G.E.D. TESTING INFORMATION
SPRING QUARTER 2013
TEST DATES (subject to cancellation)
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New examinees (who have never tested in Grandview) must arrive before 5:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and before 8:30 am on Saturdays.
Returning examinees (who have already tested in Grandview) must arrive before 6:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and before 9:00 am on Saturdays.
Admittance is first-come, first served with a maximum of 20 examinees.
If we are full or if you are late, you will not be allowed to test. No exceptions!
Yakima Valley Community College
500 West Main Street
Grandview, WA 98930
REGISTRATION AND ELIGIBILITY
New examinees must arrive and register before 5:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and before 8:30 am on Saturdays. No appointment is necessary. Admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum of 20 examinees per test session.
Examinees must bring with them the following items:
1. Photo ID (state-issued driver's license or ID, tribal ID, passport)
2. Non-refundable testing fee of $30.00 per test. The re-testing fee is $30.00 per test. Please bring a check or money order payable to YVCC or exact cash amount. A payment voucher from an approved agency will be accepted; however, examinees must present it on the day of testing.
3. High School Age Waiver Form (if you are under 19 years of age). A letter from a certified educational institution verifying completion of their program will also be accepted. If home-schooled, examinee must present a notarized letter signed by parent/legal guardian. Examinees must be at least 16 years of age to test.
No one will be allowed to test without the above requirements.
The GED test consists of 5 tests: Writing, 2 hrs (50 questions & essay); Reading, 1 hr & 5 min (40 questions); Mathematics, 1 hr & 30 min (50 questions); Science, 1 hr & 20 min (50 questions); Social Studies, 1 hr & 10 min (50 questions). Only one test can be taken on Tuesdays and Thursdays; two tests can be taken on Saturdays.
Please do not call the testing center for your test results. Test results are mailed home within one week of testing with exception of the writing test; the writing test results will take 2-4 weeks to receive. Upon passing all the tests, your official transcript and certificate will be mailed to you within 2-4 weeks. Please be sure that we have your correct mailing address on file.
The results on each test are given as "standard scores" ranging from 200 to 800. The minimum passing score is 410. A test score of 400 or lower is failing and will need to be retaken. You need an average score of 450 on each of the five tests to earn your GED. This means a total score of 2250 or higher and no score below 410.
The retesting fee is $30 per test. If you fail a test, it may be retaken a maximum of two more times within the same calendar year. If you fail the test 3 times within a calendar year, you must wait until the following January in order to retest again.
If you have a disability requiring special testing accommodations, please call Mr. Lupe Fraga at 882-7010 for more information. Accommodation requests must be approved by the State of Washington GED administrator and may take several months for approval and arrangements.
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS
To request a copy of your official Washington state GED transcript or to request verification of a GED credential, please click on the following link: GED Records Request. You may also request a GED transcript by completing a GED Records Request at YVCC Grandview Campus.
Office hours are 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Tuesdays/Thursdays and 8:00 am - 2:00 pm on Saturdays. For further information or questions, please call Mr. Lupe Fraga at (509) 882-7010 during office hours.