The state of Utah is using the all-new, computer-based GED® exam to measure its residents’ high school equivalent knowledge, and there are numerous facilities that are offering GED prep classes to support you in becoming well prepared to take the GED test confidently. Check also our article about how to sign up for the GED exam at MyGED.
Adjusted passing score
Please note that the GED test is not available online. To take the GED exam you have to show up in person at a designated testing site. The passing score per GED test subject test was initially set at 150, but this was adjusted to 145 in January 2016 because it was at first set too high in relation to what high school seniors must know. More information on this topic is available here.
Continue your education
The GED program is developed to support adults who never finished high school and offers them a second chance to get an equivalent credential. The GED diploma is very helpful to improve job options and gives you a chance to get into college or university. The GED diploma has a positive effect on people’s lives, and listed in this article are all facilities in Utah where GED preparation classes are available.
GED prep classes in and around (select the city that’s closest to you):
Upon passing the GED exam, you’ll be handed the GED diploma. This document is all over the US regarded as equivalent to a common high school diploma by virtually all employers, government agencies, and institutions of higher learning.
GED – requirements in Utah
- Required age is 19. For 16, 17 and 18 year old’s there are restrictions. See a testing center close to you
- Cost: $120 for all 4 tests
- Retesting is $30 per subject, with 2 retests free
- In Utah, there is NO residency requirement
- First, you MUST take the free Utah GED practice test
- You can NOT be a high school graduate, and also not be registered for another school program
Utah GED testing centers
College of Eastern Utah, 639 W 200 S, Blanding, UT 84511, 435-678-2201 x 171
Southwest Adult Training Center, 510 West 800 S, Cedar City. Utah 84720, 435-865-3930
Delta Technical Center, 305 E 200 N, Delta, UT 84624, 435-864-5710
Snow College, 150 College Avenue, Ephraim, UT 84627, 435-283-7197
Davis Adult Training Center, 550 E 300 S, Kaysville, UT 84037, 801-593-2361
Bridgerland Adult Training Center, 1301 N 600 W, Logan, UT 84321, 435-750-3188
Utah State University, University Inn, Rm 115, Logan, UT 84322, 435-797-1004
Utah State University/Moab, 125 W 200 S, Moab, UT 84532 , 435-259-7432
Weber State University, 1112 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408, 801-626-8876
Utah Valley University, 1165 W 800 S, Orem, UT 84058, 801-863-8269
College of Eastern Utah/Price Campus, 451 E 400 N, Price, UT 84501, 435-613-5325
Brigham Young University, 265 Heber J. Grant Bldg., Provo, UT 84602, 801-422-6147
Snow College/Richfield Campus, 800 W 200 S, Richfield, UT 84701, 435-893-2239
Duchesne School District/Adult Education Center, 900 E Lagoon 124-6, Roosevelt, UT 84066, 435-725-4517
Salt Lake City
Granite Peaks Learning Center, 501 E. 3900 S., Salt Lake City. UT 84107, 385.646.5447
Salt Lake City Community Coll., 4600 S. Redwood Road, Salt Lake City. UT 84130, 801.957.4426
School of Applied Technology, 1575 S State St., Rm W-124, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, 801-957-3257
Entrada High School, 825 E 9085 S, Sandy, UT 84094, 801-256-5740
Dixie State Coll., 225 South 700 East, St. George. Utah 84770, 435-652-7692
Tooele School District, 211 S Tooele Boulevard, Tooele, UT 84074, 435-833-1994
Uintah School District, 635 W 200 S, Vernal, UT 84078, 435-781-3125 x 2822
Jordan Applied Technology Center, 9301 South Wight Fort Rd, West Jordan, Utah 84088, 801.256.5952
Utah State Office of Education, 250 East 500 South, P.O. Box 144200, Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Questions? Call Utah’s state office at: 801-538-7824
GED – how to start
Adults who never completed high school are given another chance to obtain a diploma comparable to a high school diploma by taking the GED test. Contact a GED prep facility near you for requirements and regulations when you feel the GED test is your ticket. Follow these guidelines to get ahead. See if you qualify. If you do, find out where and how you can become well informed and prepared. Find out as much as you can about the four sub-tests, requirements and regulations.
GED – prepare well
Make sure you sit for the GED exam totally prepared. Local libraries and bookstores can supply lots of study material, and there are some interesting online prep courses. The best thing to do is probably attending a GED prep class at a facility near you, often for free. Prepare properly, take the tests, and get your GED Diploma.
Every year, a half million people pass the GED exam to set the first steps on the road toward a brighter future for themselves and the people around them. If you secure the GED certificate, you can continue your education, or improve your employment opportunities.
GED – what is new
The latest edition (2014-Series) of the Utah GED exam has four subject areas: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. Successful passing the GED exam will open the door to a college education, decent employment, and self-sufficiency.
The Utah GED exam costs $120 for the complete series of 4 subtests, or $30 per module. You only need to pay for the module(s) you register for, and if you go to GED.com you will find more information and practice tests. Free practice tests are also available on this website. You must sign up with MyGED to create your account to get access to great information about higher education schools and their programs, and possibilities in the contemporary employment market. You also use this portal for registration and scheduling you test appointments.
GED and the economy
We can see tens of thousands of new jobs being generated in Utah, but you really need a secondary school education (high school or GED diploma) to be able to get to one of these well-paying jobs. The GED (General Education Development) program has been supporting adults with finishing their secondary educations for more than 70 years, and in the period 2002-2014 more than 50,000 Utah residents have obtained their GED diplomas.
Jobs with a GED
The GED track is a widely respected alternative way to acquire a secondary degree comparable to a high school diploma. All over the country, more than 96 percent of educators and employers will accept the credential as a satisfactory alternative. If you would like to get better pay, switch to a more promising career, or go to college, you will need your GED diploma. People holding a secondary degree (HS or GED diploma) will make an average of at least $8,000 more on a yearly basis compared to those who do not.
GED – who qualifies
All across Utah, you can find free prep classes, so there should be nothing to stop you from getting your GED diploma to get ahead in life and career. To be eligible in Utah to sit for the new GED exam, you must be at least 18 years of age, and for those who are 16 or 17, specific restrictions apply. You cannot already have a secondary school degree or be engaged in any other school program. This website offers you many great GED practice tests totally free of charge and without obligations. These tests will help you very well to see how far you are. Get going.
Online GED testing?
There is NO online GED testing. The four GED tests must be taken by you in person and only at an accredited GED testing site. Don’t buy the fraudulent stories that some internet sites try to make you believe. They will issue documents that have no value what-so-ever. Please don’t waste your money.
The GED exam includes four individual tests on the subject areas of Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Math. Each testing subject can be taken separately or all at once. Test scores are valid for two years. So get ready for one part, pass that sub-test, and move ahead to the next section. Test-takers must take the four GED sub-tests on a computer. Paper-based testing is over. This new way of taking the exam ensures better testing, a greater experience, and a faster way to earn your GED diploma.
GED testing on a computer allows for instant score results, a very convenient 24/7 registration procedure, and scheduling your tests is also done online. Go to GED.com (the GED organization’s website), and create your account at MyGED where you can register and pay for one test section at a time. Take and pass that section, and proceed to the next sub-test at your own speed.