Take the GED at FRCC
The Colorado GED Testing Program 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. FRCC administers the GED exam at the Westminster and Boulder County campuses. If you're interested in taking the GED at our Brighton Center, please contact us.
- GED exam applicants must be Colorado residents, have Colorado mailing addresses, and must not be currently enrolled in high school.
- To apply for an age waiver, go to the Colorado Department of Education website, and click on Age Waiver at the bottom of the page.
- To register for the exam, go to the GED123 website. Be sure to print out your registration form and take it with you to the testing center.
- If you need help, go to the FRCC GED testing center nearest you.
GED Preparation Courses
We offer courses to prepare you to take the GED at our locations in Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont and Westminster.
About the GED Tests
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.
GED Exam costs vary. Please contact your local FRCC campus testing center for more information.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request for persons with documented disabilities.