The GED is a series of four exams (Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning and Reasoning through Language Arts) designed to provide evidence of general educational competence equivalent to the minimum level required for a graduating high school senior. A minimum score of 145 is necessary to pass each test.
- Eligibility for Taking Exams
- Exam Preparation
- Exam Fees
- Taking the Exam
- Students with Disabilities
- Downloadable Forms
Eligibility for Taking Exams
- You must not have graduated nor be currently enrolled in an accredited high school program in the United States or Canada.
- You must be at least 19 years old or if you are 16-18 years old as of today you must submit the required “Request for Approval to Test” form signed by a designated school administrator from a school district in Washington State.
- You must be a resident of the State of Washington OR if not a resident of Washington, Washington State cannot issue your certificate.
- Each GED test cost $30 and re-test cost $10 for each exam
Taking the Exam
- Testing is by appointment only. Please register at GED.com or call1.877.392.6433
- You are required to bring government issued photo identification (e.g., state driver’s license, state ID card, or passport).
- You will also need to show that you are a current resident of the State of Washington. This can be shown through a valid Washington Driver’s license or by bringing a current utilities bill with your Washington address.
- The TI-30XS calculator is the ONLY calculator that can be used on the Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics Part 2 exams. You can bring your own TI-30XS calculator, which will be inspected upon arrival. We also have a limited amount of TI-30XS calculators available within the Testing Center. There is an embedded calculator within the test and therefore a physical calculator is not required.
- Si usted quiere tomar los exámenes en español, llame al 1.877.392.6433, para más infmormación.
Students with Disabilities
Steps for requesting accommodations:
- Read the Documentation Guidelines for Candidates. Make sure the documentation of your disability meets our guidelines.
- Print a copy of the Accommodations Request Form for your disability and complete Section 1. You can also get a copy of this form from the Chief Examiner of your preferred testing center.
- Give your evaluator (doctor, psychologist) a copy of the Documentation Guidelines for Evaluators for your disability.
- Your evaluator should make sure that the documentation they provide to you meets our guidelines. In most cases, your evaluator will be a psychologist or doctor who administered a series of psychological, educational, or medical tests with you, and provided you with a copy of a diagnostic report of that testing or a detailed letter.
- Give your Accommodations Request Form to your evaluator and have him/her complete the relevant sections.
- When both you and your evaluator have completed the Accommodations Request Form, bring the completed form along with your supporting documentation to the Chief Examiner at WWCC for review of your materials.
- Once a documentation packet has been completed, the Chief Examiner will send the materials to the jurisdiction’s GED Administrator, who will review your request.
- The accommodations decision will be communicated to you through the Chief Examiner at WWCC. These requests can take up to 30 days to process.
- If you are not satisfied with the accommodations decision, you may appeal this decision by completing an Appeal Form and providing us with additional documentation to review. All appeal requests are reviewed by disability experts.
Accommodations Request Forms:
- Learning and Other Cognitive Disabilities (LCD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Psychological and Psychiatric Disorders (EPP)
- Physical Disorders and Chronic Health Conditions (PCH)
- Request for Extension (Of a previously approved accommodation)