General Educational Development Test (GED)
The GED test is for adults who do not have a high school diploma. Those who pass the test receive a California High School Equivalency Certificate.
In California, persons who are 18 years of age or older may take the GED test. Some 17-year-olds who meet specific criteria for testing may also take the test.
Testing centers throughout California give the test many times during the year. The GED test covers five subjects: reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. There is a fee to take the test.
- For additional information about the GED, you may contact your local adult school or testing center.
- The GED - CalEdFacts page provides a more detailed overview about the test.
- The links and information below were developed for educators and others who work with the GED Test programs in California.
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