General Educational Development (GED)
The Placement & Testing Center resumed on-campus GED Testing on January 21, 2021.
Testing is available on Mondays & Thursdays from 10a-2p.
For on-campus GED testing, the following COVID safety testing guidelines are required:
- You must bring and wear a protective face mask during your entire visit on campus.
- A face shield will be provided to use during your exam; you will need to wear BOTH a protective mask and face shield during your entire test. The face shield will be collected when checking out at the end of your test.
- Please arrive early, as you will encounter enhanced check-in procedures prior to taking your test.
- It is mandatory to complete the COVID training at this site before arriving on campus: https://highline.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=9a269202-78ad-44fc-a416-ac2301721961
- You must also visit this site before you arrive on campus: https://www.highline.edu/covid19/self-screening-for-students/ and complete the guest health questionnaire, and are required to sign out on that same site once you have left the campus.
- Seating is limited and restricted to 8 seats to allow for social distancing guidelines.
- All testing, scheduling and score reporting will be managed through www.ged.com.
You can now take the Online GED Test. Take your GED test from the comfort of your home, while securely monitored by an online proctor. You will find information HERE
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.
You can now take the Online GED Test
Testing is offered Mondays and Thursdays from 10a-2pm.
You can now take the Online GED Test
There are four tests and each test costs $30 — $120 for all four tests.
Retakes cost $10 each. After the second retake, there is a waiting period of 60 days between each additional retake. You may request a waiver to bypass the waiting period by calling 1-877-392-6433.
All payment must be made online at www.ged.com with a debit or credit card to complete the scheduling process.
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 or school district (that you last attended) 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 (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.com 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 Placement and Testing Center in Building 1 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.com, 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.