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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
    • Scores for each tests are available within 30 minutes of completion of test through your account at MyGED
    • 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
    • To enroll in class:
      • Apply to the college (Admissions tab: "Apply Now")
      • Set up an account, using your student ID number, in connectcolumbia.("My Columbia link)
      • GED Prep class is "SKLDV 700"
      • Please contact the Columbia College Admissions and Records office (209.588.5231) if you have problems registering for this class.
    • This is a non-credit course; however, student fees do apply.
      • Contact the Columbia College Business Office (209.588.5114) for more information.
  • Transcript Requests:
    • Transcripts can be requested through MyGED if test taken after December 1989.
    • Transcripts can be requested from Columbia College here, if test taken prior to January 1990.