Arizona is offering the new computer-based GED® exam to measure its residents’ high school equivalency level of skills and knowledge.
There are many facilities throughout the state that offer GED® prep classes to help you become totally prepared to successfully take the exam at an official GED testing site.
The four separate GED tests
Upon completion of the exam, you will be awarded the GED diploma or certificate. The four GED tests are in the subject fields of Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts), Math (Mathematical Reasoning), Science, and Social Studies.
There are many reasons why you should get your GED: you will be in the position to find better jobs, you can get into college, and your life will certainly improve.
Here is a listing of facilities in main Arizona areas where preparation classes are obtainable so you can become optimally prepared to take the GED exam successfully. To find all prep facilities in your region, choose a city near you. Don’t forget to check our article about signing up for your GED exam with the portal MyGED.
Arizona GED prep classes in and around (select your nearest city):
- Casa Grande
- Lake Havasu City
- Sierra Vista
GED – Arizona requirements
Minimum age in In Arizona is 18. For 16 and 17 yr. old’s special conditions apply. See your nearest GED® testing site.
Fee: $120 (for the complete test -computer-based), $30 per module.
Re-testing: $30 per subject field.
In Arizona, there is NO residency requirement.
You have never received an HS diploma and are not signed up for another school activity.
Arizona GED test centers
Central Arizona College – 805 S Idaho Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85219, 480-677-7740
Estrella Mountain Comm. College – 3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, AZ 85323, 623-935-8860
Mohave Comm. College – 3400 Hwy 95, Bullhead City, AZ 86442, 928–758-1406
Unified School District – Hwy 191/Navajo Route 7, Chinle, AZ 86503, 928-674-9555
Yavapai College – 601 Black Hills Dr, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, 928-634-6561
Central Arizona College – 8470 N Overfield Road, Coolidge-, AZ 85228, 520-494-5405
Douglas Public Schools – 1500 15th St, Douglas, AZ 85607, 520-364-3462
Coconino Comm. College – 3000 N 4th St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, 928-526-7629
Glendale Comm. College – 5727 W Happy Valley Rd, Glendale, AZ 85310, 623-845-4015
Gila Co. Education Service Agency – 1400 E Ash, Globe, AZ 85501, 928-402-8786
Northland Pioneer College – 2251 N Navajo Blvd, Holbrook, AZ 86025, 928-532-6114
Mohave Comm. College – 1971 Jagerson Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401, 928-681-5668
Lake Havasu City
Mohave Comm. College – 1977 W Acoma Blvd, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403, 928-505-3340
Mesa Community College – 1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202, 480-461-7480
Santa Cruz Center – 2021 N Grand Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621, 520-394-7181
Santa Cruz Adult Ed (Historic Courthouse) – 21 E Court St, Nogales, AZ 85621, 520-375-8025
Rim Country Literacy – 1100 N Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541, 928-472-5373
Gateway Comm. College – 108 N. 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034, 602 – 286-8160
Anthem College – 1515 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014, 602-279-9700
Phoenix College – 1202 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013, 602 – 285-7844
Rio Salado Ad. Learning Ctr Orangewood – 2730 W Orangewood, Phoenix, AZ 85051, 602-347-6974
Rio Salado College/Northern – 1715 W Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85032, 602-258-2410
South Mountain Comm. College – 7050 S. 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85042, 602 – 243-8188
Yavapai College – 1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301, 928-776-2200
Yavapai Co. High School – 6325 W Baja Circle, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314, 928-443-0921
Rio Salado Coll./Scottsdale Ad. Learning Ctr – 1170 N 86th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85267, 602-258-2410
Salt River Pima, Maricopa Indian Comm – 10005 E Osborn Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85256, 480-362-2560
Northland Pioneer College – 1001 W Deuce of Clubs, Showlow, AZ 85901, 928-532-6111
Cochise College – 901 N Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635, 520-515-5447
Rio Salado Ad. Learning Ctr – 12535 Smokey Dr, Surprise, AZ 85374, 480-377-4250
Brookline College – 1140 S. Priest Dr, Tempe,- AZ 85281, 480 – 545-8755
Eastern Arizona College – 615 N Stadium Ave, Thatcher, AZ 85552, 928-428-8491
Dine College – Circle Drive, Tsaile, AZ 86556, 928-724-6736
Pima Comm. College – 401 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85709, 520-206-6433
Central Arizona College – 80440 E Aravaipa Rd, Winkleman, AZ 85295, 520-357-2800
Arizona Western College – 2020 S Ave 8 E, Yuma, AZ 85365, 928-344-7641
Questions? Contact Arizona’s Department of Education at 602-258-2410 or visit them online at www.ade.az.gov
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How to start GED preparation
To sit for the GED exam, you must not have a high school diploma or be registered for high school, and in case you want to acquire your own GED diploma, please take notice of everything addressed in this article. Get optimally prepared, locate a GED testing site in your area, and register online.
Find out if there are special policies, and learn about registration deadlines, as there may be differences. Take care to become as prepared as possible. Your local bookstore will have plenty of materials to make you well prepared, and there are numerous facilities that offer free GED prep classes.
Check out all options near you by clicking on a city near you in the listing above. Another great way to get all set fast is through this website’s free video lessons! Prepare Well, Pass the Tests and Get your GED diploma. Going for the GED® exam and acquiring the GED credential is really one the most critical moves in your life. Over the years, more than 18 million adults like you have successfully taken the GED® test to find better jobs, to go on with their education, or to just boost their self-esteem.
Benefits of the GED diploma
Every year, over 800,000 adults sit for the GED exam and the majority is successful. The GED program is structured in a way that applicants who acquire the GED credential outperform around 40 percent of high school graduates, and around 15 percent of secondary education credentials issued, are GED diplomas. More than 96 percent of American employers regard GED diploma holders comparable to high school graduates in terms of earnings and opportunities for promotions.
The GED exam is a group of four sub-tests that measures applicants’ skills and knowledge at the level that can be expected of graduating traditional high school students. The GED assessment program offers adults the opportunity to continue their education, and actually, 96 percent of all colleges and universities are accepting GED graduates provided they meet other requirements of their admissions process. To qualify for the GED exam, you must not be enrolled in a school program, not have graduated from a secondary school, be at least age 16 (for 16/17-year-old’s there are further conditions – see a test center).
One GED test at a time
The entire set of four tests (math, science, social studies. and literacy) will require in total some 7 1/2 hours to complete and the time allowed per subject field is: science and social studies 95 minutes each, mathematics 115 minutes, and literacy 150 minutes (including a break of 10 min.). There’s no need to take all tests in a row, you can take on test at a time at the moment you think you are sufficiently prepared. Your scores stand for two years.
GED passing score
In January 2016, the passing score was lowered from 150 to 145 points on each module (subtest), so at least 580 overall. It was indicated that when the new GED exam was rolled out in early 2014, the passing standards were set too high. Read all about this important decision here.