Oregon is using the GED® exam for its high school equivalency (HSE) testing program. HSE testing offers persons who didn’t finish high school the opportunity to earn an equivalent credential.
The GED consists of 4 subjects tests in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy that can be taken separately.
The GED (General Education Development) test is available only in a computer-based format.
In Oregon, the minimum age is 16 but for 16 and 17-year-olds, further restrictions count so see a GED test center near you.
Fee: $152 for the entire exam (including a state fee).
Online GED testing was not possible. Personal appearance at an official GED testing center was required but this is changing. Now, an online GED version is also introduced (read more below).
GED testing requirements in Oregon
As said, you must be at least 16 years old in Oregon but if you are 16/17 years of age, you must meet strict additional requirements.
Under-age testers must be exempt from compulsory high school attendance or be living in a district where the ‘Oregon GED Test Option for Selected Secondary Students’ is valid.
GED applicants cannot already hold a high school diploma or attend another education program.
In Oregon, there is NO residency requirement and test-takers do not first have to take the GED Ready® practice test.
Don’t forget to bring a state-issued ID and current documentation indicating your exemption.
GED classes in Oregon
You can prepare for the GED test by studying online but you can also choose a traditional GED prep class near you. Select your city or a city near you to learn all about prep sites in your area.
You can find many locations in Oregon where instructors work hard to get you properly prepared to take the Oregon GED exam successfully. Just click on your nearest city.
Oregon GED testing centers
Linn-Benton Comm Coll – 6500 SW Pacific Blvd – Albany – OR 97321 – Ph: (541) 917.4781
Clatsop Comm Coll – 1651 Lexington Ave – Astoria – OR 97103 – Ph: (503) 338.2426
Portland Comm Coll-Willow Creek – 241 SW Edgeway Dr – Beaverton – OR 97006 – Ph: (971) 722.2618
Central Oregon Comm Coll – 2600 NW College Way – Bend – OR 97701 – Ph: (541) 383.7539
Southwestern Oregon CC – 1988 Newmark Ave – Coos Bay – OR 97420 – Ph: (541) 888.7371
Chemeketa Comm Coll – 1340 SE Holman Ave – Dallas – OR 97338 – Ph: (503) 623.5567
Lane Comm Coll – 4000 E 30th Ave – Eugene – OR 97405 – Ph: (541) 463.5004
University of Oregon – 1590 E 13th Ave – Eugene – OR 97401 – Ph: (541) 346.3230
Curry Library – 94341 3rd St – Gold Beach – OR 97444 – Ph: (541) 247.7246
Rogue Comm Coll – 3345 Redwood Hwy – Grants Pass – OR 97526 – Ph: (541) 956.7100
Mount Hood Comm Coll – 26000 SE Stark St – Gresham – OR 97030 – Ph: (503) 491.7592
Blue Mountain Comm Coll – 980 SE Columbia Dr – Hermiston – OR 97838 – Ph: (541) 567.1800
Hermiston High – 600 S 1st St – Hermiston – OR 97838 – Ph: (541) 667.6013
NW Regional Ed Service Distr – 5825 NE Ray Circle – Hillsboro – OR 97124 – Ph: (503) 614.1419
Morrow Education Ctr – 240 Columbia Ln – Irrigon – OR 97844 – Ph: (541) 922.4004
Columbia Gorge Comm Coll – 1730 College Way – Hood River – OR 97031 – Ph: (541) 308.8211
Grant County SD – 835 S Canyon Blvd – John Day – OR 97845 – Ph: (541) 575.1349
Klamath Comm Coll – 7390 S 6th St – Klamath Falls – OR 97603 – Ph: (541) 882.3521
Eastern Oregon University – 1 University Blvd – La Grande – OR 97850 – Ph: (541) 962.3788
Chemeketa Comm Coll – 288 NE Norton Ln – McMinnville – OR 97128 – Ph: (503) 399.5219
Oregon Coast Comm College – 400 SE College Way – Newport – OR 97365 – Ph: (541) 867.8505
Treasure Valley Comm Coll – 650 College Blvd – Ontario – OR 97914 – Ph: (541) 881.5595
Clackamas Comm Coll – 19600 Molalla Ave – Oregon City – OR 97045 – Ph: (503) 594.3283
Blue Mountain Comm Coll – 2411 NW Carden Ave – Pendleton – OR 97801 – Ph: (541) 278.5931
Portland Comm Coll – 705 N Killingsworth St – Portland – OR 97217 – Ph: (503) 722.5680 Mt. Hood Comm Coll – 10100 NE Prescott St – Portland – OR 97220 – Ph: (503) 491.6100
Central Oregon Comm Coll – 2030 SE College Loop – Redmond – OR 97756 – Ph: (541) 504.2934
REACH – 270 W Evans Creek Rd – Rogue River – OR 97537 – Ph: (541) 299.0299
Umpqua Comm Coll – 1140 Umpqua College Rd – Roseburg – OR 97470 – Ph: (541) 440.7659
Chemeketa Comm Coll Site 1 – 4000 Lancaster Dr NE – Salem – OR 97305 Ph: (503) 399.6554
Chemeketa Comm Coll Site 2 – 4000 Lancaster Dr NE – Salem – OR 97305, Ph: (503) 399.5192
Columbia Gorge Comm Coll – 400 E Scenic Dr – The Dalles – OR 97058 – Ph: (541) 506.6017
Tillamook Bay Comm Coll – 4301 3rd St – Tillamook – OR 97141 – Ph: (541) 842.8222
Rogue Comm Coll – 7800 Pacific Ave – White City – OR 97503 – Ph: (541) 245.7821
Chemeketa Comm Coll – 120 E Lincoln St – Woodburn – OR 97071 – Ph: (503) 981.8820
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Online GED exam
The GED exam was never available online. It was simply not offered via the internet. Earning a GED diploma required test-takers to come to one of Oregon’s official GED test centers and take the exam in person.
Well, now that, fortunately, is changing! The GED test is now also available online with an online proctor. More details can be found here: introducing the online proctored GED exam.
GED price and retesting
The Oregon GED test costs $38 for each of the four individual GED subtests, so $152 in total. If you didn’t pass a subject test, you can take two retests without any wait time. If you need to take that subject test for the third time, you’ll have to wait at least 60 days before you can retake that subtest.
You have two retests on each individual subject test at a discounted rate of just the $1o testing center fee. However, you need to take these retests within one calendar year. After one year, regular fees count again. The test center fee ($10) is due at all retakes.
After passing the GED exam you will be awarded the GED diploma and this document is all across the United States recognized and accepted as being equivalent to a regular high school diploma by all employers, government agencies, colleges, and universities. Don’t forget to check also our post on signing up for the GED exam with the portal MyGED.
Holding the GED diploma will definitely boost your employment options and qualifies you for job promotions and more than 96 percent of educational institutions recognize the GED in the same way as a common high school diploma.
For adults who never finished high school, obtaining the GED credential is important because it will bring about better job options and clear the road into colleges and universities. Listed on this page are all prep locations in and around major Oregon areas.
How to get started
You can enroll in the GED program when you don’t have a high school diploma, and if you are not engaged in any school program. Contact your nearest GED prep facility and see if you meet the criteria.
On this website, you can find a host of relevant information. When you feel the GED path is right for you, keep the following guidelines at heart.
Contact your nearest GED prep or test center and see how you can enroll in a prep class. Check if this is free or that there are costs involved. Learn about their registration policy, as there may be differences.
This website offers free online GED instruction and practice tests as well to get you all set efficiently. Registration for the GED and test scheduling is done online via GED.com.
Get well informed about all relevant details and sit for the four tests (one at a time if you wish) only when you are totally prepared. Local bookstores and libraries will provide study material for preparation, and there are many locations all over Oregon where GED preparation is offered, often at no charge at all.
Free GED online prep in Oregon
One test at a time
A great advantage is that you “pay as you go”. You can take one test every time you feel all set for that part, and only pay for one test! If you can find a test center that can accommodate it, you can take all four tests on the same day, but there is no need to do that.
GED passing score
The GED passing score is 145 on a scale that runs from 100 to 200 points. Scoring is as follows: 100-144 = Below Passing; 145-164 = High School Equivalency Passing Score; 165-174 = College-Ready Score; 175-200 = College-Ready Plus College Credit Score.
Averaging is not possible, so 145 is the minimally required score on each of the four tests. Oregon does not require you to be a state resident, neither do you need to take a practice test prior to sitting for the GED tests.
To get all set, click on a city near you in the section GED classes in Oregon. There are also some pretty good online preparation options. So prepare well, take the exam, get your GED diploma, and live up to your full potential!
Last Updated on August 17, 2020.