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.

Columbia College is no longer offering GED Testing Services or GED Preparation courses. For those looking for GED Testing or GED Prep, the list below will assist in connecting you with helpful community resources. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Ryan Frye at 209-588-5203 or email  fryer@yosemite.edu .

 GED/Diploma testing sites

Amador Adult Education
Contact: Toccara Shepherd
Administrative Assistant
525 Independence Drive, Suite A
Sutter Creek, California 95685
Direct: (209) 257-5106
Main: (209) 257-5110
Fax: (209) 267-5497
Website:  AmadorAdultEd.org
 
Calaveras County
Contact: Jenny Haskell
Adult Education Teacher
Resource Specialist
3670 Church St
Vallecito, CA 95251
Direct: 209.736.6046
 
MeWuk Tribal Council
19595 Mi-Wu Street
Tuolumne, CA. 95379
(209) 928-5333
 
Summerville High School Adult Education
17555 Tuolumne Road
Tuolumne, CA 95379
Phone-209-928-4228
 
Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools   
Contact: Colleen Whitlock
175 Fairview Lane
Sonora, California 95370
Phone: 209-536-2075
Email:  cwhitlock@tcsos.us
Website:  www.tcsos.us
 

GED Preparation

Amador Adult Education
Contact: Toccara Shepherd
Administrative Assistant
Direct: (209) 257-5106
Main: (209) 257-5110
Virtual/In-person
Tuesday and Thursday- 5:30-7:30
 
Summerville High School Adult Education
17555 Tuolumne Road
Tuolumne, CA 95379
Phone-209-928-4228
 
MeWuk Tribal Council
19595 Mi-Wu Street
Tuolumne, CA. 95379
(209) 928-5333

 

Test Registration / Scheduling:

  • All GED tests are now scheduled through MyGED
  • You will be required to create a personal account, through MyGED.
  • Once you have created your account, you will have two options for scheduling your exam, through MyGED:

           1. In-Person Proctored 

Through the website, you will be able to see all test centers in the state and scheduling options for an in-person test. For testing locally, you should contact:

Tuolumne County Superintendent Office

cwhitlock@tcsos.us

(209) 536-2075

       Amador Adult Education

(209) 257-5100

amadoradulted.org  

          2. Online Proctored:

Take your GED test from the comfort of your home, while securely monitored by an online proctor.

  • Online testing is available in both English and Spanish.
  • You will be required to take the GED Ready Exam and score in the “green (likely to pass) for each subject before taking the official exam.
  • There are computer and room requirements, for this format.
  • For up to date and complete information concerning online testing please visit https://ged.com/take-the-ged-test-online/
  • You are given the ability to register to take each test individually; you are no longer required to take the complete test, all four subjects, at one time.
  • Cost for each of the four subject tests will be $35.00
  • Scores for each test will be available within 30 minutes of completion of test, through your account at MyGED

RETAKES           

  • You will be able to schedule retakes through your MyGED account for both face to face and online proctored testing.
  • Online Retakes
    • Students can now schedule to retake GED test subjects through MyGED after a failed attempt.
      • After their second failed test attempt, they’ll be required to wait 60 days before scheduling another online proctored retake. A 60-day wait will be required between each subsequent online proctored retake.
      • A GED Ready “Green” score is only required within 60 days of scheduling their first test in that subject. It is not required for a retake on that subject.
  • Cost will be at the reduced cost of $15.00 per test. 

 

Transcript Requests:

  • For tests taken at Columbia College, prior to January 1, 2013; transcripts can be requested by calling 209-588-5148.
  • For test taken at Columbia College after January 1, 2014 or through another test center, at any time; transcripts can be requested through MyGED.
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