The new, revised 2014 GED tests will be available at the Shoreline Community College Testing Center starting January 13th.
The new GED now includes four tests instead of the former five tests and reflects national Common Core State Standards. The new tests are offered only on computer. There is no pencil-and-paper option. The substantial changes mean that people who didn't finish the previous tests by Dec. 31, 2013 must start with from scratch with the new tests.
Who can take the GED?
The eligibility requirements for GED testing include:
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 campus closure 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.
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 are available through the GED website.
Those requiring special accommodations due to disabilities or other factors can call 206-546-4608 for more information or send e-mail to email@example.com. Assistance may also be available through the Office of Special Services, 206-546-4545 or 206-546-4520 (TTY), firstname.lastname@example.org.