GED Test (MPS Adult Education)Solutions
The GED is a nationally recognized high school equivalency test consisting of four content areas: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies.
The 2002 GED Series ended in December 2013. The new 2014 Series began in January 2014. Individuals that did not complete the 2002 Series by December 31, 2013, must start over with the 2014 GED test. Partial scores from 2002-2013 are no longer valid.
The GED® is made available through GED Testing Service®, a joint venture between the American Council on Education and Pearson VUE®. Minneapolis Adult Education Center has a contract with Pearson VUE to administer the test. Questions regarding registration and payment should be directed to GED Testing Service at 1-877-392-6433.
Qualifications, Registration, and/or Fees
Hours: Wednesdays from 9am-5pm when the Minneapolis Adult Education Program is open.
Registration: All candidates must register IN ADVANCE by phone at 1-877-EXAM-GED (877-392-6433) or online at GED.com. Candidates CANNOT register in person at our site. An email address is required to register.
Payment: All candidates must create a GED profile at GED.com and pay for the test IN ADVANCE with a credit, debit, gift card or voucher. We do not accept direct payments at our site. The cost is $30 per test or $120 for all four tests. Agencies that wish to help individuals pay for the test must purchase vouchers through Pearson VUE. Click here for more information. Vouchers are available for the full battery or for individual tests.
Adult Education students that are currently enrolled in classes are eligibile to receive a $10 discount off of the cost of each of the four tests ($40 discount).
Identification: A current government-issued photo ID is required in order to test (e.g., MN ID card, driver's license, passport, government ID). There are no exceptions.
Age Waivers: Candidates must be at least 19 years of age and not currently enrolled in high school. Individuals who are 17 or 18 must receive an Age Waiver from the State of Minnesota before testing. As of August 2014, 16-year-olds are no longer eligible for adult education services and are not eligible to test. Visit education.state.mn.us for more information.
Accommodations: Accommodations must be requested and approved through GED Testing Service. Click here for more information.
Subjects: The GED has four tests or modules: Social Studies, Science, Reasoning Through Language Arts and Math. Click here for more details.
Scoring: A minimum score of 150 out of a possible 200 on each test is necessary to pass and receive a high school equivalency credential. Individuals may also earn an "Honors" score if they receive a score of 170 or higher on any test.
Test Results: Test results are available 24-48 hours after testing. Individuals must access their own scores by logging into their GED profie at GED.com. Official transcripts issued by the Minnesota Department of Education will be mailed to individuals after passing all four modules.
Retesting: Candidates may take each test three times during a calendar year (Jan-Dec) with no waiting between tests. If a candidate does not pass an individual test after three attempts they must wait 60 days before retesting. Retests must be paid for and scheduled through GED.com. The first two retests in each area are $10.
Computer Skills: The GED must be taken on computer at an Official Pearson VUE Test Center. Candidates will need basic computer skills in order to pass the test. It is recommended that candidates be able to type at least 20 words per minute. Click here for a free online tutorial.