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GED Testing

The GED is a series of tests, which provide individuals with a certificate of competency if they have not completed their high school education. The exam consists of four separate tests, one for each of the following areas: Social Studies, Science, Math, Reading (Literature) or Writing (English) To register, schedule and pay for GED testing, visit www.ged.com.


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  • Requirements

    To take the GED exam, candidates must meet the following requirements:

    1. Washington State resident
    2. At least 16 years of age.
    3. Currently not attending high school.
    4. If under 19 years of age, candidates must provide a high school release form (obtainable from a high school in the area were you currently live), or if homeschooled, a notarized statement of homeschooling.

    A valid form of Identification (ID) is required and must include the candidate’s address, date of birth, signature, and photograph. Acceptable forms of ID are:

    • Washington State Driver’s License
    • Washington State Photo ID
    • Military ID
    • Valid passport

    Note: Student ID cards, ASB cards, temporary driver’s license/ID, out of state ID and expired ID are not acceptable forms of ID.

  • Costs

    The cost for the full exam is $120 ($30 per test subject). Retest fees are $30 per test subject. Fees are payable online at www.ged.com or by calling Pearson Vue Customer Service at 1-877-392-6433.

  • Accommodations

    Candidates seeking special accommodations must complete an accommodations request form available at www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/accommodations-for-disability.

  • Test Preparation

    Adult Basic Education
    Skagit Valley College offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses for students who do not have a high school diploma, but would like instruction in Reading, Writing, Math or GED test preparation. ABE courses are $25 per quarter and students may register for a course at the Registration Office. Students under 19 year of age must meet with a Counselor prior to registration.

    Online Preparation
    A free practice exam is available online at www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/freepracticetest.

Contact Us

Mount Vernon Campus
Jan Sears
Lewis Hall, Room 206C
360.416.7820
jan.sears@skagit.edu

Whidbey Island Campus
Rolando Ferris
Hayes Hall, Room 112
360.679.5384
rolando.ferris@skagit.edu

Washington GED Test Verify logo

Need to have an official transcript sent to an employer or a college or university? You can do it online!  Just visit gedverify.org!