GED preparation classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Ashley Valley Education Center. The classes focus on math and language arts. Our adult ed instructor is available during the day to assist students with GED preparation from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Contact our office at (435) 781-4675, ext 2841, for registration information.
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."
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 SCHEDULING TIPS
The GED test has four sections:
Mathematical Reasoning - 120 minutes
Reasoning Through Language Arts - 155 minute
Science - 95 minutes
Social Studies - 95 minutes
Total testing time is 8.25 hours. It is not required that candidates take the whole test at one time. If you are having trouble scheduling a test time, try the following:
Select two tests and schedule those on Friday. Then select the other two tests and schedule those on Saturday. If you select all four tests at once, the computer will be looking for an 8.25 hour block of time, and it may not find any appointment times within your parameters.
If you still cannot find times, try scheduling one test section at a time. (You can schedule multiple appointments in a single day.) The shorter the time block that the computer is searching for, the easier it will be for the computer to find a corresponding appointment time.
When searching for a test time, choose a wide range of possible times. For example, choose 5:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. This will allow the computer to search for all available times.
If you are still having problems, call Ashley Valley Education Center, and someone can assist you with scheduling your test. 435-781-4675 Ext. 2841
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.
Registration for the test at
The test will be given at:
Ashley Valley Education Center
559 North 1700 West
Vernal, UT 84078
2014 Testing Dates
GED exam fee:
$120.00 Full Exam