The GED® test is a second chance to put your education first.
The General Educational Development (GED) credential is widely recognized by colleges,
training schools, and employers as equivalent to a high school diploma.
Learn more about GED Testing. Call us today at (360) 442-2360
Most colleges and universities accept GED score reports in place of high school transcripts.
Most employers also accept the GED. In order to receive federal financial aid, a student
must have completed high school, obtained a GED, or show Ability to Benefit.
How do I sign up for the GED test?
Sign up at GED.com.Signing up online gives you 24/7 access from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
There is no cost to sign up.
You will need an email address in order to create your account. If you do not have
an email address, GED provides the link to create one.
Who can take the GED test?
You may take the GED if you have not graduated from an accredited high school, have
not received a high school equivalency diploma and are not currently enrolled in an
accredited high school. You must terminate your enrollment in high school and not
be currently enrolled in any high school course work before taking a GED test.
You must also be a Washington State resident and provide a valid current Washington
State government issued ID at the time of testing. If you cannot provide identification,
you cannot take the test.
Testers age 16 - 19
Complete Request for Approval to Test form:
Home school testers
Complete Notarized Statement/Letter for Home School Students
How much does the GED test cost?
$36 per test, or $144 for the entire GED series (4 exams).
You will receive one $10 retake for every GED® test subject you purchase but don’t
pass. You have 365 days after your full-price test to use this retake.
What's on the GED test?
The GED series consists of 4 parts:
How do I prepare for the GED test?
Take a GED Practice Test
Visit GED.com for an in-depth look at the content required for each GED test, along with other
valuable information that will help you prepare, including access to study tools,
free practice test questions, and GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test.
Take Preparatory Classes
Contact Lower Columbia College College and Career Preparation at (360) 442-2580 to sign up for College and Career Preparation classes at just $25 per quarter. Financial
assistance is available to those who qualify.
Study on Your Own
GED textbooks are available at the LCC Bookstore and at your local library.
What can I expect on the test day?
Valid Washington State ID required
Bring a valid Washington State government issued photo ID. If you cannot provide identification,
you cannot take the test. No exceptions.If you have a valid and current out-of-state government issued photo ID, you must
provide supplemental documentation proving Washington residency. Proof may come in
the form of: a current utility bill, current apartment lease, or property tax bill,
Nothing else besides your government issued ID is necessary for testing. If examinees
choose to use their own calculator they must provide a TI-30xs. No other calculators will be accepted.
All other items must be stored in a locker. We will provide you with a locker key
to store these items. Friends and family must wait outside the testing room (in the
Admissions Center lobby).
Each part of the GED exam has a time limit:
How do I find out my GED test scores?
The GED® test will have a passing score of 145 for each subject. Therefore, students
will need to reach a score of at least 145 on each subject and a total score of 580
or higher across all four subjects in order to receive the GED® test credential. See
below for the full score scale:
Below Passing: 100 – 144Passing Score: 145 – 164GED® College Ready: 165 – 174GED® College Ready + Credit: 175 – 200
Scores will be available within 3 hours of completion of each test module by logging
into your account at GED.com.
Lower Columbia College no longer issues paper copies of GED transcripts in the Testing
To obtain your GED transcript:
How do I obtain accommodations for disability?
Special accommodations are available for people with disabilities. Accommodations
may take at least one month to process. Contact the Testing Office or see GED Testing Service/Accommodations.
Can I take the GED test in Spanish?
Spanish practice tests are available. You can opt to take your GED exam in Spanish
when you schedule by logging in to your account at GED.com.
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