GED Testing

Official GED® Testing Center

GED

West City GED Testing Center

(located at the West City Continuing Education Campus)3249 Fordham StreetSan Diego, CA 92110

Overview

The General Educational Development (GED) exam gives you the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency certificate, which is recognized as a key to job opportunities, further education, and greater earning potential.

You have access to MyGED™ your online portal to sign up, study, schedule, check scores, and learn about jobs and college.

The GED test covers four different areas of general education. The test measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you.

The four parts of the test are:

  • Science (90 minutes)
  • Social Studies (90 minutes)
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes including a 10-minute break)
  • Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)

Accommodations are available for those with documented disabilities. Come to the GED Office for more assistance. The test is offered on computer (paper available for accommodations only) in English and Spanish.

Eligibility

You are eligible to take the GED tests if you are a California resident and meet one of the following conditions:

  • You are 18 years old.
  • If you are 17 and within 60 days of your 18th birthday.
  • If you are 17 and have been out of school 60 days or more and are within 60 days of when you would have graduated had you stayed in school.
  • If you are 17, have been out of school 60 days or more and present written request on letterhead from the military or postsecondary educational institution, or prospective employer.

Where can I study?

Contact local adult education programs at www.sdce.edu or sign up for MyGED™ at www.GED.com and click on “Study” to find tools, free practice test questions, and GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test.

How do I Register?

Simply sign up for MyGED™ at www.GED.com and you will get information about local policies, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), or you’ll be able to schedule immediately.

When can I schedule?

Scheduling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with MyGED™ at www.GED.com. Log in and click on “Schedule Test” on the top. Once you complete the scheduling questions you’ll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test. You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.

What is the passing score?

On the 2014 GED® test you need to earn at least 150 points on each subject to pass. To find out if you’re likely to pass, take GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test and the only test that can tell you if you’re likely to pass. Sign into MyGED™ at www.GED.com to get ready with GED Ready™.

Test Fees

You can pay as you go with the GED® test. This means you can pay for each subject individually or when you are ready to test. In California, the fee per subject is $35.

 

Mission: San Diego Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse adult learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to college.