Through the GED® 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 410 on each of the five content areas (Language Arts-Reading, Language Arts-Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies) and 2. an average score of at least 450.
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) (735-6009-6013) 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. Complete and submit required CASAS forms to the GED® Office (SSA Building, Room 2207 or 2209). Candidate must make payment and present his/her receipt to the GED® Office at this time. The GED® Office will then provide the next available required GED pre-registration session date/time and GED® Test date/time.
5. Candidate must be present 15 minutes prior to the two-hour pre-registration session. A photo ID is required.
6. The GED® Test is a two-day test – from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Five content areas are covered – English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Reading.
The test is administered on the GCC campus. If the individual is unable to complete the GED® Test within two days, he/she will have up to 60 days to complete all five content areas. Otherwise, the individual must retake all five content areas and pay the full test fee again. The individual may take the GED® Test up to three times annually. There is a mandatory two-month waiting period to retest.
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 5 content areas) $125.00
Retake test fee is $25.00 per content area.
Doris C.U. Perez, Assistant Director and GED® 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