Your Future is Calling. With the GED, You Can Answer!

The current version of the GED test is expiring at the end of 2013 and your scores will expire too if you don't finish and pass the test by then. Finish the test now so you won't have to re-take the parts you've already passed.

Act now to complete the GED before the end of 2013, earn your GED credential, and open doors to college, a better job, and earning the respect you deserve! Your future is calling & we're here to help you answer. Call or email now to set a GED testing appointment, or visit www.finishtheGED.com for more information.

Phone: 719.502.3370
Email: testing.center@ppcc.edu

GED Testing

The purpose of the test, General Educational Development (GED) is to provide an opportunity for any adult who did not complete a high school program but would like to have their learning experiences encountered in everyday life evaluated and recognized. The GED Test makes it possible for qualified individuals to earn a high school credential, thus providing opportunities for hundreds of thousands of adults to

  • Pursue higher education
  • Obtain jobs or job promotions
  • Achieve personal goals

Did you know GED graduates include: comedian Bill Cosby, actor Christian Slater, U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado, and Delaware’s Governor Ruth Ann Minner. One out of every seven high school diplomas issued each year in the United States is based on passing the GED Tests.

Who is eligible to take the GED?

  • Must be 17 years old and not enrolled in high school
  • Be a Colorado resident
  • Possess valid official picture ID (Drivers license, military ID, State ID) Expired identification cards are not valid

What does it cost?

  • $120.00 for the complete test battery
  • $25.00 per subject to retest
  • $25.00 per subject if coming from another testing center

When is the test administered?

GED Tests are given on Tuesdays starting at 8:00 a.m. Appointments are required. You may schedule a test date at any of the three PPCC Testing Centers, however, all test are administered at the Centennial Campus, room A117. You must register, pay the testing fee and watch a math video prior to scheduling a test appointment. No cell phones, pagers or other electronic devices are allowed in the testing room.

What will be on the test?

The GED Test battery includes the following subject area tests:

  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts, Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts, Writing

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How can one prepare for the GED?

  • Free official practice test offered on line at www.gedpractice.com or http://gedforfree.com.
  • Study materials (guides and videos) may be checked out from libraries or purchased at bookstores
  • GED classes offered through some school districts (District #2 or #11, check phone directory for numbers and address)
  • Click here for a break down of the test subject areas

What are passing scores?

A standard score of 410 on each test and total test scores of 2250 with an average of 450 per test is the minimum passing standard set by GEDTS.

What happens if the scores do not meet the minimum passing standard?

If you do not get a score of 410 or better in a subject area, you can retake that area in order to raise your score. If your overall score is not high enough you can choose which area to retest in order to reach 2250. If you earned a standard score of 350 or lower, GED Testing Service generally recommends further study in those subject areas before retaking the test. You may not retest on the same form. There are three forms per year.

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