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GED® Testing

The Testing Center is open Monday – Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM for in-person testing. Please visit GED.com to make an appointment to take your test.

The GED® is a series of tests that 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, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA).
Skagit Valley College offers GED® testing at the Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island Campuses.

To register, schedule, and pay for GED® testing:


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

  • Have a current Washington State-issued ID
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Currently not attending high school
  • If under 19 years of age, candidates must provide a high school release form (obtainable from a high school in the area where 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.


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 877.392.6433.

Registering for the Exam

To register, schedule, and pay for GED® testing, visit www.ged.com.


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

Test Preparation

The Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) Department at Skagit Valley College offers courses to help you prepare to take the GED® exams. Attend a College Information Session to learn more, and apply for admissions to get started.

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