The General Education Development (GED) test is the high school equivalency exam, a test of basic skills in Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Reading. Successfully completing the GED exam gives the examinee a "Utah High School Completion Diploma," which allows students to apply for admission at university, college, trade and technical school programs, and to apply for employment where a high school diploma or its equivalent is required.
Finish Faster with GED Testing on Computer. Now you can take the GED test on computer in Utah and get a better job, go to college, and earn more more money. In 2012, the USU Eastern Testing Center launched the GED test on computer and students are finishing faster and scoring higher on the computer.
Students must be at least 16 years of age to be eligible. Students who are enrolled in any high school course are not eligible. In order to pass the GED test, you will need to score at least a 410 on each of the sections AND have an average score of at least a 450.
Candidates are required to bring a current and valid photo I.D.
- Cost: $120 payable online with registration.
- Register: Online at ged.com
- Scores: Instant score results on the computer.
Note: Special rules for 16, 17, and 18 year olds:
- 16, 17 and 18 year olds who have attended any school in Utah AND whose high school class has not graduated, must go to the school district and obtain and complete all sections of the Adult Education Program and/or GED Testing Application for 16-18 Year-Old Non Graduates Form. This form includes parental permission signatures, proof from the school district that the student has withdrawn from the public school system, and certification that they have received counseling on their decision to take the GED, including acknowledging that they will forfeit any future right to return to a traditional public school program if they successfully pass the GED exam.
- 17 or 18 year olds who have not attended any school in Utah AND whose high school class has not graduated, are required to submit the following two letters:
A withdrawal or non-attendance letter from your current school district.
A signed letter from your parent/guardian giving permission for you to take the GED Test.
- 17 year olds whose class has graduated, you still must submit a signed permission letter from your parent/guardian.
- 16 year olds must access a Utah state-sponsored adult education program for verification that the youth has the academic readiness necessary to take the GED Tests before testing can occur.
The current version of the GED test is expiring at the end of this year (along with ay unfinished test scores).
For more information visit finishtheGED.com.
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