• GED® Testing on Computer

  • Mt. Hood Community College Gresham Campus, 26000 SE Stark St, Gresham

    Testing Services and MHCC are working to keep you safe during your testing experience!

    Please know that:

    • We are limiting testing capacity and staggering testing appointments to ensure social distancing.
    • Workstations and related hardware (keyboards, mice, chairs) will be sanitized between each testing candidate. Pens, noteboards and locker keys will be sanitized between each use and common touch-points will be sanitized throughout the day.
    • Staff will be wearing masks and we encourage you to do so as well.
    • Plexiglass panels have been installed at the check in desk to minimize cross contamination.

    What we ask of you and what you can expect:

    • If driving to campus, park in Lot F and proceed south, going directly to Testing Services. If you are taking the bus, please use the pedestrian walkway and proceed directly east to Testing Services.
    • The door to the center will remain locked and a staff member will let you in at the time of your appointment. Only one candidate will be allowed to check in at a time.
    • Before you are admitted, you will be asked to confirm that you:
      1. Have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 or been in close personal contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis, and
      2. Have not had any flu-like symptoms in the last fourteen days, including fever, chills, a cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath
    • Candidates who are exhibiting symptoms may be turned away and asked to reschedule.
    • Visitors will not be allowed inside of Testing Services.

    If you have any questions or would like clarification on these precautions, please contact us at testing@mhcc.edu.

    Testing Requirements

    • If you have a standard high school diploma, you are not eligible to take your GED.
    • You must be at least 16 years of age.
    • If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you must submit to Testing Services a Release from Compulsory Attendance form or a GED Option/Parent Assurance form after completing Step 1 below, but before scheduling a test. Either of these forms can be obtained from your last school of attendance and must be signed by both a school official and parent/legal guardian.
    • You must have non-expired government-issued photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include: A drivers’ license or other DMV issued ID, a passport, military ID, or any other form of government-issued ID (national or foreign) that contains your name, address, date of birth, signature and photograph.
    • You must have a valid email address.

    Create a GED account and Make an Appointment

    Visit https://ged.com to create a GED test-taker account. You will be asked to enter your contact information. Make an appointment to test. Visit https://ged.com and login using the username and password you created in step 1 above. Click on Start Scheduling. You will be asked to answer some additional questions about your educational and personal background. Once you choose your preferred test location, you will be presented with a list of available test dates and times to select from. Each exam costs $38 and you will need to be prepared to pay when you make your appointment. If you wish to cancel or reschedule, you must do so 24-hours or one business day in advance (whichever is greater) or you will forfeit your test fees.

    Preparing for the GED

    Tools for test preparation are available at the https://ged.com website. In addition, Mt. Hood Community College offers GED preparation classes.

    On The Day of Your Appointment

    • Testing takes place in Testing Services, room 2335.
    • Be sure to arrive 15 minutes early. Allow plenty of time to locate parking.
    • Bring your current government issued photo ID.
    • Personal items including phones, jackets, hats, wallets, keys, watches, etc. will not be allowed in the testing room. Lockers are provided.

    Understanding Your Test Results

    A score of 145 or higher on each test is considered passing.


    You may retest five times per subject area (a total of six attempts per subject area per year). Your first two retest attempts are $10 each. After that, retests are $38 each.

    Accessible Education Services

    If you have a documented disability and feel you will require accommodations on any of the GED tests, you will need to submit an application and documentation of your disability to the GED Testing Services for approval. If you need help with this process, please call 491-6923 V/TDD to make an appointment with MHCC’s Accessible Education Services Counselor.

    Receiving Your Test Results

    You will receive an unofficial report of your test results immediately upon completing your test. You may also view your results by signing in to your https://ged.com account.

    Receiving Your GED Certificate

    As soon as you pass the GED® test, you will receive a secure, electronic PDF document delivered to your email that contains your Smart Transcript and certificate. Electronic versions of the certificate include a link to order a professionally printed Oregon GED® certificate free of charge.