GED® Frequently Asked Questions
How much are the tests?
The current fee for each test is $30 per test.
Where can I take the test?
There are several official testing centers in Washington state. However, Edmonds College has a Testing and Assessment Services on campus.
What do I have to study for the GED® exam?
Starting Jan. 1, 2014, the GED® will consist of four tests in Math, Reading, Social Studies, and Science. These tests will include multiple choice, short response, and extended writing response. It is now a computer-based exam and knowledge of how to use drop down menus; inserting information in text boxes in essential.
Do I have to take classes to take the GED® exam?
No. You do not have to take GED® courses to take the GED® exam; however, courses help prepare you for the exam and provide you with more accurate assessment of your success on the exam.
What if I already took tests before Jan. 1, 2014?
Every 10 years, the GED® reviews its exam so that it reflects the current need in the workplace and education. As a result, tests taken prior to Jan. 1, 2014 will not be accepted. You will need to start over by taking the new computer-based tests.
What is the difference between a GED® and a high school diploma?
Please see our comparison of our GED® and high school completion programs.