Changes Ahead for GED Testing:
2013 is the final year for paper-based GED Testing. Computer-Based GED Testing will begin in 2013 on the Shelton campus(date to be announced). It will be offered in addition to the paper-based GED Testing for the remainder of 2013 and will replace the paper-based testing in 2014. Outstanding tests from 2002 are still active. Payment has already been received, so any additional payment will be for re-tests. Don't let these tests expire.
If you would like to take your GED tests at the Olympic College Shelton Campus, you must attend a MANDATORY INFORMATION SESSION prior to testing. Biographical information will be collected and GED testing information provided. Call OC Shelton at 360-432-5400 to sign up for an Information Session.
Keep in mind that you will have to make an appointment to test.
If you would like to take your GED tests at the Olympic College Bremerton Campus, check out their website
General GED Questions:
How old do I have to be to take the GED test?
You must be 16-years-old or older. If you are under the age of 19-years-old you must have a release form from a high school. Call for information.
How long will it take me to complete the test?
There are five (5) parts to the test. Each part has a maximum time allocated for completion. As testees work at different speeds, it will take each person a different length of time.
If I'm not sure I'm ready to test, what should I do?
Attend a free Orientation, take some pre-tests and see if you are ready to test. If you need to upgrade your skills, enroll in some GED Preparation classes. The cost is $25 per quarter. Call OC Shelton at 432-5400 to sign up for an Orientation.
How do I start testing if I am not interested in taking classes or have taken them elsewhere?
Attend the mandatory Information Session, pay the testing fee and you can sign up for tests.
I took some tests several years ago and did not finish. Do I need to start all over again?
Outstanding tests from 2002 are still active. Attend an Information Session and you can complete the rest of your tests. Payment has already been received, so any additional payment will be for re-tests.
About the GED
A standard score of 410 (30-35% correct) is passing for any test, however for the series of five tests an average score of 450 (40-50% correct) must be achieved.
These scores are not based on a scale of 1000. The highest you can score on any one test is 800.
The cost of testing is $150.00 for the first time testing of the five parts of the test. The fee to retest on any of the five subjects will be $30.00. What you will need to bring with you in addition to the fee, is picture identification, e.g., a driver's license, and the necessary form from a high school if you are under the age of 19.
I have completed my GED. How do I request a transcript?
You can request your transcript online at GEDVerify.org
Call the Olympic College Shelton Campus at: (360) 432-5400