GED Testing Information
The current 2002 Series GED Test will be offered as a paper-based test and computer-based test through the end of 2013.
In 2014 a new version of the GED will become available and will only be offered as a computer-based test.
All current 2002 series GED Tests must be completed by the end of 2013 and will not transfer to the new 2014 GED Tests.
What test formats are available?
The GED Tests are now available in both computer-based and paper-based formats. Click here for information on both formats.
How do I register for the computer-based GED Tests?
How long are the paper-based GED Tests?
Administration of the paper-based GED Tests is approximately 10 hours. Candidates can choose between two five-hour sessions, or one ten-hour session.
How long are the computer-based GED Tests?
Administration of the computer-based GED Tests is approximately 8 hours. Candidates must register at www.gedcomputer.com and can select any time that is convenient.
Where are the GED Tests administered?
The GED Tests are administered at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL.
When and where can I register for the GED Tests?
Registration for the computer-based GED Tests is completed at www.gedcomputer.com.
Registration for the paper-based GED Tests is at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. Candidates must register to take the GED Tests 48 hours or more before their preferred date(s). All dates are first-come first-served. Registration takes 30-45 minutes. All applicants must arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to closing.
How much are the GED Tests?
The computer-based GED Tests cost $24 per subject area. First time test takers will need to register for all five subject areas to complete the GED requirements. Credit card or vouchers are the only forms of payment. For more on purchasing GED vouchers please call 630-942-2401.
The paper-based GED tests cost $50 for all five subject areas. Cash, check, or credit card can be used for payment.
Public Assistance cannot be used to pay for the test.
Are accommodations available for disabled test-takers?
Yes. If you have a documented disability, you can request testing accommodations from the GED Testing Administration. If approved, accommodations are provided at no additional charge. Contact the Specialized Testing Services for more information at 630-942-2401,
If you think you have a disability, but do not have documentation, first contact the DuPage County Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services at (630) 495-0500. The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) at (800) 346-2742 also may be able to help.
You can receive a maximum of 800 points on each subject test. There are 5 subject tests. A minimum score of 410 on each, and a total score of 2,250 or more, are required to pass the GED Test.
If you score below 410 on any section or your total score is less than 2,250, you must take the test again to improve your score. You have three chances each calendar year to take each subject test. Please note: there is a 30 day waiting period before a candidate can register to retest for paper-based testing. Computer-based retesting is available immediately.
Testing Center, Glen Ellyn - Main Campus
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2405, (630) 942-2400
Fax: (630) 942-3724