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GED® Testing

Mt. Hood Community College Testing Services is a GED® testing site. If you did not finish high school and want to pursue your GED® diploma, we are here to help.

Who Can Take the GED® Test:

  • If you have a standard high school diploma, you cannot take the GED® test. 
  • You must be at least 16 years old. 
  • If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must submit to testing services a release from compulsory attendance form or a GED® option/parent assurance form after creating a GED® account, but before scheduling a test. Either of these forms can be obtained from your last school and must be signed by both a school official and a parent or legal guardian. 
  • You must have a valid, government-issued photo ID. Allowed forms of ID include a driver’s license, a passport, military ID, or any other form of government-issued ID (national or foreign) that contains your name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph. 
  • You must have a valid email address.

How to Study for the GED® Test:

Tools for preparing for the test, including practice tests, are offered on the GED® website. MHCC also offers GED® prep classes. More information about preparation classes can be found on our website.

How to Schedule Your GED® Test: 

  1. Visit the GED® website to create a GED® account. 
  2. Choose which test subjects you’ll be testing for. 
  3. Pick a day and time that works for you. Appointments are available Tuesdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
  4. Pay the exam fee of $38 per subject using a credit or debit card. If you wish to cancel or choose a new date or time, you must do so at least 24 hours or one business day in advance (whichever is greater) or you will forfeit your test fees.

On the Day of Your Test 

Testing takes place in testing services, building 13, Room AC2335. Be sure to arrive 15 minutes early. Allow plenty of time to find parking. Testing services is next to parking lot E.

Bring your current government-issued photo ID.

Personal items including phones, jackets, hats, wallets, keys, watches, etc. will not be allowed in the testing room. Lockers are provided.

Accessible Education Services 

If you have a documented disability and feel you will need accommodations on any of the GED® tests, you will need to submit an application and documentation of your disability to testing services for approval. If you need help with this process, please call 503-491-6923 to meet with MHCC’s accessible education services counselor. 

After the Test

How to Get Your Test Results

You can expect to receive results within 24 hours of test completion and may view your results by signing into your account. A score of 145 or higher on each test is considered passing. 

What to Do if You Need to Retest

In Oregon, there is no waiting period for your first two test retakes. After taking a test subject three times, you'll have to wait 60 days before retesting. There's no limit to how many times you can take the test in a year. Your first two retest attempts are $10 each. After that, retests are $38 each. 

How to Get Your Diploma

As soon as you pass all four subjects of the GED® test, you will receive a PDF in an email that contains your Smart Transcript and diploma. Electronic versions of the diploma include a link to order a printed Oregon GED® diploma free of charge. 

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