In Colorado, students looking to earn a GED diploma can take the four subtests of the GED exam online or in person at an official Colorado testing center.
Colorado is using two options for high school equivalency (HSE) testing, the GED and HiSET exams. The HSE test offers adults who never finished high school one more shot at earning an equivalent degree.
So both the GED® and HiSET® exams can be taken online or at state-approved HSE test centers. Learn more below.
Both HSE tests measure academic proficiency at a level comparable to that of HS seniors upon graduation.
The GED is only available in a computerized model while the HiSET is offered both on paper and on a computer.
There are four GED subtests in Social Studies, Math, Science, and Literacy.
The HiSET contains five subtests as the Language Arts (Literacy) field has separate writing and reading tests.
You can find numerous locations in Colorado where HSE preparation is offered, most of the time at no or little cost.
HSE preparation classes are organized to help you get all set to confidently take one of the two options.
Not all testing sites offer both HSE tests so please check with a test center near you!
Colorado GED testing requirements
- In Colorado, you must be at least 16 years old. When you are 16, however, extra restrictions apply. Check with a testing site in your area.
- There is no Colorado residency required.
- You don’t first need to attend a prep course or take the GED Ready® test or another practice test.
- You cannot already have a secondary education degree and not be engaged in another school program.
The Colorado GED exam, when taken at a test center, is $150 in total and the HiSET exam costs $141.25 (when taken on a computer) or $162.50 (when taken on paper). You can register and pay for the four GED subtests or five HiSET subtests one at a time if you wish.
If you take the GED exam online, it’ll cost you 43.50 per subject test ($174 overall). The Colorado HiSET test will set you back $141.25 when you take it online and $162.50 when you take it on paper
If you failed a GED subtest, you can retake that test twice without any waiting period. If you fail that subject test three times, there is a waiting period of 60 days before you can retake that subtest.
You’ll get two retakes at a discounted rate but you’ll have to take these retakes within one year. After that period, the full price counts again but you’ll have discounted retake options again. In Colorado, you’ll have to pay a $17.50 test center fee for each GED or HiSET retake.
All across Colorado, you can find GED prep facilities, just check out our post about your region (in the list above). It is recommended to take a practice test that you can find on our website for free and at GED.com, the GED Ready® Test (not free).
Please note that the GED Ready Test is the only official test that comes with study advice and result prediction.
One GED subtest at a time
The GED test is modular meaning you can take one of the four modules (subtests) at a time. Choose the city closest to you to discover all facilities that will get you on the right track towards your GED diploma that allows for schooling at institutions of higher education and better job possibilities. The HiSET exam is also modular.
GED prep classes in Colorado
You can get all set online or choose a traditional GED prep class near you. Click on your city or a city near you to discover all the prep sites in your area.
- Colorado Springs
- Fort Collins
- Fort Morgan
- Grand Junction
Colorado GED testing sites
Trinidad State Junior College-Valley Campus (GED) – 1011 Main St – Alamosa – CO 81101 – Ph: (719) 589.7040
Red Rocks Community College (GED and HiSET) – 5420 Miller St – Arvada – CO 80002 – Ph: (303) 914.6075
Aurora Public Schools (GED) – 500 Airport Blvd – Aurora – CO 80011 – Ph: (303) 326.2112
Community College of Aurora (HiSET) – 16000 E CentreTech Pkwy – Aurora – CO 80011 – Ph: (303) 360.4948
FRCC Brighton (GED) – 1850 Egbert St – Brighton – CO 80601 – Ph: (303) 404.5090
Coal Creek Adult Ed. Ctr (HiSET) – 231 Main St – Brighton – CO 80601 – Ph: (303) 819.4104
Coal Creek Education Ctr. (HiSET) – 90 Emerald St – Broomfield – CO 80020 – Ph: (303) 819.4104
Pueblo Community College-Fremont (GED) – 51320 W Hwy 50 – Cañon City – CO 81212 – Ph: (719) 296.6116
Endeavor Academy (GED) – 14076 E Briarwood Ave – Centennial – CO 80112 – Ph: (720) 886.7200
Sunset Education Ctr. (GED) – 6892 S Yosemite Crt – Centennial – CO 80112 – Ph: (303) 741.2284
Colorado Springs Adult Ed. (GED and HiSET) – 2115 Afton Way – Colorado Springs – CO 80909 – Ph: (719) 328.3002
Pikes Peak Community College (GED) – 5675 S Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs – CO 80906 – Ph: (719) 502.3370
AcuSkill Testing Ctr. (GED) – 5050 Edison Ave – Colorado Springs – CO 80915 – Ph: (719) 232.0932
National American University (N/A) – 1079 Space Ctr. Dr (Ste 140) – Colorado Springs – CO 80915 – Ph: (719) 208.3800
Lester Arnold High (GED) – 6500 E 72nd Ave – Commerce City – CO 80022 – Ph: (303) 853.3313
Durango Adult Education Ctr.-Cortez (HiSET) – 10 W Main St (Ste 110) – Cortez – CO 81321 – Ph: (970) 564.7004
Colorado Northwestern Community College (GED) – 2801 W 9th St – Craig – CO 81625 – Ph: (970) 824.1152
Delta Public Library (HiSET) – 211 W 6th St – Delta – CO 81416 – Ph: (970) 399.7670
Community College of Denver (GED and HiSET) – 800 Curtis St – Denver – CO 80204 – Ph: (303) 352.3087
Int’l IT Solutions (GED) – 4155 E Jewell Ave – Ste 706 – Denver – CO 80222 – Ph: (720) 360.0345
Colorado Mountain College (GED and HiSET) – 333 Fiedler Ave – Dillon – CO 80435 – Ph: (970) 468.5989
Community Resource Ctr. (GED) – 11115 W Hwy 24 – Ste 2D – Divide – CO 80814 – Ph: (719) 686-0705
Durango Adult Education (GED and HiSET) – 701 Camino Del Rio – Durango – CO 81301 – Ph: (970) 385.4354
Fort Lewis Test Ctr. (HiSET) – 1000 Rim Dr (Noble Hall 287) – Durango – CO 81301 – Ph: (970) 382.6938
Colorado Mountain College (GED and HiSET) – 150 Miller Ranch Rd – Edwards – CO 81632 – Ph: (970) 569.2900/945.8691
Estes Park Learning Place (GED and HiSET) – 600 S Saint Vrain Ave – Estes Park – CO 80517 Ph: (970) 577.0020
College America – 4601 S Mason St (GED) – Fort Collins – CO 80525 – Ph: (970) 225.4860
Colorado State University (GED) – 1251 Mason St – Fort Collins – CO 80523 – Ph: (970) 491.6498
Front Range Community College (GED and HiSET)- 4616 S Shields St – Fort Collins – CO 80526 – Ph: (970) 204.8188
Aims Community College (GED) – 260 College Ave – Fort Lupton – CO 80621 – Ph: (970) 339.6390
Morgan Community College (GED and HiSET) – 920 Barlow Rd – Fort Morgan – CO 80701 – Ph: (970) 542.3188
Colorado Mountain College (GED and HiSET) – 1402 Blake Ave – Glenwood Springs – CO 81601 – Ph: (970) 947.8259/945-7486
Colorado Mesa University (GED) – 12th St & North Ave – Grand Junction – CO 81501 – Ph: (970) 255.1260
IntelliTec College (GED) – 772 Horizon Dr – Grand Junction – CO 81506 – Ph: (970) 245.8101
Aims Community College (GED) – 5401 W 20th St – Greeley – CO 80632 – Ph: (970) 339.6533
Gunnison Public Library (GED) – 307 N Wisconsin St – Gunnison – CO 81230 – Ph: (970) 641.3485
Pine River Community Learning Ctr. (HiSET) – 535 Candelaria Dr – Ignacio – CO 81137 – Ph: (970) 563.0681
Southern-Ute Indian Tribe Education Ctr. (GED) – 330 Burns Ave – Ignacio – CO 81137 – Ph: (970) 563.0237
Phoenix GED Testing Ctr. (GED) – 805 Excalibur St – Lafayette – CO 80026 – Ph: (720) 277.6480
Justice High School (HiSET) – 805 Excalibur St – Lafayette – CO 80026 – Ph: (720) 328.4864
Otero Junior College (GED) – 1802 Colorado Ave – La Junta – CO 81050 – Ph: (719) 384.6948
Red Rocks Community College (GED) – 13300 W 6th Ave – Lakewood – CO 80228 – Ph: (303) 914.6600
Lamar Community College (GED) – 2401 S Main St – Lamar – CO 81052- Ph: (719) 336.1528
Colorado Mountain College (HiSET) – 901 S Hwy 24 – Leadville – CO 80461 – Ph: (719) 486.4207
Arapahoe Community College (GED) – 5900 S Santa Fe Dr – Littleton – CO 80160 – Ph: (303) 797.5993
Front Range Community College (GED) – 2121 Miller Dr – Longmont – CO 80501 – Ph: (303) 678.3647
Open Door/Puerta Abierta (HiSET) – 2101 Gay St – Longmont – CO 80501 – Ph: (303) 776.2400
Byron Syring DELTA Ctr. (GED) – 345 E Prospect Ave – Monte Vista – CO 81144 – Ph: (719) 852.2212
Pueblo Community College (GED) – 900 W Orman Ave – Pueblo – CO 81004 – Ph: (719) 549.3091
South Central BOCES (N/A) – 212 W 3rd St – Ste D – Pueblo – CO 81003 – Ph: (719) 647.0174
Colorado Mountain College (GED and HiSET) – 3695 Airport Rd – Rifle – CO 81650 – Ph: (970) 625.1871/945-7486
Colorado Mountain College (GED) – 1275 Crawford Ave – Steamboat Springs – CO 80487 – Ph: (970) 870.4463/4503
Northeastern College (GED) – 100 College Dr – Sterling – CO 80751 – Ph: (970) 521.6663
Trinidad State Junior College (GED) – 600 Prospect St – Trinidad – CO 81082 – Ph: (719) 846.5473/5657
Front Range Community College (GED and HiSET) – 3645 W 112th Ave (CB-18) – Westminster – CO 80031 – Ph: (303) 404.5301
How to prepare well
Find a GED prep facility near you and see if you qualify. If you do, you will certainly get all the help you need at these locations. Discover their registration policies, and if you want to register for and schedule one or more GED tests, you need to do it online with the portal MyGED on the website GED.com.
You need an actual email address and if you don’t, you can create one online at MyGED. Make sure you become totally prepared for the exam. Your community bookstore also can supply all sorts of preparation materials and you can discover also some pretty good free online preparation options.
A great career will be waiting for a student who successfully takes the four GED modules or the five HiSET subtests and has demonstrated he or she has the skills and knowledge to succeed in college and the work floor.
You may also contact a school’s adult education department by email or phone to see if there is any financial support available. Department education staff can help you with mastering the main content of the GED exam and with meeting the admissions requirements of colleges and universities.
Visit also education events and job fairs to learn all about financial aid, scholarships, and all news related to getting a good job and a brighter future.
GED students with a well-rounded educational background may skip main content areas and get started with taking practice tests to discover their weaker points that need their attention before they can complete the GED (General Education Development) exam successfully and they won’t need a year or longer to do so! After passing the GED or HiSET exam, students will receive their diplomas including transcripts.
Online proctored HiSET and GED testing
To qualify for online GED testing, students need to attain scores in the “green” zone on the GED Ready® practice test. More information is found here: Taking the GED exam online.
Free GED online prep in Colorado
GED and HiSET costs
Registration has become easy, just go to GED.com and when you want to take a test, you only pay for that subject upon registration. You are free to schedule each test section on a different day, or more sections on one day.
In Colorado, you pay $37.50 per GED test section ($150 for the complete set of four tests). The “digitalized” GED exam consists of four sections: Math (90 minutes), English Language Arts (150 minutes including a break), Social Studies (70 minutes), and Science (90 minutes). Don’t forget to check our article about signing up for your GED exam with the MyGED website.
The HiSET exam (five subtests) is $28.25 per subtest when taken on a computer ($10.75 for ETS, $7.50 state fee, and $10 for the test center) so $141.25 in total. When taken in a paper-based format the HiSET subtests cost $32.50 each ($15 ETS fee, $7.50 state fee, $10 test center fee) so $162.50 in total.
The passing score for each of the four GED tests is 145, so you needed a minimum score of 580 points in total. The HiSET passing score is 8 out of 20 on each of the five subtests, your overall score must be no less than 45, and your essay score must be no less than 2 out of 6.
Going for the Colorado HSE diploma really makes sense if you never finished high school. It gives you the chance to find decent employment or get a better job, and the credential will also let you enter college or university.
For more information:
Colorado Department of Education HSE Office
201 E Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
FAQ about GED in Colorado
How to get a GED in Colorado?
To get a GED in Colorado, you must pass the four subtests of the GED exam or the five subtests of the HiSET exam.
Colorado offers two options to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma, the entirely computer-based GED and the HiSET which is offered both on a computer and in a paper-based format.
What are the Colorado GED testing requirements?
The GED and HiSET exams are for people who never completed high school. In Colorado, test-takers don’t need to be state residents nor do they first have to pass a qualification test. The minimum age is 16 though, for 16 and 17-year-olds, more strict requirements apply.
What is the GED cost in Colorado?
In Colorado, the GED exam costs $150 when taken at a test center or $174 when taken online. The HiSET costs $141.25 or $162.50 depending on whether you take the exam on a computer or on paper. You can take and pay for one of the four GED or five HiSET subtests at a time.
Last Updated on September 26, 2021.