Is that a real GED®?

The General Educational Development Testing Service (GEDTS) warns that real GED® credentials cannot be earned through correspondence courses or on the Internet. GEDTS has received complaints from students who paid high fees to take fake GED® tests and who had not earned the credential accepted by hiring personnel, college admissions officers, and military enlistment personnel. Authentic (or real) GED® tests can be taken only in person at official GED® testing centers.

How to Enroll

1. Call or email to get onto the Enrollment List

Call 425.640.1593, email precollege@edcc.edu, or chat with us on our website to get on the GED enrollment list. Please leave your name, phone number, and email. Students on the enrollment list will be contacted shortly via phone or email to complete important college paperwork. We are also happy to offer a GED virtual lobby, 12-2 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. Drop-in to get on the enrollment list, complete your paperwork, and schedule an advising appointment all at once. This takes about ten minutes and is a quick and easy way to get started.

2. Transcripts

Students enrolled in classes for completing their GED do not need to obtain a high school transcript.  If you think you may be interested in a high school diploma and want someone to evaluate the credits you have earned, please work on obtaining a transcript while waiting for staff to contact you. When you are contacted by Pre-College staff we will provide further instructions as to where your transcript can be sent for evaluation.

3. One-on-One Advising and Registration

During your introductory phone call or email you will schedule a one-on-one advising and registration appointment. At this time your advisor will answer any questions you may have. You will also select courses that work with your life/work schedules and skill level.  After getting registered for your classes, you will pay your class fee of $25.  Fee waivers are available if eligible.  Students who register early get the best selection of classes. 

4. Continuing Support 

Each quarter, GED students meet with their advisor to select classes for the next quarter, until they have met their goal of completing the four GED tests. Your advisor is also available to help students throughout the quarter with the process of applying for financial aid, meeting with a college or program advisor, and supporting students in taking the next steps on a path to a college degree or a new career.