GCC: 2014 GED® Test to Go Online, Fee Will Increase

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Guam –  If you have taken your GED® test, but you need to re-take one of the five test components (math, language arts/writing, language arts/reading, science, and social studies) in order to pass the GED®, officials at Guam Community College urge you to schedule to take that component before December 31 in order to save yourself some money. 

On January 1, 2014, the public-private partnership that now runs the GED® high school equivalency diploma will move from a paper and pencil test to a computer-based test, and increase the GED® test price from the current $90 to $125.

“If you do not complete the entire battery of paper and pencil components of the GED® before January 1, your entire paper and pencil test will be voided, and you will have to start over with the new computer-based test, which will cost $125,” advised Doris Perez, GCC’s GED® administrator and assistant director of Planning & Development.

For more information or to schedule your GED® test or re-test, please call 735-5625/5517 or email ged.gcc@guamcc.edu.

GCC is Guam’s official GED® Testing Center. In 2011, the American Council on Education and Pearson-VUE created a public-private partnership to offer the GED Testing Service® through a computer-based format. The new format allows clients to more quickly register and earn their GED® credential; provides immediate scoring on most tests; and provides for increased test security.


[A client takes the GED(R) test at GCC on Oct. 9.  GED(R) is replacing the paper and pencil test on Jan. 1, 2014, and increasing the fee to take the GED(R) from $90 to $125. Clients who need to retest any of the GED components are advised to do so before Jan. 1, 2014 in order to avoid the fee increases. Call 735-5625/5517 for information or to scheduled a GED test.]

Persons interested in taking the GED® can now view a GED® practice test online via the following link:

http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/freepracticetest?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Non%20TT&utm_content=2014+Countdown                                                                                                                                                             

The current GED® 5-component battery now costs $90, but as stated above, on January 1, 2014, the price will increase to $125.

The price to re-take an individual component of the GED® test is $25. This means that if a client passes four of the components but fails one component, it will cost $25 to re-take that component. The re-test charge is also subject to increase on January 1.

The GED Testing Service® is used by all 50 states including Washington D.C., Guam and other insular areas, and Canadian provinces, U.S. military and federal correctional institutions, for the purpose of awarding a high school graduation equivalency credential. Nearly 800,000 GED® tests are taken each year.*

*Sources: GED® Testing Service GED Testing Fact Sheet, and GED® AccessPoint.