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How is the Test Scheduled and What is the Cost?

General Educational Development Test Schedule and Costs.

Testing schedules are determined by local testing centers; the State GED Office does not maintain detailed scheduling information for individual centers. However, testing centers usually offer the test several times each month over a one- to three-day period (the entire test takes about seven-and-a-half hours to complete).

Remember, though, that schedules are based on testing demand--some centers in large urban areas may offer testing every day, while other centers in more isolated areas only test a few times annually.

Testing fees are also determined by local testing centers; the State GED Office does not maintain fee information for individual centers. On the average, though, testing centers will charge approximately $150 to take the entire test, though some centers will charge a higher or lower amount. Most centers will also charge a fee if all or part of the test must be re-taken.

Testing center fees include state and national fees plus the cost of materials, the cost of scoring the essay portion of the test, and some of the costs of test administration.

Questions:   GED Office | GEDoffic@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-9438
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