GED Test Information
General Educational Development Test (GED®)
The tests of General Educational Development (GED) are developed by the American Council of Education to enable persons who have not graduated from high school (do not have a high school diploma) to demonstrate that they have achieved abilities normally acquired through completion of a high school program of study. Those who pass the test receive a California High School Equivalency Certificate.
In California, persons who are 18 years of age or older may take the GED test. Some 17-year-olds who meet specific criteria for testing may also take the test. Testing centers throughout California give the test many times during the year. The GED test covers five subjects: reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Accommodations are available upon request.
An applicant must be 18 or older and not possess a high school diploma, be within 60 days of turning 18, or be within 60 days of graduation had the student stayed in school and followed the usual course of study.
GED Testing Schedule Test Dates:
Tuesday (Language Arts/Writing)
Wednesday (Science & Social Studies)
Thursdays (Math & Language Arts/Reading)
Village High School in Room 701, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
• August 6, 7 & 8, and August 20, 21& 22
• September 3, 4 & 5 and September 17, 18 & 19
• October 1, 2 & 3 and October 15, 16 & 17
• November 5, 6 & 7 and November 19, 20, 21
• December 3, 4 & 5 and December 17, 18 & 19
• *Dates after January 2014 are TBD
In person registration is required and must be done 24 hours prior to testing date, with picture I.D. that is CURRENT AND VALID. CURRENT AND VALID picture I.D. is also required on the nights of testing.
Acceptable I.D. includes: driver’s license issued by the DMV, identification card issued by the military, identification card issued by the U.S. or a foreign government, or identification card issued by a post-secondary school. The identification must include the examinee’s name, date of birth, photograph, California address, and signature.
Test fee of $145 includes a battery of 5 tests and a certificate sent by the Department of Education in Sacramento.
If an examinee fails any part of the test, that part may be retaken for a $15.00 fee. Each section of the test may only be taken 3 times per calendar year (January – December).
For more information or to register to take the GED®, contact Jane Turton at (925) 426-4350.