Important announcement and information about GED scoring:
The passing score for the GED® test is now 145 instead of 150. What this means for you:
- If you’ve started taking the GED® test – or are thinking about it – this is great news!
You’re more likely than ever to earn your diploma! You now have to score 145 (instead of 150) on each test subject to pass.
- You won’t see your passing status reflected on your score report until March 1.
While this score change is effective immediately, your score report won’t be updated until March 1. Just know that if you earn a 145 or higher on any test subject, you passed
- If you scored between 145-149 on a GED® test subject in the past, your status has changed from fail to pass.
Check your email (be sure to check your spam folder too) for a message from MyGED®.
- A few states, including Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina and California are still in the process of adopting this change.
If you are testing in one of these states that hasn’t yet adopted this change, don’t worry. Simply continue testing as you normally would. This change has to go through a formal approval process that will take some extra time. Click here for specific details on the score changes in your state.
- There are now three score levels you can earn on your test.
GED® Passing Score (145-164), GED® College Ready (165-174), and GED® College Ready + Credit (175-200). You’ll see these score levels on your score report starting March 1.
I scored between 145 - 149 on my GED® tests. I know that I will get my transcript and diploma just after March 1, but I need to show my employer or college admissions office that I passed the test. How do I prove to them that I passed?
If you scored between 145-149 on one or more of your GED® test subjects and your passing status was impacted, you will receive an email from MyGED®. Make sure you check your inbox and your spam folder. Until transcripts start to become available beginning in early March, you can use that email as a record of your passing status. If you need an additional confirmation letter, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and GED ID to request one. To find your GED ID, log into GED.com and click on your name in the top right corner.
YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO TAKE THE GED TEST WITHOUT A PROPER FORM OF IDENTIFICATION. IT MUST BE GOVERNMENT ISSUED AND INCLUDE A PHOTO, SIGNATURE, AND BIRTHDATE.
2015-2016 GED Testing Program Information
Registration for the test at https://ged.com
The test will be given at:
Ashley Valley Education Center
559 North 1700 West
Vernal, UT 84078
Dave John - Test Administrator
(435) 781-3100, ext. 2822
(Subject to Change)
January 22-23, 2016
February 19-20, 2016
March 11-12, 2016
April 22-23, 2016
May 20-21, 2016
June 10-11, 2016
GED exam fee:
$120.00 Full Exam
$30.00 Sub Tests
ELIGIBILITY FOR GED TESTING
If the applicant's graduating class has NOT graduated, the applicant must be out of school and be between 16 and 18 years of age to be eligible to take GED Tests. Processes involving high school principals, counselors and local adult education programs exist to assure that potential applicants and parents/guardians are fully aware of the consequences of dropping out of school and pursuing GED testing. For these applicants, GED Testing Centers require the completion of the authorization form, "Adult Education Program and/or GED Testing Application for 16-18 Year-Old Non-Graduates" which is to be obtained from the counselors in public high schools, districts, accredited charter schools or special purpose schools in Utah.
Finally, 16-year-old persons seeking admission to a GED Testing Center must first access a Utah state-sponsored adult education program for verification that the applicant has the academic readiness necessary to take the GED Tests. Such verification by an adult education program is not a guarantee that the applicant will pass the tests.
GED PREP CLASS SCHEDULE (2015-2016)
Classes are offered four days per week (Monday through Thursday) at the following times:*
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Adult Ed Classroom (Direct Teacher Instruction)
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ESL Classroom (Direct Teacher Instruction)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adult Ed Classroom (Teacher Guided Study Hall)
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Adult Ed Classroom (Direct Teacher Instruction)
*Classes will be canceled during scheduled school closures as outlined on the Uintah School District Calendar.
SUMMARY OF CHANGES
- Effective July 1, 2009, any person passing the Utah GED Tests will be issued a Utah High School Completion Diploma.
- Credits towards any high school diploma for passing the GED Tests cease June 30, 2009.
- The age of eligibility to take GED Tests, formerly 17, is now sixteen (16).
- Permission for GED testing applicants to show GED testing examiners they are eligible to test are through (a) school district notification of the student's formal withdrawal and (b) parental/guardian permission by completion of the "Adult Education Program and/or GED Testing Application for 16-18 Year -Old Non-Graduates."