High School Equivalency (GED) Information

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On the Pima County Public Library website you will find tons of great information for getting started on getting your high school diploma/GED! We also offer many resources to support you in your journey, including in-person classes, books, DVDs, an online high school, and free, 24/7 access to test prep and study guides in our E-Library. Visit https://www.library.pima.gov/learning-tools/ged/

The Arizona Department of Education offers information about testing locations, exam fees, HSE preparation classes, the GED® test, transcript request procedures, sample test questions, and more at the Arizona Department of Education.

Pima College’s Adult Education Program

Adult Education information can be found at Adult Basic Education for College and Career (ABECC) and High School Equivalency (HSE). You can reach Adult Education and HSE Testing by phone at (520) 206-7330.

Testing Site:
Pima Community College, Community Campus, 401 N. Bonita Avenue, Room A108 is a testing center for the Official GED Test.  The Adult Education/HSE Testing office is open 8am-7pm Mon-Thurs and 8am-5pm Fri.   HSE Testing is by appt. only with scheduling at www.GED.com, opens a new window

2015 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, opens a new window.  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.
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.

Pima County Adult Probation LEARN Program

Adult Basic Education, GED Test Preparation and College and Career Readiness Skills for any member of the community. Three offices: West (Prince/1-10) 724-9757; South (Ajo/Forgeus) 724-4895; and East (Broadway/Sarnoff) 724-9734.

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: https://www.library.pima.gov/learning-tools/ged/, opens a new window.

The Official Practice Test is available on www.ged.com, opens a new window for a cost.

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 Phone
AFSCME GED Test scholarship
Any AFSCME member or family of a member
(520) 206-3800 or (520) 206-3550
Fred Acosta Job Corps Center
901 S. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 792-3015
Pima Community College
Adult Education
401 N. Bonita Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 206-2987
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
(520) 724-5050
Adult Probation Department LEARN Program
3781 N. Highway Dr. Tucson, AZ 85705 (WEST)
2695 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713 (SOUTH)
8180 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85710 (EAST)
(520) 724-9757
(520) 724-4895
(520) 724-9734
Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona
4726 W. Calle Tetakusim
Tucson, AZ 85757
*Provides assistance to enrolled tribal members
(520) 879-5701 or (520) 879-5719
Tohono O’odham Nation
PO Box 837
Sells, AZ 85634
*Provides assistance to enrolled tribal members
(520) 573-4000 or (520) 573- 4089

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