Michigan has embraced the new computer-formatted GED® exam for measuring its residents’ high school equivalent level of knowledge and you can find hundreds of locations all through the state where GED prep classes are organized.
These prep classes will assist you in becoming all set to successfully sit for the new GED exam. Check also our article about signing up for your GED exam at the portal MyGED.
There is NO online GED testing, you must go to a Michigan testing site in person. If you come across a website that tells you something else, you can be sure you deal with fraud. In January 2016, the GED passing score for each subject test was lowered to 145 (down from 150) on a scale that goes from 100 to 200. Learn more here. The four GED subtests are on Science, Math, Social Studies, and Literacy.
Ticket to higher education
After completion of the GED exam, you will be awarded the GED diploma which is nationwide regarded as equivalent to a high school diploma by all employers, recruiters, government agencies, colleges, and universities. The GED credential will have a positive impact on people’s lives and listed on this post are all facilities in major Michigan areas where you can find GED classes for proper preparation.
GED prep classes in and around (select a city near you):
- Ann Arbor
- Battle Creek
- Farmington Hills
- Grand Rapids
- Port Huron
- Traverse City
GED – Michigan requirements
- Minimum age is 18 (for 16/17 yr. olds restrictions apply, so contact a testing site for details)
- Michigan GED exam fee: $150 for all 4 tests ($37.50 per subject field)
- Retest: $37.50 per test
- There is NO Michigan residency requirement
- There is no requirement to take a GED practice test
- You don’t have a high school credential and are not engaged in another program
The GED program is crucial for adults who did not finish their high school education and offers them one more chance to acquire an equivalent diploma. Obtaining the GED certificate will enhance their employment prospects and open up doors to a college education.
Michigan GED Testing Centers
Washtenaw Comm. Coll. | 4800 E Huron River Drive | Ann Arbor | Michigan 48105 | 734 . 973 . 3495
Brighton Comm. Ed. | 125 Church St | Brighton | MI 48116 | 810 . 299 . 4047
Charlotte Learning Ctr | 1699 Lansing Rd | Charlotte | MI 48813 | 517 . 543 . 5138
Washington Education Ctr | 500 Washington Street | Chelsea | MI 48118 | 734 . 433 . 2201
Chippewa Valley H.S. | 19230 Cass Avenue | Clinton Township | Michigan 48038 | 586 . 723 . 2050
Shiawassee Regional Education District | 1025 N Shiawassee St | Corunna | MI 48817 | 989-743-3471
Dearborn Public Schools | 22586 Ann Arbor Trail | Dearborn Heights | Michigan 48127 | 313 . 827 . 1912
Detroit Public Schools | 1300 Rosa Parks | Detroit | Michigan 48216 | 313 . 596 . 7615
Marygrove College | 707 W Milwaukee | Detroit | Michigan 48202 | 313 . 876 . 0621
Technology Literacy and Career (TLC) Ctr | Detroit Publ. Library | 5201 Woodward Ave | Detroit | MI 48202 | 313.481.1362/1363
Visions Center | 18985 Biltmore St | Detroit | Michigan 48235 | 313 . 838 . 3801 (temporarily closed)
MSU Test Office (297 Student Services Bldg) | East Lansing | Michigan 48824 | 517 . 355 . 8278
East Detroit Public Schools | 19200 Stephens | Eastpointe Rd | Michigan 48021 | 586 . 445 . 4545
Mott Ad. High School | 2421 Corunna Road | Flint | Michigan 48503 | 810 . 760 . 7765
Carman-Ainsworth Comm. Schools | G-3329 Burnell Ave | Flint | Michigan 48504 | 810 . 591 . 2880
Mount Morris Consolidated Schools | 3400 N Jennings Rd | Flint | Michigan 48504 | 810 . 591 . 9508
Fruitport Comm. Schools | 3255 E Pontaluna Road | Fruitport | Michigan 49415 | 231 . 865 . 4130
University Center Gaylord | 80 Livingston Blvd | Gaylord | MI 49735 | 989 . 705 . 3700
Grand Haven Publ. Schools | 106 S Sixth St | Grand Haven | Michigan 49417 | 616 . 850 . 6800
Grand Rapids Public Schools | 2405 Leonard North E | Grand Rapids | MI 49505 | 616 . 819 . 3259
Hazel Park Adult Ed | 420 W Nine Mile Road | Hazel Park | Michigan 48030 | 248 – 658 – 5600
Huron Valley Ad. Education | 5061 N Duck Lake Road | Highland | Michigan 48356 | 248 . 676 . 8398
Holland Publ. Schools | 156 West 11th St | Holland | Michigan 49423 | 616 . 355 . 1808
Holt Adult Ed Ctr | 2168 N Cedar St | Holt | Michigan 48842 | 517 . 699 . 1515
Inkster Ad. Education Ctr | 3250 Middlebelt Road | Inkster | Michigan 48141 | 734 . 326 . 8519
T.A. Wilson Academy | 310 W Morrell St | Jackson | Michigan 49203 | 517 . 841 . 2800
Lake Orion Comm. Education | 455 East Scripps Road | Lake Orion | Michigan 48360 | 248 . 693 . 5436
Lansing School District | 5815 Wise Rd | Lansing | Michigan 48911 | 517 . 755 . 4064
Three District GED | 4070 Lahring Rd | Linden | Michigan 48451 | 810 . 591 . 9465
Schoolcraft College | 18600 Haggerty Hwy | Livonia | Michigan 48152 | 734 . 462 . 4806
Mt. Clemens Ad. Education Ctr | 33 N River Rd | Mount Clemens | MI 48043 | 586 . 783 . 6420
Beecher Adult & Comm. Education | 1149 Klein St | Mount Morris | Michigan 48458 | 810 . 591 . 5611
Orchard View Comm. Education | 2389 Laketon Avenue | Muskegon | MI 49442 | 231 . 760 . 1350
New Haven High School | 57700 Gratiot Ave | New Haven | MI 48048 | 586 . 749 . 3401
Newaygo Comm. Education | 200 East Street | Newaygo | Michigan 49337 | 231 – 652 – 1646
Oxford Schools Camp-Crossroads | 105 Pontiac St | Oxford | MI 48371 | 248 . 628 . 2561
Harrison Center | 55 15th St | Port Huron | Michigan 48060 | 810 . 455 . 0029
Starkweather Education Ctr | 550 N Holbrook St | Plymouth | Michigan 48170 | 764 . 416 . 4901
Pontiac Continuing Ed | 154 Lake Street | Pontiac | Michigan 48341 | 248 . 451 . 7527
Rochester Comm. Schools | 480 East Auburn Rd | Rochester Hills | MI 48307 | 248 . 299 . 0446
Romulus Ad. Education | 15303 Merriman Rd | Romulus | Michigan 48174 | 743 . 532 . 1407
Royal Oak Ad. Education | 707 Girard Ave | Royal Oak | Michigan 48073 | 248 . 588 . 5050
Saginaw GED Test Ctr | 310 Johnson St | 2nd Fl | Saginaw | Michigan 48607 | 989 . 753 . 2376
Southgate Ad. High School | 14101 Leroy Ave | Southgate | Michigan 48195 | 734 . 246 . 4633
St. Clair Shores
Ad Education/Born Ctr | 23340 Elmira Street | St. Clair Shores | Michigan 48082 | 586 – 285 – 8780
St. Johns Public Schools | 101 W Cass St (Ste. A) | St. Johns | Michigan 48879 | 989 . 224 . 2000
Walled Lake Comm. Education Ctr | 615 N Pontiac Tr | Walled Lake | MI 48390 | 248 . 956 . 5021
Warren CSD | 27500 Cosgrove Dr | Warren | Michigan 48092 | 586 – 574 – 3219
Waterford Continuing Education | 501 N Cass Lake Rd | Waterford | Michigan 48328 | 248 – 682 – 1088
Tinkham Ad. Center | 450 South Venoy Rd | Westland | Michigan 48186 | 734 . 419 . 2425
Wyoming Comm. Education | 2929 Rogers Lane SW | Wyoming | Michigan 49509 | 616 – 530 – 7500
Godwin Heights Community Ed | 3529 S Division Ave | Wyoming | Michigan 49548 | 616 – 252 – 2050
Michigan Department of Career Development, 201 N. Washington Square, Victor Building, 3rd Floor, Lansing, MI 48913.
Questions? Call the Michigan state office at: 517- 373-1692
Are adjustments required? This is the link to our contact page.
GED – who qualifies
Not everybody can sign up for the GED program. If you already have a high school diploma or if you are registered for another school program, you will not be allowed to take the GED exam. You need to be at least 18 years old, though 16/7 year old’s may qualify if they meet specific requirements.
How to start
When you feel you are ready to go the GED path, remember these guidelines and get ahead: Get in touch with a GED preparation site closest to you and find out if you qualify to take the GED exam. If you do so, check testing dates and eventual fees as they may vary. Check all requirements and regulations at your local GED test center, and become perfectly prepared to take the GED exam.
Community bookstores and libraries can also supply all kinds of materials, and there are many locations near you where GED preparation classes are offered, mostly at no cost at all. Another good alternative is offered through online prep courses. So show up at the exam prepared, pass the exam, and get your GED test diploma.
In fact, the new GED program is more than just a series of four tests. Go to GED.com and you can create your own account with MyGED, an online portal to prepare and study for the GED exam, and here you can sign up and schedule your appointments to sit for the exam. It also allows you to see your test results and the program provides you with a lot of information about jobs options and college education. MyGED is highly flexible, convenient, and gives you the support you will need to pass the GED exam and hands you the tools to take control of your life and future.
What is new
The GED exam was revamped to make sure that it measures what colleges and employers expect of candidates, and the four content areas are: Reasoning Through Language Arts (2 hours, 35 minutes), Mathematical Reasoning (2 hours, 15 minutes), Science (1 hour, 30 minutes), and Social Studies (1 hour, 10 minutes). The exam is entirely computer-based and offered in English and Spanish. You have the option to take one module (subtest) at a time within a 2-year time frame.
Michigan GED price tag
The cost of the Michigan GED exam is $37.50 per subject, so a total of $150 for all four tests. You can register and pay for one subject at a time. Retesting is $10.00 for each subject (up to three times per subject!). Registration for the new GED exam has become very easy! Simply sign up via GED.com or call 1-877-392-6433. Registration doesn’t mean you need to schedule an exam, you do that only when you feel you are ready.