GED Testing Information

The 2016 GED® Test Benefits

  • Only nationally recognized high school equivalency test developed by experts with a 70-year history in high school equivalency
  • Only test aligned with current high school standards (including grade 12 standards) and career- and college-readiness expectations
  • Delivered exclusively on computer which provides a consistent testing experience nationwide and improved passing rates
  • Twenty-four hour scoring on all four parts including the new score report for reporting and remediation
  • Offers two score levels:
      • GED® Passing score: at or higher than the minimum needed to demonstrate high school equivalency level skills and abilities
      • GED® Passing Score with Honors: at or higher than the minimum needed to demonstrate career-and college-readiness (CCR)

The 2016 GED® Test Specifications

  • Four content areas:
          Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 minutes)
          Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
          Science (90 minutes)
          Social Studies (75 minutes)
  • Students must register, schedule and pay for the GED® Tests online. You may do so by going to and creating an account. Each test is $30.00.

Students under the age of 18 must print the Idaho GED® Testing Waiver Application (see link, upper right of this page). Student must have this form completed by their last school attended and a parent/guardian. Please bring it with you to AEC Orientation or send it to the GED® Test Center by mail, fax or email:

Mail:  North Idaho College          Fax:  (208) 625-2328          Email:
Attn: GED Testing
        1000 W Garden Avenue
        Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 

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