GED® Exam (General Educational Development)
The GED® program offers you an opportunity to earn a high school diploma. The GED® measures knowledge and skills expected of high school graduates. The five subject tests are Language Arts Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts Reading, and Mathematics. Special editions are available such as large print, audio cassette, Braille, and French and Spanish.
The applicant must be at least 18 years of age and not have received a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate. Individuals who are seventeen (17) may be tested, providing the applicant:
- presents to the Test Examiner an age waiver signed by the superintendent of the school system where the applicant resides, and
- is not presently enrolled in high school, or
- is currently enrolled in a state approved GED® Option Program.
All applicants must present identification before testing. Driver's licenses, valid passports, military IDs, or other forms of government issued (national or foreign) identification that show name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph are acceptable forms of identification. Outdated identification will not be accepted.
Candidates must provide Official Practice Scores notarized by their Local Adult Education. Students are allowed to retest three (3) times per contract year.
- Candidates may pick up registration packets at any Columbia State site or center. The GED Application is available here. For test dates refer to the Master Calendar.
- Payment is required for complete registration. $65.00 for full battery. $13.00 per subject for partial testing.
In the state of Tennessee a passing score is a minimum of 410 on each subject and an overall score of 2250. Scores will be mailed to you in 3 weeks and are valid indefinitely.
You may request an official copy of your GED® scores by printing and mailing or faxing the GED Transcript Request Form. COLUMBIA STATE DOES NOT FAX GED TRANSCRIPTS.
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