GED in Colorado

The state of Colorado is using the new computer-based GED® exam for its program of HSE (High School Equivalency) testing,  You can find numerous locations in Colorado where GED preparation is offered, most of the time at no or little cost.

Four separate GED subtests

After successful completion of the GED exam, you will receive the GED diploma. Going for the Colorado GED diploma makes really sense if you never finished high school as it gives you the chance to find decent employment or get a better job, and the GED diploma will also let you enter college or university. The four GED testing subject fields are Social Studies, Math, Science, and Literacy.


GED preparation classes are organized to help you get all set to confidently take on the HSE test at a designated Colorado Testing Center. Colorado also approved the two nationally available alternatives TASC and HiSET for the purpose of HSE testing. These two tests are also available in a paper-based format and contain five sub-tests as the Language Arts (Literacy) field has separate writing and reading tests. Testing sites can decide which test(s) they use so please check with a test center near you!

One subtest at a time

The GED test is modular meaning you can take one of the four modules (subtests) at a time, but you need to complete everything within two years! 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. HiSET and TASC are not modular. Don’t forget to check our article about signing up for your GED exam with the MyGED website.

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GED prep classes in and around (click on your nearest city):

Colorado Springs
Fort Collins
Fort Morgan
Grand Junction

Colorado GED testing sites

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Trinidad State Junior Coll/Valley Campus – 1011 Main St, Alamosa, CO 81101, 719-846-5473
Aurora Public Schools – 500 Airport Blvd, Aurora, CO 80011, 303-326-2112
Valley Family Literacy Program – 6500 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80301, 303-245-5826
Colorado Mountain Coll – 107 Denison Placer Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424, 70-453-6757
Buena Vista
Correctional Facility – 15125 Hwy 24 & 285, Buena Vista, CO 81211, 719-395-2404
Morgan Comm. College – 340 S 14th St, Burlington, CO 80807, 719-346-9300
Canon City
Colorado Women’s Prison – 3800 Grandview Ave, Canon City, CO 81215, 719-269-4712
Fremont Co. Head Start – 1718 Brookside, Canon City, CO 81215, 719-275-8636
Castle Rock
Douglas Co. Libraries – 100 S. Wilcox St, Castle Rock, CO 80104, 303-688-7646
Colorado Springs
ADI – 220 Ruskin Dr – Colorado Springs – CO 80910 – 719.896.0013
Palmer High school – 301 N Nevada, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, 719-328-5036
Pikes Peak Comm. Coll. – 5675 South Academy Blvd –  Colorado Springs – CO 80906 – 719.502.3370
Southwest BOCS – 510 N Beech St, Cortez, CO 81321, 970-565-8411
Colorado Northwestern Comm. College – 50 College Dr, Craig, CO 81625, 970-824-1103
Arkansas Valley Corr. Facility – 12750 Hwy 96 Lane 13, Crowley, CO 81034, 719-267-3520
Correctional Facility – 4102 Sawmill Mesa Rd – Delta – CO 81416  970-874-7614
Comm. College of Denver – 4440 Navajo St – Denver – CO 80211 – 720 . 865 . 0105
Emily Griffith Tech College – 1250 Welton St, Room 201, Denver, CO 80204, 720-423-4728
Women’s Corr. Facility – 10900 Smith Rd – Denver – CO 80239 – 303.371.4804
The Commons Ctr – 701 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301, 970-385-4354
Colorado Mountain College – 150 Miller Ranch Rd, Edwards, CO 81632, 970-569-2915
Fort Collins
Larimer Co. Detention Ctr – 2405 Midpoint Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, 970-498-5416
CO State University – 100 N.E. Aylesworth Bldg – Fort Collins – CO 80523 – 970.491.6498
Fort Morgan
Morgan Comm. College – 920 Barlow Road – Fort Morgan – CO 80701 – 970-542-3188
Grand Junction
Mesa State University Testing Ctr – 1260 Kennedy Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501, 970-255-1260
Aims Comm. College – P.O. Box 69 Greeley – CO 80632 – 970.339.6299
University of N. Colorado – P.O. Box 58, Greeley, CO 80639, 970-351-2790
Weld Co. Detention Ctr – 2110 “O” Street, Greeley, CO 80631, 970-356-4015
Southern Ute Ind. Reservation Ed Ctr – PO Box 737, Ignacio, CO 81137, 970-749-0268
W. Grand High School – 208 12th St, Kremmling, CO 80459, 970-531-1078
La Junta
Otero Junior College – 1802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, CO 81050, 719-384-6869
ADI-JEFFCO – 445 Union Blvd-124, Lakewood, CO 80228, 303-914-9000
Lakewood Learning Source | Belmar Ctr – 455 S. Pierce St – Lakewood – CO 80226 – 303.957.2839
Lamar Comm. College – 2401 S Main Street, Room 136, Lamar, CO 81052, 719-336-1537
Colorado Mountain College – 901 S Highway 24, Leadville, CO 80461, 719-486-4237
Correctional Facility – 49030 State Highway 71, Limon, CO 80826, 719-775-9221
Arapahoe Comm. College – 5900 S Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, CO 80160-9002, 303-797-5808
Front Range Comm. College – 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont, CO 80501, 303-678-3647
Montrose School Distr. – 930 Colorado Ave – Montrose – CO 81402 – 970.249.2028
Northern El Paso Co. GED Testing – 235 Jefferson, Monument, CO 80132, 719-481-4864
Olney Springs
Crowley Co. Corr. Facility – 6564 St Hwy 96, Olney Springs, CO 81062, 719-267-5315
Pueblo Comm. College – 900 W Orman Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81004, 719-549-3382
San Carlos Corr. Facility – PO Box 3, Pueblo, CO 81003, 719-544-4800
Pueblo West
South Central BOCES – 323 S Purcell Blvd, Pueblo West, CO 81007, 719-647-0023
Colorado Mountain College – 3695 Airport Rd, Rifle, CO 81650, 970-625-1871
Rifle Correctional Ctr – 200 County Rd 219 – Rifle – CO 81650 – 970 . 625 . 7578
1st Presbyterian Church Salida – 7 Poncha Blvd, Salida, CO 81211, 719-539-6422
Steamboat Springs
CO Mountain College- 1330 Bob Adams Dr, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, 970-870-4457
Northeastern Junior College – 100 College Dr – Sterling – CO 80751 – 970.521.6604
Sterling Correctional Facility – 12101 Hwy 61 – Sterling – CO 80751 – 970.521.5010
Trinidad State Junior College – 600 Prospect St, Trinidad, CO 81082, 719-846-5473
Front Range Comm. Coll. – 3645 W 112th Ave CB18, Westminster, CO 80031, 303-404-5338

Questions? Call the Colorado state office at 303-866-6613

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Colorado GED requirements

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    • In Colorado, you must be at least 17 years old. When you are 16, special restrictions apply. Check with a testing site in your area
    • Fee: $150 for the complete test ($37.50 per sub-test). TASC and HiSET are cheaper
    • Re-testing is $17,50/37.50 per GED subject test
    • There is no Colorado residency required
    • You have not completed high school and are not in another school program

Colorado additionally introduced two more affordable alternatives which are also offered on paper, the TASC and HiSET exams. For Colorado HiSET requirements, please visit this post:

How to start with GED preparation

You cannot take the GED test if you already have a high school diploma or equivalent, and you cannot be signed up for any other school program as well. When you are serious about going for the GED diploma follow these guidelines and you will be successful:

Go to and create your account at MyGED. 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 policy, and if you want to register for and schedule a GED test, you need to do it online with MyGED.

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 as well many free online preparation options.

GED eligibility requirements

The new Colorado GED exam is for applicants of 17 years of age and older. Applicants must not have a secondary education degree and not are in another school program. People who are 16 years old must apply for an age waiver to be able to sit for the exam. You need to be a Colorado resident, have a Colorado mailing addresses, and be able to produce a valid state-issued photo ID.

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, 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.

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GED exam costs

Registration has become easy, just go to 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. Scores stand for two years.

In Colorado, you pay $37.50 per test section ($150 for the complete set of four tests), and if you fail a section, retesting is $17.50 (retesting for a higher score is $37.50 per retest. The new “digitalized” GED exam consists of four sections: Math (90 minutes), Language Arts (150 minutes including a break), Social Studies (90 minutes), and Science (90 minutes). HiSET and TASC are cheaper.

GED passing score

The passing score for each of the four tests was initially set at 150 (the scale goes from 100 to 200), but the minimally required score was lowered to 145 in early 2016, so you needed a minimum score of 580 points in total. TASC and HiSET have different scoring methods.