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GED® High School Equivalency Certificate

The GED® test is a national test that may be taken in California by persons who are eighteen years of age or older, or who meet specific criteria for testing at age seventeen. The GED® test is administered statewide throughout the year at approximately 190 testing centers. Topics tested on the GED® include language arts/reading, language arts/writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. The GED® test is for adults who do not have a high school diploma. Those who pass the test receive a High School Equivalency Certificate.

Those who pass the test receive a GED® certificate and an official report of test results from the State of California. Additional information is available on the California Department of Education (GED)® web site.

Important Links and Forms:

  • Upcoming Test Dates and Information
    • We are currently in a transition period between the old paper based testing and the new computer based testing systems, and as such have not scheduled test dates at this time.  It is anticipated that some dates may be released during the summer months. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Test Application - All subjects
  • Partial Test or Retest Application
  • GED Preparation Class™
    • Please contact the Columbia College Admissions and Records office (209.588.5231) to register for this class. This is a non-credit course; however, student fee do apply. Contact the Columbia College Business Office (209.588.5114) for more information.
  • GED Preparation Class Syllabus™
  • Request for GED Test Results™ form
    • Official and un-official GED® transcripts are available. Please submit a Request for GED Test Results™ form along with payment of $5.00 for Official copy or $3.00 for un-official copy to the Official GED Testing Center™/Student Services Office. Requests can be made in person, by mail, email (, or by fax (209 588-5090).