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General Educational Development (GED)®

Official exams are given at the Burley and Twin Falls campuses. For the safety of staff, students, and candidates enhanced disinfecting protocols are in place.

Preparing for the Tests

GED® READY The Official GED ® Practice Test

GED® Ready tests can be purchased at (usually $6.99) and taken anywhere you have internet service.
RED = not likely to pass
YELLOW = too close to call
GREEN = likely to pass (145+ out of 200)

Find out more about the GED® practice test. 

GED® is separate from CSI and taking classes at CSI is not required. However, math and language classes are offered free in the greater Magic Valley area and may help test-takers prepare to be successful on the various exams. Call 208-732-6534 for the current schedule.
A GED® is just as good as a high school diploma and sometimes it is better.

100% of Idaho College accept the GED® transcript, 97% of colleges and employers across the USA accept the GED® transcript.
An Individual Educational Plan (IEP) doesn't transfer from the previous schooling, document a disability which may qualify for an accommodation. 
Relocating to Idaho? GED® scores from other states will transfer. Use the same account.

What to Expect on the Tests

Each test is scored on a scale from 100 to 200. A score of 145 is passing. Test-takers must pass all four exams in order to receive a GED® credential. Results for the tests are available within 24 hours (usually much faster), directly to their account.

The GED® consists of four separate tests

  • Reasoning through Language Arts

    150 minutes
  • Mathematical Reasoning

    120 minutes
  • Science

    95 minutes
  • Social Studies

    75 minutes

View more details on topics covered on the GED®

Are your scores college ready?

Registering to take the Tests

Computer-based testing is available on the Twin Falls and Burley campuses only.
Registration, scheduling, and online payment are available online or by calling Pearson Vue at 1-877-EXAM-GED

Accommodations for Disabilities

Transcript Requests

Testing Fees

Tests cost $36 each, payable at the time of scheduling by debit/credit card or
voucher number. $36 per subject x 4 subjects = $144 total. The first 2 re-takes in a single subject are $10 each.

High School Equivalency Certificate

The Social Studies component of the current, 2014 GED® test series satisfies Idaho’s requirement for American Government. Students who earn their GED® credential still need to submit the application for a High School Equivalency Certificate and $10 to the state. The application and instructions are available online.

Tests completed before January 2, 2014

In addition to the GED® tests, the State of Idaho required an American Government credit in order to receive a High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate. This credit may be obtained in either of these ways:

  • American Government class (12th grade or college level) taken in Idaho with a passing grade. A copy of the transcript with this government-grade must be sent to the state office with your application.
  • The American Government test consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. A score of 70% or better is passing.

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