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GED Test, New for 2014 

The Arizona Department of Education offers information about testing locations, exam fees, GED preparation classes, GED transcript request procedures, sample test questions, and more at http://www.azed.gov/adultedservices/

2014 has brought about many changes to the GED testing process.  If you will be taking the test, please review the information below.  It is critical you follow all procedures or you could be turned away from the testing site.

 

Also note that PCPL will be slowly changing the name of this program over the course of the next year from GED Prep and Tutoring to High School Equivalency Prep or HSE Prep -- since the GED® Test is now one of several HSE Tests available.  Arizona currently only offers the GED® Test, but may offer other options in future years. 

 

Testing Site:

Pima Community College, Community Campus, 401 N. Bonita Avenue, Room A108 is the testing center for the Official GED Test.  The site is open Thursdays from 1pm-7pm, Fridays from 9am-4pm, and Saturdays from 8:30am-12:30pm for testing.

 

2014 GED Test Costs:

Each (1) subject test will cost:

$35 for the first try

Two retests are allowed for a cost of $15 per attempt.

 

If the student fails the subject test on the 3rd attempt, they must wait 60 days to begin the process again ($35 test, $15 retest, $15 retest).

The full GED test has 4 subject tests.  The total cost for all tests is $140.00.  It is not required to pay for all tests at once.  Students may pay for one test at a time.

 

Registering, Scheduling and Paying:

All participants must create an account at www.GED.com.  Scheduling and payment of tests are handled online only

Some things to know:

  • Problems with scheduling, paying, name changes, log-in issues, should be directed to GED Testing Service at 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433).
  • If scheduling times seem unavailable, try scheduling fewer tests.  The problem might be that the center is not open long enough to accommodate all the tests in one day.
  • One test can be taken/purchased at a time and all 4 tests DO NOT need to be taken before retesting.
  • Test-takers need to arrive 15 minutes early; late arrivals may not be able to test and may be charged full price even if they do not test.
  • A primary government issued photo ID and a secondary ID MUST be presented at time of testing. Click here for a list of acceptable documents.
  • The name and address and birthdate on each ID AND on GED.com MUST MATCH.  The student could be turned away if the information does not match.
  • Students need to carefully enter their name, birthdate, and other information into GED.com.  If there are errors, they may be turned away. 

 

Special Instructions:

  • 16 or 17 year-olds need to bring their Official School Withdrawal Form and Notarized Parent Permission to the Community Campus for release before they may schedule a test.
  • Small lockers are available for students to store their belongings; no personal items are allowed in the testing room.

 

Practice and Assistance:

  • PCPL provides FREE practice GED tests and resources through Learning Express Library (and their High School Equivalency Center) on the PCPL website found here:  http://www.library.pima.gov/resources/learn/study.php.
  • The Official Practice Test is available on www.ged.com for a cost.
  • Pima Community College has drop-in help at Community Campus, Room B137 on Tuesdays, 9am-12noon and Wednesdays, 4pm-7pm for any individuals who need help creating an account on www.ged.com.

Testing Fee Assistance

Testing fee assistance may be available from the following locations. Most agencies have requirements related to GED testing assistance. Please contact the agency or organization directly to see if you qualify.

 

Agency
Agency Contact
Phone
AFSCME GED Test scholarship
Any AFSCME member or family of a member
PCAE Transition Advisors:
     Qian Prescott
Raisa Bograd
 
     (520) 206-3800
(520) 206-3550
Fred Acosta Job Corps Center
901 S. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Lourdes Heredia
 
 
(520) 792-3015, extension 1399207
 
Pima County OneStop - Rio
340 N Commerce Park Loop
Tortolita Building
Tucson, AZ 85745
 
(520) 724-7650
Pima County OneStop - Kino
2797 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
 
(520) 243-6700
Las Artes Youth Program
23 W. 27th St.
Tucson, AZ 85713
Elena West
(520) 724-5050
Adult Probation Department LEARN Program
Debbie Tinajero
 
Sandy
(520) 290-6736 or
(520) 724-4895    
(520) 546-5450
Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona
4726 W. Calle Tetakusim
Tucson, AZ 85757
*Provides assistance to enrolled tribal members
Office
Daniel
(520) 879-5701
(520) 879-5719
Tohono O’odham Nation
PO Box 837
Sells, AZ 85634
*Provides assistance to enrolled tribal members
Silvia
(520) 573-4000
(520) 573- 4089
 

Sources:  

 

-“List of Agencies that May Possibly Offer GED Testing Fee Assistance”. Information sent by sent by Pima Community College Adult Education/Testing Office. 12/3/2012

-research by PCPL staff 6/12/2014

 

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Last Update: 6-24-2014 11:19am

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