The Testing Center - GED Testing Information and Schedule
Prospective examinees should review the "Frequently Asked Questions" before taking the GED®.
Eligibility Requirements for GED®Testing
You must be at least 16 years old to take the GED® exam. International students must be at least 17 years old. Individuals under the age of 18 are required to submit a completed Underage Permission Form (available at the Testing Center) signed by a parent or guardian and by the Superintendent of the examinee's local school district. This form must be submitted at the time of registration.
Registering to Take the GED® at SFCC
WEDNESDAY test dates: Registration is on a first-come, first-served same-day basis, and seating is limited. To register, come to the Testing Center on the day of the test between 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
MONDAY test dates: Registration is on a pre-registration basis, and seating is limited. To register, come to the Testing Center anytime before the day of the test during regular center hours (8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Monday-Thursday; 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Friday) or on the day of the test between 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Candidates who pre-register then fail to show for a scheduled exam will be subject to a $20 rescheduling fee. Cancellations must be at least 24 hours in advance by calling 505-428-1625.
Registration must be completed IN PERSON at the testing center BY THE EXAMINEE ONLY. All GED® candidates must present appropriate identification at the time of registration AND at the time of testing. The identification must be a current (i.e., not expired) government-issued photo ID that indicates name, date of birth, address and signature (e.g., driver's license, state-issued ID card, U.S. passport).
At the time of registration, examinees must submit a payment receipt from the SFCC Cashier's Office for each of the GED® tests they intend to take ($20 per test). Payment may be made by cash, check or cedit card. Examinees under the age of 18 must also submit a completed Underage Verification Form (see Eligibility Requirements above).
First-Time Registered Examinees who have never taken the GED tests or who have not tested since 2001 must complete intake paperwork. Examinees must complete this paperwork at the time of registration, which can take from 15 to 30 minutes. The examinee will not be able to test until this paperwork is returned to the GED examiner prior to testing time.
Registered Examinees must arrive at the center ½ hour prior to their first scheduled test.
*Candidates who fail to arrive on time will lose their seats.*
DOORS CLOSE 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE TEST SESSION BEGINS. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THAT TIME—THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.
NO electronic devices of any kind are permitted in the testing room. Examinees are encouraged to make other arrangements for the storage of these devices. If such a device (cell phone, page, etc) is found at the seat or on the person, the test will be invalidated, the student will be asked to leave, and the electronic device will be confiscated indefinitely until such time as we can determine that the device was not used to transmit information about the test. This policy is in compliance with national GED® testing requirements and cannot be waived.
Retesting policy: You may retake a test on the 31st day following the date you originally took that particular test IF you have completed the entire GED® battery and four of your five tests have the required minimum passing score. Otherwise, you will have to wait 61 days for retesting. This is a state-wide rule; if a student fails to observe this rule (or fails to inform that testing center that she/he is retesting), the resulting test scores are invalid and count as one of the three allowed tests per subject area per year.
Required scores: Each of the five tests requires a minimum passing score of 410. Additionally, the total average of all tests scores must be at least 450. Tests scoring below the minimum will not count for the overall score, even if your other test scores are very high.
Transcripts: To obtain your GED transcript, you must log on to www.diplomasender.com and set up an account. The first transcript will be free of charge; additional copies will have a fee.
Accommodations for Documented Disabilities: The GED® does allow special testing accommodations for those examinees who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Permission for accommodations must be given from the New Mexico State GED® Administrator, but the process for receiving accommodations begins with the local Testing Center. Accommodations requests can take considerable time to process, so students should begin the request process at least two months before they intend to test. Please speak with one of the GED® examiners in the SFCC Testing Center for more information.
For more information, please contact Ellen Roth, 505-428-1910 , email@example.com.