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General Educational Development (GED)

Highline offers GED preparation classes in both English and Spanish.

Learn about ABE/GED Orientation

All testing registration, 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.

There are four tests that are available in both English and Spanish.

  • Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
  • Reasoning through Language Arts (150 minutes)
  • Science (90 minutes)
  • Social Studies (75 minutes)

Testing is offered Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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 with a debit or credit card to complete the scheduling process.

If you do not have a debit or credit card, please go to the Cashier on the lower level of Building 6 to pay with cash or check. You will receive a receipt that you need to take to Building 19. At Building 19, you will be provided with a voucher number and expiration date (along with a letter with instructions) to use as payment during the online 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.

Highline offers GED test preparation classes in both English and Spanish. You must attend an orientation either on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. or Thursdays at 2 p.m.; both are held in Building 19, room 101 and they are 2 hours long.  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 placement@highline.edu, in the subject line write: GED.

Placement decisions are made using the following rubric.

GED Math ScoreCourse Placement
145-164Math 091
Honors: 165-200Math 098, 111, 107, 146, 180, 181
GED Reasoning through Language Arts scoreCourse Placement
145-164Directed Self Placement for 101Plus or 101
Honors: 165-200English 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.