FRCC administers the GED exam at the Westminster and Boulder County campuses.
Who Can Take the GED
The Colorado GED Test is for candidates 17 years of age and older who have never been awarded a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma. 16-year-olds may apply for an age waiver to take the exam. You must be a Colorado resident with a Colorado mailing addresses, and must not be currently enrolled in high school.
GED Preparation Courses
We offer courses to prepare you to take the GED at our locations in Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont and Westminster.
- The paper-based GED test is $120 for all five tests, or $24 a section.
- The computerized GED test is $150 for all five tests, or $30 per section.
- Retests are $20 each.
- We cannot issue refunds.
GED Test Changes in 2014
The GED Testing Service has developed a new GED Test to take effect on January 1, 2014. If you have completed some, but not all five subject exams yet, we strongly recommend that you plan to finish by December 2013. It's important to note:
- The exams you are taking now can NOT be combined with exams given after January 1, 2014 to complete your GED.
- If you don't complete all of the five exams by December 2013 you will have to start over.
GED Test Subjects
The GED consists of a battery of five tests. All tests must be taken to earn your GED. A GED Practice-test is recommended before taking the official GED test.
Language Arts, Writing - 120 minutes
Part I: Multiple Choice (50 items, 75 minutes)
Part II: Essay (45 minutes). Essays are graded on organization, sentence structure, usage, and mechanics.
Mathematics - 90 minutes
Part I: With calculator (25 items, 45 minutes)
Part II: Without calculator (25 items, 45 minutes)
Areas tested include number operations; measurement and geometry; data analysis, statistics, and probability; and algebra, functions, and patterns.
Social Studies - 70 minutes – 50 items
Areas tested include national history, world history, economics, geography, and civics and government.
Science - 80 minutes – 50 items
Areas tested include life science, physical science, and earth and space science.
Language Arts, Reading - 65 minutes – 40 items
Areas tested include non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and drama.
A minimum score of 2250 points for all five tests is needed, which averages to 450 points per test. However, receiving a score of lower than 410 on any single test requires that a candidate must repeat that test, regardless of total score.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request for persons with documented disabilities.