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GED Frequently Asked Questions

GED Testing Service FAQs for Testers

GED Testing Service FAQs for Educators

What is the 2014 GED Program?

The 2014 GED Program provides more than just a test.  Create a free account at to access MyGED, an online portal to sign up, study, schedule, check scores and learn about jobs and college.  You can watch this video for step-by-step instructions for creating a MyGED account.

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What is the 2014 GED test like?

The GED test has been updated to make sure it measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect.

    • Four (4) parts:
      • Science (90 minutes)
      • Social Studies (90 minutes)
      • Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes)
      • Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes - time extended Feb 2014)
    • Offered on computer (paper available for accommodations)
    • Test is offered in English and Spanish

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Where can I study?

Contact local adult education programs here or sign up at and click on "Study" to find tools, free practice test questions, and GED Ready: The Official Practice Test.

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How do I register?

Sign up for MyGED at and get information about Colorado policies, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), or you'll be able to schedule right then.

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When can I schedule?

Scheduling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at  Log in and click on "Schedule Test" on the top.  Once you complete the scheduling questions you'll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test.  You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.

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What ID is needed to take the test?

You will be required to provide one or more valid forms of identification on the day of the test.  The ID must be government-issued and non-expired.  It must also include your name, address, date or birth, signature, and photograph.  The following types of identification will be accepted:

    • Passport
    • Driver's license
    • Learner's Permit
    • National/State/Country Identification Card
    • Any other form of government-issued ID (national or foreign)

You may be required to provide more than one form of identification to meet the requirements above.  If you do not provide the proper IDs at the testing center, you will not be allowed to test and will lose your payment.

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How old do I have to be to take the test?

Typically the GED test is only available to individuals seventeen (17) year of age and older.  Sixteen (16) year olds are able to take the GED test if they are approved by the Colorado GED Office for a GED Age Waiver.  All of the requirements for applying for the GED Age Waiver are listed in the Age Waiver Application.  Individuals under the age of 16 may not apply for at GED Age Waiver.

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What is the passing score?

You need to earn at least 150 points on each subject to pass. To find out if you're likely to pass, you can take the GED Ready: The Official Practice Test.  There are also free practice tests available and other preparation programs at your local adult education program.  You can also earn an Score with Honors with 170 point or more for each subject.  The Score with Honors represents knowledge and skills that indicate readiness for first-year, credit-bearing college courses.

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How much does it cost to take the test?

You can pay as you go with the GED test.  This means you can pay for each subject individually or when you are ready to test.  In Colorado the fee per subject is $37.50 (total of $150 for all 4 parts).

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What is the cost to retake a test?

The cost for retakes in CO is $17.50/module and this reduced rate is automatically set up in a test takers MyGED account when they register for a retake.

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