Don't have a GED or high school diploma?

High School Credential Options for Adults
  • The Hubbs Center offers two options for adults who do not have a traditional high school diploma, the GED (General Educational Development) and our Adult Diploma Program (ADP).  Having this essential credential opens the door to higher education and better employment opportunities since both are accepted by employers and colleges.

    Which one is right for me, GED or ADP?
     
    Below is a brief comparison of the two programs.  For more details on each program, please click on the links to the left.
     

    GED                                      

    ·       GED is a standardized test based program that requires all students to take and pass four separate tests.  Testers must score 145 on each test in order to earn a GED.  The tests are timed and are only given on computer and by appointment only.   The GED Tests cost $30 each subject; retests are $10 each

    ·       Minimum requirements:  19 years or older (17 &18 year olds may test with an approved Age Waiver) with a valid ID (Recommended TABE scores over 9)

    ·       GED consists of four separate tests:  Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math

    ·       GED classes are offered during the day, evening, and online

    ·       GED subjects can be studied and taken one test at a time

    ·       GED Tests with passing scores can be used towards a student’s ADP

     

     

    ADP

    ·       ADP is a competency based program that is very individualized.  It incorporates each student’s academic and vocational experiences into a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP).  Each student’s plan is based on their high school credits, standardized test scores, vocational training, and work experience.   

    ·       Minimum requirements:  21 years or older, Reading TABE score of 6 or higher, and Math TABE score of 5 or higher

    ·       ADP consists of five subject areas:  Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math, and Career & Employability

    ·       ADP classes are only offered during the day, Monday-Friday

    ·       Regular attendance in class is necessary in order to complete ADP

    ·       GED Tests with passing scores can be used towards a student’s ADP

     
     

The GED Testing fee subsidy provided by the MN Department of Education (MDE) is now available!  The subsidy will pay for $10 per first GED test in each subject (cannot be a retest) and up to $40 total per tester in a complete battery.  With this subsidy, the fee for the tester will be $20 and retests will still cost $10 each.   In order to receive the subsidy, testers will need to use the code MNGED10 when scheduling their test.  It will work for testers who:

  1. Select “Minnesota” as the location they will test; and
  2. Schedule testing at any non-corrections testing centers in Minnesota 
  3. Are first time testers in the subject they are scheduling

Expiration

Once the funds run out, the subsidy expires and testers will have to pay the full testing fee ($30/first test in each subject or $120 per complete battery).  It is impossible to predict exactly when this subsidy will run out.  

The passing score for GED Testing is 145.

The original passing score was 150, but was changed in early 2015.  The new passing score is retroactive to all tests going back to January 1, 2014.  Log into your GED account for more information on how it will affect any tests already taken since 1-1-2014.  Additional information is available at GED.com.
 
 
The GED© Tests changed on January 1, 2014.  Since this date, the GED©Tests are only administered on computer at certified GED© Testing Centers.  Registration for all GED© Testing must be completed online at ged.com or by calling 1-877-392-6433 (1-877-EXAM-GED).  The Hubbs Center is a certified GED© Test Center; however, all registration, scheduling, and payment must be completed online at ged.com or by calling 1-877-392-6433.   The Hubbs Center and Hub@Harding offer free GED© preparation classes. 
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