HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY OFFICE
Through the HSE Office, individuals (16 years and older, who are not enrolled in a high school, and without a high school diploma) will have the opportunity to obtain a high school equivalency diploma by successfully passing the 2014 GED® Test. That is, by having attained 1. a minimum score of 150 on each of the four content areas (Reasoning
through Language Arts, Reasoning through Mathematics, Science, and Social
Studies) and 2. a total score of at least 600.
On January 2, 2014, the GED® Testing Service, a public-private partnership between the American Council on Education and Pearson-VUE, phased in the 2014 GED® Test. This new computer-based test includes the Common Core State Standards to better prepare individuals for college and career. Individuals will now be able to quickly register and take a practice test online, take the 2014 GED® Test at GCC's PearsonVue test site, and be assured of increased test security and immediate scoring on most tests. Click here to find out more about the 2014 GED®.
NEED COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT or DIPLOMA:
ELIGIBLE GED® CANDIDATE:
• Candidate shall be at least 16 years of age and not currently enrolled in an accredited high school;
• Candidate must not hold a standard high school diploma
NOTE: Under no circumstances may the GED® Test be administered to a person who is under 16 years old.
WHAT TO DO
1. Visit the GCC Adult Education Office (AEO) (735-6009 through 6013) and make an appointment to take the CASAS Assessment.
2. Present a valid driver’s license, passport, military ID or other form of government-issued identification that shows your name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph.
3. Take the free 2-hour CASAS Assessment which is administered every Tuesday and Thursday. An individual must score at least 236 on the CASAS Assessment in order to take the GED® Test.
4. Register to take the GED(R) Test online at www.gedtestingservice.com. Visit or contact the GED® Office (SSA Building, Room 2207 or 2209; 735-5526 or 735-5517). Candidate must make payment online. Cash payments can be received on campus at the Cashier's Office.
5. Candidate must be present 15 minutes prior to the scheduled (test) time. A photo ID is required.
6. The test is administered on the GCC campus.
The Candidate may apply for a diploma at the GED® Office or the GED® Testing Service in Washington, DC, after satisfactory GED® Test scores are received from the GED® Testing Office.
In order to take the GED® Test, a person must be a resident of Guam. You are considered a resident of Guam if your permanent home is on Guam and your most recent income tax forms were filed on Guam, or if you are a dependent of someone whose most recent income tax forms were filed on Guam. Active duty military personnel and their dependents are considered residents, as are citizens of the Freely Associated States of Micronesia. Please be prepared to submit a stamped copy of your income tax form as proof of residency.
Test fee: (total for all 4 content areas) $125.00 or $31.25 for each content area.
Retake test fee is $25.00 per content area.
Doris C.U. Perez, Assistant Director and GED® Administrator
Priscilla Johns, Program Administrator
Evangeline Cruz, Test Examiner
Location: Room 2207, Student Services and Administrative Building (Bldg. 2000)
Phone: 671.735.5625 or 671.735.5517
Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Monday through Friday