GED Testing

Revised 2014 GED tests became available at the Shoreline Community College Testing Center starting Jan. 13, 2014.


The new GED includes four tests instead of five and reflects national Common Core State Standards. The new tests are offered online only. The substantial changes mean that people who didn't finish the previous tests by Dec. 31, 2013, must start from scratch with the new tests.


Who can take the GED?

The eligibility requirements for GED testing include:

  • Not graduated from an accredited high school or received a high-school equivalency certificate or diploma.
  • Not enrolled in a regular high school.
  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • If you are under 19, you must obtain an Approval to Test form from the high school or school district in which you currently live (or a notarized form if you have been home-schooled) in order to take GED tests.
  • Be a Washington resident or have a Washington mailing address.


You may want to consider getting ready for the tests by taking some preparatory GED classes such as those offered at Shoreline. 


Fees & registration

Each portion of four-part test costs $30 for a total of $120. If you miss your appointment, the required advance-registration fee is not refundable. Advance registration, payment and scheduling is required.



Reasoning 2 hrs 30 min
Math 1 hr 55 min
Science 1 hr 30 min
Social Studies 1 hr 30 min

Testing takes place Monday-Thursday, except on holidays or in the event of the campus closing due to inclement weather. It is unlikely that a person can take all tests in one day. Please check the test schedule.


You must present an official, government-issued photo ID that verifies name, signature and birth date.

Test materials

All materials needed for testing will be provided. Personal items need to be left at home or placed in our small storage lockers before testing. Personal items include backpacks, hats, coats, jackets, sweaters, electronics (cell phones, pagers, CD players, iPods, cameras), and watches.


Test scores

Test scores are available through the GED website.

Special accommodations

Those requiring special accommodations due to disabilities or other factors can call 206-546-4608 for more information or send e-mail to Assistance may also be available through the Office of Special Services, 206-546-4545 or 206-546-4520 (TTY),