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Obtaining your GED credential is important for your future. The GED credential is the only high school equivalency credential recognized and awarded by all 50 states in the United States.
Attention GED Candidate:
Subject: The current version of the GED® test is expiring at the end of 2013
Starting January 1, 2014, there will be a new, computerized GED® test. 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.
A free preparation lab for the GED® test is available through the College Skills Department. Please contact Student Success & Assessment Services (formerly Assessment Services) at (707) 527-4661 for more detailed information, or go online to www.santarosa.edu/app/placement.
Office Location and Hours
The SRJC GED Office is located in the Assessment Services, Plover Hall on the Santa Rosa Campus (see campus map). Regular office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00
To reserve a seat in a testing session with regular testing accommodations, the GED/Assessment Services Center must have your completed and signed GED application (both pages), any supporting documentation if necessary, and proof of payment for the testing fee prior to testing (see Fee Schedule). Print the GED application and/or have a GED packet from the Assessment Services Center mailed to you. Testing sessions fill up about two months in advance of the test dates and all tests are booked on a first come/first served basis. You may call the GED/Assessment Services Center to inquire about the space availability for each test listed on the testing schedule. Please note that if you need special accommodations for the exam due to a documented disability, this schedule may not apply to you and additional steps to pre-register and schedule tests are required (see Special Accommodations below).
Upon our receipt of your completed application and proof of fee payment, you will receive a letter from the SRJC GED/Assessment Services Center notifying you of the dates and time of your testing session. If you cannot make your scheduled testing session, please call the office at (707) 527-4661 at least two days in advance of your appointment. If you arrive after a test has begun, you will not be allowed to take that test and will have to call SRJC’s GED/Assessment Services Center to reschedule. There is no guarantee that there will be another available testing date if you do not attend your scheduled testing appointment.
GED Test Subjects
The GED exam consists of five (5) tests (subjects)
given over two days. If this is your initial time testing, you must
attend both days to
complete all the tests. Examinees may test up to three (3) times per
per calendar year and according to available testing sessions. Below are the five GED test subjects and time limits:
|Day 1:||Day 2:|
|Science||80 minutes||Writing||120 minutes|
|Social Studies||70 minutes||Mathematics||90 minutes|
|(Above time limits are for the English-language test form with regular accommodations)|
SRJC provides all the testing materials needed. You should only bring a valid form of identification and money for parking (see Identification and Parking below). Examinees are not permitted to bring cell phones, pagers, hand-held electronic games, food items, textbooks (including dictionaries), notebooks, supplies, hats, or other nonessential items to their seats in the testing room.
If you would like to take the Spanish-language edition of the GED, please indicate so on your GED application. GED test booklets, answer sheets, and test administration will be in Spanish. Please refer to the GED Testing Schedule for dates, times, and location of these tests.
If you have a documented psychological, physical, or learning disability and need special accommodations for the test, please indicate so on your GED application. You must also contact the GED/Assessment Services Center at (707) 527-4802 to receive the additional forms and information necessary to apply for accommodations. The approval process for special accommodations can take about two months, sometimes longer. Incomplete or inaccurate applications will delay the approval process. Depending upon the accommodations requested, the GED Testing Schedule may not apply.
Alternate Test Forms and Other Accommodations
Some other accommodations and alternate test forms may be available to examinees upon request and in advance of a test date. An English-language large print edition is available without additional paperwork. You would need to call the GED/Assessment Services Center at (707) 527-4802 in advance of your test date to make special arrangements for this test form.
You must bring a current valid form of photo identification on both days of the exam that includes your name, birth date, a current photograph, and your signature on a single document. The name and signature you list on your GED application must match exactly the information shown on your ID. You will not be allowed to test without the required ID.
Test results scores will be mailed to you at the address listed on your application about three (3) weeks following the last day of testing. The GED/Assessment Services Center cannot give out test results over the phone, nor can we give your test results to another individual or agency unless we have written permission from you on record.
Once you pass the GED tests, you will receive your High School Equivalency Certificate from the California State GED Office in about one month. If you pass the GED tests at age seventeen (17), you will not receive your certificate until your 18th birthday.
If you do not pass a test subject, you may retake that test subject up to two (2) more times per calendar year of available testing sessions for an additional charge (see the GED Testing Fee Schedule); however, an examinee may not test more than three times total per calendar year.
To schedule your retake test(s), you will need to call the GED/Assessment Services Center to inquire about available retesting dates, times, and locations. If you do not schedule and pay for your retest(s) for a date within the calendar year of available testing sessions, you will have to wait until the following year to do so.
If you wish to park on campus, you will need to purchase a $4.00 parking receipt from the yellow machines in the student parking lot. You will receive a parking citation if there is not a parking receipt displayed in your vehicle. Please contact Campus Police at (707) 527-1000 if you would like more information about parking.
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