GED Testing Program
The General Education Development (GED) test consist of four subject areas: Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Mathematical Reasoning, and Social Studies. Each subject costs $37.50. Passing all for subjects of the GED test gives those who did not complete high school a high school equivalency credential, valid in the majority of the United States, Canada, or internationally. North Central Michigan College, along with a strong majority of American and Canadian colleges and universities, requires either a high school or state diploma in order to enroll. In the absence of this diploma, North Central and approximately 98% of accredited universities will accept a GED certificate in its place.
BEFORE you take your GED:
- You can purchase the official GED practice test at: www.ged.com
- Northwest Michigan Works! Learning Labs offers free classes for adults 20 years or older to prepare for the GED. To register call 800-442-1074 or at: http://www.networksnorthwest.org/labs
- Online tutorials to help in updating your general skills in math, reading, and writing are available at http://www.ncmich.edu/resources-support/academic-support/learning-support-services/online-tutorials.html. Claims of GED prep not found at the official www.ged.com may not reflect current GED testing standards.
REGISTERING for the GED Test
Test takers can register online at www.ged.com or Through the Pearson VUE call center at
Create Your Account Online
Start by visiting www.ged.com, click on “Don’t have an account? Create one”.
Enter your legal name as it appears on your primary identification.
Remember that an email address will be required for this step!
You will receive an account activation email with a registration code rom GED.
Complete Registration Questions
Click the activation link in your e-mail and type in the activation code.
Change the username to something you will remember and create a password.
You will then be sent to the welcome page.
Schedule Your Test
After completing the registration questions and supplying any additional information, you will receive an email indicating your approval to test.
Select Your Test
Click on the scheduling link at www.ged.com to start the process.
Select the GED Test, and then the language. All four content areas (modules) will be displayed with the length and price of each. Review the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
Select Your Location, Date, and Time
You will see test centers located closest to the address you provided during registration.
You can select up to three test centers. Once the location, date, and time are selected, an appointment confirmation screen will appear.
Pay for the Test
Enter your credit card or debit card information for payment of $37.50 for each section.
Review the testing policies and submit your order for processing.
Review Your Receipt
You will receive an email with appointment details that include the test time, test center address, identification required, the cancellation and reschedule policy, and any additional items that you will need to bring with you to the test center. If you need directions to the North Central campus in Petoskey please call 231- 348- 6682.
Retakes are limited to six times in one year and you must pay $37.50 for each retake. It is to your advantage to study, if necessary, so you can pass the first time, obtain your highest scores and avoid additional expense.
When you successfully complete your GED, you may schedule a meeting with a North Central adviser at 231-348-6605. Your advisor will explain the next steps to advancing your education, defining a career or obtaining a certificate or degree, including how to apply for financial aid to assist with college tuition and expenses. We are here to help you succeed.
Revised on 5/22/17