GED Information


YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO TAKE THE GED TEST WITHOUT A PROPER FORM OF IDENTIFICATION.

ID must be government issued and include a photo, birth date, and signature.
The name on your ID must match the name you used to set up your account at GED.com.

(Acceptable forms of ID are drivers license, state identification card, learner permit, passport, alien registration card, etc.)


Schedule and pay for testing online at
https://ged.com

Testing is administered at:
Ashley Valley Education Center
559 North 1700 West
Vernal, UT 84078
(435) 781-4675 Ext. 2841
Use Northwest Adult Education Entrance

GED testing is offered weekly, usually on Wednesdays. Check ged.com for specific test dates and appointment times available when you are ready to schedule tests. Testing will not be offered during Uintah School District closures and breaks.

The GED® testing fee is $120 for the full test, or $30 per subject.

The 2014 GED® Test Specifications

English and Spanish testing available

Math - 115 minutes
Science - 90 minutes
Social Studies - 70 minutes
Reasoning Through Language Arts - 150 minutes

The testing center will provide you with the approved calculator during testing.

Seven different item types:

Extended response
Drag-and-drop
Drop-down
Fill-in-the-blank
Hot spot
Multiple choice
Short answer

GED testing is delivered via computer (not online) at the testing center you select at the time of scheduling.

Paper testing is only available as an accommodation.

What are accommodations?

The purpose of accommodations is to provide candidates with full access to the GED® test. However, accommodations are not a guarantee of improved performance or test completion. GED Testing Service provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations to individuals with documented disabilities who demonstrate a need for accommodations. GED® test accommodations may include things such as: 

• An audio version of the test
• A separate testing room
• Extra testing time
• Extra breaks
• Presentation of the material in large print
 

Test accommodations are individualized and considered on a base-by-case basis. Consequently, no single type of accommodation (e.g. extra time) would necessarily be appropriate for all individuals with disabilities. Simply demonstrating that an individual meets diagnostic criteria for a particular disorder does not mean that the person is automatically entitled to accommodations.

How does my discounted retake work?

  • For every GED®test subject you purchase but don’t pass, you’ll receive two discounted retakes for that subject for $10
  • GED Testing Service waives its $20 testing fee
  • If you test and use both discounted retakes, you’ll have to purchase the test at the regular price to test again. Your purchase will include two more discounted retakes.
  • Schedule your discounted retake through your MyGED™ account. Your discount is automatically applied – no code needed.
    • When you start scheduling, you’ll see the non-discounted test price
    • Once you select your test, test time, and testing center, the checkout screen will show your discounted price
  • You must schedule your discounted retakes one at a time for the discount to apply during check-out.

    When can I schedule my retake?

  • Discounted retakes are good for 12 months after your first attempt
  • In Utah, you can test three times on the same subject without waiting. After the third attempt, you have to wait 60 days before testing again.

Order your GED® Transcript

  1. Log into your account at ged.com using your user name and password. If you need help logging in, go to the logging in help topic.
  2. Select which document you want to order. If you want to order more than one type of document, you will have the option to select another document before you submit your order.
  3. Enter the name of the Destination. You can search by institution name, acronym, city, state, or email address, for example. If you want to send your GED® transcript to yourself, click “Send to Yourself”.
    • If your destination appears, click “Select”.
    • If your destination does not appear, click “Enter your own” next to “Not finding your destination?”
  4. You can now follow the onscreen instructions to order your transcript, but make sure you read the important information below.
    • In some instances, you may not be given the choice between ordering an electronic or printed transcript. For example, if you are sending your transcript to a destination that only accepts electronic transcripts, then this is the only option you will see.
    • When you are finished with your order, you will be brought to your shopping cart. You can remove any documents, and you can click “Continue shopping” if you want to place more orders. When you are ready, click “Checkout”.
    • You will be asked to check the box next to I Accept on the FERPA page. This means that you provide consent to release your educational records.

      What happens next?

  • If the system is able to find your records, your document(s) will be sent out within 24 hours.
  • If the system is not able to find your records, or finds more than one record, someone from our technical support team will try to manually find your record. Go to the Order on hold help topic for more details. 


ELIGIBILITY FOR GED TESTING

If the applicant's graduating class has NOT graduated, the applicant must be out of school and be between 16 and 18 years of age to be eligible to take GED Tests. Processes involving high school principals, counselors and local adult education programs exist to assure that potential applicants and parents/guardians are fully aware of the consequences of dropping out of school and pursuing GED testing. For these applicants, GED Testing Centers require the completion of the authorization form, "Adult Education Program and/or GED Testing Application for 16-18 Year-Old Non-Graduates" which is to be obtained from the counselors in public high schools, districts, accredited charter schools or special purpose schools in Utah.

Finally, 16-year-old persons seeking admission to a GED Testing Center must first access a Utah state-sponsored adult education program for verification that the applicant has the academic readiness necessary to take the GED Tests. Such verification by an adult education program is not a guarantee that the applicant will pass the test.

There are three score levels you can earn on your test.

  • GED® Passing Score (145-164)
  • GED® College Ready (165-174)
  • GED® College Ready + Credit (175-200)

SUMMARY OF CHANGES

  1. Effective July 1, 2009, any person passing the Utah GED Tests will be issued a Utah High School Completion Diploma.
  2. Credits towards any high school diploma for passing the GED Tests cease June 30, 2009.
  3. The age of eligibility to take GED Tests, formerly 17, is now sixteen (16).
  4. Permission for GED testing applicants to show GED testing examiners they are eligible to test are through (a) school district notification of the student's formal withdrawal and (b) parental/guardian permission by completion of the "Adult Education Program and/or GED Testing Application for 16-18 Year -Old Non-Graduates."
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