GED (General Educational Development Test)

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 tech school programs, and to apply for employment where a high school diploma or its equivalent is required.

State GED website:

National GED website:

  • Cost: $24.00 per test.  There are 5 tests to complete the GED, for a total fee of $120.00.  Each test may be taken on a separate day if preferred.
  • Where: USU Testing Services, University Inn 115.
  • When: Mondays starting as early as 9:00 a.m. The registration site, will not allow candidates to make appointments which will extend beyond closing time, 5:00 p.m.
  • Register:  Click on "Test Takers" then on "Testing on Computer" to register.  You will be required to set up an account with a user name and password and input your biographical information (name, birth date, address, etc.)
  • Scores:  Upon completing each exam, the test taker will immediately receive an unofficial score report for the multiple choice exam, and within 5 days after the test taker completes the writing exam, they will receive their unofficial essay score results.  Test-takers will received an email when their English-Language Arts Writing score has been posted in their account history.  The account history may be accessed through the website.  Official credentials (score report and diploma) will be sent to the test taker within a week of completing/scoring of the final exam.
  • Notes:  Must be 16 or older to test.  Those who are still of high school age must complete an Education & Withdrawal Application Form and receive withdrawal counseling from a high school counselor before taking the GED.  Those under age 18 must also obtain parental permission in order to test.  Details about these requirements are available online as a candidate registers. 




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