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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/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:

    • All GED tests are now scheduled through MyGED @
    • You will be requested to create an account, then will be able to see all tests being given throughout the state.
    • You are now given the ability to register for all 4 sections or individually; you are no longer required to take the complete test at one time
    • Cost for each section of the test will be $35.00
    • You will be able to schedule retakes through your MyGED account @
    • Cost will be at the reduced cost of $15.00 per test.
  • 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).