General Educational Development (GED)
The Placement & Testing Center resumed on-campus GED Testing on January 21, 2021.
Testing is available Tuesday & Thursday 9:30a-4:30p
- All testing, scheduling, and score reporting will be managed through www.ged.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
The first thing you should do is create an account on GED.com. Once you’ve created an account, you can study, schedule exams, pay for exams, and check scores all through your GED.com account.
- Each test (remote or in person) costs $36. For all 4 tests the cost is $144.
- In-Person testing only: 1 discounted retake ($10) for in-person testing. The discount only applies if taken within 365 days of the original test. After 3 tests in the same subject must wait 60 days.
- Remote testing: no discounted retakes for remote testing; after 2 tests in the same subject must wait 60 days.
All Washington state GED policies can be found here.https://ged.com/policies/washington/
The GED tests are offered in both English and Spanish.
First, create an account on GED.com. You will receive an Age Alert telling you that you need to get a high school release form completed by the high school that you last attended or the school district closest to your home, and bring it to the testing center where you plan to test.
High schools and school districts are very familiar with this form and if you ask them for a high school release form they will know what you are asking for.
You will also find a link to this form when you read the Age Alert from GED.com but it may be easier to get it from the high school or school district. The high school or school district has to fill out and sign this form.
After you have the completed and approved form you will need to bring it to the testing center or email a copy of the form to email@example.com (it will be on file until you turn 19 years old). The testing center then approves your eligibility to test and you will be able to go into your account and schedule your exams.
There are also preparation materials available at www.ged.com.
Accommodations for testing can be requested when you create your GED account. If you mark that you need an accommodation you will be given further instructions and access to forms. You should fill out the forms per the instructions. You will be instructed to do this several weeks in advance of testing.
Your GED exam scores may be used for Course Placement at Highline College. After you receive your results, bring a copy to the Entry Advising Department in Building 6, top floor for evaluation. You may also email a copy of the results to firstname.lastname@example.org in the subject line write: GED.
Placement decisions are made using the following rubric.
|GED Math Score||Course Placement|
|Honors: 165-200||Math 098, 111, 107, 146, 180, 181|
|GED Reasoning through Language Arts score||Course Placement|
|145-164||Directed Self Placement for 101Plus or 101|
|Honors: 165-200||English 101|
You can access your scores after they are posted on GED.com. When you pass all of your exams, you will receive an email from GED, with instructions on how to receive a free diploma and/or transcript. The email offer is only valid for a limited time, after which point there will be an additional cost for these documents.