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GED Testing

If you’re a Colorado resident, 17 or older, and never got your high school diploma (or an equivalent diploma), Front Range Community College can help you get your GED.   To take the test, you’ll need a Colorado mailing address and you can’t be enrolled in high school right now.  

What’s on the Test?

To earn your GED, you’ll need to pass five computerized tests that are given in four sections, including math, science, social studies, and reasoning through language arts (RLA).  

How Long Does the Test Take?

The math, science, and social studies tests each take 90 minutes. Reasoning through language arts is a 150-minute test given in three sections with one 10-minute break after the second section.  

What Scores Do I Need?

Passing scores start at 150 and you’ll need a total score of 600 or higher for all four sections to earn your GED. A score of 170 – 200 on any subject test is considered passing with honors.  

Studying for the GED Test

Before you take the GED test, we recommend reviewing the test-taking tips and practice tests at www.GED.com.

Paying for Your Test

While scheduling your test at www.GED.com, you’ll be asked to pay for your test. Each section costs $37.50, and the whole test is $150. If you fail a section and need to re-test, the cost is just $17.50 per section. If you want to re-take the test for a higher score, each section will cost $37.50.

Under 17?

16-year-olds can apply for an age waiver and get their GED early.  

Disability Accommodations

If you have a documented disability, please contact us ahead of time for a longer testing time, reduced distractions, or other reasonable accommodations. To learn more about accommodations, visit disability services.

Need a Prep Class?

GED prep classes are offered at the FRCC Boulder County and Larimer campuses. Learn more.

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