MHCC Testing Services is an official GED Testing site. If you did not graduate from high school and are interested in pursuing your GED to earn your high school equivalency, we are here to help.
- 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.
Preparing for the GED
Tools for test preparation, including practice tests, are available at the https://ged.com website. In addition, Mt. Hood Community College offers GED preparation classes. More information about preparation classes can be found at www.mhcc.edu/AboutABE_GED
Scheduling your GED test(s)
- Visit https://ged.com to create a GED test-taker account. You will be asked to enter your contact information.
- Choose which test subjects you’ll be taking.
- Pick a day and time that works for you.
- Pay the exam fee $38 per subject area using a credit or debit card. 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.
On the Day of Your Appointment
- Testing takes place in Testing Services, Building 13, Room 2335.
- Be sure to arrive 15 minutes early. Allow plenty of time to locate parking. We are located adjacent to Parking Lot E.
- 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.
- In Oregon, there is no waiting period for your first two retakes. After taking a test subject 3 times, you'll have to wait 60 days before retesting. There's no limit to how many times you can test in a 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 can expect to receive results within 24 hours of test completion and may view your results by signing in to your https://ged.com account.
Receiving Your GED Certificate
As soon as you pass all four subjects of 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.