GED Test Information
GED® TEST INFORMATION
What you need to know about the 2014 GED® Tests:
• 4 timed tests covering 4 content areas:
- Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 minutes)
- Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
- Science (90 minutes)
- Social Studies (70 minutes)
• The passing score for each test is 145 and there is no averaging of the test scores.
• Testers must create an account at GED.com (or call 1-877-392-6433) to set up an appointment to take the official tests. There is no walk-in testing or same day appointments and missed appointments are non-refundable.
• Testers must have a valid ID (driver’s license, state ID, passport, consulate card) in order to test.
• Testers must be 19 or older and cannot be enrolled in a high school (17 and 18 year olds must have an Age Waiver approved by the MN Department of Education, click here for more information, MN DOE Age Waiver Application
• All tests are given on computer at an authorized test center. The Hubbs Center is an authorized test center with a nice, small, quiet testing environment.
• There are 7 different types of questions on the tests:
- Extended response (essay and short written response)
- Hot spot
- Multiple choice
- Short answer
• Tests are administered in English and Spanish.
• Testers only have to take the tests they don't pass. Testers may take the same subject three times without waiting between retests, but will have to wait 60 days to retest after the third attempt.
GED Tests cost $20 each, with MDE subsidy (normally $30 per test) and $10 for retests. See information to the right for details on the MDE subsidy.
Additional GED Testing information can be found at GED.com or by calling the Hubbs Center GED Testing office at 651-290-4779.
Important GED Announcements
MNGED10 is the code to get the $10 subsidy provided by the MN Department of Education (MDE). 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. The reduced fee for the first test in each subject will be $20 and retests will still cost $10 each. It should work for all testers who:
- Select “Minnesota” as the location they will test; and
- Schedule testing at any non-corrections testing centers in Minnesota
- Are first time testers in the subject they are scheduling
- Enter the code at the time they schedule their test on GED.com
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.
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 have changed. Since January 1, 2014, 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.