Eligibility of Candidates to Take the GED Test
The GED test is offered to adults in the community who do not hold a traditional high school diploma. The following requirements need to be met before the GED test can be administered.
- Are not currently enrolled in, or have not graduated from an accredited high school.
- Must be 17 years of age and out of high school for one year.
- Each GED candidate who falls within the 16 to 19 age range must have documentation that proves that he or she has officially withdrawn from school and must provide some document proving that he or she is elligible to take the GED tests.
- The GED test shall not be administered to persons under 16 years of age, unless special accomodations are made by attending school principal/school counselor/probation officer or area judicial judge.
- Must reside in the jurisdication in which they are testing (in this case Michigan).
- Verification of each candidate's identity and eligibility for testing is critical to maintaining the security of the GED Testing Program. GED Chief Examiners and Examiners are responsible for verifying that each GED candidate tested is eligible to take the GED test. Identity and age must be verified using acceptable photograph-bearing identification such as a driver's license, valid passport, military ID, or other form of government-issued (national or foreign) identification that shows name, address, date of birth, and signature; these are all acceptable forms of identification, unless there is any reason to question their authenticity. Outdated identification or identification suspected of being forged will not be accepted.
- The GED Testing Service permits GED candidates to test up to three (3) times during the contract yesr (January 1 to December 31). A candidate who tests more than three (3) times in any contract year may have his/her scores invalidated, and may be subject to additonal waiting periods before re-testing.
Testing of Non-citizens
Non-citizens, including refugees, legal and illegal immigrants, residents and non-resident aliens, and other foreign nationals, are eligible to take the GED Test if they meet all of the requirements for identification and eligibility established by the GED Testing Service and the jurisdiction, including age requirements and length of time since withdrawal from school.
GED Pre-registration & GED Testing Fees
Candidates must first complete the GED Registration application (access registration form online or, at the Counseling & Testing Center on test day), present a valid picture ID, and the testing fee (Cash Only).
GED Testing Fees
|Complete battery of 5 tests.||$155.00 (Cash Only)|
|One GED / Retake||$35.00 (Cash Only)|
|Transcript (First one FREE) any additional transcripts must have a transcript request form completed with cost of transcript accompanied with a money order or US bank check.||$15.00|
Click here for GED transcript request application.
Registering/Creating an Account in the Online GED Wizard System (for first time test takers)
First time test takers may get started by going online and creating their account in the new GED Wizard system. With this new program, test takers are able to view scores online usually within 24 hours after testing. The writing (essay) scores may sometimes require a waiting time of up to 1 week. For further assistance please contact Counseling & Testing Center.
Other Helpful Links:
Official GED site: www.gedtest.org
Official test preparation materials: www.steck-vaughn.com.