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GED Testing

Obtaining your GED®  can provide many employment and education opportunities.

It is never too late to continue your education. There are various reasons people do not finish high school, and whatever the reason may be, obtaining your GED will offer a valuable advantage in your future endeavors.

While we do not offer a training program, we do provide a place to take your test. Michigan Works! is one of many places that offers a training program if needed. A prior training program is not required but strongly recommended. 

GED Test Requirements

The GED Certificate is earned by passing the four GED tests: 

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts — 150 minutes, includes 10 minute break
  • Mathematical Reasoning — 115 minutes
  • Science — 90 minutes
  • Social Studies — 70 minutes

Note: The computer-based GED tests include seven different item types: multiple choice, short answer, extended response, drag-and-drop, drop-down, fill-in-the-blank, and hot spots. The GED tests are available in English or Spanish.

GED Scores

A form with instructions on how to access the GED test scores will be provided after testing. 

A "Passing" score is a score of 145 points on each test module. Scores will be available online at the student's MyGED account.

Retests are available after 10 days have passed for the first and second attempts, and after 60 days for a third attempt. Retests on the civics test are available after 30 days.

Additional Information

Arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. This will give adequate time to complete the necessary sign-in procedures. Arrival more than 15 minutes after your scheduled start time and you will be unable to test and will not be reimbursed.

Photo ID

Photo ID is required for every test session. No exceptions. ID must be government-issued and non-expired and must include all of the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Signature
  • Photograph
  • Date of Birth

Personal Belongings

Although lockers will be available, please try to leave other personal belongings at home or in your vehicle. The following items are not permitted in the testing room: coats, jackets, hats, watches, jewelry, purses, wallets, cell phones, pagers, hand-held computers, tablets, PDAs, other electronic devices, briefcases, backpacks, bags, notes, notebooks, study guides, calculators, dictionaries, language translators, pens, pencils, water bottles, contact lens solution, lip balm, food, drink, tobacco products, weapons such as guns, knives and toy weapons.

Note: JACC is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Family and friends are not allowed to wait in the testing area.

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